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Witchcraft for Tomorrow

Witchcraft for Tomorrow

  • Author: Doreen Valiente
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press
  • ISBN: 0719826950
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 208
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Witchcraft for Tomorrow answers many frequently asked questions about witchcraft including: 'How can I find a witches' coven?' and 'How can I become a witch?' Doreen Valiente tells you what the old religion of witchcraft has to offer the new age of Aquarius; how the age-old Craft of the Wise can be practised in the modern world; how to initiate yourself as a witch and found your own coven. The author, who was the leading figure in the establishment of the modern Wiccan movement, includes a new Book of Shadows (the witches' handbook of rituals and instructions) based upon ancient magical tradition but geared to the age of the future. There are witch songs, spells, incantations and practical advice on how to run a coven and how to acquire your own collection of magical implements; as well as methods of divination and other witch lore. The author shows how the oral traditions of witchcraft throw light not only upon the origins of the present-day witch cult and the activities of the witch leader George Pickingill and his covens, but also upon the mystery of the founding of the famous magical order, the Golden Dawn. Also discussed is the relationship between the witchcraft of Britain and Europe and the magical belief of the Far East. Do both traditions hark back to the legendary city of Shamballah and to the shamanistic practices of Asia? And why do the secret circles of the witches resemble those of the Tantric sex-magic of India?

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft

  • Author: Raven Grimassi
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 9781567182576
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 470
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This indispensable reference work provides both a historical and cultural foundation for modern Wicca and Witchcraft, and it is the first to be written by an actual practitioner of the Craft. Features include modern Wicca expressions, sayings, and terminology. Illustrations.

Witchcraft

Witchcraft

Exploring the World of Wicca

  • Author: Craig Hawkins
  • Publisher: Baker Books
  • ISBN: 1441236708
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 240
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This introduction to contemporary witchcraft and neopaganism shows you what witches themselves say they believe, what the Bible says about witchcraft, and philosophical holes in the worldview of witches.

The Theatre of the Occult Revival

The Theatre of the Occult Revival

Alternative Spiritual Performance from 1875 to the Present

  • Author: E. Lingan
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113744861X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 247
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This book explores the religious foundations, political and social significance, and aesthetic aspects of the theatre created by the leaders of the Occult Revival. Lingan shows how theatre contributed to the fragmentation of Western religious culture and how contemporary theatre plays a part in the development of alternative, occult religions.

Goddess Worship, Witchcraft, and Neo-Paganism

Goddess Worship, Witchcraft, and Neo-Paganism

  • Author: Craig S. Hawkins
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780310488811
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 93
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Presents the basic precepts of Wicca and other neopagan religions, and attempts to refute them with Biblical arguments

An Outline of the Original Witchcraft

An Outline of the Original Witchcraft

  • Author: Joe Pelaez
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1496940792
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 126
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An Outline of the Original Witchcraft introduces the writings of various writers 'rejecting their contention that it evolved from a fertility cult. Instead, it contends it emerged from the Goddess religion of ancient times It shows how the Roman authorities closed the temples, forcing the craft to continue its practices in hiding. It also presents the view that the three degrees correlate with the three sections of the Tree of Life

The Rebirth of Witchcraft

The Rebirth of Witchcraft

  • Author: Doreen Valiente
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Limited
  • ISBN: 9780709083696
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 220
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This classic work is now available for the first time in paperback.Since 1951, when the last of the Witchcraft Acts was repealed, many books have been written about the reappearance of witchcraft and the development of a pagan theology. Churchmen have denounced it. Sociologists have wondered at it. Journalists have penned sensational stories about it. But until the publication of this book, no one had told the real story of it from the inside as frankly as it is told here.Doreen Valiente, one of witchcraft’s most widely known figures, was a close friend of the late Gerald Gardner, generally regarded as the founder of present-day witchcraft. Initiated by him and for a time High Priestess of his coven, Doreen Valiente helped him rewrite his seminal ‘Book of Shadows’. She records the break with Gardner that split his coven, the controversy surrounding Alex Sanders, ‘King of the Witches’ and memories of many other witches whom she has known, including the lady called ‘Dafo’, Robert Cochrane, Leslie Roberts and Sybil Leek.Doreen Valiente took part in many witchcraft rituals and had strange psychic experiences as a result. Described here are the clairvoyant communications she received purporting to come from ‘John Brakespeare’, an eighteenth-century witch. The Rebirth of Witchcraft traces the lineage of the present-day witchcraft from its forerunners through to modern feminist neo-paganism and the new wave of interest in ecology and holistic medicine.

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Modern Wicca

Modern Wicca

A History From Gerald Gardner to the Present

  • Author: Michael Howard
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
  • ISBN: 073872288X
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 360
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An insider's look at the history of Witchcraft The evolution of Wicca is as dynamic and colorful as the Witches who helped shape it. One of the most enigmatic and progressive practitioners of his time, Gerald Gardner was arguably the most instrumental Witch in spreading the Craft around the world. Drawing on his decades of personal involvement with Wicca, Michael Howard offers an intimate portrait of Gerald Gardner's life and traces the history and development of modern neo-pagan Witchcraft. Howard reveals little-known facts and stories surrounding the men and women who shaped Wicca over the past sixty years, including Aleister Crowley, Alex Sanders, and influential initiates such as Doreen Valiente. From the Museum of Magic and Witchcraft on the Isle of Man to the origins of the Book of Shadows, Modern Wicca tracks the expansion of Wicca as it spread from the United Kingdom to the United States and beyond-and takes you inside the political controversies, behind-the-scenes rivalries, and once-guarded secrets of pagan ritual, Wiccan spells, and the Craft of the Wise. Praise: "This is an extremely important book, representing an account of Wiccan history from somebody who has himself been a major actor in it."—Ronald Hutton, author of The Triumph of the Moon

A Popular Dictionary of Paganism

A Popular Dictionary of Paganism

  • Author: Joanne Pearson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136867783
  • Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • Page: 176
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This dictionary provides a readily available collection of source material for a subject which has recently become of considerable public and academic interest. It provides a point of reference for key words and concepts which have previously been available only in short glossaries, footnotes, or within a body of text. It deals with concepts shared by all Pagans, and also with those concepts unique to a particular Pagan tradition.