Paperback Edition: gloss laminate cover.
Size: 234 x 156mm.
Pagination: 300pages, 90gsm cream paper stock, plus 20 pages of black and white photographic plates, plus line drawings and figures by the author.
We are delighted to welcome Kerry Wisner to Troy Books and present the The Willow Path – Witchcraft, Hermetics and the Hidden Wisdom of the Magical Arts.
Deep in the New England forests a stone circle lays hidden, nestled in a clearing high atop a mountain of granite. Formed in the pattern of the many old stone walls which dot the region it is here that the Willow Path emerges from the land itself. In nature there exists an underlying current; a continuity of wisdom and consciousness that manifests in the Magical Arts.
With roots reaching to Basque Witchcraft, the Willow Path is a form of the Magical Arts that incorporates techniques drawn across the rich tapestry of Western Occult practices. From the oral teachings of traditional Witchcraft, combined with Hermetics, the Willow Path blends these into a cohesive magical practice. Much of this material has never been published as it represents the actual methods taught to the author through personal instruction and intensive training. This book discusses:
The other worlds and realms employed in the Art
The Stang, or Witches Staff, as the tree rising through the Worlds
Sun and Moon tides
The Witches Foot and elemental forces
Tools of the Art
Companions of the Art: Familiar Spirits
The Miller’s Stone and Cloak of Danu: the use of Numbers, colors and the directions
The Wheel of Tlachtga, and much more.
The Willow Path is a culmination of teachings that seek to carry the heritage and wisdom of the Magical Arts forward allowing one to shape reality as one would bend the osiers of a Willow itself.
Chapter One: The Geassa
Chapter Two: The Art
Chapter Three: There Walks a Lady We All Know
Chapter Four: The Counsels of the Art
Chapter Five: The Worlds
Chapter Six: The Worlds of the Art and the Hermetic Qabalah
Chapter Seven: The Stang – The Tree Rising Through the Worlds
Chapter Eight: The Magic of the Moon
Chapter Nine: Sun Tides
Chapter Ten: The Witch’s Foot – Elemental Forces and the Pentagram of Art
Chapter Eleven: The Miller’s Stone – Numbers in the Art
Chapter Twelve: The Cloak of Danu – The Planets and Color in the Art
Chapter Thirteen: The Distaff and the Woven Thread
Chapter Fourteen: The Hole in the Stone
Chapter Fifteen: The Black Hilt Knife
Chapter Sixteen: Drain the Goblet Deep!
Chapter Seventeen: The Cauldron
Chapter Eighteen: The Hearth – Doorway to the Worlds
Chapter Nineteen: The Witch’s Steed
Chapter Twenty: The Fe of Arianrhod
Chapter Twenty One: Bone, Stone, Wind and Fire
Chapter Twenty Two: The Apparel of the Art
Chapter Twenty Three: Preparing the Tools of the Trade
Chapter Twenty Four: Companions of the Art – ‘Familiar Spirits’
Chapter Twenty Five: The Four Familiars
Chapter Twenty Six: The Wheel of Tlachtga
Chapter Twenty Seven: The Roth Fail – Circle of Light
Chapter Twenty Eight: The Tower and the Maze
Chapter Twenty Nine: In Praise of the Ancient Ones
Conclusion: Walker on the Land