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Theory and Practice

By: Ly de Angeles
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9781567187823
English  |  288 pages | 6 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: November 2000
Price: $16.99 US,  $19.50 CAN
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Witchcraft: Theory and Practice, presents one of the most complete systems of Wicca ever. Author Ly de Angeles has been an initiated High Priestess for almost three decades, and her training has allowed her to present a unique focus that will make the Craft come alive.

If you have been practicing Witchcraft for some time, this book is ideal. It presents a clear and logical path for understanding the Craft and will help you to get an even fuller understanding of your faith.

If you are fairly new to Witchcraft, or if you just want to know more in order to see if this path is for you, Witchcraft: Theory and Practice is a must!

The book is divided into three sections. The first is about the disciplines you will need to learn and practice. Even if you're not interested in being a Witch, the clear and concise directions for such things as meditation, visualization, telepathy, and self-analysis will be of great value.

The second part of the book is about the ways of the Goddess. Here you will learn about the major festivals and the eight-fold wheel of the year. You'll read about the Goddess and the God, the magical elements, and the secrets of the Book of Shadows. This section fully explains the tools used by a Witch. These include the black-handled dagger known as an athame, the white-handled dagger known as the boline, the chalice, the pentacle, the wand, the censor, and others. You will discover how they are used and keys to choosing or making them.

Once you have your tools you will need to magically prepare them. To do this you need to know the basics of ritual. That is covered here, too. You will learn how to cast a circle and how to consecrate and empower your magical blade.

Part three is about spellcrafting. Here you will learn numerous spells and techniques, including banishings, sigils, astral projection, invisibility, shapeshifting, psychic protection, and many more. You will also find revealed here the secrets of fith-fathing (poppet or doll magic), glamouring, reiving (clearing a place), warding (keeping a thing out), and much more.

Finally, the book includes a large reference section including relevant information about such things as planetary symbolism, the Tarot, numbers, and recommended reading (including fiction and non-fiction).

Witchcraft: Theory and Practice is one of the most practical books on Witchcraft around. It incorporates ideas from other traditions to make Witchcraft even more meaningful. For example, the book includes the mysteries of the Qabbalah, including the Tree of Life and the Four Worlds. It reveals how these concepts apply to Witchcraft.

All things come full circle. With the help of this book you can reclaim the ancient power that sings within your blood through sacred ritual to the Earth and Moon and Sun and Stars. If you have been looking for something more, something that brings together all you know and your dreams and hopes for the future, this book can show you the way.

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