Oestara Publishing announces the publication of a new book on magick in time for Halloween, or Samhain as Pagans call the holiday where the beloved dead are remembered. A Compendium of Magickal Practice from Ethics to Sex by Sapnabella and Axis will be available October as an e-book and a paperback. A Compendium of Magickal Practice from Ethics to Sex is written in two voices—his and hers, echoing the divine compliment of the Lord and Lady. Sapnabella and Axis are a Pagan couple who compliment each other’s magickal Workings. Sapnabella is a Wiccan High Priestess and a Witch born who has a private practice in dream interpretation and divination, and she has led magickal Workings of many kinds for years. Axis is an especially pure Channel who has led many workshops on Pagan parenting and on developing psychic talents. He roamed Latin America for many years learning South American magickal techniques and teachings and then came to the US where he refined his psychic abilities and spiritual views.
A Compendium of Magickal Practice from Ethics to Sex is designed to help Pagans advance in their magickal undertakings. By presenting a progressed learning chain that exercises and develops the sub skills common to most magickal tasks, A Compendium of Magickal Practice from Ethics to Sex enables Pagans to return to their own form of magick strengthened in power. This means that important areas of magick are re-examined in new ways as parts of a learning chain. The chapter “Channeling,” for instance, details how the individual her or himself can channel accurate and meaningful information rather than relying on specific spirit guides. “Of Fairies and Magick” explains why the magickal practitioner must make on the spot decisions on how to behave with the Fair Folk. The chapter “Movement for Ritual, Workings of Ecstatic Trance” gives examples of body movement that can be incorporated into ritual work for those who enter trance most easily through physical exertion. The chapter also looks at Between Actions and how they relate to magickal Workings. “Dream Work,” a topic familiar to all those of the Craft, presents the only means of dream interpretation that allows dreamers to remember more of their dreams than they ever have before and then places the understanding of dreams, myths, and fairy tales into a context to better perceive mundane life as a magickal existence. A Compendium of Magickal Practice from Ethics to Sex also includes frank and fresh, sex magickal Workings.
Donald Kraig, author of Modern Magick calls A Compendium of Magickal Practice from Ethics to Sex “A literate and in-depth collection of magickal technique and theory, primarily from a Pagan perspective, that adds new impetus to the assertion that modern Neo-Paganism consists of complete spiritual systems. It shows how such paths may include complex theology and high ethical conduct. There are also explicit and complete instructions for spiritual development, including channeling, psychic self-defense, working with spirits, and sex magick. A welcome addition to all who are beginning one of these paths and an excellent supplement to those who already follow the Old Religion.”
A Compendium of Magickal Practice from Ethics to Sex will be available the first week in October as an e-book available at Oestarapublishing.com, Fictionwise.com, and Barnes & Noble on-line store. A Compendium of Magickal Practice from Ethics to Sex will be available as a paperback at Lulu.com and Amazon.com the first week of October.
Release date: October, 2009
Published by: Oestara Publishing LLC
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9842166-0-4
E-book ISBN: 978-0-9842166-1-1
Library of Congress Control Number: 2009935982