Magic and the Power of the Goddess: Initiation, Worship, and Ritual in the Western Mystery Tradition
A manual of magical and mystical techniques for contacting the Goddess within
• Draws from two thousand years of source material to demonstrate the ongoing reality of the feminine power and its relevance for today
• Includes rituals, exercises, and techniques for evoking the Goddess
• Explains how the dynamics of the sacred or magic circle serve as a guide to living harmoniously
In this wide-ranging view of magic and ritual, Gareth Knight demonstrates the presence of the Goddess throughout Western esoteric traditions. From Greek myths and the Mysteries of Isis to the emergence of the cult of the Blessed Virgin and seventeenth-century Rosicrucian spiritual alchemy, he shows how the Goddess–the elemental consciousness of Earth–has revealed herself in different times and places.
Honoring her many guises, Magic and the Power of the Goddess explores the powers of the Goddess as maiden, mother, initiator, protector, sorceress, and faery queen. Guided meditations on each of these qualities lead the practitioner into direct contact with the potent healing energy of the Divine Feminine. The author also offers rituals, exercises, and other practical tools for integrating the Western magical tradition with worship of the Goddess. He shows how we, and our planet, have suffered due to the repression of the feminine principle. For our own health, and that of our environment as well, we must recognize the power of the Goddess within to reconstitute and guide our existence.
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