The Witch's Book of Spirits

The Witch's Book of Spirits

by Devin Hunter


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ISBN-13: 9780738751948
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 07/08/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 331,715
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Devin Hunter (Antioch, CA) holds third-degree initiations in both the Northern Star Tradition of Wicca as well as the Dianic Tradition of Witchcraft (the Cult of Diana) and is the founder of his own tradition, Sacred Fires. His podcast, The Modern Witch, has helped thousands of people from all over the world discover and develop their magical abilities. Devin is currently teaching with the Black Rose School of Witchcraft and is the reigning Master of Ceremonies at the New Orleans Witches’ Ball.

Table of Contents

Dedication and Acknowledgments xv
Foreword xvii
Introduction 1

Part One: The Familiar Craft 5
Chapter One: Witches, Spirits, and the Familiar Craft 9
Mediumship 10
Flying 11
Conjuration 11
The World Tree and the Realms of Spirit 12
The Witch’s Tree 17
The Planes and Their People 19

Chapter Two: Staying on Top 21
How to Be in Control of the Spirit Worlds 22
Setting Contracts 25
Keeping Yourself Safe 26
Holy Flame Protection Exercise 29
The Fire Blessing of Hecate 30

Chapter Three: The Art of Mediumship 33
Being the Medium 38
Main Objectives of a Medium 41
Discernment 43
Practice and Procedure 45
Opening the Gates of Heka 47
First Contact 48
Profiling Spirits as a Medium 51
Tools to Aid Mediumship 52

Chapter Four: Spirit Guides and Familiars 61
The Symbiotic Relationship 63
Preparing to Meet Your Spirit Guide 70
Meeting Spirit Guides 73
The Spirit Guide Profiler 75

Chapter Five: Preparing for Takeoff 81
It’s All in Your Head 83
Preparing for Flight 85
The Cleansing Rite for the Home 87
The White Bath 89
Preparing the Room 91
Enhancing the Flight 92

Chapter Six: The Art of Flying 101
Activating the Etheric Body 102
The Flight Deck 106
The White Room 108
Flying to Another Plane 109
The Etheric and Subetheric Planes 111
The Spiritual Plane 112
The Plutonian Plane 113
The Angelic Plane 116
The Unhallowed Plane 118
The Divine and Chaos Planes 121
The Void and Omega Planes 121
Faery 122
Sabbat 125

Chapter Seven: Conjuration at a Glance 127
The Tools of Conjuration 130
Other Tools We Might Work With for Conjuration 136
Correspondences 138
Preparing for Conjuration 139
The Compass and the Witch’s Tree 141

Chapter Eight: Conjuration in Three Parts 145
The Three Stages of Conjuration 148
Summoning 149
Possession 151
Exorcism 154
Putting Them Together 159

Chapter Nine: The Keys of Hecate 161
The First Key: The Trident of Hecate 163
The Second Key: The Path of Hecate 165
The Third Key: The Helm of Hecate 167
The Fourth Key: The Pillars of Hecate 170
The Fifth Key: The Pentacle of Hecate 173
The Sixth Key: The Seal of Hecate 177
The Seventh Key: The Gate of Hecate 179
The Eighth Key: The Forge of Hecate 181
The Ninth Key: The Throne of Hecate 183

Part Two: The Spirits of the Familiar Craft 187
Chapter Ten: Angels 189

What Are Angels? 191
Why Work with Angels? 194
Where Are Angels Most Likely to Be Found? 195
The Angels of Enoch 196
A More Natural Form of Angelic Magic 199
Angelic Correspondences 200

Chapter Eleven: The Dead 201
The Afterlife 202
Ghosts and Hauntings 203
The Three Most Common Types of Preternatural Phenomenon 204
Other Types of Spirit Activity 208
Ancestors (The Not-So-Spooky Dead People) 210
Why Work With the Dead? 212
Working With the Dead 213
Correspondences of the Dead 215

Chapter Twelve: Faeries 217
What Exactly Are Faeries? 219
The Goddess of Faeries 223
Classifications of Faeries 224
Fae Correspondences 231

Chapter Thirteen: Demons 233
What Are Demons? 235
Why Work With Demons? 240
Where Are Demons Most Likely to Be Found? 241
How Do Demons Communicate? 242
Demonic Order 243
Solomon’s Demons 244
A Different Type of Demonic Magic 247
Demonic Correspondences 248

Part Three: The Grimoire of 33 Spirits, or the Book of the VEXNA-KARI 249
Chapter Fourteen: The VEXNA-KARI 253

The Nephilim Fire 258
The Rite of Treatise 260

Chapter Fifteen: The Others 263
The Spirits Above 264
The Spirits Around 276
The Spirits Below 285

Conclusion 295
Appendix a: additional sigils of the art 297
Bibliography and recommended reading 299
Index 303

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The Witch's Book of Spirits 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CiaraRaven More than 1 year ago
Let me first say this book is packed with a lot of material, and would serve as a good reference book. I read this more just out of curiosity. I do have a natural, and I think well-deserved, respect for contacting spirits. Hunter does a good job of explaining spirits, and their hierarchy. And Hunter makes a very good point saying that whatever religious predilection you have, all the spirits are connected, they just have different names. I thought that was important, and makes it a little easier for me to read. For some reason, maybe because I was raised in a cult-ish branch of Christianity, but I don't really connect with the terms of angles and demons. This has a weird vibe with me, and thinking of calling upon angles (or demons) to be my spiritual helpers doesn't sit well. Long rant, I know. Each chapter is Hunter's book is well organized, but sometimes it is a little over my head. Hunter refers back to his previous work, so that may be a better place to start than picking this book up right away. There are plenty of journal prompts to get you thinking, if you are into that sort of thing. Sometimes I am, and sometimes I'm not. I didn't do the prompts for this book, but I read through them, and I thought they did have merit if you were going to do a full study of spirit conjuring. Hunter also provides lots of exercises. How to meet your spirit guides, activating the etheric body, going to different planes, and much more. Lots of stuff on Sigils, tools of spiritual communication, rituals, Like I said, there is a lot of information in this book. I recommend for the beginner and intermediate, as this has so much stuff in it, I'm sure just about anyone interested in this work would find this useful. Honestly, it would take a long while to delve deep into this book, so be prepared to put some work in. I received a copy of this e-book from NetGalley for my honest review.