The Witch's Familiar: Spiritual Partnerships for Successful Magic

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Llewellyn Worldwide Limited, Jun 1, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 192 pages
Since ancient times, witches and magicians have worked magic with the aid of Familiars, or helpful spirits. Familiars may take the form of a beloved pet, a totem animal, or even a helpful nonphysical entity.

Explore the fascinating history of Familiar spirits in The Witches' Familiar. Written by one of today's leading authorities on both Wicca and traditional hereditary Witchcraft, this book is your complete guide to finding and working with a Familiar.

You'll read about the three types of Familiars: physical, astral, and spiritual. Learn how to call a Familiar to you, and how to choose an appropriate name. Discover how to use magical seals and sigils to command or release a nonphysical Familiar. Protect yourself and your loved ones by asking your Familiar to guard your home. Make your magic even more potent by enlisting your Familiar's aid in spellwork and ritual. Keep your bond strong, and find out how to release a Familiar when its work is done or it has passed from the physical plane.

This is the first book to present never-before-published traditional Craft methods for working with Familiars as well as historical examples from Western ceremonial magic. Your magic will be even more powerful when you combine forces with a Familiar face.

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User Review  - Auntie-Nanuuq - LibraryThing

I want to give this a 2.5, but I will give it a 3, because for most other "Craftspeople" this book will be useful. This book contained an abundance of information that is good for a practicing ... Read full review

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User Review  - EntwinedScylla - LibraryThing

Though I am not much of a fan of Grimassi's other works, this one is worth picking up if you are interested in the topic of Familiars. It provides a basis in historical knowledge (though ... Read full review

Contents

History of the Familiar Spirit
1
Choosing Your Familiar
15
Relationship with the Familiar
57
Copyright

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

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