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The Inner Mysteries: Progressive Witchcraft and Connection to the Divine [NOOK Book]

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A look into the underlying principles behind modern magic in Witchcraft, this investigation provides an integrated training system for both solitary Witches and coven-based trainees in the form of magical energy practice and cosmology. By fully explaining the values of Witchcraft, this work makes numerous Wiccan practices approachable, including Circle casting, raising energy, elemental work, and drawing down the moon. Illustrating how Wicca is a modern, nondogmatic, and dynamic tradition still in a state of ...

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The Inner Mysteries: Progressive Witchcraft and Connection to the Divine

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Overview

A look into the underlying principles behind modern magic in Witchcraft, this investigation provides an integrated training system for both solitary Witches and coven-based trainees in the form of magical energy practice and cosmology. By fully explaining the values of Witchcraft, this work makes numerous Wiccan practices approachable, including Circle casting, raising energy, elemental work, and drawing down the moon. Illustrating how Wicca is a modern, nondogmatic, and dynamic tradition still in a state of evolution, this book also features a history of the spirituality of Witchcraft.

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"This book is essential reading for all, whether they have been in the craft for days or years."  —Pentacle Magazine, on first edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936863808
  • Publisher: Marion Street Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 765,728
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Janet Farrar is considered one of the world's leading experts on the subject of Wicca. She is the author of numerous books on the subject, including A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook, The Witches' Goddess: The Feminine Principle of Divinity, and The Wiccan Way. Gavin Bone has been practicing Witchcraft for more than 20 years. He travels around the world leading speaker engagements and workshops on the subject. They are the coauthors of The Healing Craft and The Pagan Path.

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Table of Contents

Figures vii

Photographs viii

Preface x

Acknowledgments xvii

Introduction xviii

Chapter 1 In the Beginning: From Witchcraft to Wicca 1

Chapter 2 Into the New Millennium: Progressive Witchcraft Evolves 22

Chapter 3 At the Heart: Spirituality and the Mysteries 44

Chapter 4 God and Goddess Deity-Centered Witchcraft 60

Chapter 5 The Progressive Coven: The Witch's "Family" 76

Chapter 6 Making the Witch: Training within Witchcraft 92

Chapter 7 Spiritual Cosmology: Walking Between the Worlds 111

Chapter 8 Sorcery: The Magical Art of the Witch 131

Chapter 9 The Wheel: Cycles of Time and Fate 153

Chapter 10 Priesthood: Connecting with and Serving Deity 170

Chapter 11 First Steps on the Path: Finding a Progressive Teacher or Coven 186

Liber Actios: A Training Manual 199

Appendix A Occult/Spiritual Laws 219

Appendix B Goddesses and Gods of Witchcraft 223

Appendix C Correspondence Tables 235

Appendix D Contacts and Useful Addresses 238

Bibliography 241

Index 246

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