Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living

Based on the teachings of a traditional Craft background, the author successfully manages to blend the Old Ways with practical contemporary practice. This book is part of the Traditional Witchcraft Series.

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846949784

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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For the witch whose career confines them to an urban environment, regular Craft practice may often seem like a futile gesture, especially if home is a small, gardenless-flat. Even the suburbs can be magically incapacitating, if there is constant noise from traffic and neighbours. People work long hour without having the opportunity to notice the subtle changing of the seasons. Weekends are a constant battle with family, domestic chores and socialising. It’s no wonder that the urban witch has little time left for magical and spiritual development.Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living deals with the constant barrage of psychic problems that confront the urban witch on a daily basis. Based on the teachings of a traditional Craft background, the author successfully manages to blend the Old Ways with practical contemporary practice. This book is part of the Traditional Witchcraft Series. Other titles in the series are Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore(Jan 2012), Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows (Mar 2012) and Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests (Mar 2012).

Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows

Mélusine Draco originally trained in the magical arts of traditional BritishOld Craft withBob and Mériém ClayEgerton. ... Her latest titles Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living; Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore; Traditional ...

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846948022

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 174

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Both FieldCraft and its companion title, WoodCraft, assume a certain degree of magical understanding on the part of the reader with regard to routine divination, spell and Circle casting. For this reason, the text does not include the basic elements of rudimentary witchcraft that can be found in titles similar to Mean Streets Witchcraft and Sea Change. The books have been written in tandem to avoid any unnecessary repetition, and to provide cross-references where necessary.

Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival

Mélusine Draco originally trained in the magical arts of traditional British OldCraft with Bob andMériém Clay- Egerton. ... of John Hunt Publishing): Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living, Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore, ...

Author: Suzanne Ruthven

Publisher: Moon Books

ISBN: 9781782791553

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 189

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Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival takes us on a journey into the past, along the highways and byways of our pagan heritage to discover when the different aspects of magical influence entered traditional witchcraft. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in magic, witchcraft and paganism - from grass roots to the more advanced levels of Wicca - who wish to learn more about the different traditions and their antecedents.

Traditional Witchcraft and the Path to the Mysteries

In Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living we observed that an old-time witch might not have had the enquiring mind or educational opportunities of her 21st century counterparts, but she would have had the advantage of absorbing ...

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782797920

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 158

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Traditional Witchcraft and the Path to the Mysteries, the sixth and last in the Traditional Witchcraft series, is a voyage of discovery and, as with every journey, it is essential that we understand where we are now and where we want to be. We need proper direction unlike that popular old Irish saying: “If I wanted to be going there, I wouldn’t be starting from here!” So let us make our preparations, put our house in order, and begin our journey of exploration and self-discovery. As with all stages of Life there are friends and acquaintances to consider: the essence of some we will take with us – the rest we will leave behind. But as the genii from Where the Rainbow Ends says: “Time is short, and we have far to travel.”

Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests

Mélusine Draco originally trained in the magical arts of traditional BritishOld Craft withBob and Mériém ClayEgerton. ... elements of rudimentary witchcraft that can be foundin titles similar to Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living ...

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846948046

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 159

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No matter where you live, there will always be a wide variety of trees in the immediate vicinity, whether open countryside, urban parkland or municipal gardens. Get to know them, learn to recognise the different species, and draw on the magical power of the Tree. Be humbled in the presence of the trees, by their great size and beauty … and learn to work with them as a witch.

Pagan Portals Western Animism

Other Moon Books by Mélusine Draco The Coarse Witchcraft Trilogy The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery The Secret ... for the Seashore Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living Learn about a ...

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789041248

Category: Religion

Page: 96

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A Zen approach to the World, the Universe and Everything. Many of today’s disenfranchised pagans in the West appear to be seeking a spiritual connection to life without feeling the need to become a witch, a Wiccan, a shaman, Heathen, or a Druid. Here the Shinto approach fulfils the basic need for a belief system based on what we would define as simple animism and ancestor worship in accord with the world’s other, authentic, animistic traditions such as the Australian Aboriginal and Native American way of life; while Zen provides the intellectual stimulation rising from the simplicity of basic folk-belief to elevate the soul to a higher level of mysticism.

Magic Crystals Sacred Stones

Her Traditional Witchcraft series is published by Moon Books, an imprint of John Hunt Publishing: Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living, Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore, Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows and ...

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780991375

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 185

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Discover magical and sacred uses of the crystals, minerals and rocks that make up your part of the world.

Paganism 101

... Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows Draco, Mélusine, Traditional Witchcraft for Woods and Forests Draco, Mélusine, Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore Draco, Mélusine, Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living Eastwood ...

Author: Trevor Greenfield

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782791690

Category: Religion

Page: 279

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Paganism 101 is an introduction to Paganism written by 101 Pagans. Grouped into three main sections, Who we are, What we believe and What we do, twenty topics fundamental to the understanding of the main Pagan traditions are each introduced by essay and then elaborated upon by other followers and practitioners, giving the reader a greater flavor of the variety and diversity that Paganism offers. With introductory essays from leading writers such as Emma Restall Orr, Mark Townsend, Brendan Myers, Jane Meredith, Alaric Albertsson and Rachel Patterson and with supporting vignettes from those at the heart of the Pagan community, Paganism 101 offers a truly unique insight.

The Dictionary of Magic Mystery

According to Gardner, witches raiseacone of power by dancing ina circle around a fire or candle, then joining hands ... SOURCE: Witchcraft – A Tradition Renewed,Evan John Jones; Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living, Melusine Draco.

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846948077

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 377

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Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the reader will find the ancient and modern interpretation for magical and mystical terms, together with explanations for the differences between the varied (and often conflicting) approaches to magic.

Pagan Portals Divination

... Superstitions of Britain and Ireland, Steve Roud (Penguin) The Power of the Pendulum, T C Lethbridge (Routledge & Kegan Paul) Root & Brach: British Magical Tree Lore, Melusine Draco (Ignotus) Traditional Witchcraft For Urban Living, ...

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785358593

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Divination is only a small part of a witch’s stock in trade, and although a basic introduction to the subject can be learned from books, proficiency will only come through vigorous practice. This proficiency comes through the discovery of certain secret matters by a great variety of means, correspondences, signs and occult techniques. Before a witch can perform any of these operations with any degree of success, we need to develop the ‘art of seeing’ and the ability to divine with rod, fingers and birds. Divination is what could be referred to as the practical element of Craft magic, and we don’t even have to be witches to be able to read the portents. But it helps! A companion volume to Pagan Portals: By Spellbook & Candle and Pagan Portals: By Wolfsbane & Mandrake Root, from popular Moon Books author Melusine Draco.

Pagan Portals Have a Cool Yule

Nothing to stop you having a typical New Year's bash, but this one is eleven (or thirteen) days later according to custom and it ... As I mentioned in Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living, and although many pagans would probably have ...

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781785357121

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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For the entire Pagan community Christmas should be one of the most sacred times of the year, but the lack of any formal written liturgy has consigned the festival to a minor observance in the Pagan calendar. Have a Cool Yule demonstrates that history proves the festival to be a wholly Pagan event, worthy of being acknowledged as one of the Great Festivals along with Beltaine and Samhain. With all the different strands of Pagan custom brought to the hearth-fire of the Mid-Winter Festival, we all have something to celebrate in time-honoured fashion, whether our ancestors are Briton, Celt, Norse or Anglo-Saxon.

The Witchcraft Reader

Crude folk - urban theory suggests that urbanization leads to social instability , and forced rejection of ... However , a number of in - depth case studies have revealed that assimilation and adaption to urban life can occur with far ...

Author: Darren Oldridge

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415214939

Category: History

Page: 448

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The excellent reader offers a selection of the best historical writing on witchcraft, exploring how belief in witchcraft began, and the social and context in which this belief flourished.

Traditional Wicca

“Harm none” may mean something different to a sheltered suburban teenager than to an adult living amidst urban poverty. A victim of domestic violence may have different opinions regarding the consequences of baneful magic than someone ...

Author: Thorn Mooney

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738755205

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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A Down-to-Earth Guide to Traditional Wicca While there are many powerful variations of contemporary Witchcraft, traditional Wicca offers unique experiences for those who seek it out. This book explores structured, coven-based styles of Wicca, in which the practitioners typically trace initiatory lineages back to Wicca's early founders. Discussing covens, initiations, lineages, practices, ethics, and more, Traditional Wicca shares tips and ideas on how to get the most from this profound approach to Witchcraft. Discover how to recognize healthy, reputable covens. Learn how to navigate the process of asking for training and succeeding in an outer court. Explore the spiritual strength of lineages, hierarchies, and initiation. This book also includes contributions from several practitioners, providing valuable first-person perspectives on what it's like to be on the traditional Wiccan path. Praise : "Like the bristles of a besom, Thorn Mooney's Traditional Wicca sweeps through the subject of Witchcraft removing the dust and dirt of ignorance and prejudice to reveal the true heart of Wicca. Thorn writes with obvious sincerity, with feeling, and from experience. Her book covers everything from defining Witchcraft, through the workings of a coven, to actual initiation and beyond. She warns that Wicca is not for everyone and—I am personally delighted to see—includes a chapter on recognizing 'Red Flags' when first contacting others...especially those who might claim to be more than they actually are. This book is the quintessential guide for the true, sincere seeker."—Raymond Buckland, author of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft "Traditional Wicca is a unique and important book. It's amazing to me that in over 70 years of publishing on the subject of Wicca, nothing like this book has ever been written! I'm kind of jealous I didn't think to write it myself. The chapter on initiation is, by itself, worth the cover price. If you want to understand what people mean by 'traditional Wicca,' whether or not you're seeking it, this is the one book you must read."—Deborah Lipp, Wiccan high priestess and author of Merry Meet Again "Traditional Wicca is a topic that few actually understand despite its long and distinguished history. With passion and skill, Thorn delivers a book that many familiar with Wicca will wish they had had when they were studying it, and those who find themselves on the path for the first time will rejoice at having found. Whether you intend to seek initiation or not, this book is full of valuable gems that will enhance any practice at any level. Traditional Wicca is an all-inclusive tour through the history, practices, and lore of traditional Wicca that weaves voices from all over the tradition and challenges everything you think you know about it."—Devin Hunter, author of The Witch's Book of Power "A masterful gem of insight and wisdom,Traditional Wicca reveals the time-honored practices of initiatory Wicca, thought all but lost by many, but hidden like so many occult secrets in plain sight. Drawing a clear and respectful distinction between eclectic Wicca and its older more traditional sibling, Thorn Mooney takes us on a personal journey exploring the powers and the pitfalls of the initiatory inner court, revealing the persistence of a thriving and dynamic Craft that is at once orthopraxic and changing, traditional and experimental. With practical advice for the seeker, peppered with personal anecdotes from several practitioners and initiates alike, this book is a much-needed map...Highly recommended."—Storm Faerywolf, author of Betwixt and Between

Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore

Even if we live some distance from the sea. ... The larger estuaries have attracted vast tracts of urban development and shipping industries but the smaller ones, which are of more interest to the sea-witch, are often just a small river ...

Author: Melusine Draco

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781846944260

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 150

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Although we are an island race, few are fortunate to live near enough to the sea to use the shoreline as a regular magical working area. And yet for the natural witch, born and bred by the sea, the beach and rocky shore are equally as magical as the inland woods and hills of more traditional approaches to witchcraft. The author takes us on a magical journey along the seashore and reveals how to work with the natural oceanic tides and energies. Learn how to harness the powers of the deep, and collect flotsam and jetsam for use as ritual tools. A book like no other.

The Living Temple of Witchcraft Volumn One

The Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft. ... Light from the Shadows: A Mythos of Modern Traditional Witchcraft. ... Urban Shaman: A Handbook for Personal and Planetary Transformation Based on the Hawaiian Way of the Adventurer.

Author: Christopher Penczak

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738714257

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

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A guide for solitaries, eclectics, and non-traditional Witches. It features lessons that contain meditations based on the Underworld journey teachings, as well as an advanced discussion of some facet of magick or witchcraft.

City Witchery

... around city magic and magical traveling, and to serve as catalysts for creativity in your own city experience. ... Claude Lecouteux Weave the Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft, Laura Tempest Zakroff Enchantments: A ...

Author: Lisa Marie Basile

Publisher: Becker & Mayer

ISBN: 9780760370810

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

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City Witchery is a fun, practical guide to adapting and developing your magical practices to city life.

The Witch in History

The rhythms of urban life are almost never incorporated into invocations, rituals or spells; what is celebrated is a ... plus made-toorder equipment'.78 For those involved in more traditional witchcraft, there are 'genuine black heavy ...

Author: Diane Purkiss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134882397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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'Diane Purkiss ... insists on taking witches seriously. Her refusal to write witch-believers off as unenlightened has produced some richly intelligent meditations on their -- and our -- world.' - The Observer 'An invigorating and challenging book ... sets many hares running.' - The Times Higher Education Supplement

Urban Magick

In the course of a month, a city magician may incorporate Qabala, traditional witchcraft, and chaos sigils—and that ... by forming an intelligence from the collective intelligence and energy generated from the people living in a city.

Author: Diana Rajchel

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738755991

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 312

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Uncover the Magick Hidden Between the Sidewalk Cracks Engage with the urban landscape around you and harness its boundless possibilities for a thriving magickal practice. Urban Magick shows you how to connect with your city's diverse spiritual ecosystem and channel the powerful energy running through it. Diana Rajchel invites you on an in-depth exploration of what it means to work with urban energies, providing a variety of spells for city life, techniques for working with spirits and elements, and exercises for boosting your creativity and energy. You'll also learn the purpose behind both ancient and modern cities, how architecture and population affect your magick, and how nature figures into city life. This remarkable book is your guide to not only the energetic and sacred pathways within your city, but also to your full magickal potential.

Understanding Witchcraft and Sorcery in Southeast Asia

9 ) , and where traditional political authority encompassing control of mystical power has passed to a more ... Lieban ( 1967 : 137 ) , in one of the few detailed empirical tests of whether urban living results in an increase or ...

Author: C. W. Watson

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824815157

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 222

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Witchcraft holds a perennial fascination for scholars and the public at large. In Southeast Asia malign magic and sorcery are part of the routine experience of villagers and urban dwellers alike, and stories appearing in the press from time to time bear witness to a persisting public concern. The essays presented in this volume describe what people believe and what actions result from those beliefs. Not surprisingly, given the range and variety of cultures, considerable differences exist in the region. Among some cultures, in Thailand and Indonesia for example, sorcerers are said to possess spirits that empower them to cause illness and misfortune. Elsewhere, in Malaysia and Sumatra, the power of the dukun derives from the accumulation of arcane knowledge and mystical practice. Contributors describe the witches and sorcerers they have met and suggest both how their societies look upon them and how we in turn should regard them. Understanding Witchcraft and Sorcery in Southeast Asia will appeal to scholars and students of social anthropology and comparative religion. Its substantial contribution to theoretical and comparative issues in a Southeast Asian context provides a fresh perspective on a stimulating topic.

East African Societies

They also find themselves in fierce competition with others for jobs, for promotion, for housing. Such conflicts are frequently worked out in terms of witchcraft accusation. Then there are the many problems of a new and complex urban ...

Author: Aylward Shorter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136534096

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Focussing on the mechanics of social change and the interaction between ethnic groups, cultures, structures and value systems the background questions of ecology, demography and history are also examined and the process of urbanization and rural revolution described. Trends in marriage and family life, education and religious ideas are also discussed and case studies from each country included. First published in 1974.