The Gardnerian Book of Shadows Book

The Gardnerian Book of Shadows

  • Author : Gerald Gardner
  • Publisher : Andesite Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-08
  • Genre: Neopaganism
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : 1297490541

The Gardnerian Book of Shadows Excerpt :

The Book of Shadows is the central sacred text of the Wicca religion. However, it is important to point out that there is no 'official' Book of Shadows. Typically each coven has a hand-written copy of a Book of Shadows, sometimes in cypher or in code, which reflects its own practices and knowledge. This particular text is derived from a file posted on the internet in the early 90s, and quotes previously published material which was known to be in use by Gardner and his group. It was originally attributed by Gardner to an ancient, clandestine witch cult. The text shows influences from English and Celtic Folk-lore, the Enochian system of John Dee, Thelema, the Golden Dawn, Stregaria, Tantric Yoga, the KJV Bible and even Kipling. This version organizes the material in chronological order and has estimated dates for each section, ranging from 1949 to 1961.

The Gardnerian Book of Shadows  The Complete Wicca Initiations and Pagan Ritual Lore Book

The Gardnerian Book of Shadows The Complete Wicca Initiations and Pagan Ritual Lore

  • Author : Gerald E. Gardner
  • Publisher : Pantianos Classics
  • Release Date : 2020-02-27
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 1789872081

The Gardnerian Book of Shadows The Complete Wicca Initiations and Pagan Ritual Lore Excerpt :

The Gardnerian Book of Shadows contains Wicca rituals and pagan magical ceremonies; first published between 1948 and 1961, much of the contents herein constitutes a summation of Wiccan practice. Paganism's popularity blossomed in the mid-20th century, as more people curious of the rituals and ceremonies of religions and witches became involved in covens - clandestine groups of pagan practitioners. A standard set of instructions for rituals, celebrations and initiations was publicized, in order to ensure that groups disparate in location would correctly and authentically perform their duties as per tradition. This book contains the complete Gardnerian texts, as compiled by Gerald E. Gardner, a leading practitioner of Wicca in England. Gardner's writings are a suffusion of lore, drawing upon witchcraft rituals described in several books by authors such as Margaret Murray. An authoritative and thorough introduction to pagan ceremony; while no substitute for membership and participation in a coven, the reader may herein gain an impression of the witch-cult and its practices.

Book of Shadows Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Book of Shadows

  • Author : Migene Gonzales-Wippler
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738702131

Book of Shadows Excerpt :

Sheds light on Wiccan beliefs and practices--deities, priests, holidays, rituals, and rules--that are often unknown and frequently misunderstood by non-Pagans and the uninitiated, revealing what it truly means to be witch. Original.

The Witch s Book of Shadows Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Witch s Book of Shadows

  • Author : Jason Mankey
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2017-02-08
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738751917

The Witch s Book of Shadows Excerpt :

Discover the fascinating history, tradition, and modern uses of the Book of Shadows. This fun and easy-to-use guide provides essential information on creating and consecrating a Book of Shadows, as well as how to make it a part of your practice. Learn about the various types of Books of Shadows, their roles throughout history, and how they differ from regular spellbooks. Enjoy advice and excerpts from the grimoires of well-known modern and historical Witches. Explore a wide variety of ideas for what to include in your own Book of Shadows. Like a magical chart showing where you've been and where you're going, this wonderful tool is your personal guide to Witchcraft. Praise: "This is the complete guide to the Book of Shadows...Mankey has given Wiccans a great gift."—John Beckett, blogger at "Under the Ancient Oaks" and author of The Path of Paganism "This engaging, personal, and well-researched book explores a little-considered subject, the Book of Shadows, from every angle."—Yvonne Aburrow, author of All Acts of Love and Pleasure: Inclusive Wicca (Avalonia, 2014) "If Books of Shadows are your bag, then look no further. Jason Mankey once again shows off his skill as a well-practiced Witch with this collection of stories, tips, and tricks about that most personal of magical tools: the Book of Shadows. A great addition to every Wiccan's shelf."—Jenna T. Beachy, author of The Secret Country of Yourself: Discover the Powerful Magick of Your Endless Inner World "As always, Mankey brings insight and delight to the magickal process. The Witch's Book of Shadows is an in-depth, yet approachable guidebook to all the elements of crafting your own Books of Shadows. Dive in and enjoy!"—Lasara Firefox Allen, bestselling author of Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality

Witches  All Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Witches All

  • Author : Elizabeth Pepper
  • Publisher : The Witches' Almanac, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781881098263

Witches All Excerpt :

This magical introduction to witchcraft features a glossary of witches' terms, a collection of original spells from a 19th-century book of shadows, an occult alphabet, festival recipes, astrological lore and much more.

The Witch s Eight Paths of Power Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Witch s Eight Paths of Power

  • Author : Aradia, Lady Sable
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Release Date : 2014-09-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781578635511

The Witch s Eight Paths of Power Excerpt :

In his Book of Shadows, Gerald Gardner writes about the witch’s Eightfold Way as a means of developing one’s magickal abilities. In this contemporary take on the Eightfold Way, author, Witch, and High Priestess Lady Sable Aradia invites readers to explore the eight different components of evolution in witchcraft. Using exercises, meditations, and practical magick, any serious student of witchcraft will be able to master these eight paths and improve the effectiveness of their magickal work. From spells to sex rites to trance to flying ointments, Lady Sable has created a step-by-step guide to mastering the advanced arts of witchcraft.

Living Wicca Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Living Wicca

  • Author : Scott Cunningham
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2012-04-08
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738718248

Living Wicca Excerpt :

Selling more than 200,000 copies, Living Wicca has helped countless solitary practitioners blaze their own spiritual paths. Let the wise words of Scott Cunningham guide you toward a new level of practice. Living Wicca takes a philosophical look at the questions, practices, and differences within Witchcraft. You'll learn how to create your own rituals and symbols, develop a book of shadows, and even become a high priest or priestess. Also covered in this Scott Cunningham classic are tools, magical names, initiation, the Mysteries, 120 Wiccan symbols, and the importance of secrecy in your practice. New edit New interior design

High Magic s Aid Book

High Magic s Aid

  • Author : Gerald B. Gardner
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2010-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 0956618200

High Magic s Aid Excerpt :

The standard work on Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism by "The Father of Wicca" Gerald B. Gardner is available again! Set in mediaeval times and told as an exciting adventure story in the manner of "The Lord of the Rings," "High Magic's Aid" takes the reader on a quest to uncover the ancient, lost and forbidden secrets of Magic and Witchcraft. The word "wicca" comes from the Old English "wise." Gerald Gardner's main achievement was the revival of the rituals and magical beliefs of Ancient Britain. With his in-depth knowledge of traditional folk-lore and magical rituals given to him by a Master Adept, Gardner revived a vital branch of the western magical tradition. Join the quest and discover the most arcane high secrets of High Magic's Aid!

Aradia Book


  • Author : Craig Spencer
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2020-08-08
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738764788

Aradia Excerpt :

A Revelatory New Approach to the Influential Witchcraft Classic First published in 1899, Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches is Charles Godfrey Leland's fascinating record of folk magic, said to have been revealed to him by hereditary witches of Italy's Romagna and Tuscany regions. Celebrating the goddess Diana and her daughter Aradia, this seminal work presents a rich and complete methodology of practice for those who are willing to engage its unique wisdom. Aradia presents Leland's original English manuscript with new interpretations and translations, including forty lines never before rendered in English. Craig Spencer provides in-depth commentary that reveals the rich historical context of this profound work and provides revelatory analysis that makes the true heart of the original come alive. You will also discover hands-on instructions for a unique magical practice based on Leland's remarkable glimpse into nineteenth-century craft lore. This magical guide is designed to help you expand and enhance your own modern-day journey through the enchanted realms of witchcraft.

The Triumph of the Moon Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

The Triumph of the Moon

  • Author : Ronald Hutton
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2001-02-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191622410

The Triumph of the Moon Excerpt :

Ronald Hutton is known for his colourful and provocative writings on original subjects. This work is no exception: for the first full-scale scholarly study of the only religion England has ever given the world; that of modern pagan witchcraft, which has now spread from English shores across four continents. Hutton examines the nature of that religion and its development, and offers a microhistory of attitudes to paganism, witchcraft, and magic in British society since 1800. Its pages reveal village cunning folk, Victorian ritual magicians, classicists and archaeologists, leaders of woodcraft and scouting movements, Freemasons, and members of rural secret societies. We also find some of the leading of figures of English literature, from the Romantic poets to W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, and Robert Graves, as well as the main personalities who have represented pagan witchcraft to the world since 1950. Densely researched, Triumph of the Moon presents an authoritative insight into a hitherto little-known aspect of modern social history.

The Rebirth of Witchcraft Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Rebirth of Witchcraft

  • Author : Doreen Valiente
  • Publisher : Robert Hale Limited
  • Release Date : 2008-05
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0709083696

The Rebirth of Witchcraft Excerpt :

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.

Italian Witchcraft Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

Italian Witchcraft

  • Author : Raven Grimassi
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN 10 : 1567182593

Italian Witchcraft Excerpt :

Italian Witchcraft (previously titled Ways of the Strega) by respected author Raven Grimassi is more than just a book about Witchcraft. It is a complete Book of Shadows. In it you will find the history of this ancient tradition, its legends and myths, as well as the rituals and rites that you can do today. You can be a Strega! The book includes a full set of rituals that you can do. You'll find rituals for all of the Italian Witchcraft holidays including Shadow Fest, Lupercus, Tana's Day and more. You'll also find rituals for the Full Moon, births, funerals. There is a practical side to this book, too. It is filled with instructions so that you can cast spells and work with the powers of incense, oils, herbs, and candles. You'll learn to work with the magick of the Moon and Stars. You'll be able to do protection rituals and learn how to cure someone who has received the "Malocchio" (Evil Eye). Many of the mysteries revealed here have never been published before. You'll learn secret gestures of power and secret symbols. And you can use them all! Also revealed are the secrets of the tools of the Italian Witch. You'll learn how to prepare the "Spirit Blade" and the ritual wand. You'll learn how to make the Spirit Bowl and use to consecrate other tools and talismans. If you're looking to discover real Witchcraft, or if you're already a Witch but are thinking about other traditions, this is the book for you.

 And Never Know the Joy  Book

And Never Know the Joy

  • Author : C. C. Barfoot
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 490
  • ISBN 10 : 9789042020764

And Never Know the Joy Excerpt :

“And Never Know the Joy” : Sex and the Erotic in English Poetry promises the reader much to enjoy and to reflect on: riddles and sex games; the grammar of relationships; the cunning psychology of bodily fantasies; sexuality as the ambiguous performance of words; the allure of music and its instruments; the erotics of death and remembrance, are just a few of the initial themes that emerge from the twenty-five articles to be found in this volume, with many an invitation “to seize the day”. Reproduction, pregnancy, and fear; discredited and degraded libertines; the ventriloquism of sexual objects; the ease with which men are reduced to impotence by the carnality of women; orgasm and melancholy; erotic mysticism and religious sexuality; the potency and dangers of fruit and flowers; the delights of the recumbent male body and of dancing girls; the fertile ritual use of poetic texts; striptease and revolution; silent women reclaimed as active vessels, are amongst the many engaging topics that emerge out of the ongoing and entertaining scholarly discussion of sex and eroticism in English poetry.

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft

  • Author : Christopher Penczak
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738702766

The Inner Temple of Witchcraft Excerpt :

Explore your Inner Temple—your personal sacred space where there are no boundaries and all things are possible. With study, dedication, and practice, the lessons and exercises in this book will empower you to transform the repetitive rigors of the daily grind into a witch's web of magickal experiences. The Inner Temple of Witchcraft is a thorough course of education, introspection, meditation, and the development of the magickal and psychic abilities that are the birthright of the witch. Four introductory chapters present the history, traditions, and principles of witchcraft, followed by thirteen lessons that start with basic meditation techniques and culminate in a self-initiation ceremony equivalent to the first-degree level of traditional coven-based witchcraft. As you progress through this year-and-a-day course of study, you will explore a wide range of topics that support and inform the dedicated witch: Ancient and modern magickal philosophy Modern scientific theories supporting a new definition of reality "Instant" magick techniques for protection, healing, and serenity Energy work and anatomy, including chakras and auras Astral travel, dreams, and spirit guides Healing techniques for body, mind, and spirit This book's non-dogmatic presentation encourages an eclectic, personal approach while providing a strong foundation for the practice of witchcraft and magick. Develop your psychic abilities and practice potent magickal techniques as you explore the source of every witch's power—the temple within. Winner of the 2003 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for Best Magic Book

Queer Women and Religious Individualism Book

Queer Women and Religious Individualism

  • Author : Melissa M. Wilcox
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253353511

Queer Women and Religious Individualism Excerpt :

Spiritual, queer, and community identity in 21st-century America.