The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development

Explore your Inner Temple your personal sacred space where there are no boundaries and all things are possible With study, dedication, and practice, the lessons and exercises in this book will empower you to transform the repetitive rigors of the daily grind into a witch s web of magickal experiences The Inner Temple of Witchcraft is a thorough course of education, intrExplore your Inner Temple your personal sacred space where there are no boundaries and all things are possible With study, dedication, and practice, the lessons and exercises in this book will empower you to transform the repetitive rigors of the daily grind into a witch s web of magickal experiences 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 As you progress through this year and a day course of study, you will explore a wide range of topics that support and inform the dedicated witch Ancient and modern magickal philosophy Modern scientific theories supporting a new definition of reality Instant magick techniques for protection, healing, and serenity Energy work and anatomy, including chakras and auras Astral travel, dreams, and spirit guides Healing techniques for body, mind, and spirit This book s non dogmatic presentation encourages an eclectic, personal approach while providing a strong foundation for the practice of witchcraft and magick Develop your psychic abilities and practice potent magickal techniques as you explore the source of every witch s power the temple within Winner of the 2003 Coalition of Visionary Resources COVR Award for Best Magic Book
The Inner Temple of Witchcraft Magick Meditation and Psychic Development Explore your Inner Temple your personal sacred space where there are no boundaries and all things are possible With study dedication and practice the lessons and exercises in this book will empower

  • Title: The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development
  • Author: Christopher Penczak Andrea Neff
  • ISBN: 9780738702766
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development”

    1. I have read many, many books on witchcraft and always felt lacked depth and real meaning. I am a deep thinker and seek meaning behind the meaning. The Inner Temple of Witchcraft has got to be the best book on the basics of witchcraft that I have ever read. I am really impressed with how Christopher presents information from his own research and personal experience. Christopher comes across as genuine and down to earth. He doesn't come across as holier than thou by any stretch but is very knowled [...]

    2. This is my absolute favourite book. Fiction, non-fiction, religious or not, it is the best I have ever read and I go back to it all the time.The format for me worked wonderfully; I NEED a structured, timed lesson guide for me to have a consistent practice. This book literally changed the way I practice my spirituality.The introduction grabbed my interest right away. Penczak writes about how he got into the Craft, and how he was sceptical at first. He was very scientific about his practices, whic [...]

    3. What's missing from Occult and Magickal writing? A solid foundation. The Inner Temple of Witchcraft is well thought, written, and applied. If one were to take the lessons, commit to the year and a day, and work with the lessons here that all point inward, the magickal thing that occurs is the "Inner Temple." This is one of the real leaping points into the magickal and mystical experiences. I have been working with the lessons of this series of books for many years, I'm at the Living Temple Serie [...]

    4. How many wonderful things can I say about this book? It was completely different than all other books I have read on Wicca. The book is structured in a way that allows you to build off of each lesson easily and reinforces what you have already learned. Inner Temple focuses completely on mental practices of the Craft and it really works nicely to have an extremely detailed book about one area instead of a small focus on lots of areas. But what I liked most about this book is it seeks out to scien [...]

    5. If you are looking for a non-denominational witchcraft book, this is not it. This is definitely a “Wicca 101” book, wherein the author uses “Wicca” and “witchcraft” interchangeably and his personal beliefs are presented as fact and must-haves for practicing witchcraft and any sort of energy or magic craft. I wish I had known this when the book was recommended to me, as the surprise (and annoyance) I felt when I started reading has coloured my opinion of the book as a whole. I believe [...]

    6. Penczak, regardless of how scholarly he is as a human being, has a style of writing that allows everyone from the complete novice to the adept to grasp his theories and concepts so that the reader may incorporate his teachings into their practice. I highly recommend his Temple series -- along with his companion meditation CDs by the same names. They will, literally, open up new worlds for the reader.

    7. This is quite literally the WORST bunch of "fluff witchcraft" it has ever been my misfortune to read. If it wasn't against every fiber of my being to burn books this would have been blazing with my last cigarette!The 1 word to best discribe my reaction to this book and still remain family friendly."CRAP!"

    8. Fantastic book overall, worthy of 4.5 stars but I can't award halfs.Pros:Even tone, no abuse of personal anecdotes.Some history of European groups and practices included.Discussion of brain waves and a nice overview of meditation techniques.Very nice introduction to NON wicca related spiritual paths!Basic techniques and descriptions of magic, prayer, auras, ect.Exercises for beginners included.Cons:Beginners may suffer from information overload.Wish some sections had been given more detail!Hefty [...]

    9. This book has loads of very useful information. I am about to read the part of the book with the author's lessons, but I noticed something that I thought should be brought to everyone's attention.The author uses the following terms interchangeably:"Witch" / "Wiccan"And"Witchcraft" / "Wicca"The terms, however, are not synonymous.Not all witches are Wiccan, and not all Wiccans are witches.Witches practice witchcraft, and Wiccans follow the religion of Wicca. They can go hand-in-hand, but often tim [...]

    10. I ordered the entire Temple of Witchcraft series at once - and, of course, I picked up this one first to start at the beginning. As a practitioner for over eleven years, I was pleased that Penczak addresses the core building blocks of the magickal path and lifestyle - one key area of focus being meditation.However, my only real criticism is that the book is possibly 'too' basic - almost every other 'Wicca 101' book that I have read presents more 'hands-on' work than does ITOW. I was a bit disapp [...]

    11. While this book is on witchcraft, it takes a very Wiccan approach, and makes the assumption that witchcraft is something only practiced by Wiccans. This is definitely false! However, despite this, the exercises for developing one's magical abilities are excellent. Even if you are not Wiccan, like me, I would still recommend this if only for the exercises and discussions on how magic works (you'll just have to ignore the parts that say magic is attached to the Rede or the God and Goddess).

    12. This is the first in the series and I think it was a good intro book. Lots of good exercises and good info. Over all I would recommend it to those starting out in the Craft.

    13. Christopher Penczak's books are packed with a TON of good information, and he encourages readers/students to seek out other authors and traditions and point of view. He is one of the few highly ethical authors in spirituality, and I greatly respect him for this. The lessons are dense, but easy to follow and implement.

    14. I will not be posting any reviews cause they will all be biased. I like this author. I like his style of writing so I don't really care what anyone has to say. Unless it is nice :P sorry just how it is.

    15. For anyone who wants to explore the resurgence of pagan/witchcraft practices and studies, I don't think you can find anyone better than Christopher Penczak. For me, especially when living in Chicago with access to the Theosophical Society Center, this was a good way to learn of the older religious practices as efforts to really understand how much of the Roman Catholic religion I was raised in (pre Council) drew its roots from the Pagan it sought to absorb. (This study was not just centered on ' [...]

    16. Кристофер Пензак, Развитие сверхспособностей(c)~~~~~Я люблю себя. Я люблю других. Я бесконечно любим. Я прощаю себя. Я прощаю всех остальных. Я иду в любви Богини, Бога и Великого Духа. Все, что я делаю, – во имя блага всех участников и никому не вредит. Я открыт высшим наставлени [...]

    17. I saw Christopher Penczak last year in October at Celebrate Samhain in Peterborough, NH. I listened to him give a talk about a book he had just published, "The Three Rays of Witchcraft" and I thought: This guy is going to change my life. And so far, he has. I've been to four rituals that his group, The Temple of Witchcraft, has put on in Salem, NH, I've become an honorary member and now I have become a student as I am taking Witchcraft I with his High Priestess. We are working our way through th [...]

    18. You've gotta love Christopher Penczak. He is unfailingly positive and kind in his encouragement on the witch's path. The book is packed with really interesting (although shallow) expositions of psychological, spiritual, shamanic, and magickal information. It's a fun read if you're interested in that stuff; extremely inspiring and exciting, although--again--without very meaningful depth.The book is an introduction, and a barrage of topics are presented, each with exercises for practice. The book [...]

    19. Had Christopher Penczak's brilliant works been published decades ago, I would not have struggled at all in exploring, learning and living my path! Penczak's writing style is amazing and well-suited for beginners and highly experienced Witches alike. Nothing is left "to the imagination". The reasoning or science behind our abilities and goals is clearly stated, along with perfectly executed personal exercises to build ourselves from WITHIN - the very backbone of successful Witchcrafting.I will re [...]

    20. As a relative newcomer to this Path, I found The Inner Temple of Witchcraft to be an incredible resource and a relief from all those books that tell you that you MUST do something so-and-so's way. Mr. Penczak introduces a not-so-revolutionary concept here: You use what works for YOU. If that means borrowing from the Native Americans, the Buddhists or the New Agers, so be it. There is no "pure" tradition of witchcraft. Finally, an author who admits that!This book takes you through the spiritual s [...]

    21. Because I am still in the process of this book I gave it a 4/5 stars, considering I have yet to finish it. That being said, Chris Penczak does an amazing job introducing practices and knowledge to any beginner looking to get on the path, or anyone interested in learning about the path in which this book guides. I feel so inspired by his words and shared insights, it makes me look forward to each lesson! I feel this book is on a basic level & yet so furthered an full of knowledge! Anyone with [...]

    22. Not too bad. I've never read any of Penczak's books till now. I tend not to read the "wicca 101" type books, mainly because I don't really need to. However, witchcraft and Wicca has grown so much in the last 20 years I thought perhaps it wouldn't hurt to read one of the latest books, especially since I'd been immersed in one tradition for so long. This book is a good broad overview of most of what I'd consider must-know info, interspersed with exercises for practicing with your "magickal muscles [...]

    23. Christopher Penczak is a great gift to the contemporary Occult world and the various Neopagan spiritual communities. He is this not because he is some form of god-made-man messiah (no arguments panentheists), but because he wonderfully syncretizes the eclecticism that so many modern pagans embody with thorough and honest research and analysis. This book is a great first step in magickal (for the more witchy) as well as Wicca/pagan spiritual development. I thoroughly recommend it - and recommend [...]

    24. ALL HAIL! CHRISTOPHER PENCZAK! What a refreshing book! After years of sifting through the same material over and over and over finally a new voice comes to the plate with a veritable arsenal of Wiccan history, philosophy, science, (YES, I said science!)scope, and range. This book really is an indispensable source of all things Wicca. Whether you're a seasoned veteran to the Craft or just getting your toes wet this book will find a place in your heart and in your practice. I also own the companio [...]

    25. This was one of the first books I read when I started my path. In fact, I referenced it so much that it fell apart and I had to replace it on my kindle in order for it to not fall apart again. I learned a lot from this book and every-time I reread it I learn something that I had forgottenOS:Very informativeEasy to readHas lots of diagramsHas lots of exercisesSee the rest of the review here: theawakeningofficial.wordpres

    26. Invaluable! This was my third book about witchcraft and it was truly a magical journey. It was exactly what I was looking for. Penczak builds a foundation for psychic development and inner growth with various exercises and meditations - some you can do alone and others with a partner. I wrote out most of the exercises because I want to do them many more times. This is definitely a book I recommend owning as I imagine it'll be one to come back to often. Definitely a doorway into some fascinating [...]

    27. I thought this was a pretty nice book as "wicca 101" kind of books go. The strong focus on the mental aspects of witchcraft was somewhat different from the mass of other books available. There wasn't anything more "fluffy" about this volume than most others. If you are new to the craft and want a decent intro to meditation and other methods of self development, then you could do worse than read this. However, you could probably get almost as much out of any number of books on meditation generall [...]

    28. As I see I'm a bit lonely with my opinion, but for me this book was a strugleIt's basically about theories like, if you WANT/or just think about it, you can cure cancer, because, you know, you thought about it.Or you have to THINK about it that you want a free parking space, and boom, with your "instant magick", you will make a free parking space for you.Sorry, I do not wish to hurt anyone's feelings, I just shared my own opinion and impressions about this book.

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