Wicca, a positive, Earth-based spiritual practice, is both old and new, traditional and ever-changing- and Michele Morgan has captured its essence in this small book. She invites readers to follow their hearts into a spiritual practice that has sustained ancestors from time immemorial. In Simple Wicca, practitioner Michele Morgan dispels the many myths that surround this centuries-old tradition, explains its main tenets, and offers interested readers the basics of how to begin to practice. While other books have been written on Wicca, none are as straightforward and easy to follow. Simple Wicca offers not only practical guidance in the craft, but also an emotional and spiritual understanding of the practice.
170 páginas, 559 visualizações | publicado por RedWheelWeiser em 18/06/2013
The Wicca Handbook is both a tutorial for new witches and an exceptionally well-organized reference book for experienced practitioners. It guides us through the first steps in becoming a witch and explores many Wiccan traditions, initiations, and magical practices. The Wiccan year-the eight Sabbats-along with many of its rituals and ceremonies are examined. Holland also provides the background of every facet of witchcraft, such as spells for every occasion, psychic protection, numerology, basic astrology, and the lore of stones, metals, candles, animals, and much more.High Priestess Eileen Holland's helpful guide is rooted in practicality and intended as a working handbook, not a simple beginner's guide. The information is rich; clear directions are given, and its range of content is extensive. Spells, circles, crystals, and color magic, herbs, health, and healing are all covered with abundant direction on how to do it, when to do it, and suggestions for seeking guidance from the deities. Those who have been on their path for a few years will find this a great reference book to refer to time and again.
320 páginas, 1961 visualizações | publicado por RedWheelWeiser em 18/06/2013
The Study of Witchcraft is a compendium for Wiccans who want to deepen their understanding of their traditions. Advanced Wiccan reaches beyond Wicca, delving into topics as diverse as history, psychology, divination, and lucid dreaming, The Study of Witchcraft introduces the reader to these topics, discussing each in depth and offering a one-of-a-kind course of study -- including recommended reading, offering readers --increasingly, solitary witches -- a self-study guide and a rich resource. The Study of Witchcraft includes information for all sorts of Wiccans; traditional, eclectic, radical, groups, and solitary. Wide-ranging topics also include Western occultism, myth and folklore, meditation, astrology, the Burning Times, history, herbalism, and much more. Deborah Lipp opens the book with a discussion of the past 40 years of Wiccan history and talks about the diverse people who call themselves Wiccans. Then, throughout the study guide portion, she offers information tailored to different types of Wiccans. Essentially, The Study of Witchcraft is a veritable master's degree in Wicca in book form! * Written for the needs of the modern wiccan, who learns primarily by self-study.
192 páginas, 1341 visualizações | publicado por RedWheelWeiser em 18/06/2013
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.
144 páginas, 483 visualizações | publicado por RedWheelWeiser em 18/06/2013
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.
176 páginas, 966 visualizações | publicado por RedWheelWeiser em 18/06/2013
A look into the underlying principles behind modern magic in Witchcraft, this investigation provides an integrated training system for both solitary Witches and coven-based trainees in the form of magical energy practice and cosmology. By fully explaining the values of Witchcraft, this work makes numerous Wiccan practices approachable, including Circle casting, raising energy, elemental work, and drawing down the moon. Illustrating how Wicca is a modern, nondogmatic, and dynamic tradition still in a state of evolution, this book also features a history of the spirituality of Witchcraft.
288 páginas, 137 visualizações | publicado por IPGBooks em 21/08/2013
"“A book or collection of writings constituting the sacred text of a religion.” —The American Heritage--½ Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition For thousands of years, we have been told that God was a man. Then someone reminded us of when God was a woman. Now we have a reference for the sensible folk who have always felt that it takes two. If you have ever thought there was more to religion than ancient rituals performed for reasons unknown, this book will show you exactly what you have been looking for. If you have already come to the realization that Wicca is the religion for you, this book will help fill those many blanks that have been left by other books. Drew makes no attempt to dictate religious dogma or routine. He is quick to point out that the title does not start with the word the. He illustrates the many issues a person’s religion should address and shows how he has been able to find answers to those issues through the practice of a modern religion that was based on some of the oldest principles of the ancient world. A Wiccan Bible takes you through the journey of life in three stages: — Maiden and Master: Creation, Wiccaning, and Self-dedication. — Mother and Father: Initiation, Handfasting/Handparting, and the Wheel of the Year. — Crone and Sage: Community, the world, and death. Mythology and science converge as the author details a life’s journey into a religion with both old world ritual and new world science, fusing both into a creation myth which satisfies not only mind, but soul as well. A Wiccan Bible not only shows a religious path filled with joy, but one that offers the ability to accept and manage sorrow. It is filled with ritual and with the reasons why ritual is fulfilling, rewarding, and a necessary part of everyday life. As A.J. addresses each issue, he demonstrates not only how he found the solutions in Wicca, and the many ways in which science and magick have helped him to do so. A Wiccan Bible also contains select recipes that the author has collected, including mixtures for incense, oils, and baths. A.J. Drew is the author of Wicca Spellcraft for Men and Wicca for Couples. He is the host of the annual Real Witches Ball, one of the single largest Pagan gatherings in the United States. He is also the host of pagannation.com, which serves as a successful hub for the entire Pagan community. He is the owner of Salem West, one of the largest Wicca/Pagan shops in the Midwest
1050 páginas, 265 visualizações | publicado por NewPageBooks em 20/08/2013
Discover the Joys of Being a Jewish Pagan Ancient and life-affirming, passionate and mystical, Judaism has links with Wicca and NeoPaganism that run strong and deep. Smashing the stereotype that "Pagan means Celtic," Magical Judaism shows that the Jewish tribe has its own rich history of nature holidays, magic, deities, and symbols. In this first-of-its-kind text, Jennifer Hunter draws on pre-monotheistic Hebrew history, mainstream and alternative Judaism, ceremonial magic, and eclectic NeoPaganism to create spells, meditations, rituals, and holiday traditions. Magical Judaism infuses the NeoPagan way with the living, breathing rites of the Jewish people, revealing a liberating spirituality that reveres earth and sky, dark and light, mind and heart. Whether you're Jewish by birth, Pagan by practice, or drawn to both Jewish and Pagan paths, Magical Judaism will provide all the tools you need to craft a holistic and integrated religious path. Learn how to: Celebrate Jewish holidays in authentic tribal ways Connect with the powerful teachings of the Kabbalah Discover the magic of keeping kosher and observing the Sabbath Connect with Canaanite Goddesses and the Shechinah Craft effective spells using ancient Jewish symbols and folk magic. . . and much more Jennifer Hunter is the author of Rites of Pleasure, 21st Century Wicca, and Wicca for Lovers. She lives with her daughter Ilana in Somerville, Massachusetts.
450 páginas, 52 visualizações | publicado por kensingtonbooks em 27/09/2013
Revised and expanded, this comprehensive manual clearly interprets neo-Pagan religious beliefs and practices for non-Pagans, such as professionals in law enforcement, education, social services, and the media. Educating the general public by providing a strong introduction to these alternative spiritual traditions, this updated reference explains the festivals, symbols, tools, and history of Wicca, presents new chapters on the practices of Druidism and Ásatrú, and demonstrates how oppressive religious doctrine has maligned modern Pagans. Written in an accessible style, this overview is tailored for believers as well as skeptics, scholars, and the idly curious. A glossary of neo-Pagan terms and an extensive bibliography are also included.
180 páginas, 239 visualizações | publicado por IPGBooks em 21/08/2013
The key to all Wiccan practice is ultimately solitary because developing real growth and awareness begins inside each individual. The Solitary Wiccan's Bible is for any reader wanting to go deeper into his or her understanding and experience of Wicca--alone. There are many reasons people seek a solitary path: fear of charlatans, concern about co-workers finding out or being misunderstood by others, or lack of family or social support for Wiccan practice.The Solitary Wiccan's Bible uses the metaphor of a solitary pilgrim walking a path and discovering natural and spiritual truths along the way. This pilgrimage is based on the ancient symbology of the Pentagram enclosed in the triple circle. The Solitary Wiccan's Bible leads the pilgrim to cross the circles, moving from the Wilderness through the Home and Astral realms, to achieve the central Spiritual realm. Always down-to-earth and easy to understand, The Solitary Wiccan's Bible clearly lays out the Wiccan paths so any reader can follow.Chapters include:* The Pilgrimage of Wicca* The Pilgrim Enters New Realms* The Pilgrimage of the Pentagram* The Pilgrim's Wiccan Magical Path* The Practical Pilgrim's Spellwork* The Pilgrim's TalismansThe Solitary Wiccan's Bible provides background and practice in clear, accessible, and often humorous prose, making the book immediately useful to first-time seekers and long-time practitioners alike.
288 páginas, 506 visualizações | publicado por RedWheelWeiser em 18/06/2013