The Witches' Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft & Magical Transformation

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Llewellyn Publications, 2002 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 282 pages
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Set foot on the well-worn path … follow the the time-honored traditions of the Craft as it was once practiced by the village witch. This meticulously researched reference guide preserves the authentic history and practices of Witchcraft, much of which has been forgotten, misplaced, or discarded through the years.

Award-winning Wiccan author Raven Grimassi presents many aspects of Witchcraft never before seen in print, including the entire unedited method of constructing the witches' ladder. You will learn all the essentials of the art of Witchcraft, as well as how to strengthen your magickal power through self-discipline, patience, and perseverance. Also included is the author's correspondence with Doreen Valiente.

Ancient and powerful, the traditions of the Witches' Craft must never be forgotten. Honor the memory of those who have gone before you, and take your own magickal practices further than you ever imagined when you return to the old ways of Witchcraft.

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Review: The Witches' Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft & Magical Transformation

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Raven Grimassi is a good teacher. In this book he not only addresses the witch's tools and practices, but gives a comprehensive look into history, ethics and philosophy of Witchcraft. Highly recommended for new Witches. Read full review

Review: The Witches' Craft: The Roots of Witchcraft & Magical Transformation

User Review  - Ariel Brown - Goodreads

Raven Grimassi is a good teacher. In this book he not only addresses the witch's tools and practices, but gives a comprehensive look into history, ethics and philosophy of Witchcraft. Highly recommended for new Witches. Read full review

About the author (2002)

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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