Gay Witchcraft: Empowering the Tribe
by Christopher Penczak
When Christopher Penczak acknowledged that he was gay, he felt betrayed by the Catholic Church of his childhood and turned away from any religious expression. When he was introduced to Witchcraft, he found a spiritual path that honored and embraced him. Now he has written a book of clearheaded theory and practice that is bound to become a classic. With Gay Witchcraft, Penczak joins the ranks of his forebears in spirit, gay writers who have taken a tradition and made it “home” for queer folk.
Penczak has gathered all he’s learned in his studies of Wicca from a homocentric perspective and created Gay Witchcraft, the first complete book of theory and spiritual practices of witchcraft for the gay community. Central to the practice of Witchcraft is the Divine Couple and sex magick. Penczak’s writing on this central mystery masterfully informs its true meaning and practice.
Gay Witchcraft will make it much easier for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people interested in practicing any form of witchcraft. The book explores the history of Paganism and offers a compendium of spells, meditations, and affirmations that will enrich both the novice and the experienced practitioner seeking out new views of myth, ritual, and healing for the Gay community.
Chapters include: Good Witch of the West, The Secret History, Queer Myth, Animal Language, Love Magick, Turning the Wheel of the Year, and Rites of Passage.
“Modern witchcraft offers quite a bit to the gay community. I found a sense of belonging, not necessarily to a larger group, a physical community, but a belonging in my own spirit, and an understanding that people like me had a rich spiritual tradition. All I had to do was reclaim it for myself. –Christopher Penczak
6 x 9 inches
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Table of Contents
Part 1 – History and Mythology
- The Good Witch of the West
- The Secret History
- Queer-Positive Deities
Part 2 – Tools of Our Tribe
- Going Within
- Meet the Divine Couple – The Goddess and the God
- Animal Wisdom
- Building Your Temples
- The magick of being your Own Priest or Priestess
- Invocation – Welcoming the Gods and Goddesses Within
Part 3: Empowerment – Love, Sexuality, Healing and Ritual
- Make a Wish – Spells and Magick
- Love Magick
- Sex Magick
- Magick for Healing
- Turning the Wheel of The Year
- Rites of Passage
- The Beginning
List of Exercises
List ofCharms, Potions, Spells, and Rituals
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