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Dark Mirror: the inner work of witchcraft

by Yvonne Aburrow

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Inner work is a name commonly given to the inner processes that happen in ritual. It can also mean the transformation of the psyche that comes about through engaging in religious ritual. However, the best kind of inner work also has an effect outside the individual and outside the circle. When rituals are focused only on self-development, they tend to be a bit too introspective. Ritual is about creating and maintaining relationships and connections – between body, mind, and spirit; with the Earth, Nature, the land, the spirit world, the community, and friends. It is about making meaning, weaving a web of symbolism, story, mythology, meaning, community, and love. Creating a community that welcomes and celebrates diversity. Creating strong and authentic identity to resist the pressures of consumerism and commercialism and capitalism. Weaving relationship with other beings: humans, animals, birds, spirits, deities.

Buy now | Price: £15.99 | Paperback, 366 pages | Ebook £5.99

The night journey: witchcraft as transformation

by Yvonne Aburrow

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Paperback, 364 Pages

This book is aimed at witches who want to deepen their engagement with their Craft. It explores modes and types of ritual; how rituals work; the uses of sound and silence in ritual; the witch’s journey through life; the stages and pitfalls of the inner work. It shows how Queer Witchcraft is an inherent aspect of the archetype of the witch; how witchcraft relates to the land; witchcraft as resistance to oppression; working with ancestors; the witch’s pact with spiritual powers; the relationship between madness, shamanism, and witchcraft; and the concept of the night journey, another very old image from the history of witchcraft; how to use insights gained from the practice of witchcraft in everyday life; group dynamics; being a coven leader; teaching and learning in a coven; egregore, lineage, upline, and downline; power and authority; the process of challenging oppression; how to evaluate your Craft; the meaning and purpose of ‘spirituality’, religion, and magic; the archetype of the witch and what it means.

The Endless Knot (paperback)

 The Endless Knot (paperback)

Poetry of place, experience, the seasons, and the sacred. Written over many years, these poems are the distillation of experiences of ritual, landscape and mythology. Lovers of landscape and nature will enjoy this collection.

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The Endless Knot (hardback)
 

 The Endless Knot (hardback)

Poetry of place, experience, the seasons, and the sacred. Written over many years, these poems are the distillation of experiences of ritual, landscape and mythology. Lovers of landscape and nature will enjoy this collection.

Buy The Endless Knot at Lulu.com - £22.58

Also available as an ebook - £4.50
 
 
Many Names (paperback)

 Many Names (paperback)

A book of prayers, meditations and chalice lightings for use in Unitarian and Unitarian Universalist churches, Unitarian Earth Spirit groups, and Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans groups. These prayers reflect diverse understandings of the Divine, including Taoist, Pagan, pantheist, Neo-Platonic, and Unitarian perspectives. There are also prayers and chalice lightings on different themes and for different seasonal festivals.


 
 
A little book of serpents (paperback)

 A little book of serpents (paperback)

The mythology, symbolism, folklore and poetry of reptiles, including adders, asps, pythons and other snakes; crocodiles and dinosaurs; turtles and tortoises.


 
 
   
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