For Witches and Pagans of all traditions and paths, By Land, Sky & Sea will help you develop an intimate understanding of the magickal lore and traditions of modern shamanic pathworking. Based upon the Celtic realms of land, sky, and sea, this wise and unique book explores the ancient trinity and its Greek, Hawaiian, Hindu, Stregheria, and Wiccan customs. Gede Parma guides you through effective methods for working in the three realms, culminating in powerful rituals for each.
—Gain basic skills in breathwork, omenwalking, divination, and celebrating the body through dance —Learn techniques for energy work and expanding consciousness, such as astral projection, clearing and balancing the chakras, and clairvoyance —Enact true shamanic practices of trance, vision journeying, channeling, oracle reading, initiation, and rebirth
"Lyrical, anecdotal, and practical . . . This book will engage and refresh the seasoned practitioner of modern Witchcraft and enlighten the novice equally. Recommended."—Kala Trobe, author of The Witch's Guide to Life
For the past five years, Gede Parma (author of By Land, Sky & Sea and Spirited) has focused on what he believes to be the underlying or core teachings of Witchcraft. This foundation is essentially shamanic, meaning our cosmologies relate to a manifold expression (generally threefold) of realms, and we may travel between and through them in order to learn, change, deepen, and grow. In the process we actualize our divinity, become Gods amongst Gods, and interact with the world as alive and magickally potent. The enabling factor is of course initiation. Here, Gede Parma explains how we reach this point of understanding.
Pagan, Witch, Wiccan: all of these terms are used to describe someone who follows an earth-based spiritual path. But what do they really mean? Gede Parma, author of Spirited, explains what it truly means to live life as a Pagan.
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