By Pauline Campanelli

ISBN-10: 0875420907

ISBN-13: 9780875420905

Paganism has crammed the hearts and souls of individuals world wide for millions of years. In each one tradition, autonomous how one can honor the Goddess and God and watch the turning of the wheel of the yr have constructed. In Ancient Ways by means of Pauline Campanelli, you'll study lots of these rules and methods, bettering your magick and your ties to Pagan ancestors.

The e-book follows the circulation of development on this planet that's associated with the Pagan gala's. It starts with Imbolc (February 2) and maintains with the solstices and equinoxes, in addition to the cross-quarter vacations comparable to Lammas, Samhain, and yuletide. every one pageant has a bankruptcy devoted to it, and every bankruptcy is stuffed with folklore, historical past, and traditions that may make your middle sing.

For instance, within the part on Samhain (October 31) you will know about conventional Halloween occasion favors and the way to take advantage of a tambourine to aid touch spirits. you will discover information regarding cats and why they grew to become linked to Witches. you are going to additionally examine the place the organization of this pageant with bats and owls got here from. and naturally the ebook explains the pumpkin and the Jack-o'-lantern. there is even a recipe for pumpkin bread.

Ancient Ways explains how this vacation is basically thought of the 3rd or ultimate harvest. you will find out how apples are concerned with the vacation and the way they are often used for therapeutic. different issues right here comprise tips to use a pendulum, channeling, and mediumship; a quick heritage of significant dates in Witchcraft; and the way to exploit magick mirrors and crystal balls.

This form of info is integrated in each bankruptcy of this ebook. you are going to additionally study charms and spells, numerology and folks arts, in addition to conventional myths and legends. With this e-book you are going to extend your wisdom of Paganism and improve and upload on your practices. it's a booklet you are going to use repeatedly.

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When Tammuz was killed, Ishtar, driven by despair, pounded the gates of the Underworld demanding to be let in. Allatu, Queen of the Underworld and sister to Ishtar, allowed her to enter. ” At the second gate, she was told to remove the pendants from her ears; at the third, the chains from her neck; at the fourth, the ornament from her breasts; at the fifth, the girdle of birth stones from her hips; at the sixth, her bracelets and anklets; and at the seventh, the garment from her body. Allatu held Ishtar captive in the Underworld.

As the Goddess of Love and Fertility mourned the loss of her beloved, the land became a barren waste. When Zeus saw this, he tried to intervene, but Persephone loved Adonis as much as Aphrodite. At last Zeus decreed that Adonis would spend a third of the year with each Goddess, and spend a third of the year alone. Each spring, Adonis returns to Aphrodite, and each winter he dwells with Persephone in the Underworld. From the ancient land of Phrygia, not far from the fair islands of Cyprus and Cythera, comes the myth of Cybele and Attis.

The fact that thousands of years before the current era certain types of stones weighing many tons were dragged great distances to sacred sites is proof enough of that. Small stones or pebbles with enigmatic markings painted on them in red or yellow ochre have been found in ancient sites. Their purpose is unknown, but it is very likely that they are the ancient ancestors of Rune stones or some other sort of divinatory system of casting lots. Many stones are sacred because of their shapes. Round stones and holey stones are favorite amulets among Witches, especially Italian Witches, and both are treated with special ritual.

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