Sunday, August 27, 2006

Are these books still available for sale through The Episcopal Church (TEC) official bookstore?

We all thought that this was taken out of the bookstore more than a year ago - but here they appear to be - back again. Or maybe they never left? And how did they get on the bookshelves to begin with? I must say, they are helpful to read, it helps us understand how the new Presiding Bishop could say the things she's been saying. They give us context - and isn't that what the "listening process" is all about?

From the 815 official website: Love Spells, by Moorey, Teresa
"Ah, how to capture the magic of true love? Take a handful of rose petals, a scented candle, some silk ribbon, and a little bit of hocus pocus—and nothing could be simpler. Enchantress Teresa Moorey offers a host of tried and tested spells, potions, and rituals that will help you find out just how to bring love into your life. This little volume is filled with spells to find your perfect match, become irresistible, keep a love that’s true, or when Cupid’s arrow has gone astray, mend a broken heart."

Read more about Teresa Moonrey: For most of her life she has been a witch, working both alone and in a coven. She believes that Witchcraft should be available to all sincere seekers as a path to empowerment and to enrich life. This seems especially relevant to teenagers who are looking for purpose and meaing in the Twenty-first Century. Teresa is a counsellor, hypnotherapist, astrologer and mother of four children. (website:

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And if that's not enough, check out this other delightful book at the official TEC Bookstore: Twelve Wild Swans : A Journey to the Realm of Magic, Healing, by Starhawk/ Valentine, Your Price: $16.00; Ships in 2 days: Starhawk and Hilary Valentine, renowned leaders in the Wicca movement, use the transformative fairy tale of The Twelve Wild Swans to teach an advanced class on magic. More significantly, this is an introduction to a mature level of Wicca called “reclaiming,” a model of witchcraft that blends magic, personal growth, and activism. The book begins with the first chapter of the fairy tale, in which a foolish queen wishes to exchange her 12 sons for a daughter. An old woman “dressed all in black” overhears the queen and makes the wish come true, granting the queen a daughter but turning her sons into wild swans.

Os Guinness seems to be right, after all.

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