Monday, December 28, 2009

What I'm Reading

From the back cover: 
"The Inner Temple of Witchcraft is a thorough course of education, introspection, meditation, and the development of the magickal and psychic abilities that are the birthright of the witch.  Four introductory chapters present the history, traditions, and principles of witchcraft, followed by thirteen lessons that start with basic meditation techniques and culminate in a self-initiation ceremony equivalent to the first-degree level of traditional coven-based witchcraft."

I began reading Mr. Penczac's book about a week ago--it has been slow going because I haven't had much reading time--but I am really enjoying it so far.

These are a few quotes that really jumped out at me, taken directly from the book:

"Empowerment and responsibility are the heart, and true lesson, of magick."

""Witchcraft is an art, science, and religion.  A Witch is one who 'lives the art, science, and religion of witchcraft.' "

"Divinity in all things is recognized, from the land, water, and sky, to plants, animals, and people."

"We recognize the spirit of life running through all things, but believe it expresses itself through a multitude of faces."

"Witches focus on divinity in the form of male and female energies, gods & goddesses."

"A witch is a walker between the worlds."

"We honor life, everywhere, and see the Divine in everything and everyone."

I would have to highly recommend this book for the person just finding their way on this path or even one who has been walking it for a longer period of time.


  1. I love the saying "Walker Between Worlds". I follow the Celtic path and am a Druid. i recently purchased "Walkers Between the Worlds; The Western Mysteries from Shaman to Magus" by Caitlin and John Matthews. Don't know if you have ever read any of their works, but they are so knowledgeable. Enjoy your book. I know what you mean about not much reading time lately.

  2. I am taking Christopher's Inner Temple course online and am loving it! He is very insightful and presents his books in a very easy to read and understand format!

    Do check out "Instant Magick," "The Witch's Sheild," and "The Witch's Coin" by him too, if you have a chance.

    Happy reading!

  3. Thanks for the little review of that book. I have picked it up several times but have put it back down. I guess the next time I see it I will have to purchase it.

  4. Sounds wonderful! I will definitely add this to my Amazon cart.

    I particularly liked:

    "A witch is a walker between the worlds."

  5. I love this: "Empowerment and responsibility are the heart, and true lesson, of magick."

    I really enjoyed his book, "City Magick." Now I have to go add this one to my Amazon wish list. See what you did? ;)


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