Refreshingly real and practical, Spirited gets straight to the heart of Pagan living and Pagan spirituality today. Featuring real-life stories and first-hand experiences from the author and other young Pagans who've actually been there, this book gives you insight into the philosophy and spirituality of current Pagan rituals and practices. You'll get crucial advice on Witchcraft, spellcraft ethics, modern magic spells, coven and solitary work, magic theory and practice, dealing with discrimination and negativity, and incorporating your spiritual beliefs into all the important areas of your life:
For the past five years, Gede Parma (author of By Land, Sky & Sea and Spirited) has focused on what he believes to be the underlying or core teachings of Witchcraft. This foundation is essentially shamanic, meaning our cosmologies relate to a manifold expression (generally threefold) of realms, and we may travel between and through them in order to learn, change, deepen, and grow. In the process we actualize our divinity, become Gods amongst Gods, and interact with the world as alive and magickally potent. The enabling factor is of course initiation. Here, Gede Parma explains how we reach this point of understanding.
Pagan, Witch, Wiccan: all of these terms are used to describe someone who follows an earth-based spiritual path. But what do they really mean? Gede Parma, author of Spirited, explains what it truly means to live life as a Pagan.
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