For the first time in more than a decade, Grimassi introduces listeners to a new system of witchcraft, one that draws upon the old ways and the old days to teach the practitioner how to master all that it is to be a Witch. Chock full of spells, illustrations of plant spirits, and rituals, Grimassi takes listeners deep into the woods to learn the secrets of the Thorned Path.
Here we meet the entities that dwell deep within the organic memory of the earth—the devas, the deities, the magical life force behind the surface of the wooded glen. Chapters include Plant Spirits of the Green Realm, The Rose and Thorn Path of Witchery, Works of Magick, The Old Ones, and The Old Rites.
As practical as it is enchanting, this audiobook will show students of witchcraft the ways of the Thorned Path.
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About the Author
Raven Grimassi is a Neo-Pagan scholar and award-winning author of over twelve books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-Paganism including Old World Witchcraft and Italian Witchraft. He is a member of the American Folklore Society and is co-founder and co-director of the Crossroads Fellowship, a modern Mystery School tradition. He lives in Springfield, MA. Author website: www.ravengrimassi.net
Read an Excerpt
"Entrance into the Old Ways begins with the pricking of a finger with a rose thorn, which produces a drop of blood. This opens the way into the Thorned Path, a system, which uses five rose thorns to symbolize the five arts of Witchcraft that one should master. These arts are Herbalist, Fortune-Teller, Spirit Medium, Mystic, and Magician. We call mastering these aspects 'the gathered thorns' --thus the Thorned Path."
Table of Contents
1 The Enchanted World 1
2 The Rose and Thorn Path 17
3 Tools of the Witches' Craft 39
4 Plant Spirits of the Greenwood 65
5 Works of Magic 105
6 The Old Ones 139
7 The Mythos 147
8 The Old Rites 159
9 The Modern Solitary Rites 181
Appendix A The Plant Spirit Seals 131
Appendix B Symbols of the Rose and Thorn Path 233