Dark Moon Mysteries: Wisdom, Power, and Magic of the Shadow World

Dark moon Mysteries, A journey into the Shadow Self

  • By Timothy Roderick
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Publications; Reprint edition (July 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738747211 | ISBN-13: 978-0738747217
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This book takes you on a path of inner exploration with rituals, symbolic meanings, the psyche and magic. While it is a book aimed at a Wiccan or Pagan audience it is useful for those on the Left Hand Path who are looking for a guide to understanding the dark side of the psyche. The dark side of the psyche holds secrets that could help you to reach personal enlightenment, and for a full understanding of magic it should be explored. This book and the exercises within helps the reader to understand the shadow self and to use it in a beneficial way.

Through this book you will be guided on Jungian analysis, focusing on the works of Joseph Campbell, allowing you to use ancient mythology as a basis for understanding the subconscious. This book also focuses on the archetypes of the Sage and Crone, who are seen as the wise and older and darker aspects of spirituality. In focusing on these figures, you can allow yourself to explore the darker side of your psyche.

There are journal exercises, guided meditations and craft projects to help you to connect to your inner spirit. Dark Moon Mysteries is an interesting book for those that are new to spirituality who want to understand that we as humans, have a dark side, and we can use it in a spiritual way for self empowerment.

A Quote from the author, Timothy Roderick, states: “The journey into the dark can help you to reconstruct and complete your power as a human being, as a mixture of both positive and negative, constructive and destructive, active and passive power…The real work of journeying into the dark involves looking inward and discovering your own voice, your own guidance, and your own power.”

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Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions (by River Higginbotham)

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Llewellyn Publications; 37808th edition (July 8, 2002)
Pages: 250
ISBN-10: 0738702226 | ISBN-13: 978-0738702223

Learn more about the world of Paganism Paganism an Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions, that will not only teach you the common rites and rituals, it also explores what Pagans are like; how the Pagan sacred year is arranged, and this book will also provide an overview of the various branches of Paganism that exist today.

Provided to you are histories of Pagan groups, exercises to practice, answers on what Pagans practice, meditations for your spirituality and ideas on how you can incorporate Paganism into your own personal practice.

As one reviewer stated: “To their credit, though, the authors have crafted a very different kind of book, one of great spiritual depth that could be of genuine and lasting service to anyone who is interested in sorting out the whats and whys of belief. Early on, they outline the “big tent” of Paganism that shelters a dozen or more passageways (Wicca, Druidism, Shamanism, Santeria, etc.), comparing it to Christianity and its popular denominations”

If you want to study Paganism in more detail, Paganism an Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions will give you a good start. It is a useful book for those that want to learn about Paganism as a whole. Highly rated!

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Paganism: An Introduction at Amazon