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Doreen Valiente Witch

Author : Philip Heselton
ISBN : 9780738751955
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Heralded as one of the greatest figures in the history of modern witchcraft, Doreen Valiente made an unparalleled contribution to contemporary spiritual practice. This book tells her fascinating story, from her earliest encounters with the Craft to her work with Gerald Gardner and her emergence as one of the foremost thinkers in the revival of Paganism and witchcraft. Revealing previously unknown details drawn from first-hand testimony and her personal papers, Doreen Valiente Witch reveals how Valiente’s singular vision captivated millions of modern witches and Pagans around the world. Published in association with the Centre for Pagan Studies and the Doreen Valiente Foundation. Praise: “Doreen Valiente is the mother of the modern witchcraft movement.”—Christopher Penczak, bestselling author of The Inner Temple of Witchcraft “Doreen Valiente is a shining star, a heroine, and role model for the witchcraft community.”—Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of Witchcraft “Doreen Valiente has been called the mother of modern witchcraft and that is no exaggeration. She helped open the path that many of us walk some variation of today, and led the way with a grace and strength we could all hope to emulate.” —Deborah Blake, author of Everyday Witchcraft “I am thrilled to see at last a well-researched biography of Doreen Valiente. . . . This is a must read for the historical and personal perspective on the modern adaptations of the Old Religion.”—Ann Moura, author of the Green Witch series “Doreen Valiente was a seminal influence on the modern magical world. Her lasting contributions to our community are both valuable and vast.”—Tess Whitehurst, author of Holistic Magic “An amazing story of a strong and powerful-minded woman who truly took her own spirituality by the reigns. . . . The best way to describe this book is that it is not just a biography, but it is a public service and a true gift to the Craft community.”—The Wild Hunt “It is a wonderful read. . . . Philip Heselton writes beautifully and has researched with his usual care. . . . Above all, he paints Doreen to the life, with accuracy and affection."—Ronald Hutton, Professor of History, University of Bristol

Witchcraft For Tomorrow

Author : Doreen Valiente
ISBN : 0709052448
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Now reissued again due to popular demand, Witchcraft for Tomorrow answers many frequently asked questions about witchcraft including: ‘How can I find a witches’ coven?’ and ‘How can I become a witch?’Doreen Valiente tells you what the old religion of witchcraft has to offer the new age of Aquarius; how the age-old Craft of the Wise can be practised in the modern world; how to initiate yourself as a witch and found your own coven. The author, who was the leading figure in the establishment of the modern Wiccan movement, includes a new Book of Shadows (the witches’ handbook of rituals and instructions) based upon ancient magical tradition but geared to the age of the future. There are witch songs, spells, incantations and practical advice on how to run a coven and how to acquire your own collection of magical implements; as well as methods of divination and other witch lore.The author shows how the oral traditions of witchcraft throw light not only upon the origins of the present-day witch cult and the activities of the witch leader George Pickingill and his covens, but also upon the mystery of the founding of the famous magical order, the Golden Dawn. Also discussed is the relationship between the witchcraft of Britain and Europe and the magical belief of the Far East. Do both traditions hark back to the legendary city of Shamballah and to the shamanistic practices of Asia? And why do the secret circles of the witches resemble those of the Tantric sex-magic of India?

The Rebirth Of Witchcraft

Author : Doreen Valiente
ISBN : 0709083696
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This classic work is now available for the first time in paperback.Since 1951, when the last of the Witchcraft Acts was repealed, many books have been written about the reappearance of witchcraft and the development of a pagan theology. Churchmen have denounced it. Sociologists have wondered at it. Journalists have penned sensational stories about it. But until the publication of this book, no one had told the real story of it from the inside as frankly as it is told here.Doreen Valiente, one of witchcraft’s most widely known figures, was a close friend of the late Gerald Gardner, generally regarded as the founder of present-day witchcraft. Initiated by him and for a time High Priestess of his coven, Doreen Valiente helped him rewrite his seminal ‘Book of Shadows’. She records the break with Gardner that split his coven, the controversy surrounding Alex Sanders, ‘King of the Witches’ and memories of many other witches whom she has known, including the lady called ‘Dafo’, Robert Cochrane, Leslie Roberts and Sybil Leek.Doreen Valiente took part in many witchcraft rituals and had strange psychic experiences as a result. Described here are the clairvoyant communications she received purporting to come from ‘John Brakespeare’, an eighteenth-century witch. The Rebirth of Witchcraft traces the lineage of the present-day witchcraft from its forerunners through to modern feminist neo-paganism and the new wave of interest in ecology and holistic medicine.

Witchcraft

Author : Doreen Valiente
ISBN : 0919345611
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An Abc Of Witchcraft

Author : Doreen Valiente
ISBN : 0919345778
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Discusses over 125 subjects that will interest anyone wishing to know more about this ancient pagan religion. Other topics include Atlantis, witches' familiars, dancing, fire magic, flying ointments, horses and witchcraft, initiations, love charms, royalty and its connection with witchcraft, and more. Both layman and accomplished witch will learn more about the many byways of a subject which has long been obscured by prejudice and sensationalism.

Natural Magic

Author : Doreen Valiente
ISBN : 0709064500
Genre : Magic
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Magic is all around us – in stones, flowers, stars, the dawn wind and the sunset cloud. All we need is the ability to see it, understand it, and apply it.Natural Magic explains how to practise the age-old white magic that village wise women have used for centuries. It deals with the magic of herbs and flowers, of the four elements, of numbers and colours, amulets and talismans, how to read cards, how to interpret dreams, and much more. There are chapters on the secrets of sex magic, and on the use of traditional spells. If you want to learn to charm warts, to cast a love spell, or to plant a magical garden, this book will tell you how. An essentially practical treatise, which sets out to show how magic can be for everyone, and how, indeed, it has always been inherent in human life and nature.Both those who are new to the practice of magic and those with experience will find it delightful reading and an informative handbook for use in daily life.

The Witching Herbs

Author : Harold Roth
ISBN : 9781633410343
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Harold Roth is a leading authority on plant/herbal magic. His new book, The Witching Herbs, is an in-depth exploration of 13 essential plants and herbs most closely associated with witchcraft—13 because it’s the witching number and reflects the 13 months of the lunar calendar. The plants are poppy, clary sage, yarrow, rue, hyssop, vervain, mugwort, wormwood, datura, wild tobacco, henbane, belladonna, and mandrake. Roth writes simply and clearly on a vast amount of esoteric information that is not easily found elsewhere and will be greeted enthusiastically by those who already have extensive experience and libraries. It is unique in that it combines mysticism with practical instructions for growing each plant, based on Roth’s 30 years of gardening expertise. Each chapter focuses on one plant and includes information on its unique plant spirit familiar, clear how-to instructions for magical projects, and pragmatic information on growing and cultivating. Roth writes, “This book is a great choice for intermediate-to-advanced witches who would like to work more closely with the traditional witching herbs, especially the baneful plants with their rather difficult spirits. Working directly with spirits is one of the fundamentals of the Craft.” The Witching Herbs is the essential plant-worker’s guide. Roth is not only a successful gardener, but also a magician and scholar of the occult. No other book blends clear, practical gardening techniques with equally lucid and sophisticated plant magic so successfully.

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