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Hereditary Witchcraft
Hereditary Witchcraft
Secrets of the Old Religion

By: Raven Grimassi
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9781567182569
English  |  288 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
7 x 9 , 288 pp. , 31 illus. appendices , glossary , bibliog. , index
Pub Date: September 1999
Price: $17.95 US,  $20.95 CAN
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Discover the real sources of many of the traditions, beliefs, and techniques of modern Witchcraft! And what author Raven Grimassi reveals in Hereditary Witchcraft is the documented ancient roots of the Old Religion.

One-by-one, Grimassi goes through the tenets of Witchcraft and shows their ancient sources. The association of the pentagram with Witchcraft goes back at least 2,500 years. The idea of the four elements goes back to a philosopher named Empedocles of Sicily in around 475 B.C.E. The practice of many covens today of having a Priestess, Priest, and Maiden can be traced back over 2,000 years to ancient Pompeii.

This book is filled with history, myth, and folklore. But it is also filled with rituals and techniques that you can do. On these pages you will learn how to prepare and banish a magic circle. You'll learn rituals you can do by yourself, including those for the Solstices, Diana's Day, and Cornucopia. With this information you can become a follower of the Old Ways!

Of course, one of the most famous aspects of Witchcraft is magick. Grimassi doesn't disappoint here, either. You'll learn runic magick and divination; you'll learn about doing magick with the Moon and stars; you'll learn secret symbols and the powers of herbs.

If you are a Witch—or you're thinking about becoming a Witch—this is one of the most important books you could possibly have. You'll find the documentation to support the antiquity of your beliefs and the way Witchcraft is practiced today. This book is both a guide for everyday life and a resource to discover Wiccan origins. If you don't have a copy of this book, get one today. You'll use it for the rest of your life.

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The Cauldron of Memory
The Cauldron of Memory
Retrieving Ancestral Knowledge & Wisdom
Raven Grimassi
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Crafting Wiccan Traditions
Crafting Wiccan Traditions
Creating a Foundation for Your Spiritual Beliefs & Practices
Raven Grimassi
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The Hidden Path
The Hidden Path
Raven Grimassi, Stephanie Taylor, Mickie Mueller
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Witchcraft
Witchcraft
A Mystery Tradition
Raven Grimassi
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Spirit of the Witch
Spirit of the Witch
Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft
Raven Grimassi
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The Witch's Familiar
The Witch's Familiar
Spiritual Partnerships for Successful Magic
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The Witches' Craft
The Witches' Craft
The Roots of Witchcraft & Magical Transformation
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Wiccan Magick
Wiccan Magick
Inner Teachings of the Craft
Raven Grimassi
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Wiccan Mysteries
Wiccan Mysteries
Ancient Origins & Teachings
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Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
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Italian Witchcraft
Italian Witchcraft
The Old Religion of Southern Europe
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