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Beyond The Basics Of Casting And Calling|
Castings: The Creation Of Sacred Space
Author: Ivo Dominguez, Jr. [a Witchvox Sponsor]
Publisher: SapFire Productiond
Category: Magick, Wicca Level: Intermediate
Castings is an invitation to explore the uses of sacred space. It also provides enough theory so that the mechanisms of magick are understandable, and describes the protocols needed to use more than a dozen different castings. The castings range from variations on the Quarters-called Circle, so broadly used in the West, to rare and powerful castings such as the Triangle of Stillness. For the beginner, this book should serve as a solid foundation for developing proficiency in the first and most important part of magick: movement into higher realms and sacred space. For the long-time practitioner this book should renew and refresh the sense of possibility and wonder that is central to magick by suggesting new nuances. Although from a decidedly Wiccan perspective, Castings was written to be inclusive and supportive of all positive spiritual paths
From Elizabeth R Barrette:
Overall, Castings greatly impressed me. I read a LOT of books,including a lot of Pagan books and older mythology material. The tone came across as fresh and direct, and the book contained quite a bit of information that was either new to me or very difficult to find elsewhere. I found it highly useful and will probably use it as a reference also.
It is the best intermediate-level book I have seen in a long time. Most of the books I read are aimed at beginners, advanced practitioners, or a general audience. This one is quite specifically an intermediate book, and I've been looking for one for a while since I so often say "a great beginner's book" or "for the experienced student" in my reviews.
Author's Notes: Ivo Domínguez, Jr. is a writer, an artist, a visionary, and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978, and has been giving workshops since 1982 on Chakras, Divination, the Qabala, Ritual, Astrology, Herbalism, and other topics. He is the convener for Between The Worlds: A Grand Magickal Congress. Ivo was a founding member, and a past High Priest, of Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first coven of The Assembly of the Sacred Wheel. He now serves as an Elder to covens of the Assembly. He is a Waterpourer trained by Shevierah Stonewater. His techniques are rooted in a synthesis of traditional metaphysical teachings, modern science, and memories from past lives. He is the author of Castings: The Creation of Sacred Space, Of Spirits:The Book Of Rowan, and Beneath The Skins.
Where To Buy: Your local bookstore, Amazon.com, and sapfire.com. It is distributed by New Leaf.
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