- Paperback: 354 pages
- Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (Sept. 10 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0767908457
- ISBN-13: 978-0767908450
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 20.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 386 g
- Average Customer Review: 36 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #259,136 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Witch Crafting: A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic Paperback – Sep 10 2002
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"Witch Crafting is a clever, down-to-earth guide to making magick a reality in the 9-5 world. In witty, wise, and warm fashion, Currot has witchcrafted a treasure trove of foundational information that will be cherished by readers for many years."
--Patricia Telesco, author of The Wiccan Book of Ceremonies and Rituals and Your Book of Shadows: How to Write Your Own Magickal Spells
"In her latest book Phyllis Curott takes your hand and leads you into the realms of magick where anything is possible. Passion and beauty resonate in this exciting, extremely relevant and important work."
--Fiona Horne, author of Witch: A Magickal Journey
From the Hardcover edition.
From the Inside Flap
Phyllis Curott's first book, Book of Shadows, was an inspirational, spiritual memoir that chronicled her journey from Ivy League-educated, New York City attorney to Wiccan High Priestess. By inviting readers of all faiths to share in her own personal transformation, Phyllis debunked many of the myths surrounding Wicca and revealed it for what it really is: a spiritual movement whose tenets of Goddess worship and reverence for Nature were a great deal more accessible and familiar than she'd ever expected. In Witch Crafting, Phyllis digs deep into the practices and principles of Witchcraft to provide a comprehensive guidebook that anyone "novices and seasoned practitioners alike" can use to incorporate the beauty and power of Wicca into their own daily lives.
Far from being just another mechanical spell book, Witch Crafting is the first book to offer readers not only the how-to of Witchcraft, but also the "why-to, explaining the profound spiritual tenets behind Wiccan techniques. Filled with both traditional and innovative shamanic practices, Phyllis also provides an empowering new definition of magic and reexamines the ethics under which Witchcraft is practiced, offering a groundbreaking alternative to the Threefold Law. With enchanting stories from Curott's own experiences, Witch Crafting will also teach you how to:
- Master the secret arts of effective spellcasting
- Create sacred space and personal rituals
- Perform divinations for spiritual insight and earthly success
- Tap into the power of altered states, such as dreaming, meditation, prayer, and trance
- Keep a magical journal and create your own Book of Shadows -Keep a magical
Rich with detailed advicefor making magic, working with Nature, and finding the Divine within, as well as thought-provoking evaluations of this remarkable spirituality, Witch Crafting is the special volume that you've been searching for. Whether you are a beginner or have been practicing Witchcraft for years, whether you worship in a coven or on your own, Witch Crafting is the ideal handbook for you, or anyone seeking to unlock the divine power that makes real magic happen and experience the ecstasy, energy, and gifts of the Universe more fully.
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Her idea of "What's wrong with the ThreeFold Law" is just not represented right. What's actually wrong with the ThreeFold Law isn't what it's about or what it represents, but the way in which people who aren't educated in that field interpret it and relate it to others. If you don't know what it is you're talking about or don't understand it, of course you're going to end up misrepresenting it. I just think she could have spent a little more time researching Judaic magickal systems and philosopy before she wrote those pages, and a little less time making those like Gardner and Valiente (after all, she did edit his Book of Shadows)look like utter fools. Yes, even they were prone to mistakes. But if they felt that something such as the ThreeFold Law were inappropriate to Wicca, I'm sure that they were intelligent enough to have left it out.
Other than her continuation of sexist theology, the rest of the book is pretty good. It does include recent political positions on history, accepting claims of recent revisionists. On the whole its probably good to add to a collection of Wiccan books for histroical and teaching purposes. Don't buy it as the voice of authority though.
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