Powerful Traditions: The Gardnerian Book of Shadows [NOOK Book]

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Powerful Traditions: The Gardnerian Book of Shadows

A "Book of Shadows" refers to the sacred text of any given Coven, Religion or Cult. Generally the original is hand-written and is often in some sort of code or cypher. This is the Book of Shadows by Gerald Gardner and is considered the crntral text of Wicca. Gardner attributed his book to an ancient, clandestine cult in which he claims to have been initiated. The text shows influences from ...
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Powerful Traditions: The Gardnerian Book of Shadows

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Overview

Powerful Traditions: The Gardnerian Book of Shadows

A "Book of Shadows" refers to the sacred text of any given Coven, Religion or Cult. Generally the original is hand-written and is often in some sort of code or cypher. This is the Book of Shadows by Gerald Gardner and is considered the crntral text of Wicca. Gardner attributed his book to an ancient, clandestine cult in which he claims to have been initiated. The text shows influences from Celtic folklore, the Enochian system, Thelema, the Golden Dawn, Italian Witchcraft (Stregaria), Tantric Yoga and more. It is a powerful book, steeped in ancient tradition.

Contents:

Casting the Circle
Drawing Down the Moon
The Charge
Initiation: First Degree
Initiation: Second Degree
Initiation: Third Degree
Cakes and Wine
The Sabbat Rituals: November Eve
The Sabbat Rituals: February Eve
The Sabbat Rituals: May Eve
The Sabbat Rituals: August Eve
On Chants
To Help the Sick
The Scourge and the Kiss
The Priestess and the Sword
The Warning
Of the Ordeal of the Art Magical
The Eightfold Way
To Gain the Sight
Power
Properly Prepared
The Meeting Dance
To Leave the Body
The Working Tools
Skyclad
A Revision of the Casting Procedure
The Prose Charge
Cakes and Wine
The Sabbat Rituals: Spring Equinox
The Sabbat Rituals: Summer Solstice
The Sabbat Rituals: Autumn Equinox
The Sabbat Rituals: Winter Solstice
The Eightfold Path or Ways
The First-Degree Initiation
The Second-Degree Initiation
The Third-Degree Initiation
The Witches' Chant or Rune
Consecrating Tools
The Old Laws
The Verse Charge
Casting and Charging
Forming the Circle
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012657732
  • Publisher: Gothic Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 373,245
  • File size: 168 KB

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  • Posted March 14, 2011

    Remarkably similar to Aidan Kelly's Crafting the Art of Magic (vol 1)

    So much so, that portions even retain Kelly's notations. People need to learn that just because something is available on the internet it is not necessarily "public domain". If you are interested in this book, I suggest at a minimum you check out sacred-texts [dot] com/pag/gbos.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Bogus

    Spend the money on a book by Cunningham or Patricia Telesco or Starhawk OR Z Budapest but this book is a ripoff. Don't waste your money.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    This is the quintessential source for Gardnerian Witchcraft upon

    This is the quintessential source for Gardnerian Witchcraft upon which many newer works are modelled. Gerald Gardner is considered by many to be the father of modern Witchcraft, so I would say this work is to be heeded. Those who think not do not know what it is.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    Interested for historical research

    Sample was interesting. Glad these rituals are not mandatory... more like guidelines n suggestions

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