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The witches' book of the dead

Author: Christian Day; Raven Grimassi
Publisher: San Francisco : Weiser Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Witches are creatures of magic. They cast spells, heal, and foretell the future. What you might not know is that Witches can also commune with the spirits of the dead. In The Witches' Book of the DeadThe Witches' Book of the DeadLegendary Witches who have raised the dead, including The Witch of Endor, Circe, and Erichtho Creating ancestral altars and building relationships with spiritsThe tools of Necromancy: the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Witches' Book of the Dead.
Red Wheel/Weiser 2011
(OCoLC)709682814
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Day; Raven Grimassi
ISBN: 9781609256074 1609256077
OCLC Number: 756864296
Description: 1 online resource (263 pages)
Contents: Cover; Praise; Title Page; Copyright; Dedications; Contents; Foreword; 1: A Covenant with the Dead; The Witch in Myth and History; The Witch as Necromancer; Modern Wicca: Witchcraft Renewed; Spirits in the Modern Age: Today's Witches; 2: Opening the Doorway; The Shroud and the Veil: Living Witchcraft; The Body, Mind, Spirit Connection; Letting Your Inner Witch Out; Keeping One Foot in the Real World; Tools, Places, and Times of Power; The Death Current; The Dangers of Spirit Work; The Visionary State; Exercise: Entering the Visionary State; Making Pacts with the Spirits. Ritual: Making the Pact3: The Altar of the Dead ; Finding an Altar; Where to Put the Altar; Ritual: Blessing the Altar; Personalizing Your Altar; The Skull; Ritual: Blessing Your Skull; Second Offerings and Daily Devotions; 4: The Witches' Tools of Spirit Work; The Bronze Dagger; The Yew Wand; The Pentacle of Protection; The Chalice of Libation; The Spirit Rattle or Bell; The Cauldron; Spirit Incense and Burner; Spirit Powder; A Jar of Honey; Skeleton Keys; Anointing Oil; Candles; 5: Banishing and Exorcism; Unwelcome Spirits; Eliminating Natural Causes; Spirit of Place Residue verus Hauntings. Spirit Attachments to ObjectsSpirit Attachments to People; Simple Solutions for Ridding Yourself of Unwanted Spirits; Ritual: Cleansing; Ritual: The Roman Ritual of the Beans; Ritual: The Ritual of Exorcism; Get Help From Others; 6: Methods of Spirit Contact; Automatic Writing and Automatisms; Exercise: Automatic Writing; The Pendulum; The Ouija Board; Spirit Scrying; Exercise: Spirit Scrying by Crystal Ball or Mirror; Exercise: Spirit Scrying by Bowl Divination; Exercise: Spirit Scrying by Candle Flame; 7: Spirit Mediumship: Speaking with the Dead; Styles of Mediumship; Ancient Mediums. The Witch as Spirit MediumSpiritualism and the Resurgence of Mediumship; Spirit Medium Helen Duncan Frees the Witches; Basic Mediumship; Exercise: Meditation for Mental or Trance Mediumship; 8: Necromancy: The World's Most Forbidden Practice; Necromancy in Greece; Roman Necromancy; Emperors and Necromancy; Early Christians and Necromancy; 9: Oracular Necromancy: Divination with the Dead; Defining Your Purpose; Choose the Appropriate Spirit; Don't Diss the Dead!; The Skull: Portal to the Spirit Realms; Ritual: A Rite of Necromantic Divination ; Ritual: The Rite of the Mirror of the Dead. Ritual: The Cauldron of FireGoing to the Graveyard; Ritual: Graveyard Necromancy; 10: Necromantic Magic; Employing the Dead in Magic; Heart, Will, Intention, and Action; Using the Skull in Magic; Ritual: Necromantic Magic with the Skull; Ritual: The Graveyard Ritual; Ritual: The Ritual of the Crossroads; Ritual: A Ritual of Dreams; Creating Your Own Rituals; 11: Dreaming the Dead; Ancient Legacies; The Dreams of the Necromancers; Witches and Dreams of the Dead; Tribal Dreams of the Dead; Spirit Visitation Dreams in Modern Times; Characteristics of Dream Visits by the Dead.
Responsibility: Christian Day ; forwarded by Raven Grimassi.

Abstract:

Witches are creatures of magic. They cast spells, heal, and foretell the future. What you might not know is that Witches can also commune with the spirits of the dead. In The Witches' Book of the DeadThe Witches' Book of the DeadLegendary Witches who have raised the dead, including The Witch of Endor, Circe, and Erichtho Creating ancestral altars and building relationships with spiritsThe tools of Necromancy: the bronze dagger, yew wand, iron keys, graveyard dust, the offering cauldron, spirit powders, the human skull, and more. Methods of spirit contact, including automatic writing, scrying mirrors, spirit boards, pendulums, and spirit mediumshipThe ancient arts of necromancy as a method of conjuring the dead to assist in magicRidding yourself of unwanted spirits using rituals of cleansing, banishing and exorcismGhost hunting techniques that combine psychic wisdom with modern technologyCommuning with the dead in dreamsSacred holidays and powerful celebrations of the deadResources on where to ethically obtain the tools of the tradeAn overview of the feared deities of the UnderworldRituals, recipes, exercises, and more!Dare to walk between the worlds with Christian Day as he guides you across the River Styx into the shadowy realms where the dead long to connect with us once more!

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