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Old World Witchcraft Ancient Ways Modern Days Grimassi Book Wiccan Pagan

Old World Witchcraft Ancient Ways Modern Days Grimassi Book Wiccan Pagan
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Publication Year: 2011
Format: Paperback Language: English
Country of Manufacture: United States ISBN:

9781578635054

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Synopsis
For The First Time, Grimassi introduces readers to a magical system The Ash, Bark, and Willow rooted in the Initiatory teachings and understandings of Old World witchcraft. The use of the mortar and pestle as a spellcasting tool and using plant ash for magical sigil work plus totally new information about familiar tools such as the witch’s wand and broom are all presented here to aid the modern witch in reconnecting with the organic memory of the earth and developing their own understanding of spiritual botany. Book jacket. In Old World Witchcraft, noted author Raven Grimassi covers totally new territory–in his work and in the world of popular witchcraft books published in the last few decades. This book is actually about “an enchanted worldview,” one that has not necessarily been inherited from the beliefs and practices of any particular region and one which is available to us today. The “Old World” in the title is actually about a magical view of the Plant Kingdom and the spirits attached to it. While Grimassi’s previous books discuss the cultural expressions and commonality of witchcraft beliefs and practices in general, this book penetrates much deeper. Old World Witchdraftreveals rarely discussed topics such as the concept of Shadow as the organic memory of the earth. Readers will learn rooted techniques that possess power because these ways have always been connected to it. They will learn methods of interfacing with the ancestral current and with the organic memory of the earth. Through these they can connect with the timeless arts and learn methods of empowerment directly from the ancient source. Totally new information about familiar tools is presented. For example, the mortar and pestle is a tool for spell casting, a device that creates interfacing with plant spirits and with shadow, and a focal point for veneration of the Plant Kingdom. Grimassi also presents the art of using plant ashes for magical sigil work. This book is for people who have had their fill of books that say the same things over and over, who want to take the next step, and who are eager for the more rooted ways that have remained largely hidden.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 1578635055
ISBN-13 9781578635054
eBay Product ID (ePID) 109171373

Key Details
Author Raven Grimassi
Number Of Pages 272 pages
Format Paperback
Publication Date 2011-10-01
Language English
Publisher Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication Year 2011

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2011
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 14.9 Oz
Height 0.8 In.
Width 6.4 In.
Length 8.7 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 2011-275288
LC Classification Number BF1566.G736 2011
Dewey Decimal 133.4/3
Dewey Edition 23

Reviews
“Finally, a clear, frank, and respectful look at the real roots of witchcraft. Grimassi doesn’t need to invent a history to eloquently celebrate the compelling foundation of the Craft.” – Lon Milo DuQuette, author of My Life with the Spirits, and Enochian Vision Magick “Grimassi (Encyclopedia of Wicca and Witchcraft) has written over a dozen books on neo¬paganism and witchcraft and is a self-styled expert on non-Celtic European witchcraft. In this title, he refutes current concepts of what witchcraft is and has been, dismissing most scholarly work as dependent on either the testimony of tortured victims of the Inquisition or the writings of those seeking to justify their persecution of witches. He also appears to disdain Wicca as the fanciful imaginings of the Victorians. Having made these points, Grimassi moves on to share the plant magic that is the basis of the “Old World Witchcraft” taught to him by hereditary witches–whose teachings, apparently, emanated originally from the faery realm. (Take that, scholars!) He lays out a complex schema informed by an “Old World” understanding of the sacred hallow and the use of shadow, the organic memory of the earth. The second half of the book is full of detailed spells, charms, correspondences, and rituals. VERDICTReaders of this book will most likely be experienced witches looking to further their spiritual studies and dedicated to parsing the magical prescriptions to suit their own purposes.” –Janet Tapper, Univ. of Western States, Portland, OR, Library Journal, November 1, 2011 issue

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