Whether your home is a small apartment or a palatial mansion, you want it to
be something special. Now it can be with The Magical Household. Learn how
to empower where you live with love, protection, health, and happiness. Here
you will learn simple, quick and effective magickal spells that use nothing
more than common items in your house.
The Magical Household looks at your household from three perspectives:
protecting, blessing, and finding magic. If you have land outside your home,
it is revealed here that you can begin to ensure a loving household by
planting gardenia, primrose, spearmint, tomato, pansy, jasmine, and catnip.
Many other plants are listed to bring you a variety of good things.
Next is the front door. You will discover that hanging a gourd on both sides
of the outside of a door will ward off unwanted negativity, as will a piece
of bamboo or a wreath of leaves and thorns placed over it. Five shiny
pennies placed beneath the porch will bring money and love. There is much
Once past the door you will find folklore and magical techniques for
protection and magick in every room: kitchen, bathroom, living room, etc.
Furnishings are covered, also. For example, the shape of an area rug can be
of great importance. Round rugs are symbolic of spirituality and peace so
they should be used in quiet rooms. Square or rectangular rugs represent the
material world, intellect, and technology so they are good for offices,
libraries, and so forth. Oval rugs, work well everywhere. You will learn
about the secret "trap door" that many handloomed rugs have and why they are
there. You'll also find out about clocks, tables, and mirrors, plus the
magical qualities of candles, lamps, and woods used in furniture.
The Magical Household also includes legends and magical techniques
associated with cleaning your home; moving to a new home; purifying and
protecting your entire house; using a household altar; and celebrating the
seasonal holidays. The authors provide formulas for purification,
protection, and health incenses.
One of the most enjoyable parts of this book is the section on household
omens and portents. If you knock a chair over when rising from the table, it
is a sign that you lied while seated there. If apples burst while baking in
the oven, good news is on the way.
Well-known Wiccan author Ray Buckland writes of this book that "a more
complete covering of 'a magical household' would be hard to imagine." And
that says it all. No matter where you live, you'll appreciate what this book
can do to bring magick into your home. Makes a great housewarming gift!
Other books by Scott Cunningham:
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
Earth, Air, Fire & Water: More Techniques of Natural Magic
The Complete Book of Incense, Oils, and Brews
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Crystal, Gem & Metal Magic
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs
Magical Herbalism: The Secret Craft of the Wise
Cunningham's Encyclopedia of Wicca in the Kitchen