There are no short-cuts to becoming a Witch. Traditionally, students take a year and a day to prepare for their initiation into the Craft. Based on this age-old custom, Wicca: A Year and a Day is a one-of-a-kind daily guide that introduces Witchcraft over a 366-day cycle.
Ideal for solitary students, this intensive study course teaches the core content of Wiccan practice: the tides of time, the wonders of the seasons, the ways of herbs and magic, the mysticism of the Old Ones, and the inner disciplines of seers and sages. Daily lessons include exercises, Wiccan theology and lore, and discussions relating to circle work, magical correspondences, holidays, deities, tools, healing, and divination.
Beltane, or May Eve, is one of the most important holidays in the pagan year. It is seen oftentimes as equal to Samhain, its opposite festival in the calendar, as both days are noted for the thinning of the veil that separates this world from the otherworld. However, where Samhain celebrates death, Beltane celebrates life and growth, manifested this time of year by fruit and flower. The hallmark of Beltane is fertility, and it is said that in ancient times peasants would light Beltane bonfires and make love in the fields to promote a good growing season through sympathetic magic. However, Beltane isn't only about sexual union, but rather the union of all opposites, and the new things that are created through that union. To get in touch with the fertile flavor of the season, try this simple incantation from Timothy Roderick's
This book takes readers on a spiritual journey through the traditional year and a day of Wiccan training. It is the same kind of training you might receive if you were taught by an experienced Wiccan elder. And though it covers many of the essential ...
After I completed the manuscript for Advanced Witchcraft I was scheduled to write a book on past-life and karmic tarot. I wrote it, but I fought distractions during the entire creation of that manuscript. I kept thinking about all those seekers on ...
Although technically the days are already growing shorter, July and August are undoubtedly the most summery months of year, when the weather gets really sweltering and people crave cool drinks, barbecue, playful games and sports, and lounging ...
Grave minding and grave decorating traditions run hand in hand with
the season of Samhain, and perhaps nowhere is this as apparent as in
Central and South America during Dias de los Muertos. However, elements of this practice are easily incorporated into modern Pagan traditions and offer a subtle yet powerful method of honoring the dead. It
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