Magic of Cats, The
Your Purrfect guide to the magic of cats in this world and the other.
Discover the Cat of the Night and the Cat of the Day.
Over the centuries, the relationship between cats and humans has been one of profound change, of both darkness and light. In Ancient Egypt, we worshipped them as the physical embodiment of a goddess. In Medieval Europe, we tortured and punished them for being the familiars of witches. In the twenty-first century, we are obsessed with filming and posting their antics on social media. And while we may think of them as our pets, that doesn’t mean that we are in charge. Far from it. Cats know exactly how to get their humans to follow their orders! They have been an ongoing source of intrigue and mystery throughout human history. They are the stuff of myth and legend, as well as being our best friends. They sit among the stars and curl up on our laps. There is nothing so wonderful as the magic of cats.
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A truly fascinating insight into the cats we all know and love, whether they be (as reputation proceeds them) worshipped as Gods or considered to be agents of the Devil, Andrew (who discovered Druidry in 2018) brings forth elegantly delivered poetic prose on the subject matter(s) to hand, whilst revealing how cats have been part of magickal practice for hundreds of years. Complete with adorable illustrations by Hannah Willow, The Magic of Cats is a must-read for all those families and households that contain cats, if not for the chance to get to know your own furry friend a little better but moreover to perhaps discover what type (Night or Day) of cat you actual have! ~ Exclusive Magazine, Review
A fun, informative, and thought-provoking read from first page to last, "The Magic of Cats" by Andrew Anderson is an inherently fascinating history and one that will be of particular interest to readers that have a feline companion of their own! "The Magic of Cats" is a highly recommended pick for personal, professional, community, and academic library Metaphysical Studies collections and the history of feline/human relationships down through the ages. ~ Midwest Book Reviews
This book offers a unique insight into the mysterious and enchanting world of the cat. Through poetry, impeccable history and personal connection Anderson has weaved together a magical feline tome that will delight you utterly. This gem of a book delves into behavioural patterns of our feline friends that will transform your relationship with them and leave you wondering what more mischief they may be conspiring beneath that benevolent purr. ~ Kristoffer Hughes, author of The Book of Celtic Magic and The Celtic Tarot
This is a wonderful book on the lore of cats. Andrew Anderson delves into their history, mythology, and folklore as well as studies into their behaviour, personalising his writing with delightful anecdotes about the feline companions with which he has shared his home. Cats have a two-sided reputation – sometimes worshipped as Gods, but at other times considered to be agents of the Devil. Seeing a cat can be a symbol of luck or an omen of misfortune. Anderson poetically describes these opposite views as ‘The Cat of the Night and the Cat of the Day’, exploring how these seemingly contradictory attributes add to the magic - and mystery - of cats. ~ Lucya Starza, author of Pagan Portals titles on Candle Magic, Poppets and Magical Dolls, Guided Visualisations, and Scrying
The Magic of Cats is precisely that. It tells the story of our relationship with our feline friends, certainly, but also delves into the deeper mysticism, cosmic power and history of felis catus… making me look just a little harder at the small furry member of my own household. From one Cat to others, this book is a joy. Please do hunt it down. ~ Cat Treadwell, Pagan Priest and Author
A charming, fascinating book full of insight into the furry mysteries who sometimes share our homes. ~ Nimue Brown, Druid and Author
The Magic of Cats is a fascinating look at how cats have been a part of magickal practice, folklore, and superstition for hundreds of years. Beautifully told through 'The Cat of the Night' and 'The Cat of the Day', each section offers an insight into the power of our feline friends. A well-written and intriguing read into the world of cats, this is a great book for those who wish to understand why these creatures are considered so magical. ~ Jessica Howard, author of The Art of Lithomancy
This is a charming small tome for those with an interest in cats, magic or both. As a cat lover, I was instantly interested in reading this book and I imagine most cat lovers will enjoy this mixture of history, magic and general cat adulation. ~ Luke Eastwood, author of The Druid Garden, The Druid's Primer and The Journey
From Egyptian gods to witches' familiars, humans have always intuitively felt that cats are magical beings. Andrew Anderson's book, The Magic of Cats, joyfully traces our spiritual relationship with these enigmatic and wonderful creatures from an object of fear and worship to a beloved household companion that continues to fascinate and mystify animal lovers to this day. ~ Logan Albright, author of Conform or Be Cast Out: The (Literal) Demonization of Nonconformists