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Transformative Witchcraft: The Greater Mysteries.

Transformative Witchcraft: The Greater Mysteries

Jason Mankey

Llewellyn Publications

2143 Wooddale Drive, Woodbury, MN 55125

9780738757971, $19.99, PB, 408pp,

Synopsis: The rites and rituals of Witchcraft are life-changing experiences, but they are also steeped in mystery. "Transformative Witchcraft: The Greater Mysteries" by Jason Mankey delves into some of the most persistent mysteries of the Craft and provides insightful guidance for raising and directing magickal energy in accordance with your desires.

Mankey distills his decades of experience as he shares practical wisdom for raising a cone of power and detailed insights into creating powerful rituals for dedications, initiations, and elevations. In his chapter on drawing down the moon, he provides a vivid exploration of invocation and the subtle nuances in preparation and execution that can take the ritual to its most magisterial heights.

"Transformative Witchcraft" also discusses one of the most mysterious of all the magickal rituals known as the Great Rite. Whether the reader is interested in the Great Rite in token or in truth, there is much to be gleaned from the experiences related here on a topic that is frequently treated as taboo in much of the magickal literature.

Direct experience with the divine and the potent energies of magick are defining experiences in a life of Witchcraft. Filled with compelling personal stories, a fascinating brief history of modern Wicca and Witchcraft, striking original rituals, and a wealth of tips and techniques, "Transformative Witchcraft" provides the beginning or intermediate Witch with the practical and theoretical keys they need to unlock the mysteries of the Craft.

Critique: An inherently fascinating and impressively informative study that is accessibly organized and presented, "Transformative Witchcraft: The Greater Mysteries" is an extraordinary volume and especially recommended for dedicated students of the Metaphysical Arts. A welcome addition to community and academic library Contemporary Witchcraft collections and supplemental studies curriculums, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of metaphysical students, novice Wiccans, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject that "Transformative Witchcraft: The Greater Mysteries" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $9.99).

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Date:Apr 1, 2019
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