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Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts

The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts (Hardcover)
by Judika Illes



> Hardcover: 1100 pages
> Publisher: Element Books (February 1, 2004)
> Language: English

What Do Others Think About The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts by Judika Illes



Highly Recomended Book of Spells. The Ultimate!!!, June 20, 2004
Reviewer: Voodoo Shaman "Witch Doktor" (Lowell, Ma)


Destined to be a classic. The Only Book on Spells You Will Ever Need.The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical ArtsThe Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts

This Book is not a Book on "Wiccan Magick" , although Wiccans who are not fluff bunnies, and are more open mided to learning could use it, and benefit greatly from this Book. It is a book on Folk Magic, from Brujeria, Santeria, Espiritismo, From Latin America, To Egypt, and other ancient cultures, from around the world. Many of these Earth-Magico Cultures do not believe in the concept of "Karma" so many of these Spells would be shunned by Wiccans. With that said..I Love this Book. I hope the Author does a similar book on Magical Ceremonies and Rites and Passages.

There are little books of spells, cheap book of spells, and so so book of spells, well this is the Ultimate Huge Tome of Spells. An Encyclopedia of Magical Spells from around the world, this book defiantly belongs in every Witches bookshelf. Over 1000 pages of spells, baths, infusions, the spells range from everything from Santeria, Strega, Vodou, Spiritism, Brujeria, Shamanism, and traditional Witchcraft. Unlike other spell books, this will defiantly be of great usage to its owner. One of the best Book of Shadows ever printed. The Tome, because it is Huge has everything from Banishing, Cleansings, Baths, Protection Spells. Everything from Seances, to calling on Spirits of Nature, from White Magic, to Black Magic, and everything in between. Here is a preview of the table of context.
Spell casting, - Ritual and Tools, - Animal Spells - Banishing Spells - Business Success Spells - Cleansing Spells, - Court case, Legal, Justice Spells - Death Spells (Yes there is much on Black Magic, for those weak of heart) Ghost, Necromancy, and Vampire Spells. - Divination Spells - Domination, Influence Spells - Dream, Astral, Nightmare Spells- The Evil Eye - Fertility Spells - Safety Spells - Gamblers Spells, and Charms - Happy Home Spells - Healing Spells - Hexes and Curses - Invisibility, and Transformation spells - Love and Seduction Spells - Luck Spells - Marriage and Divorcee Spells, - Money, Wealth, Prosperity and financial spells - Children Spells - Protection Spells - Psychic powers - Summoning Spirits - unblocking spells - weather spells, and trust me, so much more...
A person would have to spend allot of money, on many books and still would not get half of what this book has to offer.
I have to give much praise to Judika Illes; this book will defiantly be one I will use for many years. This is my first book by this author, and know I have to purchase her other works. But I can not recommend this TOME enough, it is defiantly a must have for all Witches, and brujos. For all that you get in this huge book, the price is excellent, and very affordable. The Spells are simple and traditional spells that were used by our ancestors and are still effective today. No where will you get a book like this. If I could give this book 10 stars, I would.

Excellent Work. Well met!, August 19, 2004
Reviewer: J. Hauck (Allentown, Pennsylvania USA)


"The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells" is truly a wonderful compilation of traditional Witchcraft remedies designed to enhance the particular practitioner's Magickal spellcraft abilities.

Although some of the listed spell components are antiquated, and some of the semantics seem lacking in depth, the body of the work is overwhelmingly right and proper. Illes provides the reader with a good historical grasp of spell lineage and use.

"5000 Spells" is a good value for the money spent. I heartily recommend this tome for every library.

The Mother of All Spellbooks, July 7, 2005
Reviewer: Charles Harrington (Calif, USA)


I am picky about spellbooks so when I saw this one on the shelf I was sure that it had to be terrible. A collection of 5,000 spells was just too much for me to believe that there was any real value to the book. I was sure that at very least it would just list a bunch of spells with no real information about how to work with them. I opened the book at random and came to the chapter on working with herbs. I was very surprised to read a detailed account of creating herbal infusions that matched up with an herb class I had recently taken. Upon further inspection I found that there was a plethora of supplemental information for nearly every section in the book.

One great aspect of the book is the way the spells are organized. Most (smaller) books will have a section labeled "Protection" and list a handful of spells on the topic most of which the reader will never (for various reasons) implement. In this book under Justice spells it begins with the most accessible, least involved spells "(Burn brown and purple candles) and then steadily increases the level of involvement (here's an oil you can make to anoint those candles). Many spells have a handful of various versions to try out. The famed "beef tongue" justice spell has 8 different versions including one for vegetarians.

There is a wonderful mix of traditional customs, vodoun, ancient formulas, herbal, candle, oil, sympathetic, entity summoning, and just about everything you can think of. Now, obviously I would imagine that Ms. Illes has not personally cast all 5,000 of these spells but I got the impression that she had a nice level of familiarity with the material.

And on a purely aesthetic level it feels very nice to pull a gigantic spellbook off the shelf and start flipping through its pages. After owning this one for about a month I bought copies for each member of my coven.

Buy this book and you'll need no other, June 24, 2005
Reviewer: Goddess Salimah "born into it" (va)


I have recently purchased this tome of spells and I am definitely recommending it for practicioners of ALL forms of magickal work, not just as a "working grimoire", but as a great reference book on the history and origin of spellcrafts of all peoples.

The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical ArtsThe Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts

7 Comments:

  • At 3:34 PM, Blogger Devon said…

    Hi engress,

    Stumbled across your blog when doing research on love spells. Read a few posts, so thought I'd say hi. Thanks for the read! :)

    Me. -- !These love spells and chants got my love back!

     
  • At 11:40 PM, Blogger Cassietita said…

    Hi engress,

    Stumbled across your blog when doing research on love spells. Read a few posts, so thought I'd say hi. Thanks for the read! :)

    Me. -- !These true love spells got my love back!

     
  • At 11:43 PM, Blogger Cassietita said…

    Hey "engress", just found your site on a search for love spells. Read a few posts, so thought I'd say hi and thanks! :)

    Me. -- "I tried these love spells that really work and got my boyfriend back!"

     
  • At 12:07 AM, Blogger Cassietita said…

    Hi engress,

    Stumbled across your blog when doing research on love spells. Read a few posts, so thought I'd say hi. Thanks for the read! :)

    Me. -- !These love spells that really work got my love back!

     
  • At 7:06 PM, Blogger Devon said…

    Hey "engress", just found your site on a search for love spells. Read a few posts, so thought I'd say hi and thanks! :)

    Me. -- "I tried these love spells that really work and got my boyfriend back!"

     
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  • At 12:45 PM, Blogger And Justice for all? said…

    Wow did you get spammed.
    I am in the market for this book I am looking for Poppit spells.
    Does this book include that? do you know?

     

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