Liber Qayin — complete text

In the summer of 2013, as we headed into Lammas, Natalie and I received this work. It is a channeled gospel given to us freely. We now give it to you. Though we have made available printed versions of this text, we feel strongly that it needs to be publicly available to those who needContinue reading “Liber Qayin — complete text”

Meditation: Visiting the Red God, Qayin, at Samhain

 Our tradition uses guided meditation to help impress certain symbols on our members’ consciousness. Below is our Samhain meditation. It takes place at the Western Gate of the compass, the place of water and sunset.  It is the home of the Witch Father, whom we know as Tubal Qayin, Lucifer, Azazel, Melek Taus. To useContinue reading “Meditation: Visiting the Red God, Qayin, at Samhain”

Qayin Lore — Melek Taus, Lucifer, Azazel, Shamash

Melek Taus All Gods are not one God. The Ancients didn’t see it that way, and we are not trying to put forth that claim, either. And yet, there are Gods — great, ancient spirits (daemons … δαίμων) who are so closely related in myth and religion that we can’t mistake their relation. Just asContinue reading “Qayin Lore — Melek Taus, Lucifer, Azazel, Shamash”

Meditation: Visiting the Red God, Qayin, at Beltaine

Our tradition uses guided meditation to help impress certain symbols on our members’ consciousness. Below is our Beltaine meditation. It takes place at the Eastern Gate of the compass, the place of fire and sunrise.  It is the home of the Witch Father, whom we know as Tubal Qayin, Lucifer, Azazel, Melek Taus. To useContinue reading “Meditation: Visiting the Red God, Qayin, at Beltaine”

Upon an Uneasy Seat Above Caer Ochren

In his 1st letter to Norman Gills, Robert Cochrane writes the following about the process of invoking the Goddess of the season: “… invokes the Goddess through ‘The dark of night and the evening star meeting together’, which as you should know is brought about in the beginning by ‘in an uneasy chair above CaerContinue reading “Upon an Uneasy Seat Above Caer Ochren”

Stang and Distaff

Stangs from Cornish Witchcraft website Evan John Jones claimed that Robert Cochrane informed him that there were three branches of witchcraft. These were said to be memorialized on a megalith detailed in Justine Glass’s much-maligned book Witchcraft: The Sixth Sense for which Cochrane was a source of information.  Though he intentionally provided Ms. Glass withContinue reading “Stang and Distaff”

The Red Thread (and the Initiatory Process)

I have the sense that the Red Thread is one of the deeper Mysteries of the Craft as we are coming to know it. This sense is based on the fact that both Glaux and I find ourselves referring to it regularly in symbolic ways and during Craft discussions, but I am having difficulty puttingContinue reading “The Red Thread (and the Initiatory Process)”

AFW

“American Folkloric Witchcraft” is the umbrella  term for a cluster of Traditions that include the  Spiral  Castle Tradition. Laurelei (me) and Glaux  (two witches living and practicing in southern Indiana, U.S.A.  at the  time)  coined  the  term and applied it  to their  own Trad, as  others  have gone  on  to apply  it  to  theirs. WeContinue reading “AFW”

Cords as Markers of Admission

One of the Robert Cochrane (Roy Bowers) “writings” that  you’ll want to read is titled “On Cords.” It first appeared in issue 3 of The Pentagram in March 1965. In it, he discusses two aspects or uses of the traditional Witch’s Ladder. The first is the piece of magical craft that we’ll be covering soon.Continue reading “Cords as Markers of Admission”

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