Few words entice and incite like the word witchery. Thousands of self-identified witches, pagans, and magical practitioners embrace the word but seldom go beyond the practice of the well accepted and learned forms of "traditional" witchcraft to explore the path of old witchery. Orion Foxwood invites readers to walk on the path of oldstyle witchery, a nature-based practice that is as old as the swamps and as wild as the woods.
For the first time, Foxwood reveals some of his own deeply personal rituals and spells directly from his own grimoire of witchery; he highlights the differences (and similarities) between Wicca, "traditional" witchcraft, and old style witchery. By weaving his own path to witchery throughout the book, he gives readers examples of how to identify the way toward this path.
There is a revolution among the Pagan and Witchcraft communities, a movement away from prescribed ritual and neopagan practices and reaching back toward what Foxwood says is in the heart of any true witch: a thundering call deep within their very blood to become a healer, a reckoner, a protector of magical arts, and a guardian of the wild woods.
Orion Foxwood was born with the second sight in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, area rife with the folk practices of the southern and Appalachian tradition. He lectures in across the United States and the U.K.
Raven Grimassi is a neo-pagan scholar and the author of 17 books about witchcraft and the occult, including Old World Witchcraft. He is an avid researcher on folklore and folk magic practices, particularly in European cultures. He is currently the codirector of Elder of the Ash, Birch and Willow System of Old World Witchery. Visit him at www.ravengrimassi.net.
- Publisher : Weiser Books (March 1, 2015)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages