The Wiccan mysteries: ancient origins & teachings

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Llewellyn Publications, 2003 - History - 293 pages
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Awarded "Book of the Year" by The Coalition of Visionary Resources! "The Wiccan Mysteries is a book that should hold a proud place on every single altar." -Body Mind Spirit Magazine Once reserved for a very select few, the initiate-level teachings of Wicca are revealed in this award-winning guide to the essence of an ancient belief system. Daring and honest, The Wiccan Mysteries is a must-have complement to your personal practice. Author Raven Grimassi takes you on a comprehensive tour of Wicca, describing in depth its pre-Christian historical and theological roots in Old Europe and continuing through to modern America. These multicultural origins form the basis for contemporary Wicca, and empower it as a dynamic system for spiritual development. Uncover the hidden meanings of sacred writings and explore the major tenets of the Craft, from reincarnation, the God and Goddess, magickal arts, and planes of existence, to symbols, rites, and ethics. Learn how to create an astral temple, consecrate ritual tools, and work with magickal familiars. Expand your understanding of Wicca with this essential guide, and discover the enduring power of a rich spiritual tradition.

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Review: The Wiccan Mysteries: Ancient Origins & Teachings

User Review  - Lacy Danes - Goodreads

good book on the basic history of wicca and the origins of witchcraft. Read full review

Review: The Wiccan Mysteries: Ancient Origins & Teachings

User Review  - Paulusz Péter - Goodreads

A really in-depth book consisting of a substantual amount of history, all the while constaining a sufficient amount of information to demistify the wiccan religion as a whole, and it's corresponding views. A good read. Read full review

Contents

Roots of the Wiccan Mysteries
1
Principles and Beliefs
21
The Sacred Wiccan Texts
41
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Raven Grimassi is a Neo-Pagan scholar and award-winning author of over twelve books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-Paganism. He is a member of the American Folk Lore Society and is co-founder and co-director of the College of the Crossroads. Raven's background includes training in the Rosicrucian Order as well as the study of the Kabbalah through the First Temple of Tifareth under Lady Sara Cunningham. His early magical career began in the late 1960s and involved the study of works by Franz Bardon, Eliphas Levi, William Barrett, Dion Fortune, William Gray, William Butler, and Israel Regardie. Today Raven is the directing Elder of the tradition of Aridian Witchcraft, and together with his wife Stephanie Taylor he is developing a complete teaching system known as Ash, Birch and Willow. This system is the culmination of over 35 years of study and practice in the magical and spiritual traditions of the indigenous people of pre-Christian Europe.

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