Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft

Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft

by Nigel G. Pearson



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781909602212
Publisher: Troy Books
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Nigel Pearson was born and brought up in Suffolk, England, where he still lives and works, having a great love for the East Anglian countryside and never having felt the need to leave it. He has spent most of his life studying the myths, legends and magic of various cultures, but mostly the native lore of the British Isles. He has been a practising Traditional Witch for over 35 years and has the bruises to prove it. He jointly owns and runs Sacred Earth, a healing and esoteric supply business, with his husband Anthony Pearson-Moorhouse, helped by their two dogs, Bilbo and Bramble, who mostly just get in the way. In the past he has worked for an Insurance broking company, the N.H.S. and also British Telecom, but now much prefers the "quiet life". Many years ago he did leave East Anglia briefly to study for a degree in the Humanities, but had far too much fun being a student, so passed on the actual degree; he does, however, possess Practitioner Diplomas in Advanced Herbal Medicine and Homoeopathy - which he sometimes uses.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Contents. Introduction to the 2nd. and 1st. Editions. Chapter 1. Hallowing the Compass Tools Calling the Directions Content of the Rite Closing Statement & Thanksgiving Honouring the Directions Opening/Dismissing the Compass Place of Working Examples. Chapter 2. WandCrafting What is a Wand? Aspects of Traditional Tree Lore Dryads Types of Wood Some Native Trees Cutting Wood for Magical Purposes Creating your Wand Finishing Off your Wand A Hallowing Rite. Chapter 3. SpellCrafting. What is a Spell? Verbal Charms and Chants Herbal Magic and Wortcunning Simples, Potions, Oils and Lotions Elemental & Nature Magic. Chapter 4. Censing the Sacred. History & Background Practical Applications of Incense Incense Burning Incense Materials Incense Blending Formulae A Rite of Offering. Chapter 5. Entering the Twilyte. Some Definitions Personal Protection Focus and Attention Accumulating Power Trance Working Soul Flight or Transvection. Chapter 6. SpiritWorking. Spirits of the Natural World Spirits of Home and Hearth Concerning Familiars The Fetch Body The Ancestors and the Mighty Dead The Elvenkind or Faerie Folk. Chapter 7. Approaching the Powers. The God King of the Wildwood Walking the Way The Lord of the Mound Entering the Maze The Master of Light Calling the Master The Goddess The Great Queen Addressing the Dame The Black Goddess Watching the Stars Below Approaching the Power A Rite of Self-Dedication to the Old Power. Selected Bibliography and Suggested Reading List.

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