The Gardnerian Book of Shadows book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Book of Shadows is a collection of magical and r. I run this site alone and spend an awful lot of time creating these books. Very few people donate, but without your help, this site can't survive. Please support it by. A Book of Shadows is a book containing religious text and instructions for magical rituals found . After Gardner's death, his rival, Charles Cardell, published much of the material from the Gardnerian Book of Shadows. In the s, the then.
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The Gardnerian Book of Shadows, at dancindonna.info The Book of Shadows is a collection of magical and religious texts of Wicca and other Neopagan witchcraft traditions, containing the core rituals, magical. The Gardnerian Book of Shadows by Gerald B. Gardner. .. High Priestess invokes with Athame: "Dread Lord of the shadows, god of life and the giver of life.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The Book of Shadows is a collection of magical and religious texts of Wicca and other Neopagan witchcraft traditions, containing the core rituals, magical practices, ethics and philosophy of a Wiccan or other tradition. In Wicca, it is normally copied by hand from the book of one's initiating High Priestess or Priest, who copied theirs from their initiator. In modern Eclectic Wiccan terminology, however, a Book of Shadows is a personal magical journal rather than a traditional text.
She maintained that "It was a good name, and it is a good name still, wherever Gardner found it". A leatherbound manuscript written in Gardner's handwriting that was titled Ye Booke of Ye Art Magical Ronald Hutton claims that it was spelt Ye Bok, but Valiente claims Ye Booke was later found amongst his papers from the Museum after his death and was obtained by Valiente.
It appeared to be a first draft of Gardner's Book of Shadows, and featured sections based upon the rituals of the Order of Templars of the Orient which had been devised by the occultist Aleister Crowley. Gardner had gained access to these rituals in , when he had downloadd a charter from Crowley giving him permission to perform the OTO rituals. Taking this evidence into account, it seems that Gardner invented the idea of a Witches' Grimoire sometime between when he finished his novel High Magic's Aid , and , and had named it Ye Booke of Ye Art Magical.
In , he had renamed it to the Book of Shadows, and soon began to make use of it with his Bricket Wood Coven. Adding weight to the evidence indicating Gardner invented the Book was that other neopagan witches of the time, such as Robert Cochrane, never made use of such a book.
She noticed how much of the material in his Book of Shadows was taken not from ancient sources as Gardner had initially claimed, but from the works of the occultist Aleister Crowley, from Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, from the Key of Solomon and also from the rituals of Freemasonry. She confronted Gardner with this, who admitted that the text he had received from the New Forest coven had been fragmentary and he had had to fill much of it using various sources. He also stated that "well, if you think you can do any better, go ahead", and Valiente thought that she could, later stating that: Valiente dramatically rewrote sections such as the Charge of the Goddess and also wrote several poems for the book, such as The Witches Rune.
She also helped to create a poem to include the Wiccan Rede within it. Valiente also noticed that a chant in one ritual in the book was based upon the poem "A Tree Song" from Puck of Pook's Hill by Rudyard Kipling, which she had enjoyed as a child.
The chant in question stated that: Oh, do not tell the priest our plight, Or he would call it sin; But - we have been in the woods all night, A-conjuring summer in! Summer Solstice; The Sabbat Rituals: Autumn Equinox; The Sabbat Rituals: Get A Copy.
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View 2 comments. May 09, Kyle Plunkett rated it did not like it. It is not what I expected to be. It is more like an instructional manual of Wicca. I wish it is more informative. Interesting in the context of exploring the history and development of neo-paganism. Not a fan otherwise.
Too much scourging. May 16, Rachel Jackson rated it did not like it.
I've been on a mission recently to read as many religions texts as I can lay hands on, and after accumulating the more common ones, I decided to set foot into witchcraft. Now that I have, I'm not entirely sure I can explain what it is.
I read Gerald Gardner's Book of Shadows online, so it's probably a different version than this book, but I left feeling partly confused, partly disgusted and partly embarrassed. It's a combination of those three that is found in the magic of witchcraft, where peop I've been on a mission recently to read as many religions texts as I can lay hands on, and after accumulating the more common ones, I decided to set foot into witchcraft.
It's a combination of those three that is found in the magic of witchcraft, where people gather for some sort of secret touchy-feely ritual with candles and swords and knives and incense and whatever other hallucinogentic drugs Gardner was on at the time.
From what I can tell, Wiccans believe High Priestesses and Magi can purify them in a magic circle by kissing their bodies and chanting nonsensical remarks to some sort of natural deity. But I don't even know what I read. At first I thought it would be a book glorifying nature and creation and beauty, which I could at least support a little. But then it got too deep into a physical ritual and I was put off. I always do research on what I read after I finish it, but Wicca and witchcraft and Gerald Gardner's life all seem to lead me down a rabbit hole that I can't comprehend and don't ever want to go down again.
View 1 comment. It's nice to know what this branch of Wicca practices but Plus, I can't figure out WHY it will not let me adjust the ebook so I can read it vertically rather than horizontally. It doesn't take long to read, although the old English is rather rough if you're not used to it.
May 13, Jim Amy rated it liked it. A pretty good Book of Shadows if a little simplistic. I understand that practically all Wiccan Books of Shadows are based upon or, at least, inspired by it. Elias Johansson-kowalsky rated it really liked it Jun 04, Melinda rated it did not like it Apr 12, Isobelle Fox rated it liked it Nov 14, Yentl rated it liked it Aug 27, SharaLee Podolecki rated it it was ok May 13, La rated it really liked it Mar 14, Mae Gene rated it it was amazing Apr 16,