Is shamanism all that different from modern witchcraft? According to Christopher Penczak, Wicca's roots go back 20,000 years to the Stone Age shamanic traditions of tribal cultures worldwide. A fascinating exploration of the Craft's shamanic origins, The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft offers year-and-a-day training in shamanic witchcraft.
Penczak's third volume of witchcraft teachings corresponds to the water element--guiding the reader into this realm of emotion, reflection, and healing. The twelve formal lessons cover shamanic cosmologies, journeying, dreamwork, animal/plant/stone medicine, totems, soul retrieval, and psychic surgery. Each lesson includes exercises (using modern techniques and materials), assignments, and helpful tips. The training ends with a ritual for self-initiation into the art of the shamanic witch--culminating in an act of healing, rebirth, and transformation.
COVR Award Winner
- ISBN-13: 9780738707679
- ISBN-10: 0738707678
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
- Publish Date: July 2005
- Dimensions: 9.18 x 7.55 x 1.16 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.79 pounds
- Page Count: 480