The Flame in the Cauldron
A Book of Old-Style Witchery
6 x 9
Red Wheel Weiser
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Few words entice and incite like the word witchery. Thousands of selfidentified witches, pagans, and magical practitioners embrace the word, but seldom go beyond the practice of the wellaccepted and learned forms of “traditional” witchcraft to explore the path of oldwitchery. Orion Foxwood invites readers to walk on the path of oldstyle witchery, a naturebased 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.
"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 thoughtprovoking 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
"At 85, I marvel at the amount of genuine advice now offered to those who have heard 'The Call'. Though I am often called a witch, it is not my path, but mine is just as ancient and as sacred. I honour Orion's path, and for a short and precious time was trained in its British version. What you read here is beyond price. This man has given his whole life to this path and has now offered his teachings and experience to those who come after him. Many will buy it for the wrong reason. A few will buy it and know that what they hold in their hands is pure, genuine magical teaching." --Dolores AshcroftNowicki, director of studies, Servants of the Light
"One of the most important voices in witchcraft." --Margot Adler
"I personally know this man--the teacher and the author--Orion Foxwood, now you too can peek into the soul of this dedicated selfactualized 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