Okay, here’s the deal. I’m reading a book currently, and I really, really want people to discuss it with. Well, I’m reading a couple that I want to discuss, but I’ll start off with just one.
Therefore I’m starting the Pagan Book Club! It’s an private group on Google, but you can request membership here. The books will be chosen not only by me. We’ll take turns picking books to read, study, and discuss. I plan to do a chapter-a-week format, so we have plenty of time to discuss for as long as we need.
We’ll be starting with Evolutionary Witchcraft by by T. Thorn Coyle. (You can pick it up on Amazon used for less than $5 plus only $3.99 shipping and handling.) This is a book dealing with the more secretive non-Wiccan tradition of Feri Witchcraft and many of the tools behind it. (If after we get through the book, anyone wants to start a study group, I’m greatly interested in it.)
This is the editorial summary from Amazon: A learned and serious guide to Witchcraft for the mature practitioner, by one of the craft’s leading teachers.
Most of us tap only a fraction of our capacity as human beings. As a result, we often feel weak, directionless, or incomplete. Evolutionary Witchcraft shows us how to become the strong and compassionate, fierce and generous, joyous and responsible human individuals that we have the potential to be.
Using tools from the potent and secretive Feri Tradition of Witchcraft, author T. Thorn Coyle issues an invitation to our wild, magical core-the source of change and connection. In changing ourselves, we sow the seeds that also change the world.
In seeking to connect us to our deepest selves, Evolutionary Witchcraft presents tools mastered by few, but in a manner that is accessible to both the seasoned practitioner and the newcomer. One needs only a strong wish for change and a willingness to work. Following the ritual of creating sacred space, Evolutionary Witchcraft is designed to be read through once, and then used as a ten-month training program. Its many exercises-involving movement, spells, right intention, and occult ceremony-invite the reader to bring the work into daily interactions, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary, alienation into wholeness.
I plan on starting discussion August 30th, so you have time to get the book and read the introduction and first chapter.