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Doreen Valiente was a pioneer of modern Wicca, and this book is one of our most oft-recommended titles.


Natural Magic exemplifies, in an easy style, the way a serious practitioner approaches spells and spell-working. Valiente was a lifelong practitioner, initiated as a witch in 1953, and also a writer and folklore lover whose outlook was grounded in folk magic as well as Gardnerian Craft. Her warmth comes through in the text and her advice is always good, covering different types of natural magic: herbs and flowers; amulets and talismans; four elements; card reading; numbers and colours; weather predicting; love relationships; dreams; birds and animals. Recommended not only for those interested in Wicca, but also those interested in modern witchcraft in general.


London, UK: Robert Hale Ltd, 2007. Paperback, 184 pages. New.

Natural Magic – Doreen Valiente