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Jyoti
post Jun 13 2011, 07:51 PM
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i am looking around in the internet, to learn online, about Low Magick, like witchcraft, Spellcraft, Potion making etc. unfortunately what mostly i found is nothing but garbage (IMG:style_emoticons/default/insane.gif) . i mean i was looking for some website where i can learn the Real Magickal Theories, Concepts & Practicles etc. And what i found in most of the websites are some Altar, Athame, Pentagram Disk, BOS etc. etc. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wallbash.gif)

Could you mention some real Good Websites where one can learn the real Magickal Side of the Witchcraft (IMG:style_emoticons/default/help.gif)

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post Jun 13 2011, 08:19 PM
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Well try browsing around here. Other than that books or people are the way to go.

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post Jun 14 2011, 11:13 AM
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QUOTE(☞Tomber☜ @ Jun 13 2011, 10:19 PM) *

Well try browsing around here. Other than that books or people are the way to go.

The sacred-magick library has a wealth of books on all manner of subjects. www.sacred-magick.com.

Beyond this, though, you'll be hard pressed to find really excellent and thorough instruction online. Better to read, experiment, keep good notes, etc. Keep two journals - one on your experiments themselves, your thoughts on what magic is and why it works, your meditations, etc., your overall magical diary. The second, keep specifically for any spells you try that work. When you have confirmed that a spell has worked, enter it into this second journal - you should be able to simply copy it from the other - along with it's specific purpose and the conditions necessary to success as you currently see them. Thereafter, do the same spell for that purpose every time.

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post Jun 14 2011, 09:13 PM
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QUOTE(Vagrant Dreamer @ Jun 14 2011, 10:43 PM) *

The sacred-magick library has a wealth of books on all manner of subjects. www.sacred-magick.com.

Beyond this, though, you'll be hard pressed to find really excellent and thorough instruction online. Better to read, experiment, keep good notes, etc. Keep two journals - one on your experiments themselves, your thoughts on what magic is and why it works, your meditations, etc., your overall magical diary. The second, keep specifically for any spells you try that work. When you have confirmed that a spell has worked, enter it into this second journal - you should be able to simply copy it from the other - along with it's specific purpose and the conditions necessary to success as you currently see them. Thereafter, do the same spell for that purpose every time.

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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/004.gif) Thanks ! That's Wise !

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post Jun 26 2011, 07:41 AM
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The overwhelming amount of info that you will find online and in bookstores on witchcraft is revisionist crap and fluff--but witchcraft is basically folk magic and modern witchcraft and Wicca are new interpretations of it so , it is was it is and it is appealing to "the masses"--that is, to "folks." People like Scott Cunningham provide some background on herbal lore and how to put spells together, but you can't read this stuff as dogma. It is meant to give a little inspiration and a starting point. I would suggest that you define was kind of folk magic is of greatest interest (ie, from what country, part of the world--Celtic, Italian, Slavic, Mexican, Chinese?) and look into it in a scholarly way. You may be able to find chat boards or blogs where authentic, trad practitioners are presenting info. I myself ultimately took interest in reading stuff by Ronald Hutton--professor and researcher of the history of Wicca and witchcraft or, say Prof Michael Bailey (but Ronald is a much more readable as a writer) . I think Hutton has blog. YOu may have come across this site, but it is probably as good as it gets on the Web: http://wicca.cnbeyer.com/redirect.shtml

So witchcraft, although there are "systems" out there and nowadays (well, since early mid 1900s) systemsTM, witchcraft is personal folk magic. In earlier times, people supposedly didn't meet in covens and all that nice crap. Beyond folk magic and superstition that was just part of rural culture, certain practiioners (who usually labeled themselves as healers or curse breakers, not "witches") learned some techniques from a relative or mentor and practiced as solitaries and then passed their knowlege onto one or two other relatives or apprentices. They were, in effect, shamans. So, unless you can find an authenitc mentor, you have to create your own personal system and not worry about the new paradigm about witchcraft in popular culture.


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The overwhelming amount of info that you will find online and in bookstores on witchcraft is revisionist crap and fluff--but witchcraft is basically folk magic and modern witchcraft and Wicca are new interpretations of it so , it is was it is and it is appealing to "the masses"--that is, to "folks." People like Scott Cunningham provide some background on herbal lore and how to put spells together, but you can't read this stuff as dogma. It is meant to give a little inspiration and a starting point. I would suggest that you define was kind of folk magic is of greatest interest (ie, from what country, part of the world--Celtic, Italian, Slavic, Mexican, Chinese?) and look into it in a scholarly way. You may be able to find chat boards or blogs where authentic, trad practitioners are presenting info. I myself ultimately took interest in reading stuff by Ronald Hutton--professor and researcher of the history of Wicca and witchcraft or, say Prof Michael Bailey (but Ronald is a much more readable as a writer) . I think Hutton has blog. YOu may have come across this site, but it is probably as good as it gets on the Web: http://wicca.cnbeyer.com/redirect.shtml

So witchcraft, although there are "systems" out there and nowadays (well, since early mid 1900s) systemsTM, witchcraft is personal folk magic. In earlier times, people supposedly didn't meet in covens and all that nice crap. Beyond folk magic and superstition that was just part of rural culture, certain practiioners (who usually labeled themselves as healers or curse breakers, not "witches") learned some techniques from a relative or mentor and practiced as solitaries and then passed their knowlege onto one or two other relatives or apprentices. They were, in effect, shamans. So, unless you can find an authenitc mentor, you have to create your own personal system and not worry about the new paradigm about witchcraft in popular culture.



Thanks ! Your suggestions are really reasonable. Actually, my approach towards to witchcraft is mostly from the scholary point of view. I myself is from India, therefor have no brief idea about the European folk magick, when ever i try to find out anything in this regards, i just end up in Greek or Norse Mythology. Most of the time the Anglo-Saxon, Irish or Scottish along with the Druidic Systems are Till a Big Mystery for me ! Any way, Thanks again i will try to check out the references you mentioned.

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Glad the information was help. Look ino the work of Ronald Hutton, then. Other writers who are scholars --and also Wiccan or Pagan--are Sabina Magliocco and the woman who runs the Web site I previously gave you (Wicca for the Rest of Us ay http://wicca.cnbeyer.com/redirect.shtml) Also the University of Pennsylvania puts out a biannual journal called Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft-- but this is a real academic journal. Sometimes it has interesting articles and sometimes they are a bit too dry and academic.


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