Set foot on the well-worn path … follow the the time-honored traditions of the Craft as it was once practiced by the village witch. This meticulously researched reference guide preserves the authentic history and practices of Witchcraft, much of which has been forgotten, misplaced, or discarded through the years.
Award-winning Wiccan author Raven Grimassi presents many aspects of Witchcraft never before seen in print, including the entire unedited method of constructing the witches' ladder. You will learn all the essentials of the art of Witchcraft, as well as how to strengthen your magickal power through self-discipline, patience, and perseverance. Also included is the author's correspondence with Doreen Valiente.
Ancient and powerful, the traditions of the Witches' Craft must never be forgotten. Honor the memory of those who have gone before you, and take your own magickal practices further than you ever imagined when you return to the old ways of Witchcraft.
No one likes to talk about it, but we've all experienced it: the disappointment of ineffective magick. Spells don't always work, and the frustration caused by magickal failure can build up over time and hold us back from achieving our full potential. So how can we avoid the mire of mediocre magick? Melanie Marquis, author of The Witch's Bag of Tricks, offers a few practices that—with just fifteen minutes a day—can strengthen your magickal practice.
Many people think of Wicca as just another word for Witchcraft. Some say that Wicca is merely the 20th Century version of the Craft. Others call Wicca the “Old Religion.” And some say that Wicca is totally a 20th Century invention! Many proudly ...
Embarking on a spiritual path is similar to starting an exercise program, or attempting to hone any craft. It takes practice, and lots of it. Regular, and ideally daily, practice. We are often envious of those who seem to effortlessly pull off any ...
The vision of the old village Witch tending her garden in the day and weaving magic at night is a powerful image. Her craft was a timeless art and her ways were an ancient faith. The Old Religion of the Witches' Craft had itself been passed to her ...
As above, so below.
As within, so without.
These Hermetic truisms have been embraced by Pagans from many different paths. Most of us accept that all things are connected: microcosm and macrocosm, inner and outer. We understand that the physical world is a reflection of the spiritual world, and vice versa. And yet, after the ritual is over and... read this article