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Monday, 29 October 2007

The Witch Of Prague

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Book: The Witch Of Prague by Marion Crawford

The witch Unorna pursues true love. While she is being pursued by Israel Kafka who is madly in love with her, Unorna falls madly in love with ""The Wanderer,"" who goes about the world in search of his long lost love, Beatrice. Unorna is not able to make the Wandered fall in love with her Without making many attempts at casting spells on him and plotting against anyone who comes in her way. Can her hypnotic powers succeed, and can she free herself from her agony through the purity of her love?

Biography Marion Crawford lead an unusual life, and wrote about his surroundings. His works included the mystery, romance, history, and travel of the day, which was around 1900. He pioneered Techniques in ghost and romance in creating many best-sellers.

Download Marion Crawford's eBook: The Witch Of Prague

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Solomonic Grimoires - The Magic Of Armadel
John Musick - The Witch Of Salem
Marion Crawford - The Witch Of Prague

The Book Of Cain

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Book: The Book Of Cain by Michael Ford

This inspired text was created under meditative and inspired circumstances by its author, Michael W. Ford. The text is not in any way meant to lay claim to special communications or any other contacts – but rather a focused ritual grimoire. The work is dedicated to the Wanderer, Cain who has passed from desert to forest to desert again. Cain may be sought in the places where men and women fear to walk, those ghost roads which prove dangerous to those unwilling to face their own darkest aspects of self. This Book is a Working for myself, as a student of the Luciferian Path, and as I wrote it, studied it and then prepared this text I have further come into being. I hope those who read this work understand that it is a Ritual in Progress, that each sentence fans the Flames of the Dragon and his consort, Lilith, the Mother of the Witch Path. Cain has presented me with different elements to think about and to further encourage others to develop what is the Sabbatic and Luciferian Path. When staring into the mirror, Cain appears – his very mask of Set-an is shown to me. BECOME! (Akhtya Seker Arimanius Veneficus, Vox Barathrum – TOPH)

Download Michael Ford's eBook: The Book Of Cain

Suggested free e-books to read:

Medieval Grimoires - The Red Book Of Appin
Michael Ford - The Book Of Cain

Sunday, 28 October 2007

The God Of The Witches

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Book: The God Of The Witches by Margaret Alice Murray

This celebrated study of witchcraft in Europe traces the worship of the pre-Christian and prehistoric Horned God from paleolithic times to the medieval period. Murray, the first to turn a scholarly eye on the mysteries of witchcraft, enables us to see its existence in the Middle Ages not as an isolated and terrifying phenomenon, but as the survival of a religion nearly as old as humankind itself, whose devotees held passionately to a view of life threatened by an alien creed. The findings she sets forth, once thought of as provocative and implausible, are now regarded as irrefutable by folklorists and scholars in related fields. Exploring the rites and ceremonies associated with witchcraft, Murray establishes the concept of the "dying god"--the priest-king who was ritually killed to ensure the country and its people a continuity of fertility and strength. In this light, she considers such figures as Thomas a Becket, Joan of Arc, and Gilles de Rais as spiritual leaders whose deaths were ritually imposed.

"The God of the Witches" were written for a popular audience and in a style that was far more imaginative and entertaining than standard academic works. "The God of the Witches", 1931 expanded on her claims that the witch cult had worshiped a Horned God whose origins went back to prehistory. Murray decided that the witches' admissions in trial that they worshiped Satan proved they actually did worship such a god. Thus, according to Murray, reports of Satan actually represented pagan gatherings with their priest wearing a horned helmet to represent their Horned God. Murray also discussed the murder of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, claiming to show that he too was a pagan by saying that his death "presents many features which are explicable only by the theory that he also was the substitute for a Divine King"

Download Margaret Alice Murray's eBook: The God Of The Witches

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Aleister Crowley - The Soul Of The Desert
John Arnott Macculloch - The Religion Of The Ancient Celts
Michael Ford - The Book Of The Witch Moon
Margaret Alice Murray - The God Of The Witches

Friday, 26 October 2007

A Brief Explanation Of Christian Witchcraft

A Brief Explanation Of Christian Witchcraft Cover (This is not a recognized religion to either Christians or Wiccans for both religions believe that they can not be separated and "watered-down" to fit the standards of the individual, however, some forms of witchcraft can be seen through the Christian faith)
· Many Christians practice witchcraft; some even recognize Mary as the goddess…due to her purity and the depictions of her standing on a crescent moon.
· Jesus’ Miracles are often described as unexplainable events that come from God…this is the same as Magick- unexplainable phenomenon that is granted by the Gods
- The practice of communion can also be traced back to the pagan rituals where a deity was invoked into food and then eating that object to obtain certain aspects of that deity.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Michael Bailey - Historical Dictionary Of Witchcraft
George Lincoln Burr - Narratives Of The Witchcraft Cases
Howard Williams - The Superstitions Of Witchcraft
Anonymous - A True Relation Of The Araignment Of Thirty Witches
Alexander Roberts - A Treatise Of Witchcraft

Thursday, 18 October 2007

What Is A Witch

What Is A Witch Cover A witch in a simple definition is a person who practices the art of energy Manipulation; what we call Magik. This label is typically associated with Anglo-Celtic, Celtic and Southern Teutonic magik traditions. However, the label "witch" is not specific to any one religion.

There are Witches in Witchcraft, Christian Witches, Jewish Witches (more often called Mystics), Satanic Witches, Voodoun Witches and many more. Each of these religions use the label witch, or variations, to describe a person who includes magik as part of their beliefs and practices.

Being a witch is a choice, not a birth right or predestined path. A person can chose to work with energy through healing; but that doesn't make them a Witch. Lighting a candle in church and saying a prayer to Jesus, doesn't make someone a Witch. There is no witch DNA, or witch chromosome. So it's important to know that no one is 'born a witch' or can claim to be a 'natural witch'. Even people with natural talents must first accept them and chose to use them. And then chose how they are to be used and on what path. Being a witch is a choice and nothing more or less.

Finally, not all who walk on the religious path of Witchcraft practices magik. Therefore they don't claim the label witch for their own use. And not all who practice magik, use it on a Spiritual Path at all. Most of these follow the principles of Spellcraft and not a religious path view such as Witchcraft. Spellcrafters often prefer the label Mage, instead of Witch, to make a distinction between their magik practices and those of spiritual witches.

Books in PDF format to read:

Anonymous - So My Kid Is A Witch
Anonymous - What Is Wicca Article 2
Pagan Pride Project - What Is Asatru
Arthur Edward Waite - What Is Alchemy
Lil Bow Wow - What Is A Warlock

Friday, 12 October 2007

The Bath Of The Elements

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In sacred space, mark the four points of a magick circle with their corresponding elements. Standing in the center of the circle, face North, ground and center, and invite the presence of the God and Goddess, saying:

“I call upon the Lord and Lady,
Please be present here with me;
As I dedicate this tool to you,
And to the work with it it’ll do”

Starting in the North and ending in the West, hold the object over the element and say:

“From the
(North, East, South, West)) the element of
(Earth, Air, Fire, Water)

now cleans,

This (object) for positive means.

This should be followed by two additional rhyming lines, which describe the function you wish the object to fulfill. At each point, you should repeat your additional lines, after the world “for positive means” are spoken, while concentrating on charging the object with the energy it will need to fulfill it’s function. When you are done, face North again and hold the object out at eye level and say:

“Earth, Air, Fire, Water,
Come to me and do not falter;
I ask that you now coalesce,
Your energies here, & this (object) bless.”

Repeat your rhyming lines again, thank the God and Goddess in your own words. Walk away in ‘perfect love and perfect trust’ secure in the knowledge and belief that your work was successful.

Suggested ebooks:

Eliphas Levi - The Conjuration Of The Four Elements
Anonymous - The Prayers Of The Elementals

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Monday, 8 October 2007

Traditional Witchcraft Practitioners

Traditional Witchcraft Practitioners Cover I’ve heard many people trying to say what Traditional Witchcraft is and isn’t in the past few years. Most people think it’s a tradition like Wicca, but it is really an umbrella under which many witchcraft traditions flourish. Traditional Witchcraft has attracted many newcomers in the past five years as it is currently the “in thing” to rebel against Wicca and seek something that isn’t “fake”. This is a ridiculous mindset as the components that make up Wicca are by no means fake and many are just as ancient as the beliefs and practices of reconstructionists and Traditional Witches. Just because Wicca wasn’t your cup of tea, doesn’t mean Traditional Witchcraft will be either, it is not a refuge to run to, but an extensive and demanding path to follow. Now that I’ve added that disclaimer here is a brief introduction to Traditional Witchcraft:

Traditional Witchcraft in modern culture has come to mean any witchcraft or lore or practices associated with Robert Cochrane, Joe Wilson, Evan John Jones, Andrew Chumbley, Mike Howard, Nigel Jackson, and Robin Artisson. When people interested in the craft first start researching Traditional Witchcraft, it is the works and legacies of these people they discover. What they do not know is that Traditional Witchcraft is much bigger than any one tradition. It is an umbrella term much like “Pagan” or “Reconstructionist” to classify all the hundreds of traditions and practices that fall within its shelter. Traditional Witchcraft, when not referring to specific traditions (1734, Clan of Tubal Cain, Cultus Sabbati, Anderson’s Feri, ), is an umbrella term for varying traditions of witchcraft – some are cultural-based (i.e. spaecrafte, seidr, brujeria, streghoneria); some are practice-based (i.e. hedgewitchery, green witchery, kitchen witchery) and can be found in other forms of witchcraft; lastly, others are personal traditions unique to the individual. Traditional Witchcraft isn’t just what witchcraft “may” have been like centuries to millennia ago, but what it “was” like in cases with surviving documentation, oral lore, and practices.

Most Traditional Witchcraft practitioner’s paths are of European origin, but not all. Core similarities would be working and communing with spirits, working with elements from nature, ancestor worship, a certain level of animism, and an overall use of folk magic (low magic) as opposed to high magic, but some traditions do use higher magics. Overall I would say Traditional Witchcraft is mainly a path of individuals, families, and very small groups. For me personally what sets Traditional Witchcraft apart is that the practitioners base their practices in the old lores – chants, incantations, ballads, superstitions, collections of oral lore, documented witchcraft practices and rituals… Whereas many Traditional Witches see Wiccans and Neopagans as practicing ceremonial-based lore as well as modern-based lore and practices – not necessarily fakelore, but rituals and beliefs stemming from modern day. Much of what we practice is from the Middle Ages and later, but many Traditional Witches do incorporate older traditions and beliefs into their craft. So if you hear any Traditional Witches or groups claiming ancestry back thousands of years or of descending from a continuing line of witches for hundreds of years, don’t believe it.

Overall, the essence of Traditional Witchcraft is taking things further in your path – advanced study, practice, and experiences. Trying to find the sources, the history, and the how and why for everything we witches believe and do. Most Traditional Witches I know don’t read pagan books – we read anthropological, archaeological, history, and religion texts – then like me, they may supplement this knowledge with folklore and practicing what they’ve learned in their daily lives. As a Traditional Witch I try to incorporate my craft and beliefs into every part of my life and everything I do no matter how seemingly mundane. There is a long history of magic to be found in any daily act – and I think the curious Traditional Witch knows this best.

Books in PDF format to read:

Jaroslav Nemec - Witchcraft And Medicine
Herbert William Magoun - The Asuri Kalpa A Witchcraft Practice Of The Atharva Veda
Charles Wentworth Upham - Salem Witchcraft And Cotton Mather A Reply
George Lincoln Burr - Narratives Of The Witchcraft Cases
Michael Bailey - Historical Dictionary Of Witchcraft