Shaktikazahn It represents the horned god but could also represent the axis mundi or the world tree. Manuel rated it it was amazing Jan 25, Want to Read saving…. It is a surprise however, to see Robin Artisson referenced by such an experienced writer as Howard. Howard should be congratulated for taking this brave nnox, for daring to engage with those lost on the path but seeking something with bite. Since Gary is responsible for the artwork, it is no surprise to see her referenced.
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Need some ideas for a ritual? This book covers a gambit of information starting with some history, theology, holiday explanations and sample rituals for almost all of them. Great nifty book to get you started by a man who has since gone to summer land , he was a shining light. This book is about the rites of the craft andd how to get ready for them. Chapter one is about the different tools of the craft you will need for your Ever wanted a good primer on how to delve into the Arte of the Witch?
Chapter one is about the different tools of the craft you will need for your rituals. THe most important tool is the Stang. It represents the horned god but could also represent the axis mundi or the world tree. The Axis Mundi connect all the different worlds. There is also your black handle knife for magical operations in the circle and there is the boline.
The boline is a white handled knife used for cutting herbes. There is also the scourge, or cat o nines as most people know them. The besom or the broomstick is used for riding to other worlds and for spiritually cleaning the area of your working.
The cauldron or chalice is used to represent the womb of the goddess. Swords are used as are different stones to implement magic in your circle. The next chapter talks about initiation in the craft. Not everyone has access to a coven and history is appearing to show that most witches worked solitary.
SOmetimes you get imitated by a coven. Other times someone from the opposite sex will teach you and initiate you. Once can also do a self dedication. The author hold that all are equally valid. The third chapter is about casting the circle.
It is a bit more complicated than wicca as it is spherical and they have cross directions like north east, south west etc. The next section deals with a discussion of the major holidays in the craft. Note I did not use Sabbats as they are different from Wicca. After the section that describes the holidays there is the section that has the actual ritual. THis maybe adapted to fit your needs. This book has thorough explanations of the craft and the history and mythology behind everything.
He touches upon both modern and past. A great book for getting started.
Liber Nox: A Traditional Witch's Gramarye
The seasonal rituals are based on traditional witchcraft and folklore sources and have been specially written for this book. The first part is constituted by three chapters on tools, entering the Craft, and casting the Circle. The second part is constituted by nine chapters, one for each of the Sabbats, plus Twelfth Night. Those chapters contain history and folklore associated with each holiday. The third part is constituted by various scripts for ritual practice. But, perhaps some will like it for the collection of such information all in one place, or perhaps some will feel very moved by the ritual scripts.