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The whole Witches' guide. every thing you must understand is the following! The Sabbats; Casting & Banishing the Magic Circle; the whole publication of Shadows; the good ceremony; Initiation Rites; Consecration Rites; Spells; Witches' instruments; Witchcraft & intercourse; operating a Coven; Clairvoyance;Astral Projection. This assortment contains books in a single quantity, 8 Sabbats for Witches and The Witches' approach, and is the main entire and revealing paintings at the rules, rituals and ideology of recent witchcraft.
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I n fact , not only the archetypal altar but every church , temple or synagogue is the body of the Goddess-psychologically , spiritually and in its historical evolution. The whole complex symbolism of ecclesiastical architecture bears this out beyond question, point by point ; anyone who doubts it should read Lawrence Durdin-Robertson's richly documented (if con fusingly presented) manual The Symbolism of Temple A rchitec ture . So Wiccan symbolism merely does vividly and naturally what other religions do obliquely and subconsciously .
Earth and water, air and fire, Wand and pentacle and sword, Work ye unto our desire, Hearken ye unto our word! Cords and censer, scourge and knife, Powers of the witch's blade Waken all ye into life, Come ye as the charm is made! 14. This chant, the "Witches' Rune", was written by Doreen Valiente and Gerald Gardner together. The "Eko, Eko" lines (to which covens usually insen their own God and Goddess names in lines 3 and 4) were not pan of their original Rune ; she tells us: "We used to use them as a preface to the old chant 'Bagabi lacha bachabe' " (to which Michael Harrison also attributes them) "but I don't think they were originally a pan of this chant either, they were pan of another old chant.
The High Priest gives the High Priestess the Fivefold Kiss . The High Priestess then lays herself down face upwards, with her hips in the centre of the Circle, her head towards the altar, and her arms and legs outstretched to form the Pentagram. The High Priest fetches the veil and spreads it over the High Priestess's body, covering her from breasts to knees . He then kneels facing her, with his knees between her feet . (See Plate 4 . ) The High Priest calls a woman witch by name, t o bring his athame from the altar.
A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook by Stewart Farrar