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Witchcraft for TomorrowS handbook of rituals and instructions based upon ancient magical tradition but geared to present times Included are spells incantations witch songs and practical advice on how to run a coven and how to acuire your own collection of magical implement Staple of a Witchcraft LibraryThis is a decent book by one of the founders of the Gardnerian Tradition of Witchcraft who outlines important historical events and concepts in one of the modern schools of thought in British Witchcraft Valiente gives interesting history though her language can at times be rather colonial as should not be surprising when regarding the circumstances she found herself in She unfortunately uses the concept of polarity rather than complimentarity to flesh out her magical theory but besides that it is very good for a beginner I uestion the utility of self initiation given in Liber Umbrarum however she presents a system that is both very workable and beautiful for novices and advanced practitioners alike

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Witchcraft for Tomorrow kindle Ü eBook 9780919345836 ä [Download] ➺ Witchcraft for Tomorrow ➿ Doreen Valiente – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Since the publication of her previous books on witchcraft Doreen Valiente has received many letters asking How can I find a witches' coven? How can I become a witch? ThisSince the publication of her previous books on witchcraft Doreen Valiente has received many letters asking How can I find a witches' coven? How can I become a witch? This book gives the answers It tells you what the old religion of witchcraft has to Doreen Valiente has written 3 4 classics on the old religion that are considered the bedrock for practicing Wiccans and Witches In it she gives a basic over view and enough material for the promising witch to get started In this book is the described history of Witchcraft gone over in some detail and a through comparison to other religious systems that hail from the far east Religions from China and India that predate Buddhism and Hinduism have a mother goddess and a horned god I have been skeptical of this theory but I feel that now there may be some firm basis to this hypothesis put forward by Dr Murray Doreen Valiente then goes on to discuss the ethics of Wicca who's foundation is do what thee will but harm none She discusses Crowley's use of it and where he got it from Doreen Valiente also discusses the theory that Gerald Gardner got everything from Crowley's OTO She puts the theory on it's head by pointing out that Crowley was one time a member of George Pickinggills Witch cult maybe at around or the same time that Gardner was part of it Crowley may have been expelled or left on his own Either case Crowley was not deemed suitable for the group He also was very sexist and did not like to be bossed around by women Gardner only knew Crowley for a brief period of time and there is no way he could have copied from Crowley ye they come from the same source George Pickingill's teaching The rest of the chapters will discuss content similar to what one will find in a beginner's book on Wicca Such items would include tools and clothing of the witches the importance of a working site and the use of Witches alphabets like the celtic Ogham and Norse Runes The book has a final chapter on Sex magick and using it to achieve magical goals and an ethical way to pursue the subject The final part of the book has a book of shadows which gives good advice on how to cast a circle certain spell craft and various chants and invocations to the God and Goddess She gives a strong dose of her own opinion about the age of Auarius and how we are ready for a new age Her attitudes on sex are liberal but not promiscuity and she is in favor of naturism or nudity A good book for someone contemplating following Wiccan teaching but if one were to get involved they would need to do much exploration The book is great fro what it is and the time period it was written Cannot go wrong with this one

Doreen Valiente Æ Witchcraft for Tomorrow book

Offer the new age; how the ago old Craft of the Wise can be practiced in the modern world; how to initiate yourself and start your own coven The author has been a practicing witch since 1953 and in this book she gives a new Book of Shadows the witch' The main problem of this book is the bad history Some sources used by Valiente in regards to Celtic History were pretty accurate and some in regards to Medieval magic as well But overall Valiente assumes way too many things without giving the reader the sources and proofs I am not interested in Hinduism and Valiente was often talking about it in this book and showing us that some practices from Witchcraft were also found in Hinduism Okay but you don't have to give me a bunch of details about their practisesSome deep information about the symbolism of witches' tools and the pentacle were really interesting and useful Most of these I hadn't even heard about The book is very interesting and might be useful for those who want to know about the witchcraft practised in the earlier 1960s or by the Traditional Wicca or by the Traditional British Witchcraft I think it is indeed extremely important so you can know from where these early modern witches were getting their ideas from Many of their beliefs were wrong for example the Witch Cult theory for example They believed that their religion practises were being handed down through centuries by witches from Pre Christian era which historians know that is completely wrongAnyway I recommend for people who are interested in Traditional Wicca or just history of modern Witchcraft