Companion for the Apprentice Wizard

Companion for the Apprentice Wizard

Author: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601639905

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Here Is the Book Merlin Could Have Given a Young Arthur...If Only It Had Existed. Oberon Zell-Ravenheart shares magickal practices in his new book Companion for the Apprentice Wizard. Unlike his first best-selling book, Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard, which focused on the lessons one must learn to become a Wizard, Oberon focuses on taking you to the next level by putting those lessons to use with hands-on magickal training. Chapters are based on the Departments of Oberon's Grey School of Wizardry: Alchemy Beast Mastery Ceremonial Magick Cosmology and Metaphysics Divination Healing Lifeways Lore Mathemagicks Metapsychics Nature Performance Magic Practice Sorcery Wizardry Wortcunning Inside you will find materials and exercises from the vaults of the Grey School, and instruction from the faculty. Step-by-step instructions are provided for: How to make a Wizard’s wand How to make your own runes How to make a pocket sundial How to make and use a firebow How to make the milky way galaxy How to make your own amulets and talismans Potions for all purposes How to conjure illusions and create special effects And many other amazing projects... Companion for the Apprentice Wizard also includes a number of hand-drawn, full-page diagrams of magickal objects to copy, cut out, and assemble, including: Spinners for psychokinesis A Planetary Hour Calculator The Mariner’s Astrolabe A winged dragon A model of the mystic pyramid A model of Leonardo da Vinci’s Ornithopter

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard

Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard

Author: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601639714

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 372

View: 332

With contributions and additional material from Raymond Buckland, Raven Grimassi, Patricia Telesco, Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart, and other illustrious members of The Grey Council, here is the book Merlin would have given a young Arthur...if only it had existed. This essential handbook contains everything an aspiring Wizard needs to know. It is profusely illustrated with original art by Oberon and friends, as well as many woodcuts from medieval and alchemical manuscripts—plus charts, tables, and diagrams. It also contains: Biographies of famous Wizards in history and legend; Descriptions of magickal tools and regalia (with full instructions for making them); spells and workings for a better life; rites and rituals for special occasions; a bestiary of mythical creatures; systems of divination; the Laws of Magick; myths and stories of gods and heroes; lore and legends of the stars and constellations; instructions for performing amazing illusions, special effects, and many other wonders of the magickal multiverse. To those who study the occult, in particular, Witchcraft, the name of Oberon Zell-Ravenheart is internationally-known and respected. He is a genuine Wizard, and he has written this book for any person wishing to become one. Perhaps, as some have written, Oberon Zell-Ravenheart is the real Albus Dumbledore to aspiring Harry Potters! In addition to his own writings in this collection, he also presents other writers who add some highly thoughtful insights. Such as Raymond Buckland, among others. The illustrations and photographs which accompany the text are among the finest found anywhere, and are a helpful boon to those wanting to see what they are reading about. Biographies of many famous Wizards of history and legend appear in the book. Detailed descriptions of magickal tools with information for making them appears in this book. Additional information includes rites and rituals for special occasions, a bestiary of mythical creatures, a detailed and educational discussion on the laws of magick, myths, and lore of the stars and constellations. This book is full of instructions! As a handbook and guide for becoming a Wizard, this is as near perfect and honest a book as one will find today. New Page Books has done a great service to the paranormal and occult community readers by publishing this worthwhile reference book. Oberon Zell-Ravenheart has written a classic on Wizardry. This is his masterpiece. One of the American pioneers of Paganism in the United States, his lifetime of learning and information is shared with readers from all walks of life. He started in 1968 with the publication of his award-winning journal, Green Egg, and is often considered by readers as one of their favorite Pagan writers. The lessons in this fine book are accurate, honest, and entertaining. If you want to become a Wizard, this is the book to start with, and learn from. This Grimoire is must-have reading for readers interested in true magick. The information given on ghosts will hold the reader spellbound, as will all information in this reference book!

The Wizard and the Witch

The Wizard and the Witch

Author: John C. Sulak

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738740515

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 376

View: 173

This is the stranger-than-fiction story of two soul mates who rejected the status quo and embraced higher ideals...and had a whole lot of fun while they were at it. Reclaiming Pagan as a spiritual identity—and living in an open marriage for over four decades—Oberon and Morning Glory Zell truly embody the freedom to think, to love, and to live. Telling the stories of their singular lives in this unique oral history, Oberon and Morning Glory—together with a colorful tribe of friends, lovers, musicians, homesteaders, researchers, and ritualists—reveal how they established the Church of All Worlds, revitalized Goddess worship, discovered the Gaea Thesis, raised real Unicorns, connected a worldwide community through Green Egg magazine, searched for mermaids in the South Pacific, and founded the influential Grey School of Wizardry. Join Morning Glory and Oberon as they share the highs and lows of their extraordinary lives, and explore the role they played in shaping the community of Witches and Pagans that thrives in the world today. Includes a 16-page color photo insert.

Invented Religions

Invented Religions

Author: Carole M. Cusack

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317113256

Category: Religion

Page: 164

View: 901

Utilizing contemporary scholarship on secularization, individualism, and consumer capitalism, this book explores religious movements founded in the West which are intentionally fictional: Discordianism, the Church of All Worlds, the Church of the SubGenius, and Jediism. Their continued appeal and success, principally in America but gaining wider audience through the 1980s and 1990s, is chiefly as a result of underground publishing and the internet. This book deals with immensely popular subject matter: Jediism developed from George Lucas' Star Wars films; the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, founded by 26-year-old student Bobby Henderson in 2005 as a protest against the teaching of Intelligent Design in schools; Discordianism and the Church of the SubGenius which retain strong followings and participation rates among college students. The Church of All Worlds' focus on Gaia theology and environmental issues makes it a popular focus of attention. The continued success of these groups of Invented Religions provide a unique opportunity to explore the nature of late/post-modern religious forms, including the use of fiction as part of a bricolage for spirituality, identity-formation, and personal orientation.

Llewellyn's Sabbats Almanac

Llewellyn's Sabbats Almanac

Author: Llewellyn

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738714967

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 156

View: 189

A resource to celebrating the eight sacred Wiccan holidays. From rituals and rites to recipes and crafts, it provides you with fresh ways to make the most of each Sabbat.

Creating Circles and Ceremonies

Creating Circles and Ceremonies

Author: Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601633972

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Creating Circles and Ceremonies is the accumulation of decades of circles, ceremonies, rituals, Mystery plays, initiations, rites of passage, and other magickal workings co-created by the Zell-Ravenhearts, today's foremost Wizard/Witch couple. For more than 30 years, Oberon and Morning Glory have traveled widely throughout the worldwide magickal community--participating in gatherings, conducting workshops, and creating rituals for groups large and small. They have met and made Magick with the leaders of many traditions: Celtic Shamanism, British Dianic, Italian Strega, Welsh Witchcraft, Faerie Trad, Ceremonial Magick, Ozark Druidry, the New Reformed Order of the Golden Dawn (NROOGD), Hinduism, Native American tribes, Greek and Egyptian mythology, and the futuristic Church of All Worlds. Here, in one easy-to-read volume, is their collection of chants, invocations, circle-castings, quarter-callings, spells, and ceremonies. It is also a "kit" to use to assemble your own rituals, for any season or reason: Book I presents a basic ritual outline. Each element is followed by numerous examples which may be "plugged in" to customize your own ceremony. Book II gives numerous examples of actual ceremonies: Esbats (full Moons) and special occasions; Rites of Passage; Mysteries and Initiations; spells and consecrations. These can be adapted and modified as needed for any size group--from small family gatherings in your living room, to huge outdoor celebrations involving thousands of people. Book III provides an assortment of full rituals and ritual elements for celebrations of the eight great seasonal festivals called the Wheel of the Year. Versions of these have been commemorated for millennia in most traditional cultures of the Northern Hemisphere; and today are universal throughout the worldwide Pagan community.

Death Rights and Rites

Death Rights and Rites

Author: Judith Karen Fenley

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738755397

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 276

View: 750

Death Rights & Rites presents practical information for approaching death and dying with a sense of personal and sacred meaning. You will learn how to navigate the practical, legal, and spiritual issues related to home-based dying, home funerals, and alternative burial methods. This book assists those who want to approach dying with a deeper sense of purpose and advocates for those who want to care for loved ones as they pass in a way that supports the best medical care and the emotional needs of the community. It is possible to manifest your deepest spiritual values before, during, and after death. Within these pages, you will discover alternative death ways that are sustainable, artful, sacred, and supportive.

Pagan and Witch Elders of the World

Pagan and Witch Elders of the World

Author: Tamara Von Forslun

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781984507259

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 299

The Pagan or Witch Elder is a leader who has lead by example, and teaches their wisdom to those that will listen, they have cleared the path for those to follow. We must remember and know who these Spiritual and Magical Warriors were and are, some who are still fighting in the world for our acceptance and understanding. This book is filled with hundreds of Elders (some known and some not well known) who stood tall and fought the establishment with compassion and strength, endurance and wisdom, courage, and determination, to share an ancient knowledge that has been awakened by them in the 21st century. I write this book so that our Pagan community remembers and knows who these brave Spiritual Earth Warriors were and are, and what they have given, sacrificed, and shared for the future of our world. This book is to honour all our Elders, so they are never forgotten and always honoured. MERRY WE MEET, MERRY WE PART, AND MERRY WE MEET AGAIN!

Exposed, Uncovered, & Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets of the Past

Exposed, Uncovered, & Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets of the Past

Author: Michael Pye

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601636300

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 457

Were Atlantis and Lemuria factual places? Who built the pyramids and for what purpose? How advanced was the technology of ancient cultures? All this and more is covered in Exposed, Uncovered, & Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets of the Past—the latest in the all-original series that is already sparking lively debate. Erich von Däniken, best-selling author of Chariots of the Gods, examines the Egyptian pyramids, studying their astronomical implications and what message they were meant to convey. Thomas G. Brophy, PhD, focuses on the mysterious Nabta Playa site in southern Egypt and its connection to African history. Intrepid explorer of ancient America Frank Joseph covers archeological scandals and attempts to suppress evidence, including the Smithsonian’s “loss” of Maya skulls discovered in the Aleutian Islands. Researcher Steven Sora, author of The Lost Colony, delves into evidence that Scotland’s Picts originated in North America and were connected to the ancient Micmac tribe of the Americas. Philip Coppens of the History Channel’s Ancient Aliens explores an ancient Celtic network of roads that may be connected to a 4,000-year-old land-based reproduction of Atlantis. Scholar and mystery explorer Oberon Zell-Ravenheart brings together the Garden of Eden, the Tree of Life, the great deluge, and the sinking of Lemuria. Marie D. Jones & Larry Flaxman (11:11: The Time Prompt Phenomenon) explore what ancient civilizations knew about sound and resonance, and how they may have used them to build megaliths and pyramids, and achieve altered states. Journalist Nick Redfern reveals the U.S. government’s abiding interest in our ancient past, religious mysteries, and enigmatic artifacts. Evidence of these ancient mysteries is everywhere—if you know what to look for. Whether you’re a believer, a skeptic, or somewhere in between, Exposed, Uncovered, and Declassified: Lost Civilizations & Secrets of the Past is sure to entertain and educate.