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.
Before I met Merlin Stone I was blind. It took her a little time; she gave me a strong dose of love, and from then on I could see—see the world as a feminist, that is. Merlin converted me, so if you haven't yet read her work, be prepared to bring the Goddess into your own life as well.
I'm Lenny Schneir. Shortly after meeting Merlin in 1976,... read this article