- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Llewellyn Publications,U.S.; Reprint edition (22 Nov. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738702765
- ISBN-13: 978-0738702766
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 19 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development (Penczak Temple) Paperback – 22 Nov 2002
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About the Author
Christopher Penczak is an award-winning author, teacher, and healing practitioner. He has studied extensively with witches, mystics, shamans, and healers in a variety of traditions from around the world to synthesize his own practice of magick and healing. Formerly based in the music industry, Christopher was empowered by his spiritual experiences to live a magickal life, and began a full-time practice of teaching, writing, and seeing clients. He is the author of the award-winning Temple of Witchcraft series: The Inner Temple of Witchcraft, The Outer Temple of Witchcraft, The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft, and The Living Temple of Witchcraft Volumes 1 and 2. His other books include City Magick (Red Wheel/Weiser), Spirit Allies (Red Wheel/Weiser), Gay Witchcraft (Red Wheel/Weiser), Magick of Reiki, Sons of the Goddess, Ascension Magick, Instant Magick, The Mystic Foundation, The Witch's Shield, The Witch's Coin, and the forthcoming The Witch's Heart. Christopher Penczak resides in New Hampshire. Visit him online at http: //www.christopherpenczak.com.
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The inner Temple of Witchcraft is designed to be the first in a series ofwiccan books, and as such, it lays a solid foundation on which to developpsychic and magickal skills. Those wishing to follow the wiccan path ordevelop psychically are likely to find this book a core text.
Most 'how to' books on witchcraft start with a brief history, but thefirst four chapters are devoted not only to this but to explaining thedifferent schools of wicca and other magickal traditions in a much moreinteresting way than usual.
The design of the book then continues as a year and a day "quest". Thereader is invited to carry out an intention ritual at this stage andembark on a journey, not only of magickal learning but alsoself-discovery.
The next thirteen chapters are lessons with theory augmented by practicalexercises, assignments and tips at the end of each.
The most important skill. appearing early in the book, is meditation. Thereader is then taught to develop this ability and use it to explore andreflect on personal meanings of the lessons. For example, rather thanjust being told what certain colours 'mean' the reader is first asked tomeditate on how colours affect them.Read more ›
Although the accompanying CDs are not sold through amazon uk - and they are essential to get the best out of the course - they are easily available through amazon.com (mine took just 5 days to arrive) and they are not actually needed until lesson 7, and there are four introductory chapters to work through before the lessons even begin. The course takes a year and a day to complete so the last thing to do is to go rushing headlong at it.
If you're prepared to study long and hard, to really commit yourself and understand that the road will often be difficult and painful, then this book is a good place to start your journey.
If all you're interested in is pretence and posing then there are more than enough fluffy white lighters out there to go play with until the next latest craze grabs the attention.
This book caught my interest. After i had begun reading it. Before i had stayed away from it because of its cover (yes i judged a book by its cover. I feel shame) Its title and front always seemed a little over the top.
But i got to a point where i really did not know where to search next, for a book that i may like. And this one sort of nudged at the edge of my mind. So i went to my local New Age/Pagan store and bought the "Outer Temple of Witchcraft". Yes you read right. Outer Temple. I had got the wrong book. Which leads me to one warning on these books. The titles are not very clear on which one is the first in the series. even the blurb did not mention it. Make sure you get the right one.
I ordered this book and read its first few chapters and including the introduction etc... And i was already enjoying myself. There is something about the authors writing style that is easy going, and never makes you feel like you are being ordered around. Unlike other books i had read. That, and the fact that for once, the intitiation ritual was not near the front of the book. This made you feel at ease. Because it did not feel like you are being pushed into everything NOW. There was a small thing at the front which was a sort of rituaal for you to declare your intent. But it was not really binding.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
have not fully read this book yet but I'm most of the way through , and it is excellent for mediations and developing your psychic ability, the accompanying cd that goes with this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by mr stephen o agard
Wonderful book, enjoying my journey. I will definitely be buying his others booksPublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Really pointless book in my opinion.
Almost goes as far that you can cure cancer just by "wanting" to do it, because of your magick. Read more
I've just started reading Mr P's books and I am so impressed that I now have 12 of them on my kindle. Read morePublished on 29 July 2013 by phoenix Rising
This book is excellent, not only for beginners but for us who have many years under our belt. It helps with re-discovering yourself and the craft. Read morePublished on 30 May 2013 by Mystical Faye
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