New Edition of The Goodly Spellbook

A decade after the debut of The Goodly Spellbook, magic is more needful than ever as pollution and technology alienate us from nature, robots render our jobs obsolete, and relentless corruption, inequality, intolerance, and violence make us feel like vulnerable prey.

Spellcraft is the remedy for our hardscrabble lives. Its timeless power helps us oppose oppression and enables us to thrive by giving us health, wealth, peace, strength, and joy.

Did you know:
  • that the yin-yang symbol decorated ancient Roman shields?
  • that the exclamation “Holy Moly!” praises a magical herb?
  • that a Russian spell in a Herzog movie protects travelers?
  • that eating certain seeds can banish an incubus or succubus?
  • that striking a flamingo pose can stop an attacker cold?
Want to learn magic such as:
  • how to get fast cash by growing a green crystal garden?
  • how to influence anyone by plaiting string?
  • how to compel a Goddess to get you child support?
  • how to conjure a personal helper spirit?
  • how to break any addiction or compulsion?
  • how to foretell the future by tossing dried beans?

“The Goodly”, as fans affectionately call it, has enjoyed international acclaim. A Book-of-the-Month Club selection, it has been reprinted multiple times in hardcover and paperback, translated into Italian, and published as a Barnes & Noble Nook eBook.

In an era when printing tangible books has become a rarity, we feel privileged that Sterling considers us “evergreen bestsellers” and encouraged us to add new material to our classic spellbook. We hope that you’ll appreciate our care in revealing relevant, traditionally based spells helpful to your daily life and ongoing spiritual growth.

Sporting a fresh cover, intriguing new illustrations, and an impressive 520+ pages, The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells For Modern Problems explains magic’s fascinating history, comprehensive Witch skills, and hundreds of workings to enable your success, health, wealth, peace, strength, and joy.

So thrill to the new inclusions in our 10th anniversary 2nd edition, which includes a bibliography of herbal resources, an expanded index for quick reference, and access to private online courses that can lead to Initiation or even launching a home-based magical counseling practice! thrill to the new inclusions in this 10th-anniversary edition of “The Goodly” as fans affectionately call it, such as more easy, effective spells, fascinating illustrations, a bibliography of herbal resources, and an expanded index for quick reference. Further, it provides access to private online courses that can lead to Initiation or launching a magical counseling practice at home.

The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells for Modern Problems

The Goodly Spellbook 1st-edition cover (2005-2014)

The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells for Modern Problems eBook for Nook app or devices

The Goodly Spellbook eBook for Nook app or devices

Refer to the book during ritual; pen notes in its margins; color-code or tab its sections; dog-ear important pages; or meet others of like mind by forming a study group using TGS as its curriculum.

Authors Lady Passion and *Diuvei of Coven Oldenwilde in Asheville, NC are fan-friendly and encourage readers to email testimonials about how the book enables them. The High Priestess and High Priest will be doing book-signing events at area venues.

The Goodly Spellbook: Olde Spells For Modern Problems (2nd Edition) by Lady Passion and *Diuvei (Dixie Deerman and Steve Rasmussen) Publisher: Sterling Publications, Inc., New York, NY Paperback, list price: $14.95 2nd edition ISBN: 978-1-4549-1392-4 Release Date: Sept. 2, 2014

Celebrity Praise of The Goodly Spellbook:

“The Goodly Spellbook is a well-written, beautifully presented collection of old and new magic, utilizing time-tested spells of all kinds. The authors have accumulated a wonderful and useful assemblage with everything needed for magical success. As is stated in the Introduction, ‘This book does more than merely reproduce recipes . . .’ Indeed it does! It gives the background to spellwork; it details such tools as magical writing, music, chant, dance and song; and it even speaks of the importance of ethics in magic and spellcraft. This is a worthwhile book for every Witch, magician, and sorcerer’s apprentice.”

— Raymond Buckland (Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft, The Witch Book)

“Offering a wide variety of enchanting spells complete with origins and magical theory, The Goodly Spellbook is an impressive, comprehensive work that is surely destined to become a classic. As an occultist and long-time priestess of the Old Religion, I strongly recommend this fine volume to all magical practitioners and anyone interested in the Witches’ craft.”

— Gerina Dunwich (Wicca Craft, Dunwich’s Guide to Gemstone Sorcery)

“The Goodly Spellbook is a delightful and refreshing blend of sound practical advice coupled with traditional folk magic practices. Every magical library should contain a copy of this book, which preserves ancient tradition while making it pertinent to modern times.”

— Raven Grimassi (Italian Witchcraft, The Wiccan Mysteries)

“The Goodly Spellbook powerfully expresses the beauty, joy and potency of spellcraft. Lady Passion and *Diuvei have lovingly crafted an elegant, eclectic and wide-ranging collection of traditional and modern spells. With information for novice and adept alike, The Goodly Spellbook is a valuable addition to any magical library.”

— Judika Illes (The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Emergency Magic!)

Publisher’s Description of The Goodly Spellbook:

This is not your average mystical tome — but a special spellbook by two practicing Witches.

Here is the thoroughly comprehensive, absolutely definitive guide to spells — the basic handbook for anyone looking to practice some hands-on magic. Delightfully well written and practical, filled with atmospheric illustrations and diagrams throughout, it encompasses all the principles and philosophy of spell casting, and gives recipes for charms to solve common contemporary problems. This offers what most witchcraft and Wicca books don’t: an in-depth understanding of what’s behind the spells and why they work. It’s amazing how much magic is in here: Geomancy, Elemental Scrying, Tree Divination, Mystic Dance and Drumming, Kitchen Witchery, and lots more. From healing, protection, and attraction spells to spells for discernment, repulsion, and concealing, not a topic goes uncovered.

Lady Passion (Dixie Deerman)

has been a public Witch for almost forty years, and a registered nurse for decades. The Lady is an eco-activist, occult author for numerous magazines, and advocate for the religious rights of Pagans persecuted in prisons and institutions throughout the U.S.

Lady Passion is a blind seer whose magical specialties include fortune-telling, making potent herbal medicines, and regressing people to experience their past lives. Folk worldwide seek her confidential clergy counsel.

*Diuvei (Steven Rasmussen)

first discovered magic three decades ago while studying music at Princeton University, and applies it as an astrologer, investigative journalist, historic preservationist, and web designer.

*Diuvei’s Craft name is pronounced DYOO-vay, and means “Sky God” in ancient Oscan, which was spoken by the last Italian tribes to retain their independence from Rome.

Lady Passion & *Diuvei

are Third Degree Gardnerians of the California Line and the High Priestess and High Priest of Coven Oldenwilde, a 501(c)(3) Wiccan religious nonprofit in Asheville, North Carolina. For over twenty years they have taught Italian Strega and Gardnerian Witchcraft in a three-story Covenstead in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Successful spiritual activists, they officiate legal marriages, conduct public Sabbats, lecture at universities and gatherings, and write popular online correspondence courses on magic.

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