The Temple of High Witchcraft: Ceremonies, Spheres, and the Witches' Qabalah by Christopher Penczak
"This is foremost an engaging textbook designed for home schooling the advancing witch, and it is encyclopedic in its rituals, charts, and even homework assignments."―Publishers Weekly
Take your spiritual evolution to the next level by mastering the essentials of ceremonial magick. In this much-anticipated fourth volume in Christopher Penczak's award-winning series on witchcraft, he introduces the concepts of the Qabalah and the rituals of high magick, and explores the deeply interwoven relationship between these traditions and the Craft.
The teachings in this book correspond to the element of Air, guiding you into the realm of creative and critical thinking, communication, knowledge, and truth. Four preliminary chapters introduce the basic concepts, history, and skills you will need for your journey. Next, twelve formal lessons, in the witches' traditional year-and-a-day format, provide instruction in the fundamentals of ceremonial magic:
- The Qabalah
- The Tree of Life
- Symbol and sigil magick
- Elemental constructs
- Qabalistic Cross
- The four worlds and their correspondences
- Middle Pillar
- The Ritual of the Rosy Cross
- Invoking and banishing rituals
- Fluid condensers
- Barbarous words of power, magickal constructs, and the Goetia
The book's thirteenth lesson culminates in a ritual initiation fusing the traditions of witchcraft and high magick―the creation of your own Reality Map. The cosmology you create will be based on your own spiritual experiences as well as the philosophies and practices of ceremonial magick.