Treading the Mill: Workings in Traditional Witchcraft

Censing the sacred; history & background, formulae, Incense Blending, Practical Applications of Incense, Incense Burning, Incense Materials, A Rite of Offering. Approaching the powers; the god, the great queen, watching the stars below, the lord of the mound, the black Goddess, The Goddess, Walking the Way, Calling the Master, The Master of Light, Addressing the Dame, Approaching the Power, Entering the Maze, King of the Wildwood, A Rite of Self-Dedication to the Old Power.

Entering the twilyte; some definitions, Focus and Attention, Accumulating Power, Trance Working, Personal Protection, Soul Flight or Transvection. Spirit working; spirits of the natural world, the ancestors and the Mighty Dead, Spirits of Home and Hearth, The Fetch Body, Concerning Familiars, The Elvenkind or Faerie Folk.

. Spell Crafting. Hallowing the compass; tools, honouring the directions, Content of the Rite, Calling the Directions, Closing Statement & Thanksgiving, Opening/Dismissing the Compass, Place of Working, Examples. Selected bibliography and Suggested Reading List. Wand crafting; what is a wand? aspects of traditional tree lore, finishing Off your Wand, Creating your Wand, Dryads, Types of Wood, Cutting Wood for Magical Purposes, Some Native Trees, A Hallowing Rite.

What is a spell? verbal charms and chants, Oils and Lotions, Simples, Herbal Magic and Wortcunning, Potions, Elemental & Nature Magic.

The Devil's Dozen: Thirteen Craft Rites of the Old One

To the witch, the psychopomp guide of souls, he might also represent the 'darker' aspects of the divine; the keeper and the revealer of the divine light, and the sentinel at the threshold unto the mysteries of death and the Otherworld. The operations of magic and witchcraft deal with the hidden worlds of spirit and the powers innate within the natural world; within plant, stone and magical loci.

Via such union, exorcising ill influence, the magical image and the spoken, and the destruction of the oppressive be known, the attainment of desires, the witch-bottle, the pierced candle, would the ways unto curing ailments, and the old artes of the circle, the spirits, the knotted cord, inscribed and herbal charms be mastered.

Historical witch-lore records varied rites of initiatory contact, via which the worker of magic and witchcraft entered into a close, working relationship and union with the Old One and the spirit world. The themes of untamed, wild nature; its freedom, its power and its magic, its spirits, so repugnant and threatening to the Church, were grafted onto the diabolical; affording yet greater preservation of the Old One for those who sought to stray from the path of limitation and conformity, and tread instead the hidden ways of the witch and magician.

From this wellspring of inspiration 'the devil's dozen'; a modern 'gramarye', dedication, protection, union, illumination, empowerment, sacred compact, or 'black book' of thirteen Craft rites of the Old One has been created and is offered by a present day initiate of the 'Old Craft' Within its pages there are to be found thirteen rites - for both the 'lone' practitioner and the assembled companie - of vision, consecration, initiation, transformation and devotion.

Something, the calendar of ritualistic seasonal folk-customs, it would seem, of the 'elder divinity' and the old 'spirit of the wild' has lingered through to the present; permeating regional faery lore, and traditions attached to ancient landscape features. In traditional folk belief, the devil existed also as an embodiment of the chaotic forces of nature; a belief quite distinct and separate from that of the Church with its 'Satan' figure.

The 'old one', who in folk tradition is often named 'The Devil' embodies both the 'rend in the veil' and the spanning bridge between the worlds of the material and spiritual, the revealed and the hidden.

Traditional Witchcraft a Cornish Book of Ways

Their presence was still current when the 18th and 19th century antiquarians and collectors recorded them, and, nevertheless their lore never completely disappeared, although the 20th century largely put paid to their activities, and it continues to provide inspiration for practitioners today. Very highly recommended.

Mike howard - the cauldron "traditional witchcraft - A Cornish Book of Ways is a 21st century version of traditional Cornish witchcraft, of the kind recorded by Hunt, Bottrell and others. Topics include the cunning path, the bucca, places of power in the villages and landscape, Village cunning, the Tools used by Cunning Folk working versions of what can be seen, for example, substances and charms, the Dead and the Underworld Fairy Faith, in the Museum of Witchcraft, and Rites of the Year's Round.

As gemma gary says in her new preface, there is no 'set in stone' organised witch tradition in Cornwall and folk magic practices have always been unique to their individual practitioners. However in this excellent book she has managed to expertly draw together a workable new tradition from historical sources and the surviving rites, charms and folk customs of Cornwall and the West Country.

However this reviewer is sure that experienced practitioners will also learn from its contents. This book gathers much material together, some of which has not been seen in print before, and thus provides a sourcebook of magical workings in Cornwall today, which will be an invaluable reference" Cheryl Straffon - Meyn Mamvro .

It provides a valuable resource and guide for beginners interested in practising Trad Craft. Traditional witchcraft - a cornish book of ways "First published in 2008, this is a revised and expanded second edition of the author's well received book on modern Cornish traditional witchcraft.

Besom, Stang & Sword: A Guide to Traditional Witchcraft, the Six-Fold Path & the Hidden Landscape

It's not about where you're from but where you are. The material is adaptable to any region in which the practitioner lives. Very few of us in this age are farmers or dependent upon crops and harvests. Regional traditional witchcraft teaches people to find their craft in their own backyards, in the uncultivated land or urban cityscape alike, and in their ancestors rather than in ancient foreign deities or in a neopagan-styled religious form of witchcraft.

. Regional traditional witchcraft is an animistic form of witchcraft that moves away from the religious harvest festivals and fertility-minded practices associated with the more common Wiccan form of witchcraft. Although the lack of deity worship and holy days is a significant part of the authors' nonreligious approach, this book presents a complete system of practice utilizing ritual, the six paths of witchcraft as defined and explained by the text, chant, trance, and the practices associated with traditional witchcraft.


Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic

Subjects covered include sigils, candle magic, spiritual cleansing, talismanic magic, servitors, warding, trance, dream sorcery, meditation, and tending to the spirit ecologies we live with and in. Six ways looks at how and why to build relationships in all of the worlds, manifest and unmanifest what Wachter calls the Field that allow us to perform effective magic.

The focus is on finding pathways to the Otherworlds and building symbiotic relationships with the Others the spirits and allies that dwell there. I cover the world that was and set it aside. Sorcery then becomes the practice of working within those relationships to effect the changes we seek in our lives.

Aidan wachter is a talismanic jeweler. I build a bridge into the otherworld, a place between Matter and Spirit, what is, a place between Awake and Dreaming, a place between what was, and what is to come. Six ways is a handbook of magic and sorcery, chaos magic, folk magic, rooted in witchcraft, and animist spirit work.

Effective magic is magic that changes us at the mind, soul, and spirit levels while improving our real-world circumstances. I create the world that is that I may inhabit it fully. He can be found at www. Aidanwachter. Com.

The Black Toad: West Country Witchcraft and Magic

For all those who are interested in learning about the Old Path as it is taught and practiced today by West Country witches this book of practical magic and sorcery will be a revelation. Described within the black toad is a collection of some of the fascinating magical practices and lore of the West Country's cunning folk and early modern witches; ways that have survived and evolved within the rarefied Craft of the area's modern day witchcraft practitioners of the old persuasion.

Within the west country, the popular belief in witchcraft and its attendant charms, magical practices and traditions continued to be observed and survived long after such ways had faded in most other parts of the British Isles. As this book affirms, animal and plant lore, the faerie, these ways of the Old Craft and Cunning Arte include a belief in and working relationship with the spirit forces of the land, as well as the magical use of Psalms to cure or curse, the invocation of Christ and the power of the Holy Trinity.

As the late cecil williamson, founder of the witchcraft museum in Boscastle, North Cornwall and a modern cunning man himself, said and Gemma Gary's excellent book proves - "It still goes on today. Michael Howard. The black toad explores potent examples of the folk-ceremonial magical practices and witchcraft of the south-west of England; dealing especially with Devon and the author's homeland of Cornwall.


Mastering Witchcraft: A Practical Guide for Witches, Warlocks, and Covens

Starting from first principles, the uses of amulets and talismans, fascination, divination, spells to arouse passion or lust, waxen images, Huson instructs the novice step by step in the arts of circle casting, knots, conjuration, magical familiars, necromancy, and of course, blessing and banning, attain vengeance, philters, counter-spells to exorcize and annul the malice of others.

A genuine vade mecum. The catholic Herald. An enduring classic since its publication in 1970, Mastering Witchcraft is one of the best how-to manuals for those wishing to practice traditional European Witchcraft as a craft rather than a New Age religion.

An Carow Gwyn: Sorcery and the Ancient Fayerie Faith

An carow gwyn shows the old way of seeing and living in this world for what it truly was, where it ultimately came from, and how it still lives quietly among us. An carow gwyn contains over 60 illustrations and diagrams, protection and uncrossing, swaying the spirits of forests and graveyards, and gives historical and accessible spells and workings from the Classical to the Elizabethan eras for seeking oracles through dreams, opening doorways into spiritual regions, and even the supreme act of disassociating from bodily experience and traveling in the Unseen world.

Criticism of modern cultural philosophies and ideologies in light of what the Old Ways reveal, forgotten histories underlying many of our cultural stories and myths, and the hidden laws and techniques behind basic and advanced historical works of sorcery all of which are explained in exacting detail are carefully brought together in this substantial and paradigm-shifting work.

Also included is robin artisson's translation of a 14th century work, "the romance of Thomas of Erceldoune", appearing here for the first time in modern English, along with detailed notes revealing the full esoteric significance of the strange story it tells: a story of how humans relate to the Fayerie World, and what that might mean for our destiny in this world.

An carow gwyn is an extensive work covering every angle and dark folkloric corner of the ancient Fairy-related beliefs of Europe and the British Isles. Countless other old tales are told and analyzed for the truths and guidance they contain. A complete philosophical treatise regarding Spiritual Ecology, and how it relates to the Old Ways, is interlaced throughout the book.

The remaining portions form a detailed modern Grimoire of practical sorcery based solely upon pre-modern principles and traditional spirit-metaphysics as they are found in the ballads and folktales of the Old World and the traditional tales and lore of witchcraft.

Thirteen Pathways of Occult Herbalism

The discipline of occult Herbalism encompasses the knowledge and use of the magical, spiritual, and folkloric dimensions of plants. This perennial wisdom animates many global spiritual traditions, especially those which have maintained their integrity of transmission even in the face of industrial development and cultural destruction.

Publisher. Thirteen pathways of occult herbalism circumscribes the metaparadigm of herbal magical practice, providing useful examples of its manifestation, as well as demonstrating its time-honored routes of inquiry. In addition to the hard sciences of botany, ethnology, agriculture and ethnopharmacology, a number of pathways can assist the magical herbalist in furthering the depth of understanding and integrity of personal approach.

Often concealed within the deepest strata of the Western Esoteric Traditions, is a potent legacy of all magic, this green strand of wisdom, sorcery, though obscured, and occult science.

An Cawdarn Rudh: A Companion of Invocations and Charms for An Carow Gwyn

These five venerable invocations, nearly lost to the world during purges of spiritual texts in ancient times, can greatly expand the capabilities of those assaying sorcerous works within the boundaries of Fayerieism. Practitioners of many traditional sorcerous or magical systems might find this work a valuable resource.

This work returns to the ancient source that gave rise to An Carow Gwyn's most powerful workings, and makes five additional Key Invocations available to practitioners of this potent system of sorcery. Also found within this book are four other spells and charms drawn from the ancient magical scrolls: a spell for accomplishing the dreaded feat of Red Necromancy, or appealing to the souls of men and women who have died under unfortunate circumstances to become allies in the accomplishment of sorcerous works, a spell for gaining detailed dream revelations and visions, a charm that appeals for protection from the Powers of the Underworld, and an alternative Herb Swaying Charm for gaining aid from the free souls of plants.

These substantial key invocations, are analyzed and explained with historical background where necessary, along with the four accompanying spells and charms, and come with complete instructions and pronunciation guides for their accomplishment. An cawdarn rudh "the red cauldron" is a companion book to "An Carow Gwyn: Sorcery and the Ancient Fayerie Faith", which greatly expands upon the system of sorcerous practice presented within An Carow Gwyn's pages.


A Deed Without a Name: Unearthing the Legacy of Traditional Witchcraft

Utilising her own decades of experience in witchcraft and core-shamanism Lee Morgan pulls together information from trial records, folklore and modern testimonials to deepen our understanding of the ecstatic and visionary substrata of Traditional Witchcraft. Those who identify themselves as 'traditional' tend to read a lot of scholarly texts on the subject and yet still there remains a vast gulf between this information and knowledgeably applying it in practice; this book aims to close that gap.

The field of witchcraft studies is continually over-turning new information and research about traditional witchcraft practices and their meanings. A deed without a name seeks to weave together some of this cutting-edge research with insider information and practical know-how.