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Author Topic: Good "how to" witchcraft and meditation books  (Read 2947 times)
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« Reply #1: February 16, 2008, 12:14:14 pm »

I'm basically up to my ears in books about what paganism is but I'm a bit short on the type with practical exercises for meditation and visualisation. You usually books are heavy in history and info on tools and circles but light on basic ways of making your mind more sensitive...and this is the area I tend to have problems with! Can anyone recommend good meditation books or CDs or witchy books that focus more on the "how to" rather than the "what you need"?

Making your mind more sensitive is in large part, a matter of practice and paying attention. (Parts of this are something I've always had a harder time with, too.)

On books: I don't know how many of these are available in the UK, but some ideas:

Marion Green's _A Witch Alone_ has some great meditation exercises.

Starhawk and Hilary Valentine's _Twelve Wild Swans_ has some fantastic exercises, and they walk you through how you might combine them, use them over time, and  build into an ongoing practice. (You don't need to follow their ideas, but at least it gives you a possible roadmap.) Starhawk's _Spiral Dance_ has some of the same exercises, but I like _Twelve Wild Swans_ better because it avoids some of the poor history issues, and because you get to see them in application a bit better.

If you can find a copy of Yasmine Galenorn's _Embracing the Moon_, she has some excellent non-visual exercises.

I haven't read any of Christopher Penzak's work: some people I know love his stuff, some people dislike it. (I really need to go read them and make up my own mind), but he does lay out a fairly extensive study program to work with. 

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