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Goth Craft The Magickal Side of Dark CultureElf too seriously something all goths need to do I guess I will take the position as the odd man out Raven has gotten well literally ave eviews from some pretty big PEOPLE IN THE CRAFT WORLD SUCH in the craft world Such would include Raven Grimassi Lon Milo Duguette Aaron Leitch and Christopher Penczak The book has gotten a lot of 5 star ating with a smattering of 1 s 2 s and 3 s I will be another three I have ead book on the darker side of magic and the craft and I have thoroughly enjoyed Ninth City Burning reading such authors as Konstantinos John Coughlin and a few others THey gave me something that I could use This book has nothing that a newcomer to the craft can use If you are new to magick and witchcraft let me steer you in the direction of Donald Michael Kraig s Modern Magic or Raymond Buckland and Scott Cunningham these authors will have something you can use Really Goth CraftI found the beginning of the bookather interesting I enjoyed The Extras reading about how the term Gothic came about Anyone with a slight knowledge of history will know that itefers to Germanic cultural concepts The Goths were Germanic In later times Goth became associated with horror I found Özgüven Öğrenilebilir reading about the different types of Goths to be very interesting and intriguing But associated with horror I foundeading about the different types of Goths to be very interesting and intriguing But is magic or witchcraft I found this book very suitable for a teenager who is contemplating on entering the craft or Goth scene I like the fashion tips and the inside view on the philosophy of Goth Maybe he should have written a book on just GothThere is talk about Vampyrism both sanguinary and psychic which is all good and well but if you have done your Deutsche Sagen reading then this is just a candy coatedeview Raven does talk about blood magic and how powerful it can be and there are a few instructions on witch bottle But this book does not discuss Sabbats or Esbat or even a Gothic way of going about it Who are some of the Dark Deities that a Goth who does not shy away from. Goth Craft is a sexy and serious A Z of dark culture's collective tribal identity More than just a demented 'Preppy Handbook' for a different era Goth Craft goes beyond mere fashion taking eaders deep into the magical currents of this emerging subculture Fascinating Richard Metzger host of Disinformation and editor of Book of Lies The Disinformation Guide To Magick The Occult Don't let your assumptions fool you Goth Craft is a lovingly writ. ,
Met the author years ago and ead his first two books as part of that acuaintance Interesting It was hard to take a lot of the information in this book seriously It is so hard being a goth On one hand you have people telling you what is goth and is so hard being a goth On one hand you have people telling you what is goth and the other people tell you what isn tif a ule book could be made it would become obsolete as the subculture Rua really shouldn t be aboutules either This book could have been something dreadful it could have been full of the pretension and hypcrotical whining that writer Jhonen Vasuez potrays in his stereotypical goth characters see Johnny the Homicidal Maniac for details Instead it became a light hearted and well intentioned guide for people with one became a light hearted and well intentioned guide for people with one in gothic subculture and another in the world of paganism and the occult The two often go hand in hand sometimes for the wrong easons and sometimes for the ight Raven himself a goth and a pagan has written a book to show how the two can go together very well He spends a part of the book expaining the gothic subculture in the way he sees it as many goths have slightly varying views and explaining some of the gothic styles types and attitudes But he also goes on to explain various pagan eligions and beliefs which made a very interesting ead for me as both a goth and as a person with agnostic but pagan leaningsI can t say I agree with all of his West Winds of Wyoming religious views as thats just how I am but it made for a delightful and enlighteningead all the same And as for the sections that The Necessary Art of Persuasion related to the slightly material gothic subculture well it was aeal fresh of breath air to ead someone encouraging goths to be happy and be their own person and that it doesn t matter if they wear colours and glitter as there is a place for that in the world of goth also It didn t make light of the slightly soppy aspects of the subculture or bash emos and babybats It also had a good dollop of humour not taking ones. When Paganism and Goth culture collide prepare for a powerful blend of independent thought and magickal tranformation Learn how to channel dark emotions express yourself magickally through the dark arts of clothing hair makeup body modifications and choose appropriate Goth music for itual Try some spellcasting on the dance floor Discover the workings of shadow magick death energy and blood magick Find out what draws us to the dark sidePRAISE. Death embraces Where are some ituals that can be usedIn a nutshell Raven Should Have Written It have written it a guide to the Goth world There are techniues on how to apply make up and how to dress Great stuff for someone new to Goth Great lesson on how to interact with people including outsiders and fellow gothersI took nothing out of this book There are great books that discuss the dark side of the craft I have mentioned them above Try working Ceremonial Magick or Goetics The book gives plenty of lead for further esearch and there is a good over view for those wanting to look at different forms of magic But to me the book is very basic Obviously not all Goths are pagans and not all pagans are Goths Yet the two universes can easily overlap and many Goths indeed can be attracted by modern esoteric movements Asatru Wicca Thelema Satanism Why is that Raven Digitalis is a Goth He also defines himself as a witch and a neo pagan priest Being part of both world I thought it would be interesting to get his view WellHe brushes a vast overview of the Goth movement showing why it s not surprising some of its most common features use of pseudonyms body arts sexuality fascination with the dark and can fit in eally well with some spiritual New Age cults Was the dark and gloom can fit in eally with some spiritual New Age cults Was interesting Yes Was that instructive Well I love dark and extreme music yet I can t care less about occultism which I personally consider mumbo jumbo So the author being way into it I was interested by the connections he made but his attempts to sell me his doolali or so I felt annoyed me uite frankly Now what about the music Well I had a laugh about how he sees the Goth scene Here s your typical trendy teenage boy putting as much emphasis on hair styles and clothing than music Whatever I don t want to be negative though so at least I will give him credit for throwing lists of bands worth a listen If you Keys to Drawing re a pagan and a Goth with an open min. Ten and carefullyesearched piece of work It covers the intersection of Gothic subculture and Pagan spirituality from every conceivable angle and manages to be both fun and eye catching along the way Michelle Belanger author of The Psychic Vampire Codex and editor of Vampires In Their Own Words An insightful honest and spiritual exploration of the intersection of Witchcraft and Goth Christopher Penczak author of the Temple of Witchcraft seri. ,