Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Element Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts

A few years ago I bought this book Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells and boy let me tell you it's got an insane amount of great information in it. If you ever wanted to know how to make Holy Water, Dove's Blood Ink, Goofer Dust, Graveyard Dirt, etc. All the recipes are in here. Plus there's all sorts of spells on pretty much anything you can imagine.Excerpt Spell:

Five Eye Spell - (Banish the evil eye)
Five pairs of glass beads, each pair in a different distinct color, are required for this amulet. Dizzying colors dazzle the Evil Eye.

1. String the beads in a double row.
2. Arange them in a circle.
3. Post or wear.

A lot are this simple, some require odd ingredients and yet others are more complex.

The weird thing is, when I bought the book you couldn't get it through the US version of Amazon. Apparently there was some issue. You can still buy it from random sellers. But it's now been reprinted. And the Reprint of Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells is available through Amazon. It was reprinted in March 2009 and since I haven't seen an actual copy I don't know if there have been any additions/deletions or corrections, but I'm sure it's just as handy to have in your collection.


The Wizardess epi said...

Hey I have the older one. Judika Illes says that the content is just the same. The new edition is several pounds lighter & it obviously has a new cover, that's all!

SpiritPhoenix said...

I wonder how it's lighter.Hmmm. Now I'm going to have to hit up Borders to see if they have a copy of the new one.

---Lea Elisabeth said...

I have this book. Information overload>.<

Dirgesinger said...

The author seems to be Hungarian by her name. Am I mistaken? :)

SpiritPhoenix said...

Dirgesinger - I have no idea. On her website she was born in NYC but I don't know about her heritage.