Goth Craft The Magickal Side of Dark Culture (DOWNLOAD)
Met the author years ago and read his first
two books as part of that acuaintance Interesting It was hard to take a lot of the information in books as part of that acuaintance Interesting It was hard to take a lot of the information in book seriously It is so hard being a goth On one hand you have people telling you what is goth and on the other people tell you what isn tif a rule book could be made it would become obsolete as the subculture really shouldn t be about rules 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 foot in gothic subculture and another in the world of paganism and the occult The two often go hand in hand sometimes for the wrong reasons and sometimes for the right 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 religions and beliefs which made a very also goes on to explain various pagan religions and beliefs which made a very read for me as both a goth and as
a person with agnostic but pagan leaningsI can t say I agree with all of his religious views as thats person with agnostic but pagan leaningsI can t say I agree with all of his religious views as thats how I am but it made for a delightful and enlightening read all the same And as for the sections that related to the slightly material. 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 ritual 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. Gothic subculture well it was a real fresh of breath air
to read someone encouraging goths to be happy and be their own person and that it doesn t matter if they read someone encouraging goths to be happy and be their own person and that it doesn t matter if they 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 oneself 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 rave reviews from some pretty big people in the craft world Such like would include Raven Grimassi Lon Milo Duguette Aaron Leitch and Christopher Penczak The book has gotten a lot of 5 star rating with a smattering of 1 s 2 s and 3 s I will be another three I have read book on the darker side of magic and the craft and I have thoroughly enjoyed 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 book rather interesting I enjoyed reading about how the term Gothic came about Anyone with a slight knowledge of history will know that it refers to Germanic cultural concepts The Goths were Germanic In later times Goth became associated with horr. Goth Craft is a sexy and serious A Z of dark culture's collective tribal identity More than ust a demented 'Preppy Handbook' for a different era Goth Craft goes beyond mere fashion taking readers 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.
REVIEW Goth Craft The Magickal Side of Dark CultureOr I found reading about the different
types of Goths to be very interesting and intriguing But then is this magic witchcraft Iof Goths to be very interesting and intriguing But then is this magic or witchcraft 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 Billy Bragg: Still Suitable for Miners: The Official Biography just GothThere is talk about Vampyrism both sanguinary and psychic which is all good and well but if you have done your reading then this isust a candy coated review 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 death embraces Where are some rituals that can be usedIn a nutshell Raven should have written it as 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 research 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. Ten and carefully researched 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.