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The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft
The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft
Shadows, Spirits and the Healing Journey

By: Christopher Penczak
Series: Penczak Temple Series #6
Imprint: Llewellyn
Specs: Trade Paperback | 9780738707679
English  |  480 pages | 8 x 9 x 1 IN
Pub Date: July 2005
Price: $21.95 US,  $25.50 CAN
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Contents
List of Exercises . . . xi

List of Figures . . . xiii
Introduction: What Is the Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft? . . . xvii
Chapter One
Witchcraft and Shamanism . . . 1
Chapter Two
Opening the Veil . . . 19
Chapter Three
Making Sacred Space . . . 39
Chapter Four
The Role of the Shamanic Witch . . . 57
Chapter Five
Lesson One: The Worlds of the Shaman . . . 79
Chapter Six
Lesson Two: The World Aside . . . 123
Chapter Seven
Lesson Three: The Underworld Path . . . 151
Chapter Eight
Lesson Four: The Starry Road . . . 183
Chapter Nine
Lesson Five: Walking with the Spirits . . . 207
Lesson Six: The World of Dreams . . . 249
Chapter Eleven
Lesson Seven: Rites of the Shaman . . . 269
Chapter Twelve
Lesson Eight: Animal Spirit Medicine . . . 285
Chapter Thirteen
Lesson Nine: Plant, Stone, and Song Medicine . . . 311
Chapter Fourteen
Lesson Ten: Past-Life Healing . . . 357
Chapter Fifteen
Lesson Eleven: Shamanic Healing . . . 373
Chapter Sixteen
Lesson Twelve: Mastering the Three Worlds . . . 415
Chapter Seventeen
Lesson Thirteen: Shadow Initiation . . . 431
Bibliography . . . 447
Index . . . 453
Chapter Ten Exercises
: Entering a Meditative State . . . 30
: The Inner Temple . . . 32
: Emotional Body Training . . . 73
: Shadow Promise Ritual . . . 76
: Finding Your World Tree . . . 85
: Tree Breathing . . . 106
: Introductory Journey . . . 118
: Building Your Own Witch Bag . . . 138
: Eating Heavy Energy . . . 143
: Earth Mother Journey . . . 146
: Lower World Journey to Meet a Power Animal . . . 164
: Shapeshifting Journey . . . 169
: Faery Contact . . . 176
: Underworld Offering . . . 179
: Upper World Journey . . . 191
: Angelic Journey . . . 194
: Higher-Self Connection . . . 200
xii ? Exercises : Upper World Energy . . . 204
: Invocation . . . 226
: Ancestor Ritual . . . 238
: Clearing a Haunting . . . 244
: Dream Ritual . . . 266
: Journeying the Wheel of the Year . . . 276
: Meeting the Spirits ofthe Seasons . . . 277
: Animal Spirit Medicine Retrieval Journey . . . 304
: Plant Spirit Communication . . . 316
: Plant Spirit Medicine Retrieval Journey . . . 328
: Stone Spirit Medicine Retrieval Journey . . . 347
: Sacred Sound . . . 353
: Ritual to Revoke Past-Life Contracts . . . 367
: Healing Past-Life Regression . . . 369
: Spirit Body Journey . . . 391
: Healing Chambers . . . 392
: Hands-on Healing . . . 395
: Soul Retrieval . . . 407
: Distilling the Shadow . . . 409
: Elemental Journey . . . 417
: Sending . . . 419
: Distant Spirit Medicine Retrieval . . . 420
: Cosmic River and Witch Star Journey . . . 423
: Healing Chamber to Release Unhealthy Spirit Attachments . . . 426
: Journey to the Dark Goddess/God . . . 428
Figures
: Inhibitory and Exhibitory Techniques . . . 23
: Equal-Armed Cross in the Circle . . . 40
: Banishing Pentagram . . . 43
: Directional Spirit Wheel . . . 49
: Smudge Bundles . . . 52
: Invoking Pentagram . . . 55
: Ogham Alphabet . . . 82–84
: Names ofthe World Tree/World Mountain . . . 84
: Shamanic World Tree and the Vesica Pisces . . . 87
: Fionn’s Window . . . 91
: Ogham and the Other Worlds Diagram . . . 92
: Ogham and the Other Worlds Chart . . . 93
: Norse World Tree . . . 102
: Tree Breathing . . . 105
: Gundestrup Horned Figure . . . 114
: Egyptian Sitting Pose . . . 115
: Shaman Lying Facedown . . . 116
xiv ? Figures : Standing Statue Pose . . . 117
: Middle World Names . . . 125
: Silver Branch . . . 135
: Spectrum of Energies . . . 141
: Names for the Earth Goddess . . . 146
: Lower World Names . . . 159
: Upper World Names . . . 189
: Higher-Self Contact—Individual and Group . . . 201
: Infinity Loop . . . 209
: Infinity Loops with the World Tree . . . 210
: Invocation of the Horned One . . . 220
: Healing Solar Cross . . . 263
: The Wheel of the Year and the World Tree . . . 272
:Stone Age Dog Image . . . 292
: Poem of Nine Woods . . . 326
: Five-Petalled Flowers—Nightshade, Datura, Vinca, Cinquefoil . . . 333
: Flower Essence Creation . . . 337
: Gundestrup Cauldron—Cauldron of Resurrection . . . 393
: Celtic Cities . . . 417
: Building a Shield . . . 436
Figures 38A and 38B: Shield Design . . . 437




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