Pow-Wow: Traditional Folk & Grimoire Magic: Institute for Hermetic Studies Study Guide (Paperback)
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This Study Guide is based on a long awaited seminar on traditional magical teachings found in 'pow-wow' or Brauche of the Pennsylvania Germans. These practices include the traditional grimoires, as well as the teachings of Paracelsus and Agrippa, and the rare philosophical and visionary end of the spectrum of Jacob Boehme, Johannes Kelpius, and Conrad Beissel. Because the world view of the Renaissance magus (from which the braucher is a direct descendant) is somewhat different than what we see in many modern magical groups. Topics to include: -Offering prayers, the various classes of beings, and how to address them. -How to make traditional red protection cords, as well as black. -Traditional charms, their theory and practice. -A survey of the Three Books of Agrippa, the Fourth Book, and the Arbatel in practical magic. -A short course on defensive magic: eggs for cleansing and healing, prayer cloths, witch bottles, and using the SATOR Square. -How to write a Himmelsbrief (Letter from Heaven) -Various forms of Holy Water, Holy Oil, Brauche bags, and making more tools of the trade. -Psalm magic as found with The Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, as well as in hoodoo. -Parting the Veil and Collecting Spirits: Summoning angelic, demonic, elemental, and humans to the edge of the circle. -Invocation without a circle, magic mirrors, etc. This book is a rare and unique opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of these teachings and their importance in modern life.
About the Author
Mark Stavish (Pennsylvania) is a respected authority in the study and practice of Western spiritual traditions. He is the author of several books, including The Path of Alchemy, Kabbalah for Health and Wellness, and Between the Gates - Lucid Dreaming, Astral Projection and the Body of Light in Western Esotericism and has been translated into over nine languages worldwide. He is the founder and Director of Studies at the Institute for Hermetic Studies (Wyoming, Pennsylvania) and the Louis Claude de St. Martin Fund.