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Publication Expected 

 

Update: September 7, 2020

The "first round" of formatting is completed.

I was naively unprepared for multiple rounds of formatting.

Now is the time for patience and trust. Please know this: 

The book will be produced when the preliminary steps are done, and as much as I want to get this into your hands, the process takes time. 

Here are the remaining steps: Cover design, Proofreading, Upload files to the printing platforms, Proof copies/Final check, then marketing and book launch. 

Watch this space for the launch date announcement. 

You Can Still Pre-order: online through PayPal or Venmo. You will get a signed copy plus the opportunity to enroll in any online Witchcraft courses I offer online. The book will soon be available on Amazon. 

Another way you can help: I'm looking for people to beta-test a quiz I'm developing as a marketing tool. If you're interested, email me at janusblume@gmail.com with the subject line "Quiz." Thanks! 😊 👍

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Witchcraft, Power, and Transformation:

A Magical Mystery School for the 21st Century

 

Basic and comprehensive information about Wicca and Witchcraft. Suitable for beginners and those who want an updated reference guide. 13 chapters complete with exercises to help you put theory into practice as well as a glossary, tables of correspondence, and appendices. Written for a new generation by a socially conscious Witch with 25 years experience in the Craft.

The book I wish I had when I started!

Table of Contents:

INTRODUCTION: INTO THE GARDEN

 

PREFIX: NOTES ON SPELLING AND CAPITALIZATION

 

CHAPTER ONE: WHAT IS WITCHCRAFT?

What Witchcraft Isn’t

One With Everything

Exercise One: Techniques for Finding and Keeping Inner Peace 

 

CHAPTER TWO: THE ROOTS OF THE CRAFT

Prehistory

Burial Sites

Venus Figurines

Cave Paintings

Çatalhöyük

Patriarchy, Conquest, and Paganism

The Inquisitions

Modern Traditions and the Twentieth Century Revival

Changing Landscapes

The Twenty-First Century

Exercise Two: A Rite for Thanksgiving and Honoring

 

CHAPTER THREE: VITAL FOUNDATIONS OF MAGIC

Sympathetic Magic Part One: Imitation

Sympathetic Magic Part Two: Contagion

Chaos Magic: A Postmodern Approach

The Morphogenic Field

Exercise Three: Behold the Magic of Everyday

 

CHAPTER FOUR: POWER IN 3 DIMENSIONS

What Goes on My Altar?

Where Should I Put it?

Types of Altars

Storage and Organization

Maintaining Your Altar

Exercise Four: Letting Your Altar Come To You

 

CHAPTER FIVE: THE ELEMENTS OF WITCHCRAFT

The History of the Magical Elements

Ancient vs. Contemporary

Essential, Primal, and Basic

Tuning In: The Energetic Essences of the Elements

Getting Acquainted with the Elements

Air

Fire

Water

Earth

Spirit

Above, Below, and Center

Awaken and Return

Exercise Five: Meet the Elements

 

CHAPTER SIX: TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Do I Need Tools to Practice Witchcraft?

Getting Started—Acquire, Cleanse, and Consecrate

Blades: Athame, Sword, and Boline

Wands

Chalices and Cauldrons

The Pentacle

Using the Pentacle

Upright or Inverted?

Book of Shadows, Grimoire, and Book of Mirrors

Group Books

The Besom—Historical Use

The Besom—Modern Use

Other Magical Items

Hidden in Plain Sight

Exercise Six: Hi, I’m your new magical tool! Initiate Me

 

CHAPTER SEVEN: THE TIDES OF TIME

Solar and Lunar Holidays

Science and Poetry, the Context

The Poetry of Moon and Sun

Dramatis Personae—The Players

Exercise Seven: Feel the Moment

 

CHAPTER EIGHT: THE SABBATS AND THE WHEEL OF THE YEAR

The English Connection

Start with Samhain

Yule

Imbolc

Ostara

Beltane

Litha

Lughnasadh

Mabon

The Circle Comes Round

Exercise Eight: Pick a Sabbat, Any Sabbat

 

CHAPTER NINE: THE ESBATS AND PHASES OF THE MOON

Maiden, Mother, and Crone

The Full Moon: Our Covenant

The Mystical Moment of Turning

Full to Dark: The Waning Moon

The Dark Moon

New to Full, the Waxing Moon

Exercise Nine: Saluting and Drawing Down the Moon

 

CHAPTER TEN: ALLIES AND HELPERS

The Vegetable Kingdom

Allies from the Earth

The Animal Kingdom-It’s Ancient and Complicated

Candle Magic-Burn, Baby, Burn

Other Assorted Helpers

 

CHAPTER ELEVEN: YOU ARE YOUR MAGIC

Intention Is Everything

A Powerful Mindset for Success

The Four Pillars of Magic

Exercise Ten: Cast a Spell

 

CHAPTER TWELVE: THE UNIVERSE IN A GRAIN OF SAND

The Akashic Record

Holograms and Grains of Sand

Immanent or Transcendent Divinity?

Astrology

Cartomancy

Runes

Scrying, or Gazing

Spirit Boards

The I Ching

Other Tools and Methods

 

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: A GOLDEN HOMECOMING

A Golden Homecoming, the Night I Met Goddess

Ritual Etiquette and Thirteen Steps

 

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