The Witch's Book of Spirits

The Witch's Book of Spirits

by Devin Hunter

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Overview

Discover the Ways of the Spirits And Master the Art of Command and Influence

Profound spiritual insights and powers await beyond the material world. In The Witch's Book of Spirits , Devin Hunter invites you to perform rituals and magic with spirit guides, familiars, angels, the deceased, faeries, and demons. Develop and enhance your relationships to your allies in spirit through soul flight, mediumship, and conjuration. Explore the inner workings of the Witch's Tree as well as the planes and peoples who dwell in its many layers. Expand the scope of your magic with the 33 Spirits, a system transmitted to the author by a special priesthood of spirits, his familiar, Malach, and the goddess Hecate. Working with spirits is the cornerstone of the witch's art. This book shows you how to stay in control as you increase your witch power and deepen your connection to forces seen and unseen.

Praise:

"Devin covers in depth an elusive side of witchcraft that few have explored in great practical detail...Devin presents the material in a very grounded, no-nonsense approach paired with an inherent sense of responsibility. His understanding of mediumship, conjuring, flying, and working with the spirit world displays the truth that he not only talks the talk, but also walks the walk."—Laura Tempest Zakroff, author of Sigil Witchery

"The Witch's Book of Spirits is the most complete book on working with the dead ever written for Witches, but it's more than a manual for communicating with souls of the departed. It's also a guide to the worlds which generally lay just outside of our grasp and a thorough look at the beings that live there. I'd also like to add that it's just a damn fine book about witchcraft, filled with advice and some much-needed common sense."—Jason Mankey, author of The Witch's Book of Shadows

"Teaching an art requires a delicate brew of guidance, cautions, and encouragement; Devin Hunter's book hits the right recipe. The Witch's Book of Spirits is a book that captures the author's personal vision and process while providing systems and frameworks that can serve the reader in developing their own way with the spirits."—Ivo Dominguez, Jr., author of Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans

"In this book Devin gives not just the rituals necessary to conjure and communicate with spirits, but the tools for building life with them. He uses a method of teaching that alternates between supplying theory and principals that can be applied by almost anyone, with very specific rituals that he has received from the spirits himself. The result is a text that you will return to over and over again whether you are working his rites or developing your own."—Jason Miller, author of The Sorcerer's Secrets

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738751948
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date: 07/08/2017
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 130,124
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Devin Hunter is a professional psychic medium and modern witch and is the resident house medium at the Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, California. He 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 AV Club–favorited podcast, The Modern Witch , has helped thousands of people from all over the world discover and develop their magical abilities. He is a blogger for Witches & Pagans and publisher of the magazine Modern Witch . Devin is currently teaching with the Black Rose School of Witchcraft and is the reigning Master of Ceremonies at the New Orleans Witches' Ball. Devin lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Table of Contents

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

VEXNA-KARA 255
VEXNA-KARO 256
VEXNA-KARU 257
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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