A guide to folk magic from diverse spiritual traditions ranging from Catholicism to Wicca and more
Anyone seeking to mend a broken heart, turn enemies into friends, or find a guardian angel will find encouragement in this uplifting, inspiring, and entertaining book. Author Karol Jackowski introduces, explains, and explores the nature of spells, prayers, and blessings and offers practical suggestions for their use. Readers will learn how to cast spells, create altar space, and most crucially how to live their best spiritual and magical lives.
Karol draws from a variety of spiritual and folk magic traditions with a focus on the power of positive thought. The first half of the book provides magical and spiritual instruction, while the second half consists of Sister Karol's personal book of spells and rituals, derived mainly from Catholic folk magic, but also from Buddhist, Jewish, Native American, and Wiccan influences.
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st March 2019
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.7 x 1.27
"Raised as a traditional Catholic, Sister Karol grew up surrounded by angels. She also learned the ways of Catholic folk magic. In 1964 she joined the Sisters of the Holy Cross. In 1995 she became part of an independent, self-governing sisterhood, the Sisters for Christian Community. Along the way, she began to study Paganism and Wicca. With this book, she is sharing the magical world that she's discovered. She tells readers about finding/creating sacred space and setting up home altars. The book also includes over 100 pages of Sister Karol's personal spells." - Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insights--Anna Jedrziewski "Retailing Insights"
"Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings and Folk Magic is a wonderful little book that looks at prayer, belief and miracles through a new lens.
Sister Karol, a Roman Catholic nun embraces all religions and spiritualities, without judgment, by giving us the tools to find the "magic" in our lives through prayer and ritual. In this way, she takes down the boundaries between us and she makes it fun!
As she interchanges words to reach all people, we are meant to see the similarities between belief systems. She implores us to be positive and believe in the magic that comes from knowing that "wishes" really do come true.
Sister Karol shows us that prayer is not just articulation of words but also includes living and following with creating rituals and alters that bring God into our lives constantly. Our life is a prayer. Abracadabra ...Amen." --Anna Raimondi, author of Conversations with Mary: Messages of Healing, Hope, and Unity for Everyone--Anna Raimondi
"There are many who have written about magic and folklore, but not many of these books have been written by a nun. Karol Jackowski has created a way to unearth a familiar, ancient sense of true esoteric faith, reminiscent of a way of life once lived before the modern world took hold. Karol's knowledge of saints and diverse traditions is impeccable and her practice of magic powerful. With each page, you can almost taste the essence of sacred light flowing out from within her words.
The perception of a nun's monastic life leads one to conjure thoughts of hermetic days enclosed in strict confinement of spiritual views, but Karol breaks all the misconceptions and barriers and illuminates a path we have all longed for deep inside ourselves.
This book is a revelation, as Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings & Folk Magic is an invitation to re-embrace our world as a sacred form of magic in itself. Weaving between blessings for babies, sacred prayers, purifications, and altar work, there is something for everyone to draw upon and immerse into their daily life. This is a powerful companion for inner mystics to steer their heart's compass to the divine in life." -Andres Engracia, author of Saints and Mystics Reading Cards--Andres Engracia
"Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings, and Folk Magic, by Karol Jackowski, is a pleasant surprise. Having been raised Roman Catholic myself, I recognized immediately how Sister Karol has crafted a blend of workings loosely based on the order of Catholic ritual and the use of Catholic sacramentals with her own creativity drawn from other sources of inspiration.
"Open Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings and Folk Magic, and you will open your heart to possibility and connection.
"This gift of Karol Jackowski's wisdom, spirit, energy and hope arrives with perfect timing in a world that desperately needs these recipes for creation of holy magic in our hearts, homes, and beyond. I also greatly cheer the added bonus of the chance to sink into yet another rich work by this fascinating writer and woman. Those with ---or even without---a crumb of religiosity or spirituality are sure to find a new guru, and best friend." -Suzanne Strempek Shea, award-winning author of Sundays in America, Make a Wish But Not for Money, and other books--Suzanne Strempek Shea
"Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings & Folk Magic is a luminous source of wisdom and inspiration. There is something for everyone and every occasion: from baby blessings to wedding ceremonies, spells for real estate, true love, and safe travel as well as timeless prayers. Keep it close by; for like a beloved companion, you will return to it often." --Virginia Bell, astrologer and author of Midlife Is Not A Crisis: Using Astrology To Thrive In The Second Half Of Life--Virgina Bell
"For those who believe that a Catholic nun would have no idea or concept regarding the intricacies of magical spellwork, think again!
"If you are a witch who calls on the saints like I do, you will fall in love with Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings, and Folk Magic. It is a book of magic, yes, but written by a woman steeped in the ritual and lore of Catholicism. Sister Karol shows us what a life of prayer can look like, gives the reader practical magical advice, and reminds us that spirits want to visit us, too. It's not just us reaching out to them, but them reaching in.
"Whether you are a novice or, like me, have been a life-long practitioner of folk magic, Sister Karol's Book of Spells, Blessings & Folk Magic by Karol Jackowski will feed your heart and soul in a way and in places you didn't even know were starving.
"Here are spiritual recipes, complete with instructions to conjure the best in any situation life throws at you, whether you need the magic of belief, the antidote for snark, or blessings for abundance, Sister Karol has the cure. Witty and wise, this is magic for all folks, great and small, and anyone knows a Godwink when they see one." --Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Tony's Wife--Adriana Trigiani