One of the questions many scholars and Pagans have had over the past few decades is a simple one: where did Witchcraft come from? As more and more information about our ancient ancestors has come to light under modern scholarship and research, that answer has become clear. It developed out of the earliest form of spirituality, Shamanism
Witchcraft and the Shamanic Journey (previously titled North Star Road) by Kenneth Johnson is about Pagan folkways from ancient times. It shows how Shamanism evolved into what was called Witchcraft. If that was all that was in this book it would be well worth your while to read and study¾but it offers more.
There is also a modern, practical side to Witchcraft and the Shamanic Journey that makes the ancient techniques usable today. In this book, you will learn how to find your tree of power, experience death and rebirth, have a feast to honor the dead, find your animal totem, scry into the spirit world, travel up the world tree, journey to the land of youth, and more.
Practical, informative, and highly readable, if you're on a spiritual path, your journey is not complete until you understand the secrets revealed in Witchcraft and the Shamanic Journey.
Mabon, of all the Sabbats, does not directly correlate to any known Celtic or Anglo-Saxon holiday. Instead, the harvest that it celebrates honored an entire season of sacred, survival-ensuring work. Mabon's predecessor, Michaelmas, came about as a recognized holy day during harvest season as a means of subverting the Pagan harvest traditions by... read this article