The Magickal Retreat: Making Time for Solitude, Intention & Rejuvenation

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When was the last time you took a break from the busyness of everyday life and worked magick just for your own delight? The more hectic life is, the more important it is to take time to refresh and recharge your spirit.

This easy-to-use workbook walks you through the process of creating a personal and rejuvenating magickal experience. Using Joseph Campbell’s model of the hero’s journey, this inspiring book helps you identify your intention and tailor a retreat to meet your ...

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Overview

When was the last time you took a break from the busyness of everyday life and worked magick just for your own delight? The more hectic life is, the more important it is to take time to refresh and recharge your spirit.

This easy-to-use workbook walks you through the process of creating a personal and rejuvenating magickal experience. Using Joseph Campbell’s model of the hero’s journey, this inspiring book helps you identify your intention and tailor a retreat to meet your needs. You’ll also find individual retreat plans for specifically focusing on:

—Magickal Skills

—Pathwork

—Home Arts

—Arts and Crafts Green Magick

—Physical and Magickal Wellness

—Psychic Arts Cosmological Practices

—Ceremonial or Ritual Magick Dark Arts

—Science and Technomagick

With this guidebook, you’ll set your goal, choose a format—seclusion, sanctuary, vigil, or vision quest—and determine the time, place, and activities desired. You’ll return from your retreat renewed and energized, with a clear vision of how to integrate the wisdom you learned into your daily life.

Packed with creative ideas, you (or your group) will want to use this book over and over again—anytime you feel the need to slow down, step out of the ordinary, and revive yourself in your own private, sacred, magickal space.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738730660
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/8/2012
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,366,056
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Pesznecker (Oregon) teaches writing at Portland State University and Clackamas Community College. She also teaches online courses in magick through the Grey School of Wizardry.

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Table of Contents

Foreword How to Use This Book xi

Part I The Seeker and the Lore of the Retreat

Chapter 1 The Need for Retreat 3

Chapter 2 Types of Retreat, or "Every Journey Is a Hero's Journey" 11

Part II Heeding the Call

Chapter 3 Who Are You, and What Do You Need? 25

Chapter 4 Planning Your Retreat 43

Chapter 5 Filling the Hours 69

Chapter 6 Solitude and Mindfulness 93

Part III Departure, Initiation, and Return

Chapter 7 Building a Retreat 103

Chapter 8 Departure and Initiation 121

Chapter 9 Return 127

Part IV Individual Retreat Plans

Chapter 10 Magickal Skills Focus 137

Chapter 11 Pathwork Focus 143

Chapter 12 Home Arts Focus 149

Chapter 13 Arts and Crafts Focus 155

Chapter 14 Green Magick Focus 163

Chapter 15 Physical and Magickal Wellness Focus 169

Chapter 16 Psychic Arts Focus 175

Chapter 17 Cosmological Practices Focus 181

Chapter 18 Ceremonial or Ritual Magick Focus 187

Chapter 19 Dark Arts Focus 193

Chapter 20 Science and Technomagick Focus 199

Chapter 21 Group Retreats 205

Part V Afterword

Chapter 22 Looking Back…and Ahead 213

Part VI Resources

Appendix A Recommended Readings 217

Appendix B Templates for Your Retreat 223

Appendix C Magickal Resources for Your Retreat 229

Appendix D About the Mentors Quoted in This Book 241

Bibliography 247

Index 253

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