This book answers some of the most basic questions about the religion of Witchcraft. What aspects of this tradition still apply to current needs? What place in the community did this religion hold 4,000 years ago, and what is the role of the modern Witch in our global village today? Marion Weinstein provides a profound yet witty analysis.
19th century folklorist and journalist, Charles Godfrey Leland's ARADIA is one of the most important foundational texts of the contemporary pagan and wiccan communities. Originally published in 1899, this text is based upon the ancient teachings transmitted to him from a practising Italian witch by the name of Maddelena. It is one of the earliest documentary testaments to the genuine survival of ancient European witchcraft and pagan goddess religion well in the 19th century. As a result, it has become the inspiration for the 20th century resurrection/reconstruction of magickal beliefs. This is a “must-have” for all committed pagans who seek to develop a faith rooted in history and tradition.
BE BLESSED Daily Devotions for Busy Wiccans and Pagans Denise Dumars
Books of daily devotions for traditional religions are plentiful but few such books exist for Wicca and Paganism. That's why BE BLESSÉD is so unique and valuable. It helps Pagans and Wiccans access their everyday lives and provides practitioners of magick simple ways to improve their abilities. With her lovely tone author Denise Dumars also recounts humorous stories of her own mistakes and what she's learned from them. Use the affirmations in the book when you get up or before you go to bed as you travel to and from work in the office at home on vacation - whenever you need help or guidance. BE BLESSÉD is not a calendar book - most of the devotions and other workings here can be done on any day of the year. You'll find workings such as: · Chi Gong stretches to wake up your body · Ritual bathing for purification · Ways to improve self-esteem · Talking to gods and goddesses · Sample visualisations · Do-it-yourself meditations BE BLESSÉD is for Pagans of all stripes: Wiccans Isians Odinists Stregas Druids or members of Vodou Santeria and related faiths. Both beginners and old hands in the Craft who need strength and comfort will benefit from this practical guidebook.
BUCKLAND'S BOOK OF SAXON WITCHCRAFT Previously Published As: The Tree: The Complete Book of Saxon Witchcraft Raymond Buckland
Buckland's Book of Saxon Witchcraft was one of the first books to explore Wicca from a solitary perspective. Originally written 30 years ago to correct abuses he saw occurring in covens, Buckland offered Wiccan seekers an introductory text on Saxon witchcraft or Seax-Wicca, which can be practiced alone. Buckland presents meticulously researched information on the time-honored tradition of Saxon witchcraft. He writes cogently and informatively about the history, mythology, spiritual practices, and witchcraft of Saxon England. Buckland's Book of Saxon Witchcraft includes everything the solitary witch needs to practice Seax-Wicca, including:
* Descriptions of the Saxon deities and explanations of their primary beliefs * An introduction to the magical runic Saxon alphabet * A selection of original Pagan songs * A selection of Seax-Wiccan recipes for intoxicants * Instructions for initiation ceremonies, the eight Sabbats, marriage, birth, and death rites * An explanation of the art and practice of Saxon Galdra or magic and the divination and herbal lore used for protection, love potions, and healing * The Seax-Wicca Rite of Self-Dedication, which allows individuals to form their own covens and initiate themselves into the Craft
An indispensable handbook for solitary witches or for witches in covens who want to explore Saxon witchcraft. Originally published as The Tree: The Complete Book of Saxon Witchcraft, this edition offers a new introduction by the author to guide a new generation of witches into the art and practice of Seax-Wicca.
CENTURY OF SPELLS More than 100 time-tested, easy-to-use spells that really work Draja Mickaharic
Written as a practical introduction to natural magic, this workbook serves as a practical reference for the practicing magician. It contains over 100 useful spells from a wide variety of magical traditions from all over the world. The clear, complete instructions detail how to make and work with water spells, baths, sprinkles, incense, oils, and herbs. Also included are spoken spells, and written spells passed down to and developed by the author.
CITY MAGICK Spells, Rituals, and Symbols for the Urban Witch Christopher Penczak
Foreword by Judika Illes
Today's urban witch needs to know how to communicate with the electric gods of the city, find the high-rise temples of power and uncover the magickal symbols in everyday graffiti.
CITY MAGICK offers a fresh look at an earth-based religion that has taken root in the concrete jungle. Join Christopher Penczak as he shows how to create and live a magickal life in the city. Learn how to:
- Interpret the symbols of graffiti with a magical eye - Perform rituals at nightclubs - Use everyday items in your home or office to create magickal incense, oils, talismans and charms - Create powerful sigils using street signs, graffiti and city maps - Discover metropolitan spirits and totems including spiders, cockroaches, crows, pigeons and doves.
For the urban witch, this is the ultimate book on making high magick among the skyscrapers and the streets.
We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the companion volume to Oberon Zell-Ravenheart's Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard: COMPANION FOR THE APPRENTICE WIZARD. This new work consists not so much of informational lessons and teachings as with the Grimoire but rather focuses on practical exercises derived from them to develop psychic skills plus instructions and templates for many projects to make and do. If you've wanted hands-on magickal training this is the book you've been waiting for. Chapters are based on the sixteen Departments of Oberon's Grey School of Wizardry: Wizardry Magickal Practice Nature Studies Metapsychics Healing Wortcunning Divination Alchemy Conjury Lifeways Beast Mastery Mathemagicks Cosmology Ceremonial Magick Lore and Dark Arts. Inside you will find Materials and exercises from the vaults of the Grey School and instruction by many of the faculty as well as from the headmaster himself Oberon Zell-Ravenheart. ? Step-by-step instructions are provided for: ? How to make Fairie Wings ? How to make a Horned Headband with deer antlers ? How to make and use a Firebow ? Tracking animals as a magickal practice ? And many other amazing projects…
DRUIDS HERBAL For the Sacred Earth Year Ellen Evert Hopman
This complete guide to the plant lore of the Druids covers the eight major festivals of the pagan year and the appropriate herbs and rituals to celebrate these sacred days. Rich in tradition and folklore, A Druid's Herbal will be an important resource for herbal and ritual wisdom during the round of the sacred year. Gives complete instructions in both the medicinal and magical uses of the herbs associated with each season. Includes chapters on herbal alchemy and the planets; ancient groves and stone circles; herbs for children; and information on the use of herbs for consecration and purification, for marriage, and for funerals. Appeals to anyone interested in the Druidic tradition from ancient to modern times.
Most of us tap only a fraction of our capacity as human beings. As a result we often feel weak directionless or incomplete. EVOLUTIONARY WITCHCRAFT shows us how to become the strong and compassionate fierce and generous joyous and responsible human individuals that we have the potential to be. Using tools from the potent and secretive Feri Tradition of Witchcraft author T Thorn Coyle issues an invitation to our wild magical core - the source of change and connection. In changing ourselves we sow the seeds that also change the world. In seeking to connect us to our deepest selves EVOLUTIONARY WITCHCRAFT presents tools mastered by few but in a manner that is accessible to both the seasoned practitioner and the newcomer. One needs only a strong wish for change and a willingness to work. Following the ritual of creating sacred space EVOLUTIONARY WITCHCRAFT is designed to be read through once and then used as a ten-month training programme. Its many exercises - involving movement spells right intention and occult ceremony - invite the reader to bring the work into daily interactions transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary alienation into wholeness.
FAMILY WICCA Practical Paganism for Parents and Children Ashleen OGaea
More than 10 years ago it was the first book written specifically for Wiccan parents. Now it's the 21st century's best reference for the still growing number of neo-Pagan parents who want to introduce their children to the principles of their religion. Like Ashleen's other books it's written from her perspective as a Wiccan but it's easy for Asatruar and Druids to translate and use too. In FAMILY WICCA priestess wife and mother Ashleen O'Gaea offers encouragement shares her own family's experiences discusses real-life challenges and how to deal with them and provides a wealth of simple rituals and inexpensive projects that will enhance your family's life in every way. Learn to ground your family in Wicca without devaluing other religions… explain life sex death compassionately and with calm common sense. Live mythically… and joyfully celebrate the passages in your life. Not only will you find lots of ideas to use right away you'll also refer to this book again and again as your traditions grow with your family. It includes for example: ? Answers to hard questions about the faith from children and non-Wiccan family and friends ? Ways to put Charge of the Child into practice ? Blessings for daily events and spells for daily problems ? Tips on celebrating the Sabbats through camping and other outdoor activities ? Projects to do together such as making brooms banners calendars and colouring books Wicca's families are Wicca's future. The need for mutual support is increasing and FAMILY WICCA is back - revised and expanded.
GAY WITCHCRAFT Empowering the Tribe Christopher Penczak
When Christopher Penczak acknowledged that he was gay, he felt betrayed by the Catholic Church of his childhood and turned away from any religious expression. When he was introduced to Witchcraft, he found a spiritual path that honored and embraced him. Now he has written a book of clearheaded theory and practice that is bound to become a classic. With Gay Witchcraft, Penczak joins the ranks of his forebears in spirit, gay writers who have taken a tradition and made it "home" for queer folk.
Penczak has gathered all he's learned in his studies of Wicca from a homocentric perspective and created Gay Witchcraft, the first complete book of theory and spiritual practices of witchcraft for the gay community. Central to the practice of Witchcraft is the Divine Couple and sex magick. Penczak's writing on this central mystery masterfully informs its true meaning and practice.
Gay Witchcraft will make it much easier for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people interested in practicing any form of witchcraft. The book explores the history of Paganism and offers a compendium of spells, meditations, and affirmations that will enrich both the novice and the experienced practitioner seeking out new views of myth, ritual, and healing for the Gay community.
Chapters include: Good Witch of the West, The Secret History, Queer Myth, Animal Language, Love Magick, Turning the Wheel of the Year, and Rites of Passage.
GOD/GODDESS Exploring and Celebrating the Two Sides of Wiccan Deity A J Drew/Patricia Telesco
Written as a cooperative effort-a man writing about God, and a woman writing about Goddess-this proactive book provides foundational tools for connecting with and celebrating the Sacred in personally meaningful ways. Recognizing that each person has a unique vision of the Divine, it explores central archetypes [the phases of human life] that anyone can relate to, complete with historical, multicultural examples to awaken the God and Goddess within each of us. Much more than a "how to" book, the book challenges us to think about the deeper meaning when we call upon the Divine, and during all our spiritual activities. Truly, the time has come to awaken the spark of the Sacred within, and honor the Spirit within our words and deeds and this book helps make this journey both fulfilling and empowering.
The glittering mythology resonates with Eros, love in all its astounding variety – devotional, perfidious, sunny, dark, frenzied, serene, lusty, uncanny, earthy, twisty and sometimes hilarious. We relish these tales in all their splendour and antic humour and offer an inspired storyteller’s fresh version of the old, old mythical magic.
Above them all reigned Zeus. The ancients enjoyed his constant adultery, launched after a 300-year honeymoon with his sister-wife Hera. His affairs were often weird and fanciful, an equal opportunity seducer among goddesses, nymphs and mortals.
Lavishly illustrated with 190 designs drawn from ancient Greek art. Visual delights abound.
Out of the millions of Harry Potter fans worldwide there are tens of thousands who want to really do the magical things J. K. Rowling writes about. But would-be wizards must rely on information passed down from wizard elders. Is there a Hogwarts anywhere in the real world? A real Albus Dumbledore? Where is the book these aspiring wizards need? Luckily for all these fans male and female Oberon Zell-Ravenheart today's foremost genuine wizard has written this essential handbook. What's more he has gathered some of the greatest names in Wicca - including Ellen Evert Hopman Raymond Buckland Raven Grimassi Patricia Telesco Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart and many more - into a modern-day Grey Council to publish for the first time everything an aspiring wizard needs to know. Lurking within the pages of GRIMOIRE FOR THE APPRENTICE WIZARD are: Biographies of famous wizards of history and legend. Detailed descriptions of magickal tools and regalia (with full instructions for making them). Rites and rituals for special occasions. A bestiary of mythical creatures. The Laws of Magick. Myths and stories of gods and heroes. Lore and legends of the stars and constellations. Instructions for performing amazing illusions special effects and many other wonders of the magickal multiverse.
HATCHLING The Story of a Unicorn and her Coven Rev. Paul V. Beyerl
Two men live among their gardens and woodland. Late one winter Arnica and Holly walk back to their Stone Circle where they discover a large, egg-shaped form beneath the soil. What is it? It is, truly, an egg holding a unicolt! From this egg is born Dark Star, the unicorn hatchling. A world of magick interwoven with the world of contemporary history awaits you.
Dark Star and her humans share the many adventures which unfold in these pages. From the loving tending of their gardens and herbs to the nurturing of young minds through Trillium School, the coven faces struggles ranging from global warming to the political struggles of politicians wanting to wage war against one another. Read about the Earthkin, the Renaissance Tribes, those of the newer Earth Religions who share values with the Descendant Tribes, the first peoples of Lothloriën. Political intrigue, family strife, romance, death and birth are all found in the life of Dark Star and her remarkable human friends. Unicorns, fun and great magick await you! Join us in the Land of Lothloriën where Unicorns join with humans in their struggle to protect our beloved planet.
HEART OF WICCA Wise Words from a Crone on the Path Ellen Cannon Reed
The Heart of Wicca opens the invisible doorways that lead toward a deeper understanding of the mystery-filled world of Wiccan beliefs and practice. It takes us far beyond the currently popularized images and surface understanding into a world that few are privileged to enter.
Ellen Cannon Reed guides us past misunderstanding and false conceptions into the lifestyle, mind set, and religious dedication to spiritual growth that lie at the heart of this life-transforming practice. She talks about life in a coven, the magical family of brothers and sisters who love and care for one another, who work together magically, circle together, study together, celebrate and laugh together, and lift each other up when one falls.
From the wisdom developed through many years of Wiccan practice, she talks about the nature and complexity of symbols, and explains how their layered, deeper meanings are vehicles of communication that bypass ordinary conscious thought and go directly to our deep or unconscious mind. She says that we can develop a personal relationship with the Deities, for that is the very soul of Wicca. Learning to honor the ancient Gods and Goddesses through study, meditation and other forms of magical or ritual dedication, opens up direct communication which leads to ever-increasing levels of healing and guidance. She discusses about practical issues finding a teacher, coven leadership and tradition, training, rituals, the various types of initiation, the ethics of spell casting, and the importance of the Wheel of the Year (the eight Sabbats).
The Heart of Wicca is like having a personal conversation with a wise crone.