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.
CELEBRATING THE SEASONS OF LIFE: SAMHAIN TO OSTARA Lore Rituals Activities and Symbols Ashleen OGaea
Unique among books about the Wiccan Sabbats, Celebrating the Seasons of Life: Samhain to Ostara takes a different approach to explaining the holidays by looking in-depth at half of the Wheel of the Year. Rather than dissecting each holiday, Ashleen’s goal is to take a broader look at them, explaining how and why we celebrate each, along with how the celebration of one leads to the next.
The first of two new titles from Ashleen offers a vision of the holidays we celebrate from October to March, including:
Celebrating the Seasons of Life: Samhain to Ostara first gives the history and original customs of each holiday, then explains its place in modern life. Stories are shared for each Sabbat, to reconnect us with our lore and bring new meaning to current practice. Ashleen includes ideas for rituals that are ideal for practicing solitaries, covens, or Wiccan families, with special sections on what children of various ages are ready to learn about these holidays.
Celebrating the Seasons of Life is conveniently complete with Circle-casting directions for groups and individuals who don’t have a “usual way” or would like to try something new. It’s brimming with original material that can be used by any practitioner to refresh or embellish his or her rites, including recipes and creative ideas to capture seasonal fun without forgetting the significance of each Sabbat.
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.
This wonderful whimsical look at candles gives us a whole new appreciation for these wax sources of illumination. Candlelight is magickal. It casts a gentle warmth and glow all around. And in the shadows of that light we find a rich history filled with myth lore superstition and spells! EXPLORING CANDLE MAGICK brings this history to life. While we all know that one should make a wish when blowing out the candles on a birthday cake did you know that a candle's flame represents spiritual purity and the everlasting human soul? Did you know that it's good luck to give someone a bayberry candle for the New Year or light one with your right hand? EXPLORING CANDLE MAGICK teaches one of the oldest and most common magickal arts: working with candles. From candlelit divinations and rituals to simply energising the atmosphere of a room candles have been part of religious tradition for aeons. With EXPLORING CANDLE MAGICK you can join that tradition and learn how to: * Choose candles that harmonise with your astrological sign. * Burn candles effectively as a spell component. * Make magickal candles from scratch. * Use candles as charms and amulets. * Decorate candles to reflect any goal including love prosperity health and happiness. * Combine Feng Shui with candle-burning efforts.
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.