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[ Pdf Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival ï family-law PDF ] by Suzanne Ruthven ë 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 Advanced Levels Of Wicca Who Wish To Learn About The Different Traditions And Their Antecedents Started wellBook started well and was very interesting but steeply tapered off toward the middle and became of a list y chore of a read.


Martha Grey Pentacle It was Andy Lloyd Book Reviews that first put this series into its proper perspective The Traditional Witchcraft series provides varied information about what it means to be a practising witch in modern times In places, it feels like a guide, or self help book But there is much to it than that What strikes me is the amount of science running through the book To understand nature is to live as a part of nature, and ultimately to become one with its changing patterns and cycles, to synchronise one s own psychic or magical energy with natural tidal forces and the elements So a witch, like no other religious practitioner that I m aware of, must study her environment carefully, and attune her life to it The learning is multi disciplinary, and feels almost as if one was studying a textbook written by a poet it has that sense of quiet wonder about it, supported by education, knowledge and, above all, wisdom In fact, the whole Traditional Witchcraft series has been structured along the lines similar to a distance learning course in both paperback and e book format , so that the would be traditional witch has a step by step guide to follow Traditional Witchcraft for Urban Living originally published as Mean Streets Witchcraft is the first in the series and as the title suggests, is aimed at the majority of pagans who live in an urban environment rather than insisting that a witch must live in the country before he she can learn about traditional British Old Craft The second step is revealed in Traditional Witchcraft for the Seashore teaches us how to work with those natural tides within our own environment, even if we don t live by the sea Step three, Traditional Witchcraft for Fields and Hedgerows, covers what most of us would think of in terms of traditional Craft, and brings us back into the comfort zone where we feel safe and secure before step four casts us back out into the hostile world of Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests As our tutor tells us, the magical energies differ quite considerably between these four environments It was intriguing to learn why the historical view of Traditional Witchcraft and the Pagan Revival was left until step five, but Ms Draco doesn t look at things like normal mortals It s not until we ve been studying traditional Craft for a while that we start to notice both the differences and the similarities between the various disciplines We want to know where our beliefs come from to trace our antecedents and to understand why some of our ways are often diametrically opposed to those of other traditions we read about That is why the fifth book in the series was written as a magical anthropology simply to make sense of some of the things we ve never recognised before Not all her books, however, are favourably received Some reviewers claim there is nothing new contained within them, or that there are no great revelations in the text Craft learning is about forty percent information and sixty percent intuition, but it s also about realising when intuition is telling us that we don t have all the information There are books claiming to reveal the secrets of traditional Craft but intuition should tell us that if the secrets can be revealed in the reading of one book, then the author can t have that much to tell The real secret is that there are no secrets, only a system of revelation that eventually leads us to a series of guides or teachers, to further our progress along the Path to the Mysteries Trevor GreenfieldCertainly Melusine s best Moon Book to date A well paced interesting romp through the history of Traditional Witchcraft that, what it lacks in Hutton s intense, scholarly presentation, it makes up for in readability.
Taken from this is part of a much longer review of Path to the Mysteries, written by bad witch Lucya Starza I ve tagged the other books in the series, which Lucya refers to in her review, and also David Salisbury s excellent Deep heart of witchcraft.