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The Witch's Book of Mysteries

The Witch's Book of Mysteries

by Devin Hunter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738756561
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 05/08/2019
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Devin Hunter has been initiated in several occult traditions. Additionally, he's the founder of his own spiritual tradition called Sacred Fires and is the cofounder of the Black Rose Tradition of Witchcraft. He has been serving clients all over the world for almost two decades through his work as a professional psychic-medium and occultist and through his store, The Mystic Dream, in Walnut Creek, California. Devin hosts an AV Club–favorited podcast and publishes the magazine Modern Witch.

Table of Contents

Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments xv

Foreword xvii

Introduction 1

Part One: Introduction 5
Chapter One: Mysteries, Gnosis, and Power 7

The Lonely Road 9
Witchcraft and Personal Gnosis 9
Egregores and the Ghosts of Religion Past 10
The Warlocking 22
Rewrite the Script 24
Soul Retrieval 26
Witch Power Unchained 29

Chapter Two: Deepening the Witch Power 31
The Essential Practices of an Advanced Witch 32
Z Energy and the Nine Flames 39
Raising Energy 43
Don't Rely on Whimsy 47
Prioritizing What Matters 47
Building a Stronger Path 49

Chapter Three: The Mysteries of Orientation 53
The Secret of Directionality 55
The Mysteries of the Genius Loci 62
The Secret Mysteries of Now 68

Chapter Four: The Eye and the Dream 73
The Witch's Eye 75
The Witch’s Dream 78
Your Mental State 81
Who Your Allies Really Are 82
The Mundane Trappings of Living the Dream 83
Waypoints and Relics 86
Symbols and Power 87
Creating Sigils 89

Chapter Five: Programming the Dream and Awakening Gnosis 93
Symbolism in the Witch's Dream and the Common Code 95
Plants and Fungi 95
Animals, Insects, and Cryptids 98
Metals, Minerals, and Gemstones 103
Places 107
Events 110
The Body 114
Tools, Technology, and Transportation 115
When Symbols Aren’t Symbols at All 118
Degrees of Dream 119

Chapter Six: Protocols of Quintessence 123
Preparation 125
Ingress 127
Congress 131
Egress 132
What to Look For As You Weave 134

Chapter Seven: Activating Quintessence 137
Condensing Crystal Quintessence 141
Condensing Herbal Quintessence 143
Condensing Divine Quintessence 145
The Simulacrum of the Witch Queen 147
The Simulacrum of the Witch King 152

Chapter Eight: The Tools of Quintessence 159
Clearing Intention 162
Consecrating Tools 162
The Lesser Rites of Consecration 164
The Athame 165
The Boline 167
The Wand 168
The Broom or Besom 170
The Stang and the Staff 172
The Cauldron 174
The Chalice 176
The Altar Paten 178

Chapter Nine: Lucid Dreaming and the Witch's Sabbat 181
The Witch's Sabbat 184
Traveling to Sabbat 185
Dreamwork and the Witch's Sabbat 186
Dreamworking 187
The Witch's Dream and Preparing for the Lucid Dream 189
Lucid Dreaming in Five Easy Steps 192
Flying to the Witch's Sabbat 194

Conclusion 203

Part Two: Exploring the Guardians of Creation 205
Chapter Ten: A Pyramid of Light and a Labyrinth of Darkness 209

Mapping the Labyrinth 210
The Tetrahedron and the Merkaba 211
The Medicine of the Grigori 212
The Rituals 218
The Opening Ritual 219

Chapter Eleven: Oronos and the Well of Space 233
Numinosity and Space 235
Shifting Through Space (Remote Viewing) 237
Oronos 239

Chapter Twelve: Aeon and the Dawn of Time 243
Numinosity and Time 245
Stepping Into the Future 249
Aeon 250

Chapter Thirteen: Proto and the Heart of the Matter 255
Numinosity and Matter 257
Materia Magica 261
Proto 262

Chapter Fourteen: Zoann and the Spheres of Energy 267
Numinosity and Energy 268
Conductivity 271
Spheres of Manifestation 273
Zoann 274

Chapter Fifteen: The Quintessential Ingredient 279
Quetra 281
The Rites of Quetra, or the Initiations of the Cosmic Grigori 282

Chapter Sixteen: The Closing Ritual 291
Closing Ritual: Activating the Merkaba of Creation 292
Completion 296

Conclusion 297

Appendix: Sigils for the Witch's Dream 301

Bibliography and Recommended Reading 305

Index 309

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