The greatest Witches of folklore practiced their craft by conjuring spirits and employing a familiar spirit. Now, centuries later, these artssupposedly the domain of ceremonial magicians onlycan be perfected by modern Witches. In this groundbreaking book, Witch and ritual magician Frater Barrabbas shares a system of Witchcraft-based magic developed for safely performing invocations and evocations, handling fallen spirits and Goetic demons, traveling in the spirit world, creating a spirit pact, and constructing your own rituals for spirit conjuring.
To help you get to know the full breadth of the spirit world, Spirit Conjuring for Witches includes a unique list of spirits as well as techniques for working with sigils and recommendations for classical grimoires. Exploring history, folktales, and personal experiences, this book shows how to magically develop relationships with spirits and ultimately master both the spirit and material worlds.
"A clear and distinct body of tools and rituals for working with a broad range of spirits. If you are a witch looking for a more formal approach to this field, this may be the book for you."Ivo Dominguez Jr., author of Spirit Speaks and Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans
"Frater Barrabbas has made a valuable contribution to the practice of modern witchcraft...This is a very thorough and carefully developed invitation to revive the practice of magical evocation that historically played so central a role in witchcraft and magic."Jim Baker, author of The Cunning Man's Handbook
"Frater Barrabbas shows how modern Witches can also reclaim their ability to conjure spirits in the age-old tradition of evoking beings of the Otherworld to attain knowledge or obtain practical results in this world. With the current revival in the publication, study and use of the classical grimoires, witches who are drawn to the practice of the magickal evocation of spirits now have a detailed guide to the inner preparations and outer practices necessary to evoke spirits safely and correctly."Jonathan Nightshade, Gardnerian HP, Traditional Crafter and Sorcerer
"I wish that there had a book like Spirit Conjuring for Witches back when; it would have saved me any number of missteps along the way. With more than forty years of experience under his cincture, Frater Barabbas speaks with a voice of wisdom, clarity and authority: truly one of the Thirteen Human Treasures of Paganistan."Steven Posch, Traditional Witch and Host of Radio Paganistan
"As Witches we all work with Deity and various spirits; but can you honestly say you communicate with them? This book is a valuable resource for every serious Witch's library. The author has outlined how to truly connect with that spirit realm, which allows us to build a relationship with those we work with."Lady Adariana, Gardnerian HPS
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About the Author
Frater Barrabbas (Twin Cities, MN) is a practicing ritual magician who has studied magick and the occult for over thirty-five years. He is the founder of a magical order called the Order of the Gnostic Star and he is an elder and lineage holder in the Alexandrian tradition of Witchcraft. Visit his blog at fraterbarrabbas.blogspot.com.
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments . . . xi 1. Legendary Witches and Their Craft . . . 1 2. Modern Witchcraft and Repurposing of Spirit Conjuration . . . 23 3. Witchcraft and Ritual Magic: Nomenclature and Technique . . . 41 4. Building the Tools of the Modern Conjuring Witch: Part One . . . 81 5. Building the Tools of the Modern Conjuring Witch: Part Two . . . 103 6. Spirit Conjuration for the Modern Witch . . . 137 7. Spirit Lists, Managing Different Spirits, and Traveling the Spirit World . . . 165 EpilogueSpirit Conjuring and the Spirit Traveling Witch . . . 195 Appendix OneSpirit Lists: Detailed Category of Various Angels and Demons . . . 203 Appendix TwoOverview of the Old Grimoires and How to Use Them . . . 221 Bibliography . . . 241 Index . . . 245
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I want to write a little bit about "Spirit Conjuring for Witches" by Frater Barrabbas. This is a heft book on spirit conjuring, if this is something you wish to incorporate in your practice I highly recommend. Barrabbas doesn't assume you know anything about spirit conjuration, so he provides a well written guide from start to finish. He opens the book by discussing the sort of "lost art" of spirit conjuring by famous witches of days past. He believes this practice in an integral part of witchcraft history that sort of disappeared in the current trends of magick. This was an interesting chapter to read, a little over my head a bit, but well-written. Next, the author gets to the nitty-gritty about how to prepare for spirit conjuring. What things you need to practice (like casting a circle and much more) before you should attempt to spirit conjure. He goes through some techniques, history, and nomenclature associated with the spirit world. Lots of really great info here about the hierarchy of spirits. After you have a solid foundation, Barrabbas provides step by step, in-depth sections on conjuring spirits. He writes about how the ritual has many parts, each an important step in achieving your goal in conjuration. There is a lot of setting aside ego and work involved in this process, so it really is important to be dedicated to this work. This is a very well-researched and thought-out guidebook. Barrabbas is an elegant writer, with an obvious mastering of this subject. At times it felt a little heavy, but in honesty it is a heavy subject. I read it out of curiosity, so I can't write about how successful someone will be using this book. The thought of actually conjuring a spirit scares me a little, but if you are willing to put in the work (and you will need several months of intense study to be successful) then this is a good tool to have in your toolbox. I received a copy of this from NetGalley for my honest review.