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The Flame in the Cauldron
A Book of Old-Style Witchery
Orion Foxwood, Foreword by Raven Grimassi
ISBN: 9781578635368
Book (Paperback)
Weiser Books
$16.95
6 x 9
176 pages
March 1, 2015


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“One of the most important voices in witchcraft.” —Margot Adler

“There have been few serious books analyzing traditional witchcraft, or ‘witchery’ as Orion puts it. He clearly draws from genuine personal experience and looks at the subject in a way few have dared to. It is an inspiring and thought-provoking work on the subject of ‘witch blood’ and hereditary witchcraft.” --Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, authors of A Witches Bible, The Witches Goddess, The Inner Mysteries and Lifting the Veil

“I personally know this man—the teacher and the author—Orion Foxwood, now you too can peek into the soul of this dedicated self-actualized witch. This is not a book of spells or diagrams of formalized ritual or even a Goddess Greeting. Instead, you now have a simple but powerful map on ‘how to’ connect with the Source through tried and true old world witchery ways. Wherever you are , whatever path you are on or even if you know not where you are, you can find your way and learn to Light your own flame in the cauldron to unlock your higher self through this treasure of a book.” —Bloody Mary, author, teacher, and voodoo queen

Few words entice and incite like the word witchery. Thousands of self-identified witches, pagans, and magical practitioners embrace the word, but seldom go beyond the practice of the well-accepted and learned forms of "traditional" witchcraft to explore the path of old-witchery. Orion Foxwood invites readers to walk on the path of old-style witchery, a nature-based practice that is as old as the swamps and as wild as the woods.

For the first time, Foxwood reveals some of his own deeply personal rituals and spells directly from his own grimoire of witchery; he highlights the differences (and similarities) between Wicca, "traditional" witchcraft, and old style witchery. By weaving his own path to witchery throughout the book, he gives readers examples of how to identify the way toward this path.

There is a revolution among the Pagan and Witchcraft communities, a movement away from prescribed ritual and neopagan practices and a reaching back toward what Foxwood says is in the heart of any true witch: a thundering call deep within their very blood to become a healer, a reckoner, a protector of magical arts, and a guardian of the wild woods.

Orion Foxwood is a conjurer in the American southern folk tradition, a traditional witch and a Faery Seer. He is the founder of Foxwood Temple of the Old Religion in Maryland and a co-founder of Conjure Crossroads and the annual Folk Magic Festival held in New Orleans and Conjure-Con. He was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia and is the author of The Tree of Enchantment and The Candle and the Crossroads both published by Weiser Books.
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Raven Grimassi is a neo-pagan scholar and award-winning author of more than 12 books on witchcraft, Wicca, and neo-paganism. He is a member of the American Folklore Society and is co-founder and co-director of the Crossroads Fellowship, a modern Mystery School tradition. Photo credit: Peter Paradise, Raven Wolfe Photography
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