Synopses & Reviews
Everyone has certain archetypes by which they live. You may follow the archetype of the student, the wife, the worker, the father, the healer, or some other model. Archetypes are something you may model yourself upon, but never achieve. And that's OK because striving to match the archetype often gives meaning to our lives. You strive to be the best student, the best husband, the best healer that you can be. You will find archetypes to live by in your community of choice. They may be different from community to community. For example, there are many archetypes in the Wiccan community: Maiden, Mother, Crone, Priest, Priestess, Healer, Magician, Bard, and others. But rarely will you find the archetype of the Warrior. In some ways, this makes sense. Most people think of a Warrior as a fighter, and the rule that is accepted by many Wiccans is An it harm none, do what thou wilt. Wouldn't a fighter be going against this basic rule? In Wiccan Warrior, author Kerr Cuhulain reveals that this is not so. Being a Warrior is not about fighting. It's about freeing yourself of limitations so that you can be truly creative and effective in life. With that he reveals eight Wiccan Warrior archetypes with which you, male of female, can identify. The Balanced Warrior is one who realizes that everything comes from the Divine and that every action you do has a result in the universe. Following the path of the Creative Warrior you will learn to make use of myths, not as sterile laws, but as ways of understanding the universe. Then you can create myths of your own in order to share your wisdom. The prime function of the Rational Warrior archetype is to avoid fundamentalism. A Warrior should be spontaneous, fluid and not a creature of habit. The idea that there is one right path for everyone, to fall into the path of exclusivity, is the opposite of this archetype. The Energized Warrior learns how to raise and direct magical or psychic energy. Cuhulain shares how to do this with toning, mantras, dance, and drumming, then tells you how to ground the energy when you have finished your energetic work or magick. The Dreaming Warrior archetype concerns trancing, or altering your consciousness. In this chapter you will learn techniques of meditation, concentration, and breathwork. The Magickal Warrior is one who follows the archetype of developing magickal abilities and knowledge. Here you will learn the basics of magic along with cord magick, and candle magick. The Ritual Warrior follows the archetype of the ultimate ritualist. To strive to achieve this archetype means that you will revitalize the rituals with energy and love. You'll also learn how to develop your own rituals. Finally, the Initiated Warrior is one who realizes that initiation is more than just joining a club. It is a linking with the community and with the Gods. If you are a Wiccan, this book will add an entirely new dimension to your faith. But even if you are not a Wiccan, you will find archetypes you can live by.
Written by a Wiccan police officer and martial artist, "Wiccan Warrior" combines personal insights and real-life anecdotes with ritual, magick, energy work, meditation, self-examination, and self-discipline to show how to access the Warrior archetype within.
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Connect with your inner warrior Written by a Wiccan police officer and martial artist, Wiccan Warrior combines personal insights and real-life anecdotes with ritual, magick, energy work, meditation, and self-discipline. It is about taking responsibility for your actions, knowing that a true Warrior wins battles with the head, not the hands.
We all have archetypes we model ourselves upon. In the Wiccan community these include Maiden, Healer, Mother, Bard, and others. In Wiccan Warrior by Kerr Cuhulain, you will learn of eight new yet traditional archetypes that Wiccans can model their lives and goals upon. You'll also find that they are completely appropriate for any person following a spiritual system.
These eight are: The Balanced Warrior, for whom all comes from the Divine and must be treated as such. The Creative Warrior, who masters myths and can use them to share wisdom. The Rational Warrior, who avoids all types of fundamentalism. The Energized Warrior, who can raise and direct energy. You'll learn to do this with toning, mantras, dance and drumming. The Dreaming Warrior, who knows how to alter consciousness. Here you will learn meditation, concentration and breathwork. The Magickal Warrior, who knows and can do magick. The Ritual Warrior, who helps revitalize rituals with knowledge, understanding, energy and love. The Initiated Warrior, who knows and shares the value of true initiation.
There are five cornerstones to the magick of being a Wiccan Warrior. These are the well-known To Dare, To Will, To Know and To Keep Silent. To these Cuhulain adds To Imagine. For to imagine is to be able to clearly visualize your objective, to develop and use a creative imagination. The book is filled with ideas and insights that will guide you on your way to becoming a true Wiccan Warrior, a person freed from limitations.
This book is a must for Wiccan and Witches of all stripes. If one of the Warrior archetypes doesn't fit your needs, another (or several others) will. People who are not Wiccans will find much to admire and make use of, too.
Winner of the 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for best Biographical/Personal Book
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-153) and index.