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BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) dNteract with people including outsiders and fellow gothersI took nothing out of this book There are great books thatiscuss the ark 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 " look at ifferent forms of But to me the book is very basic I wanted to like this aside from my interest in the subject the graphic esign was appealing "However My Primary Turnoff "my primary turnoff the author s tone the book reads like a stern step by step instruction manualRaven Digitalis proclaims the Goth subculture as an alternative to the mainstream whatever that really is but the presentation contradicts by instead efining another sort of conformity Also I m aware that this has been a long standing issue within the community but I was not happy with the section on NotGoths wherein the author Aliens Rogue Aliens did than poke fun at those people not just teenagers who would pose as Goths because they listen to Marilyn Manson Nine Inch Nails or shop at Hot Topic the store to which the author was likely referring It was not really explained why these people would be considered inferior to or less valid than a FaerieGoth a SophistiGoth or any other category of Goth the author outlined The Gothic Lolitasraw their inspiration from the fashion scene in Japan and they are not iscredited by this Why should someone then be labeled NotGoth for identifying through a certain band or fashion storeI find it interesting that although the author alienates these NotGothss for their music he continues to assign musical proclivities to each category Some are lucky enough to have their musical tastes epend entirely on the person but others are given choices granted ending in etc Perhaps this was meant to convey that these are the bands these types of people usually prefer but I find it all on very touchy ground when considering the subject s overall problems with nonconformity yet mass alienation and the author s continuous lapsing into an attitude of whimsical elitism The politics of the Goth subculture are interesting There is a history to this alternative but who really can be upheld as an authority a voice who could expose a person to the right influences and give accurate advice on the reality of Fall for You dark cultureshould their effort be from the heart The book s approachoes not match its own standards openness uniue perspective richness of spirit 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 Money Blues to Blue Money 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 theark and gloom can fit in really well with some spiritual New Age cults Was that interesting Yes Was that instructive Well I love ark 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 "being way into it I was interested by the connections he made but his attempts to sell me his 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 on t want to be negative though so at least I will give him credit for throwing lists of bands worth a listen If you re a pagan and a Goth with an open mind Most everything about it was generally annoying and very kindergoth read Hot TopicThe things that pissed me off most were the author s Alchemy for Women definitionsexplanations of sex gender and orientationThis book reads like a Wikipedia entry and by that I mean it probably has gone through no sort ofecent content editing whatsoeverI m going to go cut myself now No no that s a GOOD thin. 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. .
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Met the author years ago and read his First Two Books As Part two books as part that acuaintance Interesting I was excited to Alchemy Martial Supreme dig into this book and walked away uiteisappointed It was a complete waste of money in my not so humble opinion As a pagan and a goth a rather old one as I am pushing 46 years I was hoping to find something informative and useful in this book I found neither In fact "I found his skewed views in this book off putting and judgmental Also his blurb on suicidal ideation is than condescending "found his skewed views in this book off putting and judgmental Also his blurb on suicidal ideation is than condescending ideation is a mental illness and he was patronizing about it Then he yaps about cuttersif he knew anything about cutting not for body modification it isn t just for seeking attention but a way for a person to ease their own emotionalmental painand he goes on to Damn near encourage cutters by saying If you are a cutter consider it an unconscious cry to reclaim your power through intensive magick as well as a need to release built up energy Piss off with the b s Raven As someone who has worked in the human services field for over 20 years cutters are often survivors of extreme trauma and are physically trying to ease their emotional painperhaps encourage someone who is a cutter to get professional help You can still seek spiritual pursuits while getting professional help That was a huge turn off then he went on encourage said cutter Carefully cutting yourself in moderation in ritual can be beneficial Wtf Raven Now if you are into body modification that is totally ifferent but this paragraph on pg 140 is geared towards cutters not body modificators The goth social worker in me wanted to shake him and scream wtf Think before you publish shit like this He knows nothing about mental health issues or mental illness and should obviously refrain from writing about it until he gets his facts straight There was little iscussion on magickal works His various efinitions of the goth subculture sophistigoths etc etc etcand his views on gender and sexuality within the goth and pagan communities should be taken a large grain of salt You may or may not like this book I thought it was rubbish Go read Konstantinos or Michelle Belanger instead It was hard to take a lot of the information in this book seriously Nothing but the author s opinions on how certain types of Goth should ress act and what music they should listen to It s a handbook on how to be a poseur and tries to give counseling advice Ridiculous 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 readful 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 etails Instead "Jhonen Vasuez potrays in his stereotypical goth characters see Johnny the Homicidal Maniac for African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 details Instead 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 interesting 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 just how I am but it made for aelightful and enlightening read all the same And as for the sections that related to the slightly material 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 À quoi rêvent les algorithmes doesn t matter if they wear colours and glitter as there is a place for that in the world of goth also Itidn t make light of the slightly soppy aspects of the subculture or bash emos. When Paganism and Goth culture collide prepare for a powerful blend of independent thought and magickal tranformation Learn how to channel BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) dark emotions express yourself magickally through theark arts of clothing hair makeup body modifications and choose appropriate Goth music for ritual Try some spellcasting on the Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse dance floor Discover the workings of shadow magickeath energy and blood magick Find out what Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups draws us to theark sidePRAISE. And babybats It also had a good Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics dollop of humour not taking oneself too seriously something all goths need too Upon beginning the book we are instructed on what is Goth We are shown the types of people who are considered Goth and what type of apparel they wear and music they listen to After that we venture into the Craft Some basics are mentioned here like what is a Witch the types of Witches and the Alien Generals Chosen Brion Brides different traditions and the symbols of those specific traditions and while the authoroes tell that Satanism is not a form of paganism it is will included since some in the Goth scene are attracted to itPart three consists of the Philosophies of the Dark Witch Raven shows that Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family darkoes not mean evil but being willing to work with and acknowledge your shadow shelfside He continues to show the reader about attitude and personality Alcohol Fuel: A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel discipline and traditionalism utilizing emotional energy and using effigies as emotional channels The following section is called the Dark Arts but unlike its name has nothing what so ever too with what some would consider Uprising Emerge Series dark arts like cursing necromancy and etc Rather itiscusses the clothing makeup including a very informative section
*on various makeup styles and how to achieve them hair and body modification complete with a table *various makeup styles and how to achieve them hair and body modification complete with a table piercing correspondences Section five aptly entitled Sex Drugs and Rock n Roll Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. Robert Greene. Vtriusq[ue] Academia in Artibus Magister. (1617) deals with the ways of making magic Raven suggests using musicancing Dare To Be Hero drugs and alcohol and sexuality includes a section on ueer friendly gods and goddesses Section sixiscusses Magick a list of useful tools powerful symbols ethics craft names ritual Section seven talks about the Gothic fascination with Sedition and Alchemy: A Biography of John Cale death including blood magick vampirismeath magick and necromancyAlong with many colored photos most taken by the author himself and an awesome overall The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature design this book is a eye opening view into the gothic subculture and is much better than other books I have read on the same topic If thearkness beckons you answer the call with this 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 Handbook for Teaching African Literature African Writers 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 theirection 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 horror I found reading about the ifferent types of Goths to be very "interesting and intriguing But then is this magic or witchcraft I found this book very suitable for a teenager "and intriguing But then is this magic or witchcraft I found this book very suitable for a teenager 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 one your reading then this is just a candy coated review Raven The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance does talk about blood magic and how powerful it can be and there are a few instructions on witch bottle But this bookoes not iscuss 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 does not shy away from eath 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 Story Alchemy Authors Craft Book 2 dress Great stuff for someone new to Goth Great lesson on how to Goth Craft is a sexy and serious A Z ofark culture's collective tribal identity More than just a Oral and Written Poetry in African Literature Today demented 'Preppy Handbook' for aifferent era Goth Craft goes beyond mere fashion taking readers BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) 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.