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Words of the witches
Jocks, Yvonne.
Berkley trade paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
x, 306 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Short fiction by modern-day witches and their friends"--Cover.

"Maggie Shayne, Evelyn Vaughn, Rosemary Edghill, Lorna Tedder and others"--Cover.
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PS648.W5 W67 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Real magic and witches are far more exciting than anything pop culture has dreamed up. Modern-day Witches live by one commandment--Harm None. But even knowing the Rule of Three--that which you do returns thrice to you--following that commandment isn't easy in the face of threats to their families, their jobs, and even their lives. Against such odds, can these women summon the power to follow the most sacred rule?

These stories offer a glimpse under the veil of superstitions and misunderstandings about witchery--and a fascinating look at the ancient secrets of some thoroughly modern women and men.

Includes contributions from:

Maggie Shayne Celia Moon Evelyn Vaughn Rosemary Edghill Zelina Winters Valery Taylor Jen Sokoloski Pamela Luzier Lorna Tedder

Author Notes

Yvonne Jocks writes historical romance novels as well as her academic work like editing the reprint anthology, A Witch's Brew . She is a member of the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans.

Table of Contents

Maggie ShayneMaggie ShayneCarol Lynn StewartCarol Lynn StewartLorna TedderLorna TedderCharlotte BrisbonCharlotte BrisbonPamela LuzierCharlotte BrisbonJen SokoloskiJen SokoloskiZelena WintersZelena WintersCelia MoonMaggie ShayneValerie TaylorValerie TaylorEvelyn VaughnEvelyn VaughnRosemary Edghill
Introductionp. ix
Anytown, USAp. 1
A Spell to Promote Healing and Tolerance in Your Communityp. 30
Angel Webp. 33
Clearing and Groundingp. 60
A Reverence for Treesp. 63
Lorna's Calm and Sleep Inducerp. 87
Psyche's Tearsp. 88
Meg Bradley's Purification Incensep. 114
At Midnight in the Garden of the Godsp. 116
I Amp. 133
The Spelling Errorp. 135
Pagan Family Valuesp. 166
Tambourine Moonp. 168
A Spell for Seeing Your Path of Destinyp. 194
The Letterp. 196
Magickal Housecleaningp. 219
The Reluctant Psychiep. 222
Mom's Charm and Ritualp. 239
A Solitary Pathp. 244
Star Trek Time-Travel Survival Spellsp. 279
The Iron Bridep. 284