Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic

Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999356609
Publisher: Red Temple Press
Publication date: 04/23/2018
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 108,700
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Aidan Wachter is well known in magical, pagan and occult circles as a highly respected talismanic jeweler. He first encountered the magical arts in 1982, and began serious study in 1987, largely as a method of gaining control over unwanted possession experiences. He is an eclectic practitioner, having worked with various streams of witchcraft, chaos magic, ceremonial magic, folk magic, and freestyle sorcery. He is an animist, and his work is spirit-driven and results oriented. He counts among his spiritual forebears Austin Osman Spare, Rosaleen Norton, Dorji Banzarov, and Jan Fries. He lives in the mountains of New Mexico with his wife, cat, several dogs, goats, and a mixed flock of chickens and Muscovy ducks.

Zahrt researches the history, philosophy and epistemology of astrology, with a special focus on the German cultural realm. Her doctoral thesis, titled The Astrological Imaginary in Early Twentieth Century Germany (University of California, Berkeley, 2012), concerns the ways in which astrology shaped philosophy, literature and the arts during the Weimar Republic. In 2016, she completed the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity St David extending that research. Her work appears in Sky and Symbol (Sophia Centre Press, 2013), Verdant Gnosis: Cultivating the Green Path, Vol. 2 (Revelore Press, 2016) and Table Talk (Counterpoint, 2014); her translation work includes Zoroaster's Telescope (Ouroboros Press, 2013) and selected alchemical writings of Paracelsus, in Occlith 1 (Viatorium Press, 2016). She is also the Creative Director of the Sophia Centre Press, and she lives in Seattle, WA.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction, 11

2. Intention, 13

3. Clarifying the Focus, 15

4. Animism, Essence, Symbiosis, 21

5. Two Worlds and In-Between, 27

6. Gut and Bone, 33

7. Re/Claiming: Self, Power, and Position, 35

8. The Six Ways, 39

9. Entering into Silence, 49

10. Entering into Trance, 51

11. Entering into Power, 57

12. Trance and Traveling, 61

13. Simple Divination: the Pendulum, 71

14. Raising Power and the Magical Voice, 75

15. Offerings, 79

16. For the Dead, 83

17. Petitions, 85

18. Sigils, Servitors, and Spirits, 87

19. Training Power, 97

20. At the Crossroads: A Brief Note on Roles, 101

21. On the Stacking of Skulls, 103

22. The Work of the Weavers, 107

23. Playing the Long Game, 109

24. Sacred Fear, 115

25. On Consecration, a Candle Spell, and Falling in Love, 117

26. Vessels, 121

27. Talismanic Magic, 125

28. Behind the Wall of Sleep, 131

29. The Process of Weeding Out, 135

30. The Ship in Practice, 139

31. Stay Clean, 143

32. Reticulation, 151

33. Dirt Sorcery, 155

Suggested Reading, 159

Index, 162

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