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Beyond the Book of Shadows: Advanced Ritual Practice

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A guide to some of the advanced techniques of ritual circle building within the full tradition of modern Wicca. What really goes on in a Wiccan circle on a magical level, is rarely written about. This earnest book is a guide to conducting the fundamentals of ritual and an inspiration to the mystery of ritual, for when any ritual truly comes alive it enters into the other world and takes us with it. There are advanced techniques and a sincere attempt to explain and develop Wiccan ritual practice -- especially the ...
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Overview

A guide to some of the advanced techniques of ritual circle building within the full tradition of modern Wicca. What really goes on in a Wiccan circle on a magical level, is rarely written about. This earnest book is a guide to conducting the fundamentals of ritual and an inspiration to the mystery of ritual, for when any ritual truly comes alive it enters into the other world and takes us with it. There are advanced techniques and a sincere attempt to explain and develop Wiccan ritual practice -- especially the energetic side of ritual. It is primarily focused on two practices; the setting up of a magical circle and the invoking of Divine force into it. Together these form the two fundamentals of Wiccan magic ritual. The idea is that if these two practices are learned correctly, and done to the best of our ability, then everything else will fall into place and evolve quite naturally. Wicca, has at its heart, a pure diamond of divine mysteries, one of the few mystery religions we still have with us today.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780956188601
  • Publisher: Green Magic
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 1,438,279
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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lives in South West England in Bristol.
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Chapter 3. Circle Building.

Having looked at the underlying foundations and motivations behind practising magic and ritual and before we look in depth at the different aspects of circle building, it is useful to take an overview of the whole process of how we go about opening up a magical circle for ritual. The basic circle ritual forms the backbone of magical practice and certainly is the main practice at Wiccan Esbats and as preparation for the seasonal Sabbats. (continued)

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Table of Contents

Introduction v

Part I Setting the Scene

1 Magic, Ritual & Symbolism 3

2 Three things we need for magic 11

3 Circle Building 17

Part II Breaking it Down; Building it up

4 The Temple 27

5 The Altar 33

6 Clearing, Sweeping and Opening 41

The Shape of Things to Come:

7 Circles, Pentagrams and Hexagrams 51

8 The Elements 69

9 Invoking the Elements & Elemental Guardians 87

10 Creating your own Elemental Guardians 101

11 Raising and using Energy 107

12 Invoking the Gods 115

13 Closing and Grounding 127

14 Complete Circle Opening Ritual 133

Part III Going Beyond

15 Ritual Tools 147

16 Initiation 159

17 The Path of a Witch 165

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