Author(s): Beatrice Phillpotts
Since the earliest civilisations magic has been used by wise men and women to help them gain their hearts' desires - for health cures, finding true love, acquiring untold wealth and even eternal life. Spells, charms, curses and invocations are all used to these ends, along with many other magical customs born in the mists of time, but surviving to the present day.
The Wizard's Book of Spells is an enchanted journey through the history and traditions of wizardry. It explores the secrets of the ancient sorcerers, the practices of medieval alchemists and the rituals of modern magicians; it reveals how lucky talismans work, suggests tools for successful spell-casting and resolves the riddles that surround sacred sites and ceremonial magic. Along the way it introduces the most remarkable wizards in history, from the evil sorceress Circe to the legendary Merlin - all captures in a superb series of original illustrations by Robert Ingpen.