A Witch's 21-Century Guide to Making Magick with the Greek Gods
The ancient Greek gods surround us even now in our modern world. From Aphrodite to Zeus, this book reveals the origins of more than sixty deities and other mythological figures, including the Olympians, Titans, and Primordial Forces. Explore how they've been worshipped across the centuries and how you can work with them in your own practice.
You'll meet the gods one by one, exploring their history, unique correspondences, and personal insights from contributing authors who work with them magickally. This book also provides rituals and spells to connect with each deity. Draw down the moon with Selene, cast a courage spell with Ares, and reclaim lost parts of yourself with a ritual for Persephone. By inviting these divine beings into your practice, you can cultivate a magickal life that satisfies your soul to its very core.
From Zeus and Hephaestus to Hades and Persephone, this book reveals the origins of nearly thirty Greek gods and goddesses, how they've been worshipped across the centuries, and how you can work with them in your own practice. Jason Mankey and Astrea Taylor introduce you to the gods one by one, presenting:
A ritual or spell for connecting with them
You'll also enjoy insightful contributions from members of the Witchcraft community who actively work with these deities. Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods features other mythological figures as well, such as the Titans and Primordial Forces, and it explores the spell and ritual structures of ancient times. Everything you want to know about Greek gods and how to call upon them today is in this book.
Praise for Modern WItchcraft with the Greek Gods:
"A brilliant and accessible book for the modern witch who wants to explore or deepen their relationship with the theoi, daimones, and heroes of Ancient Greece. The book is extremely well researched, drawing on and referencing historical primary sources, without trying to be a historical reconstruction of times past...The book will prove to you through direct experience that the gods of Greece aren't merely dust-covered archaic statues of stories lost to the mists of time, but rather that they are still as alive, powerful, and thriving as they were in ancient and classical times."—Mat Auryn, bestselling author of Psychic Witch and Mastering Magick
"Whether you are a witch seeking to learn more about these gods who are known the world over, or a reconstructionist curious to understand how magic was and is worked around them, there is something to be learned in this book....What Mankey and Taylor are remarkably successful at is opening the reader's heart to receiving mysteries from these ancient gods...Rather than a ham-handed appropriation, this is a thoughtful approach that feels like it takes the wishes of the gods themselves into consideration...Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods is a book that is destined to fall open to favorite pages, to become worn with use and stained from spell-craft. Do yourself a favor, gentle reader: buy a second copy now, because eventually you're going to need to replace your first one."—Terence P Ward, temple priest in the Hellenic reconstructionist group Temenos Oikidios, and author of Empty Cauldrons
"Rigorously researched and sumptuous in detail, Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods offers fresh insights with each reading. Mankey and Taylor have meticulously crafted an authoritative text tempered with an abiding love and deep respect for their subject that shimmers on each page. Absolutely a must-have book for the discerning witch."—Martha Kirby Capo, author of Thrifty Witchery
"This book gives you a solid basis and a wonderfully researched view on incorporating Greek god workings into your magical practices. I truly enjoyed hearing all of the contributors' stories. It was inspiring and informational. This is a must for a deep but easy-to-understand dive into these workings. Seeing how others work with these Gods and Goddesses helps lay the foundation for your work. Jason and Astrea thoughtfully curated a collection of works I feel will be used as a staple in witchcraft. It was a bewitching and captivating read!"—Jen Sankey, author of the forthcoming Enchanted Forest Felines and Stardust Wanderer Tarot decks
"The research that went into this work is evident from the very beginning. Jason Mankey and Astrea Taylor take turns diving into many aspects of working with a beloved pantheon. They disseminate this information in both an accessible and enlightening manner, which leads a practitioner forward in their education of the Greek gods. This book is enhanced with guest passages that serve to deepen the reader's understanding of working with some of these gods on both a personal and magical level. This isn't a read-it-once kind of book. Instead, this is a text that any practitioner will benefit from revisiting time and again."—Vincent Higginbotham, author of How Witchcraft Saved My Life and Thrifty Witchery