Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Rule of Three?

Three new online independent reviews of Apocalyptic Witchcraft  appeared this week and underline the important message of this book. Despite the controversial nature of the text, it is gaining a readership amongst very diverse members of the witchcraft and magical community.



For those still unsure, or even wary about Apocalyptic Witchcraft, these reviews should serve as a good introduction to the ideas it embodies:

The first is an erudite and scholarly response on the Eternal Haunted Summer website:

...Peter Grey is interested in restoring the cultus and practice of witchcraft in the modern world as a practice of “sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll”; the only difference is that by “rock ‘n’ roll,” Grey’s book tends to mean “poetry,” but otherwise, “sex” and “drugs” should be brought back, brought forward, and brought out far more than they have been or should have been in more recent decades.  Further, the cleaning-up of the public image of witchcraft and the distancing of itself from some of these things which the overculture has considered unpalatable should be avoided at all costs, and an unapologetic approach should be taken to these matters wherever they might arise... 

...In addition to the many other excellent chapters in this book, I must give particular compliments to Grey on the subject of lycanthropy in the chapter “A Wolf Sent Forth To Snatch Away A Lamb” (pp. 112-135).  In both academic and occult/pagan/polytheist literature on lycanthropy and werewolf traditions, there are very few treatments in existence at this point that are as compact, insightful, honest, and accurate in overall terms as that of Grey in this book...

Full review can be read here:

http://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/autumn-equinox-2013/apocalyptic-witchcraft/

The second review is on a personal blog which gives a very thorough breakdown of the book for those who are not sure what to expect:

...I believe that this book is another important milestone within the world of Occult Publishing and Witchcraft in general. For those who are already on the fence and have some inkling as to what this book relates to, my whole recommendation and this post can be summarised quickly and simply: it’s an important work, if you are the least bit interested, order a copy at the next available opportunity...

Full review can be read here:

http://theluciferianrevolution.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/review-and-summary-apocalyptic-witchcraft-part-one/

The third is another personal response:

..There is so much contained in this book whether Wiccan, traditional, atheist or polytheist you will get something out of it and gain a better perspective on witchcraft in general. I recommend this book to any practioner the way I would Art of War to someone interested in military strategy...

Full review can be read here:

http://holdasown.tumblr.com/post/62061146023/book-review-apocalyptic-witchcraft-by-peter-grey

We have also had a lot of private correspondence about the book from very established members of the community and the perennial heretics! Let us just conclude by saying that this book is gaining a strong following and most importantly being put into practice.  Our thanks to the writers and readers who are bold enough to engage with these ideas.

We are the witchcraft.

http://www.scarletimprint.com/apocalyptic_witchcraft.html

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