From the Archives of the Grey School of Wizardry


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240 Pages


6 x 9


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Red Wheel Weiser


Susan "Moonwriter" Pesznecker is a hearth Pagan and a child of the natural world. A registered nurse for many years, she is currently completing a master?s degree in creative non-fiction writing. Areas of magickal expertise include green magick, wortcunning, healing, geology and stonework, organic gardening, nature study, and folklore. A fourth generation Oregonian, Susan lives in Milwaukie, Oregon.

Gargoyles takes you on a journey into a mysterious world, through bestiaries and traveling menageries, past grotesques and chimeras, through medieval cities and guilds and into huge stone buildings. Gargoyles are an embodiment of form and function — serving a clear architectural purpose but, also, symbolically important. Whether warding off evil, frightening away fear or showcasing human foibles, when a gargoyle was placed on a building, people noticed. The book delves into historic models of arcane craftsmanship and architecture, considering the reasons for gargoyles coming into being and hearing the legends of the gargoyle, both mythic and modern. It, also, covers the emergence of stone creatures into popular culture. For modern magick users, Gargoyles explores the role of the gargoyle in magickal practice, including gargoyle use in elemental correspondences, stone magick, protection, warding, egregores, talismans, animal associations, ritual and spell work.
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