Join the authors of "The Witches Bible", "Progressive Witchcraft", "The Witches Goddess", and many other highly regarded books on the Craft, as they explain the Inner Workings and Mysteries of modern witchcraft in a series of practical lessons set in the ancient and magical landscape of Ireland. This 2 DVD set contains all the material in the 2 previously released VHS videos, "Discovering Witchcraft: Journey Through The Elements" and "Discovering Witchcraft: The Mysteries" in the more modern and convenient DVD format.
From "Journey Through The Elements" you'll get:
- The origins of modern Wicca
- What witches believe
- Scrying and divination
- Witchcraft and healing
- Traditional herbal lore
- The tools of witchcraft
- The meaning of ritual
- The meaning and symbolism of the Elements
- Earth energy and places of power
- Invocation of the Goddess
This film was filmed entirely in Ireland, amid a magical landscape of ancient stone circles, 5,000-year old tombs, abandoned castles and rock carvings. It follows the studies of a new initiate to the Craft, as she begins her exploration of the four mystical elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire and the inner, spiritual, realities they represent. For the very first time, you can accompany a new student of Wicca as Janet, Stewart and Gavin explain the symbolism and use of the Witches' magical tools, the pentacle, cup, wand, athame and sword, and join her as she learns to work with Earth Energies by dowsing and meditation at ancient Places of Power.
From "The Mysteries" you'll get:
- The inner meanings of mythology
- Working with archetypes and Goddess forms
- The Rite of Drawing Down The Moon
- Working Magic
- The Books of Shadows
- Effective Ritual
- The Role of Priest and Priestess
- The Coven Structure
The Mysteries are the unending cycle of birth and re-birth, the descent into darkness and return into light. In The Mysteries, Janet Farrar, Gavin Bone and Stewart Farrar explain how the re-enactment of myth can serve to illustrate psychological and psychic inner realities, and demonstrate the use of myths and symbols in a ritual setting. The purpose of the Witch's Book of Shadows is discussed in depth, and the historical origins of the book are also described. This film also reveals, for the first time ever, a remarkable technique used by High Priestesses to facilitate the union with the Goddess during the Drawing Down the Moon ritual.
The Mysteries greatly expands upon the Inner Workings of ritual within a Wiccan context, and world-famous Witches Janet and Stewart Farrar, and Gavin Bone disclose in detail information gained in a several lifetimes of the practice of the Wiccan Priesthood.