Crafting Wiccan Traditions: Creating a Foundation for Your Spiritual Beliefs & Practices [NOOK Book]

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Would you like to embark on a transformative journey unlike any other? In this comprehensive guide, award-winning author Raven Grimassi shows you how to craft a Wiccan tradition that is imbued with your unique signature.

Based upon your core beliefs, you can design a spiritual system that best reflects your personal needs. Choose a patron deity, work with egregores, create a Book of Shadows, conduct rituals to honor gods and goddesses—the ...

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Crafting Wiccan Traditions: Creating a Foundation for Your Spiritual Beliefs & Practices

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Overview

Would you like to embark on a transformative journey unlike any other? In this comprehensive guide, award-winning author Raven Grimassi shows you how to craft a Wiccan tradition that is imbued with your unique signature.

Based upon your core beliefs, you can design a spiritual system that best reflects your personal needs. Choose a patron deity, work with egregores, create a Book of Shadows, conduct rituals to honor gods and goddesses—the possibilities are endless.

Perfect for the solitary or group practitioner, this book will help you craft a coherent and empowering traditional structure that is based on strong Wiccan foundations, yet entirely your own. Call forth the power of Wiccan mythos as you explore the sacred circle, ritual and magical correspondences to nature, initiation rites, the eight Sabbats, and the Wheel of the Year.

Pioneer your own spiritual tradition—and take the first step on your personalized path to the divine.

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With over 35 years of experience and training as a practicing witch, Grimassi is qualified to write about Wiccan traditions. As the author of ten award-winning books on contemporary Wicca, he has developed a following. His latest work is designed to help both new and experienced practitioners design a traditional structure based on strong Wiccan foundations that is also suited to the individual's or group's distinctive spiritual path. Topics covered range from training new members, setting laws for the group, choosing the Pantheon, and creating Wheel of the Year rituals. Readers should have a general knowledge of Wicca to understand all of the nuances of the text. Suitable for all libraries.
—Jennifer Kuncken Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738717869
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 312,562
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Raven Grimassi is a Neo-Pagan scholar and award-winning author of over twelve books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-Paganism. He is a member of the American Folk Lore Society and is co-founder and co-director of the College of the Crossroads.

Raven's background includes training in the Rosicrucian Order as well as the study of the Kabbalah through the First Temple of Tifareth under Lady Sara Cunningham. His early magical career began in the late 1960s and involved the study of works by Franz Bardon, Eliphas Levi, William Barrett, Dion Fortune, William Gray, William Butler, and Israel Regardie.

Today Raven is the directing Elder of the tradition of Aridian Witchcraft, and together with his wife Stephanie Taylor he is developing a complete teaching system known as Ash, Birch and Willow. This system is the culmination of over 35 years of study and practice in the magical and spiritual traditions of the indigenous people of pre-Christian Europe.



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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Introduction     1
The Enchanted World View     5
Building Your Own Tradition     15
Finding Your Pantheon     27
Weaving the Wheel of the Year     41
Creating Rituals     51
Ritual Patterns     81
Initiation and Metaphysical Aspects of Wicca     97
The Book of Shadows     123
The Correspondences     149
Crafting the Patterns     159
Classic Wiccan Myths     167
Group Rituals     175
Solitary Rituals     209
Glossary     231
Suggested Reading List     235
Bibliography     239
Index     243
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2012

    Well thought out

    This book was well thought out and put together. Even though I have been practicing for many years I still learned something new.

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