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The World of Italian Folk Magic

Magical and herbal cures from the wise women of Italy

Published by Rockpool Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Drawing on her Italian heritage, Rose Inserra's guide to the folk magic of this ancient culture is a treasure trove of Italian folklore, customs, magic and healing practices that will simplify your life and declutter your mind and heart. These practices fulfill the most basic needs of life: warmth, nourishment and connection to the magical and the spiritual.

Discover unique Italian witchcraft such as spells, charms and curse removal and learn how to make divination tools, protective amulets and invocations. You'll also find kitchen and herbal witchery with natural remedies to create, spells for love and potions, and recipes for food, wine and even beauty. Delve into Italian spiritual practices and learn about dreams, divination and working with your ancestors, saints and angels, deities, fairies and nature spirits.

Brimming with history, culture, remedies, folklore, recipes and – most of all – magic, this book is for anyone fascinated by ancient magical practices with deep connections to nature and the environment – or who wants to discover their Italian heritage.

About The Author

Rose Inserra was born Rosa Diamente in Spinete, Italy. She arrived in Australia with her family when she was nine years old. Italian folk magic has always been a big part of her life and identity. Her love of nature, foods, herbs and traditions stems from growing up in rural Italy then in regional Victoria. Until recently, Rose produced cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil on her farm. She is currently studying herbalism, combining ancestral traditions with health-centred practices. As a former teacher, she has a passion for history and passing on knowledge of traditions; esoteric, herbal and folk lore; and all manner of subjects essential to our human evolution on this planet.

.Rose is a well-known author in the Mind Body Spirit genre. Her book Dictionary of Dreams has sold over 500,000 copies. She presents at seminars and workshops, and delivers courses both in Australia and overseas, with frequent appearances on radio, television, podcasts and in magazine articles.

Her books with Rockpool Publishing include Dream Reading Cards, Dreams: What your Subconscious Wants to Tell You, Sweet Dreams mini cards, The Gift of Dreams, Mists of Avalon Oracle  and Avalon Magic mini cards.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Rockpool Publishing (September 12, 2024)
  • Length: 208 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781922785978

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