This is a book that acts as a 'traveler's guide' to a hidden country within each human being. Primal peoples all over the world embrace the ideas discussed in this work: the animistic worldview, spiritual communion with the dead and the Unseen World, sorcery and magic.Author and traditional witch Robin Artisson explores these mystical themes from the perspective of The OldThis is a book that acts as a 'traveler's guide' to a hidden country within each human being. Primal peoples all over the world embrace the ideas discussed in this work: the animistic worldview, spiritual communion with the dead and the Unseen World, sorcery and magic.Author and traditional witch Robin Artisson explores these mystical themes from the perspective of The Old Faiths and pre-Christian metaphysical impulses of Europe and the British Isles. Bringing a new perspective to these ancient practices and making them more accessible, this book is a key to the door that leads into the mythical dimension of each person, and every feature of the sacred landscape. It helps to unlock the hidden wisdom in folklore, shed light on the enigma of the human being, and manifest an experience of the wisdom of the Old Ways- insofar as a book can. This book is about getting out of books and back into the spiritual dimension of the Land itself, and requires considerable dedication and work.Originally self-published by the author, this is the third edition of this popular book....
|Title||:||Witching Way of the Hollow Hill|
|Number of Pages||:||368 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Witching Way of the Hollow Hill Reviews
I want to really like this book, I do. But I can't. Robin Artisson's writing style is distracting, and at times it seems he is just writing in a stream of consciousness. That's not always a bad thing. However, here it is. He could have benefitted a lot from a good editor. The information presented is good. It's great compared to what one would normally find on the shelves of books-a-million, etc. if you can divulge the thoughts and information than you will appreciate the book. Yet, I would rate the book higher if it was edited and presented in a more clear format.
Caution! This book can change your life, but it is not a "read in a weekend" 101 type book. It will make you think. It's easy to get totally invested in this amazing piece of writing and need to come up for air, take time to digest. Time to ponder, and re-read, and DO. I have dozens of post-it flags sticking out of the top, bottom and side of my well worn copy.The rituals offered are well written and comprehensive in their description and explanation. The section on clarity and hissing made an incredible impact on the meditation practice of myself and my spiritual group. I have re-read the section on "The Pagan Worldview" many times. Mr Artisson has been able to apply the "fish trying to explain to another fish what water is" paradigm to the description of a worldview from a non Judeo-Christian environment (water). I would highly recommend it to any individual who is on a pagan path and who knows there is so much more to explore about ourselves than what the "mainstream" has to offer.
This book is very intense. I am taking my time; it's alot to take in. My best friend adores it!
While there may be some controversy regarding his online presence, one cannot deny his skillful writing nor his compelling take on the old ways of the Anglo-Saxons.
In The Witching Way of the Hollow Hill, Robin Artisson makes an attempt to view the world the way the ancient Celts did and to interact with the magical world from that pre-Christian and pre-scientific perspective. He views the Faerie world and the Fair Folk as being the ancestral dead, just as the Celts did, rather than the post Christian view of seeing them as fallen angels that were not bad enough for Hell or good enough for Heaven. (See Fairy-Faith in the Celtic Countries for more on this.) In this way, he associates the Elf folk with the ancient Gods and spirits of the Underworld, the traditional land of the dead, however, he also by extension associates them with the Demonic world, as the Christians do and thus fails to fully make the separation he sought to achieve. Still, it is an interesting book and reminiscent of R. J. Steward’s and the Matthew’s books and we expect the fans of those authors may find this work valuable as well. For our own part, we enjoyed the second part of the book more than the first. But then this section had more on the Fair Folk, which is our particular area of interest. The Silver Elves Goodreads authors of The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, volume 1, and of The Book of Elven Magick: The Philosophy and Enchantments of the Seelie Elves, Volume 2, Volume 2.
I really enjoyed this book a lot. So many things that I have intuitively known were confirmed here. I was especially excited to find things that others had scoffed at when I talked about them, such as Science and interconnectedness. Finally a book that speaks to the soul of what I know to be true.