Preparations For Chapter 2 – A List

So, looking ahead to beginning the practical aspects of the book I have read through the chapter (and the Martial list from chapter 6, which is referenced in the process of consecrating the Athamé) and compiled a list of the items used throughout. My friend and I have begun the process of collecting the materials…

Chapter 1.3 – Casting Your Spells

This section of the chapter is fairly small, but rather dense as you realise once you begin to extrapolate.  It deals broadly with two main topics: Incantations, and; Religion and Spirits On Incantations The use of incantations (or chants/charms/mantras) are a useful focal point for focusing and applying your Imagination, Will and Faith (as discussed…

Chapter 1.2 – The Witches’ Pyramid

“Now you can begin developing your powers, the initial step of commitment having been taken.” Having dealt with the arena of mythology, or establishing a magical worldview, and performed a ritual act of beginning this path, Huson begins to explore the groundwork for developing the Witch Power. He provides us with two broad concepts from…

Chapter 1.1 – Reversing the Lord’s Prayer

The first chapter (appropriately titled First Steps) starts us down the practical path of the Huson system. It is broken into a handful of subtitles, each addressing specific pieces of the foundational information which will provide the floor for all the work going forward. These categories are: The Powers and Their Attainment (really the subheading…

On Mythology – Introduction to Mastering Witchcraft

“Before taking any practical steps upon the road to becoming a full-fledged witch, it would be advisable for you to be acquainted with at least the essence of witch history.”  – Paul Huson Following on from my previous post, it is inevitable that the beginning point for this project would be the introductory chapter of…

Mastering Witchcraft: A Project

The first text I found along my path which provided a framework I was interested in testing (and subsequently achieved results with) was the infamous – and often maligned – ‘Mastering Witchcraft’ by Paul Huson. Chances are good that you’ve heard of it, if you haven’t actually read it. A cursory look at some of…

Firechild – The Life and Magic of Maxine Sanders

I picked this book up at the Atlantis Bookshop while passing through London on the day of the store’s ninety-sixth birthday. It was my first visit to the store and I happened to get into an interesting discussion with Geraldine Beskin who happens to be a fascinating and involved member of the occult community. She…