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A Taboo-Shattering Tale Of Spiritual & Sexual Awakening: The True Story Of A Love Spell That Worked|
The Love Spell: An Erotic Memoir Of Spiritual Awakening
Author: Phyllis Curott
Publisher: Gotham Books/Penguin
Category: Memoir, Philosophy/Religion/Spirituality Level: All
"Curott gives us a glimpse into a passionate journey into sexual magic and freedom of spirit. This exciting life story is an inspiring journey into the soul of love.”—Margot Anand, author of The Art of Sexual Magic, and The Art of Everyday Ecstasy
In the highly anticipated sequel to her acclaimed memoir, Book of Shadows, Phyllis Curott explores the power of magic to manifest love in a captivating mix of love story, spirituality, Wiccan spell book, and erotica.
This is the story of a love spell that worked. Ivy League lawyer and Wiccan priestess Phyllis Curott has a supercharged career in law and filmmaking, but one thing is missing: love. She casts a sexy spell, and her dream lover soon arrives. But he's not who he appears to be and there are unforeseen consequences. In this hip, compelling tale of spiritual and sexual awakening, she must seek the aid of an otherworldly suitor, a daemon, to discover how modern relationships and their problems are paths to the greatest magic of all—true love. This wise and erotic memoir is rich with spells, potions, and rituals for love. The author shares accessible techniques of sexual magic for the accomplishment of personal goals and growth, revealing how sexual ecstasy can lead to the discovery of our innate divinity and an empowered life.
Advance Praise for The Love Spell
“In a wonderrfully readable style, Phyllis Curott returns with a fascinating novel of sex, spell . . and common sense. In The Love Spell, she places the awakening of personal magic into a setting of everyday life, showing it for what it really is – a part of all life and love, a part of personal empowerment. Phyllis skillfully intermingles magical techniques with enjoyable prose to make a highly entertaining and yet educational read.” --Raymond Buckland, author, The Witch Book, Wicca For One
"Arouse and awaken the wild woman within! The Love Spell stirs up a magical cauldron of love and hot, sensuous ecstasy. Phyllis candidly expresses her feelings and sexual experiences as she explores the extraordinary power of the divine feminine and the give and take of love relationships. This book is empowering, captivating, savvy, and very sexy!"—Sirona Knight, author of Empowering Your Life with Natural Magic
“With humor and her deeply personal sense of wonder, Phyllis Curott explores her desire to find union with the divine and ultimately, deeply passionate mortal love. This book will appeal to everyone, magic happens and when it does, love can indeed by “the happy ending.” --Janet Farrar, priestess and author of The Witches’ Bible, The Witches’ Goddess, and Progressive Witchcraft
“Accomplished author Phyllis Curott further flexes her literary muscles and delivers a deliciously sensual book that stimulates not only the mind, but body and spirit. In an often lonely and soulless world, it’s hard to believe that there really is a special, romantic, and sexually fulfilling love mate for each of us. The Love spell can re-ignite your faith in love – and maybe cast a love spell on you!” – Fiona Horne, author of Witch: A Magickal Journey
“If Erica Jong were to write an episode of “Sex in the City, ” it would be The Love Spell. It's a story that will speak to every woman who has dreamed of her Prince Charming and who has had her heart broken. A powerful spiritual teaching disguised as a narrative, this book will give many people, men and women both, the tools they need to draw their soulmates to them.” —Jennifer Hunter, author, 21st Century Wicca and Rites of Pleasure
“Gutsy, innovative, and exquisitely provocative, The Love Spell will forever change your view of magic and power!” – Dorothy Morrison, author of Everyday Magic and The Craft
“Phyllis Curott captures the longing and passion of the female heart in search of itself. A revealing and enriching journey of great depth and beauty.” --Arielle Ford, partner The Spiritual Cinema Circle, author Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Lover’s Soul
"A truly fascinating tale of erotic love."—Bertrice Small, New York Times best- selling author of more than twenty-five historical romances and four erotic novellas
"The Love Spell casts a spell of its own. An honest, compelling account to which every woman alive can relate! Phyllis Curott's writing feeds the readers' soul."—New York Times bestselling Author Maggie Shayne, author of BLUE TWILIGHT
“Part relationship analysis, part girlfriend talk therapy, and part step-by-step guidebook, Phyllis' story speaks to all of us who look for our true love. —Lou Paget, International Best Selling Author of How to Be a Great Lover, How to Give Her Absolute Pleasure, and 365 Days of Sensational Sex
"Those curious about contemporary Wiccan beliefs and practices will find this an engrossing introduction." —Publishers Weekly
About the Author
A Wiccan High Priestess and attorney for more than twenty years, Phyllis Curott is the internationally best-selling author of Book of Shadows, Witch Crafting, and The Love Spell. Named one of the Ten Gutsiest Women of the Year by Jane magazine, she is an outspoken advocate for the rights of Witches and Pagans in the media and in courts, winning Witches the right to perform marriages in NYC and public rituals in Chicago. The founder of the Tradition and Temple of Ara, and President Emerita of the Covenant of the Goddess, she is a member of the esteemed Assembly of World Religious Leaders, has addressed the Parliament of the World’s Religions, UN conferences and universities, and is the Wiccan representative to the Harvard University Religious Pluralism Project. She has been widely profiled in the national and international media, including The New York Times, The London Times, USA Today, Marie Claire, 48 Hours, The O'Reilly Factor, The View, The Today Show, and CNN. Described by New York magazine as one of the city's hippest and most intellectually cutting-edge speakers, she regularly lectures and teaches workshops throughout the United States and internationally. Curott received her degree in philosophy from Brown University and her Juris Doctor from NYU School of Law.
Author's Notes: So many people wrote asking when I’d write the sequel to "Book of Shadows" that I’m very happy to announce the publication of "The Love Spell." The book begins prior to the opening of "Book of Shadows", then moves ahead in time to pick up where the first memoir left off. It tells the story of how I cast a love spell, how the spell materialized, and the sexual and spiritual journey that provoked. And just as Book of Shadows focused on my discovery of the Goddess, this memoir focuses on my discovery of the God.
I wanted to share what I had learned about the mysteries and magic of love. I do lots of media, conferences, lectures and workshops and one of the most commonly asked questions is: Can you do a love spell for me? It’s probably the number one interest of just about everyone, whether they practice Wicca or not.
Like my first memoir, I wanted to write a book that was unique, that was more than just another collection of love spells and recipes, or how-to sex magic. No one’s written a first hand account of the real magic of love and how magic really can bring love into your life. I wanted to share my story, a story that would open the reader’s heart and transport them into realms of magic where true love does await us and sexuality is a path to the Sacred.
I’ve had an amazing journey to the discovery that love, like divinity, is not fully known until it’s experienced in the body. Contrary to a long, repressive history that has separated sex from the Sacred, we are the embodiment of divine energy, and sex is one of the most powerful and accessible ways for each of us to experience that radiance, that reality.
Given the embattled state of the world, and especially as a New Yorker who witnessed the madness personally, I wanted to write a book that was inspiring, sexy, romantic, full of enchantment, hope and the kind of spiritual wisdom that’s as close to you as the person you love. And although the so-called “culture wars” had not yet begun, I’m glad that I wrote a book that confronts and challenges the forces of cultural and sexual repression, a book that’s a juicy, joyful affirmation of desire, pleasure and our capacity to love. I had to challenge my own inhibitions to confront those of our culture; it was so difficult to write erotic love scenes in the first person – especially at the beginning, writing felt as if I was making love in public. But I decided to bare my heart, my soul, my desires and experience, as a kind of mirror hoping that people will recognize in themselves the very best of who we are, and who we might become. Because I believe that nothing is more expressive of our humanity -- and divinity -- than making love. Making love – it’s a capacity charged with grace and desperately needed by a wounded world.
Through all the ceaseless transformations, the struggles and uncertainties, there is one eternal truth – love. Like the divine, love is brought into the world by and through us, and it is also the force that brings us into the world. How deeply love is felt and nourished, how widely it is shared, how powerfully love works its miracles and magic is up to us. It’s our choice, and if we choose, it’s our destiny.
And finally, there’s a secret I promised to share when the book was done. When I began writing this memoir I didn’t know what the ending would be – because it hadn’t happened yet. But deep down inside, I knew what I wanted it to be. I wrote envisioning the love that I have imagined since I was a little girl, hearing my first fairy tale of true love. "The Love Spell" is not just the story of a love spell -- the book itself is a love spell, cast by being written. And a month after the first draft of the book was finished, that love spell manifested. I found the real ending of my book and the beginning of true love.
"The Love Spell" shares the wisdom that transformed my longings into love, the kind of love everyone yearns for and that we can all have. Just as "Book of Shadows" triggered magic in the lives of readers, I hope "The Love Spell" helps readers find the love that’s meant for them.
Magic is real, and love is the most powerful magic there is!
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