Witchcraft Author List

In alphabetical order, a list of authors on Witchcraft and Wicca that might be worth checking out.  This list was originally in my post on Samhain. Anderson, Victor and Anderson, Cora Robin Artison  – Witchcraft Folklorist Andrew Chumbley – Cultus Sabbati Robert Cochrane – Clan of Tubal Cain Patricia Crowther Sorita d’Este – Hekate devotee and author/publisher Gerald Gardner – Gardnerian Wicca Gemma Gary – Lives and works in the far west of Cornwall and writes about ‘Old Style” Witchcraft Michael Howard – Traditional Witchcraft Paul Huson – Wrote the seminal Mastering Witchcraft Judika Illes – Element Encyclopaedia of Witchcraft
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The Violent Stone-Throwing Spirit of Renton

  “Hey I have someone who needs help with a poltergeist. Can you talk to her?” This was the text. People frequently ask me how to deal with unruly spirits. However I had stepped away from ghost hunting and spirit communication for the last couple years. While hearing the experiences of the afflicted family and preparing to visit them, I felt an anticipation for this return to my past. It was like when a storm brews and you’re waiting for the first lightning strike. This all started mid August 2015. At the time I had no idea the experiences would
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Kiyan’s Rant

Being a WITCH means you wear black, like cats, and enjoy going outside. Being a MAGICIAN means you own some books that you have read 10% of that contain something or other about rituals or whatever occulty shit, and once when you were a teenager you did this spell and WHOAAAH IT TOTALLY CHANGED EVERYTHING DUDE! Being a CHAOS MAGICIAN is the same thing, only you have a Star Trek character in that one ritual you did or something from Lovecraft. Being a SHAMAN means you own a drum you bought at a folk festival and you did DMT once
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Advice for People Being Attacked by Harmful Spirits

I get asked this a lot, and today it has come up twice, so that is why I am writing this note. Presuming yr not making it up or just plain crazy, here we go w/ advice on how to make those entities stop throwing things at you, scratching, making foul smells, infiltrating your dreams, and all other sorts of nasty things. Thanks to Erica Raven Branch-Butler and Marcus R McCoy for their prior input on this. Also, there’s a chance you might be suffering from night terrors or sleep paralysis. So research those things separately. Things to burn: Lots
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2016 Year Chart Special

I’m doing a year 2016 Geomancy reading special for the next ten days, through January 15th, $30 for a year chart. Email kiyan@kiyanfox.com if you’re interested! Usually this would be $50 (30 minute reading). You can do this with me in person or on Monday at Edge of the Circle Books. What you get is some general advice and reflection for the year, and pointers for every astrological house. Here is a blank sample chart ~
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Beginning with Tarot

Symbols and emblems were everywhere. Buildings and pictures were designed to be read like books. Everything stood for something else; if you had the right dictionary, you could read Nature itself. It was hardly surprising to find philosophers using the symbolism of their time to interpret knowledge that came from a mysterious source.” – Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass I am lucky enough to make a part of my living reading tarot. In the past I worked at Amazon.com. I started in the warehouse and eventually ended up being a jewelry buyer, but left the company because of visions and ethical
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Night of Pan

This post was originally published a year ago, but as a secret post for a small group of people doing a private ritual. I was thinking recently about how our society lacks cultural spaces and traditions for descending into the primeival, and how disconnected with nature we all have become. So I’m re-posting and deleting all the private information in order to put another crack in the wall of Civilization. If someone actually does a ritual in the woods based on this post, then I did something right. This an orgiastic Night of Pan ritual, with dancing to rattles and
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March 26th Beginner’s Geomancy Workshop

I’m teaching a Geomancy workshop in Seattle Sunday March 26th at 12:30pm, going till about 5pm.  The cost is $30. Geomancy is divination by the casting and interpreting of certain figures, sixteen in all. It is a practice of which originated somewhere in the Middle East / North Africa, and spread to Europe in the early Middle Ages. As a divinatory form, it is quite distinct in results and feel from any other form of divination (such as tarot and astrological divination). It tends to be more calculative in its process and result in answers that are more specific and
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A Samhain Sabbat

A Basic Framework for a Samhain Sabbat   The purpose of this post is to provide a basic framework for someone to be able to do a Samhain rite. Since this is providing guidelines, you will have to fill in a few blanks and incorporate whatever learning you’ve accrued over the years. The post ends with a few authors to check out. Technically Samhain is November 1st.  You could also perform a Samhain rite on the astrological Samhain, when the sun reaches 15 degrees Scorpio (this is November 6th for 2015). Prepare an altar with your magical tools and fetishes
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The Supreme Arcanum

In preparation for Okult Sunday, which is a Seattle club night for Resurrection Sundays at the Baltic Room, there is a semi-private ritual performed before the night. For the theme of tarot and the October 5th night called The Supreme Arcanum, I decided to do a ritual that I use prior to “significant readings” wherein I invoke Thoth, construct a tarot mandala per Alejandro Jodorowsky’s The Way of Tarot, and then do the reading from the center of this mandala. I recorded it on video for documentary purposes and also for self-promotion (one of my vocations is tarot reader, –
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