Valerie Worth was a prolific writer whose work included numerous books of children's poetry and fiction for both young people and adults. In 1991, the National Council of Teachers of English honored her with their Poetry Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her Poems are vivid observations of the quiet rumblings of everyday objects. In all her writing, the careful attention to rhythm and sound and her striking images and metaphors make for engaging reading.
Valerie Worth was born in Philadelphia, and as a child she lived in Pennsylvania, Florida and India. She attended Swarthmore College and graduated in 1955. Afterwards, she settled in Clinton, New York, and continued he Writing. She had many other interests, including astronomy, gardening and meditation. Valerie Worth died in 1994. She is survived by her husband, George Bahlke, and three children.
Sometimes I want to study subjects in depth. At other times,
especially when it comes to magic, I often just want the basics so
I can get things done. That's the concept behind Valerie Worth's
Crone's Book of Magical Words (previously published as
The Crone's Book of Words).
This book is simply filled with spells and charms, rituals, and techniques that will help bring magic into your life. There are over 125 of them, and you're going to find you will be able to use many of them right away.
There are spells for your home and spells for your attitude, spells for health and spells to call ghosts, spells for divination and spells for invisibility. Do you need to know how to become invisible? You'll find out in this book.
In many traditions of Paganism, spells should be done in rhyme. In this book the spells and instructions are in rhyme. As you read over instructions for such things as how to treat a leaking house, or a spell for riches, you'll see how poetry can be found everywhere. This means you'll be better able to design your own rhyming rituals and poetic empowerment.
Sometimes, simplicity equals elegance and power. That is the case here. The complete yet brief rites and charms will have you spinning a web of magic in no time.
This book is not only a great tool for people starting on a magical path, it is also ideal for people who are on the path and who want to expand their possibilities. If you fit into either of these categories, this book is a must.