This eye-opening, by a witch with a refreshingly modern attitude toward the ancent intricacies of the Craft, answers common questions about Wicca. Whether you have read a dozen books on witchcraft or are completely new to the subject, you will find here a trove of unique and useful information - from the basics of Wiccan practice to lessons in the practicalities of magic, to the final section, which addresses the complexities of a life in which the magical and mundane are intertwined. The text is highlighted with quotes from practicing Wiccans and Pagans who tell of the magic in their lives. Also featured are exercises to teach grounding and empowerment techniques. By developing their own inherent magical abilities, readers will learn more about themselves - for the ultimate Mystery is that which lies within.
Discover the Joys of Being a Jewish Pagan Ancient and life-affirming, passionate and mystical, Judaism has links with Wicca and NeoPaganism that run strong and deep. Smashing the stereotype that Pagan means Celtic, Magical Judaism shows that the Jewish tribe has its own rich history of nature holidays, magic, deities, and symbols. In this first-of-its-kind text, Jennifer Hunter draws on pre-monotheistic Hebrew history, mainstream and alternative Judaism, ceremonial magic, and eclectic NeoPaganism to create spells, meditations, rituals, and holiday traditions. Magical Judaism infuses the NeoPagan way with the living, breathing rites of the Jewish people, revealing a liberating spirituality that reveres earth and sky, dark and light, mind and heart. Whether you're Jewish by birth, Pagan by practice, or drawn to both Jewish and Pagan paths, Magical Judaism will provide all the tools you need to craft a holistic and integrated religious path. Learn how to: Celebrate Jewish holidays in authentic tribal ways Connect with the powerful teachings of the Kabbalah Discover the magic of keeping kosher and observing the Sabbath Connect with Canaanite Goddesses and the Shechinah Craft effective spells using ancient Jewish symbols and folk magic . . . and much more Jennifer Hunter is the author of Rites of Pleasure, 21st Century Wicca, and Wicca for Lovers. She lives with her daughter Ilana in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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