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Do You Have Glamoury Powers?

Do You Have Glamoury Powers?


By Susan Sheppard

Artwork Ricardo Pustanio

From which the Scottish word "glamour," glamoury is an ability that fairies, witches and ghosts have to alter themselves into another form of transformational magic.

The word glamoury comes from the old French word gramaire and the Middle English word gramere, but the Scottish were the first to spell it as glamour or glamoury. Interestingly, the roots of the word glamour originally had to do with language (as in grammar school) rather than beauty transformations by witch spells. Perhaps it is the connection to magical incantations that may have inspired the Scottish to use the word glamoury that really meant in the Middle Ages, to "recite or to weave a spell."

By her powers of glamoury the witch can change herself into a beast of the forest, a younger more sexually desirable person, or even into the opposite sex. The witch Queen in Snow White transforms herself into an old hag to offer Snow White a poison apple through such witch or glamoury powers. Cinderella is also transformed into something more alluring by the fairy godmother's glamoury powers.

Real glamoury is an illusion that can be achieved by physical means, such as changing the style of clothing, hair or even the color of the your eyes into something entirely magical, such as making others see us in the way that we want them to. Thus, movie stars were once considered glamorous by a certain lighting, make-up or effect.

In our present day the power of glamoury is all about shimmering mirages and star power, the ability to hold attention with one's beauty. Yet once glamoury was an enchantment the witch had within her very nature. It is no surprise that the meaning for the word glamour has evolved into explaining a star's appeal over the masses. But in the beginning, weaving a spell of glamour, which meant you could be anything you wanted to be, was only possible for fairies, witches and ghosts.

Glamoury means “to enchant with the eyes.” In magick, this is the art of causing your physical form to appear to change (usually to look like someone else). Glamoury was one of the powers often ascribed to medieval witches. As their main purpose is to increase sexual allure or to trick an unwitting lover, glamouries are often considered a form of sex magic.


Glamoury means “to enchant with the eyes.” In magick, this is the art of causing your physical form to appear to change (usually to look like someone else). Glamoury was one of the powers often ascribed to medieval witches. As their main purpose is to increase sexual allure or to trick an unwitting lover, glamouries are often considered a form of sex magic.

Magical lore suggests that glamouries are most often accomplished with the help of a charmed jewel, often a ring. Helen of Troy was said to have possessed such a ring. The magickal use of jewelry to suggest sexual allure may be an outgrowth of pre-Christian goddess worship. The use of jewelry was prevalent in the sexuality and fertility rites of Inanna; and many goddesses of sexuality, notably Freya and Oshun, are identified with magickal jewelry.

In medieval Europe, glamour talismans were prepared and charged at the full moon of Saille.

Glamoury rests on magickal illusion, and does not refer to the change in consciousness or experience of an alternate form that is associated with shapeshifting.


Also See: Susan Sheppard: Thirteen Places Most Likely To Be Haunted By Real Ghost

About Susan Sheppard

Creator of the Haunted Parkersburg Ghost Tours One of the "Top Ten Ghost Tours In America", she is also well respected for her abilities as a psychic medium. She has worked as psychic and a spiritualist medium since age fourteen and as a paranormal investigator for the last decade. This came about when her friends overheard a well-known psychic tell Susan that she, too, had "the gift" and should use her special abilities to help others. This was no surprise to Susan's family who had witnessed her uncanny abilities since early childhood. Search for more about Susan Sheppard Here.

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Susan has been featured on the ABC Family Channel’s popular show “Scariest Places on Earth” as a psychic medium at the Shawnee Amusement Park in Bluefield, West Virginia. She has previously taught “Be Your Own Psychic” classes at the Self-Health & Awareness Center and continues appear before audiences and live television as a psychic medium.

Cry of the Banshee

Cry of the Banshee


Charleston, WV—Quarrier Press is pleased to announce its latest release, the newly revised Cry of the Banshee, a comprehensive guide to the hauntings and paranormal tales in West Virginia and along the Ohio River. The stories originated with author and tour guide Susan Sheppard's ever-popular Haunted Parkersburg Tours. Recently voted as the "Second Most Up & Coming Paranormal Person" in the U.S. by the Haunted America Tours, Sheppard delves into the people and history behind the ghosts. She also reveals how to know if your house is haunted, and the 13 most likely places to find phantoms.

Read about the phantom from the shores of Scotland and Ireland called the banshee, a cursed omen of bad news and death that plagued early settlers. Keep reading and meet a more famous West Virginia red-eyed portent of doom, the Mothman. And here for the first time in print is the truth behind the West Virginia encounters with the infamous Men in Black, as well as the terrifying Indrid Cold.

Some of Sheppard's stories feature 20th century ghosts, such as the spirits haunting a Parkersburg radio station or the city's historic Blennerhassett Hotel. Many of these Sheppard has witnessed firsthand. She has experienced innumerable hauntings in and around Riverview Cemetery, Parkersburg's version of the twilight zone. And of course, always a motherlode of tragedy and violence, Moundsville Prison has supplied plenty of tales of its tortured inhabitants.

Susan Sheppard

Susan Sheppard

The author's most amazing encounter with ghosts, and the one that forged her interest, occurred when she was four and a half years old, growing up in Doddridge County. She recounts: "I was climbing a hill between my grandmother's and aunt's houses, and felt someone staring at me. Looking up, I saw two Indian braves, in primitive dress, looking right at me. Terrified, I dropped to my belly and crawled toward the house. As I got up to make a dash for the door, I looked back and they were still staring."

For author interviews, please contact Bill Clements at Quarrier Press at 304-342-1848.



Other Books By Susan Sheppard

The Phoenix Cards: Reading and Interpreting Past-Life Influences with the Phoenix Deck by Susan Sheppard

Cry Of The Banshee by Richard Southall and Susan Sheppard

The Gallows Tree: A Mothman's Tale

The Astrological Guide to the Seduction and Romance

A Witch's Runes: How to Make and Use Your Own Magick Stones

The Astrological Guide To Seduction And Romance: How to Love Libra, Turn on a Taurus, and Seduce a Sagittarius

Television Shows

“Scariest Places on Earth” October 31st, 2005 ABC Family Channel Shawnee Amusement Park Segement, Bluefield, West Virginia (appearance as psychic medium)

“Eyes of the Mothman” DVD to be released November 2006, Red Line Productions, (appearance as psychic medium & Indrid Cold expert)

“Creepy Canada” May & June 2006 “The Banshee of Marrtown” “The Ghost of Silver Run” “Moundsville Prison Ghost Hunt”

(appeared as psychic medium, paranormal investigator and also authored two of the stories.)

KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, PA Evening News, mediumship demonstration

WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Daybreak Astrologer

WCHS-TV, Charleston, West Virginia, Psychic and Paranormal Investigator

WSAZ-TV, Huntington, West Virginia, Mothman/Indrid Cold expert & psychic medium

Also See: 20 Questions With Susan Sheppard



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