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Patricia Telesco

 

 

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Patricia “Trish” Telesco is a well known American author, herbalist, poet, lecturer and Wiccan High Priestess.  She is also a trustee for the Universal Federation of Pagans, a member of the Authors Guild, a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and a member of the Wiccan-Pagan Press Alliance.  She has written more than 60 books on subjects ranging from self-help cookbooks to magick, folklore and global religions, and her articles have appeared such notable publications as:  Cosmo, Woman’s World Magazine, Complete Woman Magazine, Publisher's Weekly, Circle Network News, Pan Gaia and Sagewoman.

 

Trish was born Marian Singer on the 21st February 1960 and raised in a Lutheran household.  After spending five years as a Pentecostal missionary singing on gospel tours in Quebec, during her time at Buffalo State College, located in New York's Elmwood Village,  she became an agnostic.  After graduating from collage in 1983 she ending up in Boston, Massachusetts, and there began having psychic experiences, such as object reading, touching people’s jewellery and seeing images.  Fortunately while there, she met a shaman (who eventually became her husband) and a cabalist who diagnosed her symptoms as those of a natural psychic.  They explained the uses of energy and showed her the way home to what she calls folk-magick.

 

Trish is self-trained and self-initiated, but later received initiation into the Strega tradition of Italy (Tempio della Stregheria).  She defines her own form of folk-magick as:  the blending of superstition and lore (folklore being the place where various magickal traditions found a safe haven during years of political correctness) into a functional system of magick.  As an example:  one bit of lore says red is scary to certain mischievous fairies, so if I were being bothered by that kind of Fey, I would use a red amulet.

 

Trish travels regularly throughout the country giving lectures and workshops on various aspects of witchcraft and magick, and has appeared at many of the major events in the New Age/Neo-Pagan calendar such as the Starwood Festival and the Pagan Spirit Gathering.  She has appeared on several television programs, including:  Sightings – on multi-cultural divination systems, the Debra Duncan Show – on modern Wicca, and on National Geographic Today – on Solstice Celebrations.  She has also given radio interviews all across the USA.

Trish considers herself a down-to-earth kitchen witch and folk magician, and her love of folklore and worldwide customs can be seen in the books she writes.  Her hobbies include:  antique restoration, writing and singing folk music, Sufi dancing, herbalism, wood carving and soapstone, writing poetry, historical costuming and participating in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

 

 

Trish works from her home in Western New York were she lives with her husband, two sons and a daughter, and when not busy writing, runs a small mail-order business called Hourglass Creations.  She also has her own Yahoo email-group at:  http://www.groups.yahoo.com/groups/folkmagicwithtrishtelesco and her personal website can be found at:  http://www.loresinger.com/

 

          

 

 

A partial bibliography:

 

The Kitchen Witch Companion: Simple and Sublime Culinary Magic (2005)

Kitchen Witch's Guide To Brews And Potions (2005)

The Teen Book Of Shadows: Star Signs, Spells, Potions, and Powers (2004)

The Witch's Book of Wisdom (2003)

A Little Book of Mirror Magic: Meditations, Myths, Spells (2003)

Mastering Candle Magick (2003)

A Victorian Grimoire: Romance - Enchantment - Magic (2002)

Labyrinth Walking: Patterns of Power (2001)

Money Magick: How to Use Magick to Gain Prosperity (2001)

The Wiccan Web: Surfing the Magic on the Internet (2001)

An Enchanted Life : An Adept's Guide to Masterful Magick (2001)

A Floral Grimoire: Plant Charms, Spells, Recipes, and Rituals (2001)

How To Be A Wicked Witch: Good Spells, Charms, Potions and Notions for Bad Days (2000)

The Magick of Folk Wisdom (2000)

Shaman in a 9 to 5 World (2000)

A Witch's Beverages and Brews (2000)

Your Book of Shadows: How to Write Your Own Magickal Spells (2000)

A Charmed Life (2000)

The Cyber Spellbook: Magick in the Virtual World (2000)

Ghosts, Spirits and Hauntings (1999)

Cat Magic: Mews, Myths, and Mystery (1999)

A Little Book of Love Magic (1999)

Mirror, Mirror: Reflections of the Sacred Self (1999)

Futuretelling: A Complete Guide to Divination (1998)

Goddess in My Pocket: Simple Spells, Charms, Potions, and Chants to Get You Everything You Want (1998)

The Herbal Arts: A Handbook of Gardening, Recipes, Healing, Crafts, and Spirituality (1998)

365 Goddess: A Daily Guide to the Magic and Inspiration of the Goddess (1998)

Healer's Handbook: A Holistic Guide to Wellness in the New Age (1997)

The Language of Dreams (1997)

Wishing Well: Empowering Your Hopes and Dreams (1997)

Seasons of the Sun: Celebrations from the World's Spiritual Traditions (1996)

Spinning Spells, Weaving Wonders: Modern Magic for Everyday Life (1996)

 

Sources:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Telesco

http://www.twpt.com/telesco.html

 

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft  - By Raven Grimassi

 

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About me:

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Wicca & Witchcraft

 

Wicca/Witchcraft /  What is Wicca What is Magick

 

Traditional Writings:

 

The Wiccan Rede Charge of the Goddess Charge of the God  /  The Three-Fold Law (includes The Law of Power and The Four Powers of the Magus) /  The Witches Chant The Witches Creed Descent of the Goddess Drawing Down the Moon The Great Rite Invocation Invocation of the Horned GodThe 13 Principles of Wiccan Belief /  The Witches Rede of Chivalry A Pledge to Pagan Spirituality

 

Correspondence Tables:

 

IncenseCandlesColours Magickal Days Stones and Gems Elements and Elementals

 

Traditions:

 

Traditions Part 1  -  Alexandrian Wicca /  Aquarian Tabernacle Church (ATC) /  Ár Ndraíocht Féin (ADF) /  Blue Star Wicca /  British Traditional (Druidic Witchcraft) /  Celtic Wicca /  Ceremonial Magic /  Chaos Magic /  Church and School of Wicca /  Circle Sanctuary /  Covenant of the Goddess (COG) /  Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) /  Cyber Wicca /  Dianic Wicca /  Eclectic Wicca /  Feri Wicca /

 

Traditions Part 2 Gardnerian Wicca /  Georgian Tradition /  Henge of Keltria /  Hereditary Witchcraft /  Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (H.O.G.D.) /  Kitchen Witch (Hedge Witch) /  Minoan Brotherhood and Minoan Sisterhood Tradition /  Nordic Paganism /  Pagan Federation /  Pectic-Wita /  Seax-Wica /  Shamanism /  Solitary /  Strega /  Sylvan Tradition /  Vodoun or Voodoo /  Witches League of Public Awareness (WLPA) /

 

Other things of interest:

 

Gods and Goddesses (Greek Mythology) /  Esbats & Full Moons Links to Personal Friends & Resources Wicca/Witchcraft Resources What's a spell? Circle Casting and Sacred Space  Pentagram - Pentacle Marks of a Witch The Witches Power The Witches Hat An esoteric guide to visiting London SatanismPow-wowThe Unitarian Universalist Association /  Numerology:  Part 1  Part 2  /  Part 3A history of the Malleus Maleficarum:  includes:  Pope Innocent VIII  /  The papal Bull  /   The Malleus Maleficarum  /  An extract from the Malleus Maleficarum  /  The letter of approbation  /  Johann Nider’s Formicarius  /  Jacob Sprenger  /  Heinrich Kramer  /  Stefano Infessura  /  Montague Summers  /  The Waldenses  /  The Albigenses  /  The Hussites /  The Native American Sun DanceShielding (Occult and Psychic Protection)  The History of ThanksgivingAuras  - Part 1 and Part 2 Doreen Valiente Witch” (A Book Review) /   

 

Sabbats and Festivals:

 

The Sabbats in History and Mythology /  Samhain (October 31st)  /  Yule (December 21st)  /  Imbolc (February 2nd)  /  Ostara (March 21st)  /  Beltane (April 30th)  /  Litha (June 21st)  /  Lammas/Lughnasadh (August 1st)  /  Mabon (September 21st)

 

Rituals contributed by Crone:

 

Samhain / Yule Imbolc Ostara /  Beltane Litha Lammas Mabon

 

Tools:

 

Tools of a Witch  /  The Besom (Broom) /  Poppets and DollsPendulums / Cauldron Magick Mirror Gazing

 

Animals:

 

Animals in Witchcraft (The Witches Familiar) /  AntelopeBatsCrow Fox Frog and Toads Goat / HoneybeeKangarooLion OwlPhoenix Rabbits and HaresRaven Robin RedbreastSheep Spider SquirrelSwansWild Boar Wolf /  Serpent /  Pig /  Stag /  Horse /  Mouse /  Cat

 

Trees:

 

In Worship of Trees - Myths, Lore and the Celtic Tree Calendar.  For descriptions and correspondences of the thirteen sacred trees of Wicca/Witchcraft see the following:  Birch /  Rowan / Ash /  Alder /  Willow Hawthorn /  Oak /  Holly /  Hazel /  Vine /  Ivy /  Reed /  Elder

 

Sacred Sites:

 

Mystical Sacred Sites  -  Stonehenge /  Glastonbury Tor /  Malta - The Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni /  Avebury /  Cerne Abbas - The Chalk Giant /  Ireland - Newgrange /

 

Rocks and Stones:

 

Stones - History, Myths and Lore

 

Articles contributed by Patricia Jean Martin:

 

Apophyllite  / Amber Amethyst Aquamarine Aragonite Aventurine Black Tourmaline Bloodstone Calcite Carnelian Celestite Citrine Chrysanthemum StoneDiamond  /  Emerald / Fluorite Garnet /  Hematite Herkimer Diamond Labradorite Lapis Lazuli Malachite Moonstone Obsidian Opal Pyrite Quartz (Rock Crystal) Rose Quartz Ruby Selenite Seraphinite  /  Silver and GoldSmoky QuartzSodalite Sunstone ThundereggTree AgateZebra Marble

 

Wisdom and Inspiration:

 

Knowledge vs Wisdom by Ardriana Cahill I Talk to the TreesAwakening The Witch in YouA Tale of the Woods I have a Dream by Martin Luther King /

 

Articles and Stories about Witchcraft:

 

Murdered by Witchcraft The Fairy Witch of Clonmel A Battleship, U-boat, and a Witch The Troll-Tear (A story for Children) /  Goody Hawkins - The Wise Goodwife /  The Story of Jack-O-Lantern The Murder of the Hammersmith Ghost Josephine Gray (The Infamous Black Widow) /  The Two Brothers - Light and Dark

 

Old Masters of Academia:

 

Pliny the ElderHesiodPythagoras

 

 

Biographies

 

Witches, Pagans and other associated People

(Ancient, Past and Present)

 

Remembered at Samhain

(Departed Pagan Pioneers, Founders, Elders and Others)

 

Abramelin the Mage /  Agrippa Aidan A KellyAlbertus Magnus - “Albert the Great” Aleister Crowley - “The Great Beast” /  Alex Sanders - “King of the Witches” /  Alison Harlow /  Amber KAnna FranklinAnodea JudithAnton Szandor LaVey /  Arnold CrowtherArthur Edward Waite /  Austin Osman Spare /  Biddy Early /  Bridget Cleary - The Fairy Witch of Clonmel /  Carl " Llewellyn" Weschcke Cecil Hugh WilliamsonCharles Godfrey Leland /  Charles Henry Allan Bennett - the Ven. Ananda Metteyya /  Charles WaltonChristina Oakley Harrington Damh the Bard - "Dave Smith" /  Dion Fortune /  Dolores Aschroft-Nowicki Doreen ValienteDorothy MorrisonDr. John Dee & Edward Kelly /  Dr. Leo Louis Martello /  Edward FitchEleanor Ray Bone - “Matriarch of British Witchcraft” Eliphas Levi /  Ernest Thompson Seton /  Ernest Westlake /  Fiona Horne /   Frederick McLaren Adams - Feraferia Friedrich von Spee /  Francis Barrett /  Gavin and Yvonne Frost and the School and Church of Wicca /  Gerald B. Gardner - The father of contemporary Witchcraft /  Gwydion Pendderwen Hans HolzerHelen Duncan /   Herman Slater - Horrible Herman /  Isaac Bonewits Israel RegardieJack Whiteside Parsons - Rocket Science and Magick /  James "Cunning" Murrell - The Master of Witches /  Janet Farrar and Gavin BoneJessie Wicker Bell - “Lady Sheba” /  Johannes Junius - "The Burgomaster of Bamberg" /  John Belham-Payne John George Hohman - "Pow-wow" /  John Gerard /  John Gordon Hargrave and the Kibbo Kith Kindred /  John Michael Greer /  John ScoreJoseph John Campbell /  Karl von Eckartshausen Lady Gwen Thompson - and "The Rede of the Wiccae" /   Laurie Cabot  - "the Official Witch of Salem" /  Lewis SpenceMargaret Alice MurrayMargot AdlerMarie Laveau - " the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans" /  Marion WeinsteinMatthew Hopkins - “The Witch-Finder General” /   Max Ehrmann and the "Desiderata" /  Michael A. Aquino - and The Temple of Set /  Monique WilsonMontague Summers /  Nicholas CulpeperNicholas RemyM. R. SellarsMrs. Maud Grieve - "A Modern Herbal" /  Oberon Zell-Ravenheart and Morning GloryOld Dorothy Clutterbuck /  Old George PickingillOlivia Durdin-Robertson - co-founder of the Fellowship of Isis /  Paddy SladePamela Colman-SmithParacelsus /  Patricia CrowtherPatricia Monaghan /  Patricia “Trish” TelescoPhilip HeseltonRaymond Buckland /  Reginald Scot /  Robert CochraneRobert ‘von Ranke’ Graves and the "The White Goddess" /  Rosaleen Norton - “The Witch of Kings Cross” /  Ross Nichols and the " Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids" (OBOD) /  Rudolf SteinerSabrina Underwood - "The Ink Witch" /  Scott CunninghamSelena Fox - founder of "Circle Sanctuary" /  Silver RavenwolfSir Francis Dashwood /  Sir James George Frazer and the " The Golden Bough"S.L. MacGregor Mathers and the “Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn” /  Starhawk /  Stewart Farrar /  Sybil LeekTed Andrews The Mather Family - (includes:  Richard Mather, Increase Mather and Cotton Mather ) /   Thomas AdyT. Thorn CoyleVera ChapmanVictor & Cora Anderson and the " Feri Tradition" /  Vivianne CrowleyWalter Brown GibsonWalter Ernest ButlerWilliam Butler YeatsZsuzsanna Budapest /  

 

 

Many of the above biographies are briefs and far from complete.  If you know about any of these individuals and can help with additional information, please contact me privately at my email address below.  Many thanks for reading  :-)

 

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