The Three Rays of Witchcraft
Power, Love and Wisdom in the Garden of the Gods
Inspired by a Vision of Awen depicting a spear, a flowering branch, and a horned serpent emanating from three drops of wisdom, surrounded by three worlds, Christopher Penczak received a teaching to reconcile many disparate parts of modern Witchcraft into a cohesive body of magickal lore for personal evolution and enlightenment. Experimented with and expanded upon, this lore is now shared through his book The Three Rays of Witchcraft: Power, Love and Wisdom in the Garden of the Gods.
Striving to weave the diverse threads of his personal practice together, the Three Rays provided Christopher with a powerful framework to bring together modern Wicca, Traditional Craft, Druidism, Theosophy, Qabalah, Shamanism, and alternative health into a greater whole.
The text outlines a model of the universe based upon the forces of Power, Love, and Wisdom. Associated with each is a ray, a path we can travel spiritually and evoke energetically. Known as the Straight Line, the Bent Line and the Crooked Line, each offers different magick, knowledge and mysteries. Each ray is associated with a race of spiritual entities with whom we can partner, including the angels, faeries, animal powers and ancestors.
Book DetailsPublished: October 1, 2010
Size: 6 x 9 in.
Available In: Softcover Edition, EBook Edition
Christopher Penczak has done it again – The Three Rays of Witchcraft is simply amazing. Whether one is just starting to explore the world of witchcraft or has been around the block a few times doesn't matter - there is something here for everyone. Christopher presents unique and compelling concepts in a wonderfully intelligent manner. But wait there's more - unlike many other pagan authors Christopher does his homework. There is more solid information in the Introduction alone than in the sum total of other books on the subject. The Three Rays of Witchcraft is a must have for any serious occult library.
High Priest and author of A Voice in the Forest and Talk to Me
Christopher Penczak has drawn together material from diverse pagan roots and magical sources, blended in the cauldron of his own experience and shaped by the light of his vision and inspiration to present a coherent and vibrant system of practice. The theology of his work is syncretic and inclusive, opening the gates of the three worlds and inviting the reader to walk the paths of power, love and wisdom and find their own way. It is an offering full of angels and fairies, gods and humans, diverse yet connected and each with their own powers and wisdom. This book has strength in its mutability, presenting practical material that is easily adapted, and it will surely be one of the most enchanting flowers in the Garden of the Gods.
Author of Hekate Liminal Rites, Practical Planetary Magick, The Guises of the Morrigan and founder of Avalonia Books.
Christopher Penczak is an expert at the art of synthesis, bringing disperate elements together to form a whole that sheds new light on the Mysteries with unique and relevant perspectives. In The Three Rays he uses that skill to bring ancient and obscure Lore to light in a way that makes it fresh and relevant for the modern practitioner.