Wellness Spells and Rituals to Find Balance in an Uncertain World
Published by: New Harbinger Publications
Imprint: Reveal Press
"Easy, evocative.... The useful spells and rituals of Mood Magick are designed to help people improve their overall mental health.” —Foreword Reviews
Discover a deeper connection with the earth, yourself, and the life you want with this witchy wellness guide—from the author of I Don’t Want to Be an Empath Anymore.
There is a prevalence of helplessness, hopelessness, and disconnection in the world right now. Certainty has fallen away, and it’s unclear what tomorrow will bring. Modern technology has caused us to feel isolated, and more removed from nature than ever before. As a result, our mental health suffers. While many find solace in the tried-and-true methods of mental health management, these unprecedented times may call for an extra bit of magick to achieve the stability and healing we deserve. If you seek answers off the beaten path, this book may just be the soothing balm your soul needs.
Chock-full of simple rituals and spells rooted in the elements, Mood Magick will help you navigate an ever-changing world with more ease and confidence. By employing the basic tenets of witchcraft—which rely heavily on connecting with nature—this unique guide will help you tap into your own self-knowledge and the power of your moods, bringing clarity and peace amidst the chaos of modern life.
Whether you identify as a witch, are “witch curious,” or simply seeking ways to connect more deeply with nature—Mood Magick will help you create a sense of profound peace and the ability to ride the unpredictable waves of your moods and life with confidence.
“North (I Don’t Want To Be an Empath Anymore!) informs her intelligent writing on the healing power of witchcraft on mental health by her own experience with managing bipolar disorder and trauma. Her deceptively simple spells focus on the elementals of air, water, fire, and earth as a way of reconnecting and grounding to the physical plane as an antidote to the destabilizing excess energy and overstimulation of the modern world. Each section uses the attributes and polarities of the elementals to create practices that either help release negative patterns or affirm positive intentions for a variety of issues and self-care. Emphasizing that witchcraft and spell work is not a substitute for medical supervision, therapy, or medication, North still makes a compelling case for applying magical principles and practice to help heal a range of mental and emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, or toxic relationships. VERDICT: Filled with cogent observations, each spell becomes a self-supporting message that validates the difficulty of living with mental health challenges yet provides structure for self-awareness, restores connection to the body, and engenders mood alchemy.”~Library Journal
—Library Journal (starred review)
“Ora North’s Mood Magick introduces easy, evocative exercises and spells for dealing with the stress and anxiety of modern life. Defining witches as those who work with the energies of nature to create change, this book discusses mental health in brief before its introduction to the four elements: fire, water, earth, and air. This work is a strong foundation for the rest of the book, which starts with lessons on grounding (the process of connecting one’s personal energy to the energy of the earth) and setting intentions (focusing on personal needs, rather than outside expectations) .... The book’s spells for peace and healing, for creating stability and safety, and for finding inspiration and passion are also placed within easy reach—though they are not designed to create instant results: instead, they are about changing one’s behaviors through self-awareness and repeated practice. Finally, instructions for writing one’s own spells are given; they lay out all the information needed for practitioners to create their personalized magick. The useful spells and rituals of Mood Magick are designed to help people improve their overall mental health.”~Foreword Reviews
“Many of the clients I work with are looking for new and alternative exercises they can integrate into their life to help them feel more connected to themselves and the world around them. Ora North’s book, Mood Magick, guides readers through beautifully conscious activities that can help them to ground back into their life using the world that is naturally surrounding them.”~Elizabeth Earnshaw, LMFT
—Elizabeth Earnshaw, LMFT, owner of A Better Life Therapy, therapist at Actually, and author of I Want This to Work
“YES! Finally, a book on magic that implements the most important aspect of our existence: the human body and everything that comes with that. I believe this is the one and only way to being successful in life, and Ora did an extraordinary job in writing this amazing book: clear, hands-on, and magical. A must-have!”~Bara Cerna/Soviet Mercedes
—Bara Cerna/Soviet Mercedes, money witch, demon whisperer, and international dominatrix
“We are living through one of the most pivotal chapters in the more-than-human story. Now, more than ever, we need practices and poetry that remind us that magick is not only real, but the very medicine necessary for the disconnection that ails us. Ora North eloquently offers medicinal ‘mood’ magick as an accessible and timely remedy to many of the common ills of modernity, and, to that end, this book is absolutely an essential read.”~Danielle Dulsky
—Danielle Dulsky, author of The Holy Wild, Seasons of Moon and Flame, and The Sacred Hags Oracle
“Ora has delivered yet another powerful book that offers earth-based wisdom and a concrete set of practices for those seeking to create safety, steadiness, and sustainability in our overwhelming world. I will highly recommend this book and its empowering rituals to my clients as a foundation to their mental health and spiritual wellness routines.”~Pamela Kowal, MS, LMFT
—Pamela Kowal, MS, LMFT, licensed marriage and family therapist, integrative psychotherapist, and soul mentor
“Ora North’s beautifully written book, Mood Magick, is a unique compendium of spells and rituals for novice and advanced magickal practitioners. I’m grateful North’s book is geared to readers with mental health challenges, especially since I have bipolar disorder. Yet, Mood Magick benefits anyone interested in exploring simple, powerful, elemental magick. North inspires one to reengage with life through thoughtfully designed witchcraft ranging from grounding and healing to creativity and passion. Mood Magick is a brilliant, innovative work!”~Dyane Harwood
—Dyane Harwood, author of Birth of a New Brain
“Ora North has done it again—like her last book, I Don’t Want to Be an Empath Anymore, Mood Magick is an instant classic. It’s grounded, accessible, kind, and written for the spirit of the times—how to take care of ourselves in a world that often overwhelms us with information, sensory input, and unprecedented responsibilities for our survival. Anyone can benefit from integrating these rituals and practices into their everyday lives.”~Arden Leigh
—Arden Leigh, creator of The Re-Patterning Project, and frontwoman of Arden & the Wolves
“Mood Magick tackles the thorny problem of mental health and magick when the world is filled with anxiety and uncertainty. Ora’s teachings are openhearted and practical, grounded in esoteric philosophy while being accessible and fun. These are bits of wisdom we should all learn when growing up to navigate the difficulties of life, but few of us do. Use the teaching of Mood Magick to find an ever-shifting balance in these challenging times.”~Christopher Penczak
—Christopher Penczak, author of the Temple of Witchcraft series; The Casting of Spells; and Buddha, Christ, Merlin