BOOK REVIEW: Spirit Work Primer

I receive a lot of messages, comments and the like asking all kinds of questions, but mostly they’re from folks seeking advice.

By far, the number one question I receive is: Where do I start on my journey to Spirit Working?

I find that people are confused about how to find a Deity.

Let’s pause and address THIS.

-You do not need a Deity

-In my humble opinion, They find and choose you

-Your journey will lead you to them (Examples: S*xual A*sault, death and pain led me to Hekate; Asanas and practicing the 6 Branches of Yoga fully committed as a Hindu led Kali to me who paved the way for Shiva through Her dance of destruction)

Carrying on..

Folks don’t know how to Evoke or Invoke and when to do which; I personally do not engage in the latter because of a pact I made with another Spirit.

We each have our own paths to walk and Practices to well, practice.

Spirit Work itself is a broad term, but it means working with Spirits.

This could be anything from a God, Goddess, to a Daemon, or an Angel.

There are many classes of Spirits and different definitions depending on Tradition, individual opinion and personal, lived experiences.

So where do you begin? How do you start?

It’s really overwhelming and not something that can be summed up in a blog or fb post.

Jason Miller recently put out an excellent book called, Consorting with Spirits: Your Guide to Working with Invisible Allies. I will be reviewing it in the future.

The thing I must say about Miller’s book (he’s one of my favorites and most influential Authors) is that he wrote it for people that already have a Magickal foundation established and honestly?

I really appreciate that.

I think it’s incredible to have books that appeal to novices and adepts alike; I like that there are books for novices only; I like that there are books for adepts only.

They can all exist, and they are all (mostly) worthy.

I don’t think there is anything wrong with writing to experienced Practitioners. I started reading it and was like, “Oh, oh, thank f*ck”.

That said, there is a book that has kind of slipped through the cracks and I believe it’s noteworthy.

I had not heard of it before, and when I did and I started reading, even though it is specifically for NEW PRACTITIONERS, I found it exceedingly interesting, and it helped refresh some things for me. Not in a redundant way, either.

I never felt like I was being spoken to like a child, and I found the entire thing educational and that, my friends, is why I am here.

The Spirit Work Primer: A Beginner’s Guide to Streamlined Spirit Work by Naag Loki Shivanath, published by Crossed Crow Books. This is a revamped, second edition from the original 2017 publication.

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I highly recommend it if you are interested in working with Spirits but have no clue where to begin.

Covered topics are:

The Basics of Spirit Work, The Nature of Offerings, Spirit Senses, Magickal Invocation, Magickal Evocation, The Nature of Spiritual Pacts, Spirit Possession, Familiar Spirits, Spirit Keeping, Isolated Spirits, Created Spirits, Spirit Houses, Spiritual Self-Defense and Cleanup, Grimoire of the Thorn.

Publisher describes it as follows:

“Invocation, Evocation, Possession

These words conjure forth feelings of unease and confusion for many magical practitioners, even today. This book, however, is a fantastic guide intended to shed some much needed light on these often misunderstood subjects. Within these pages, spirit worker and necromancer Naag Loki Shivanath serves as guide and teacher, taking all readers through a sophisticated yet highly practical system of spirit conjuration. If you’ve been interested in learning how to sharpen your spirit senses, safely practice spirit possession, work through spirit invocation and evocation, then this tome is the book you’ve been waiting for.

Whether you are a follower of the more ritualized manifestations of the magical arts or a Witch looking to deepen your practice with the spirit world, A Spirit Work Primer will prove to be a valuable resource that is referenced time and time again.”

This is a book that is not specific to any one Tradition or path, and the Author never shames the Practitioner for the path they walk.

This is an informational guide on Spirit Work.

I will say, and this may be my only critique, the Author brings up Gender in Practice, and the way it’s worded could’ve been better. I don’t know if I agree with associating give and take (in pact work) with the masculine and feminine manifesting.

I know a lot of folks will not align with or resonate with this excerpt and I owe it to those folks, those readers to add this disclaimer.

As a Queer person myself, I will say this should not deter you from the book, but for non-binary folks who completely reject this dichotomy in practice I feel it’s fair to mention. I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t.

“The Principle of Gender

At last, we reach the final law, stating: “Gender is in everything; everything has its masculine and feminine principles: gender manifests on all planes.” This law speaks to more than just your anatomy, however. This law speaks to the fact that nothing is without balance, and that everything that is generated or regenerated consists of both masculine and feminine energies: light and dark, fire and water, air and earth, and so on. To see how this principle applies to pact working, consider that for every desire you create a pact for, you have to give something up. You have to balance the scales, or else Spirit will not deliver on their end. This forms the circle of give and take, the manifestation of male and female.”

I agree the scales must be balanced. I agree that in pact working for it to be successful you must sacrifice something; as mentioned above, I don’t agree that it is masculine and feminine manifesting.

All in all, this is an excellent book and should be talked about more.

Most importantly, it should be read.

Lessons in Magick: The Dangers of Shadow Work

 

I have been wanting to write this as a blog or Facebook post for a long, long time; the urge has increased over the last few months, and finally I am sitting down to write after a long hiatus.

I feel like people don’t read blogs anymore. They want bite sized information, they want quick read memes with cute font, they want 30 second Reels and TikToks.

People don’t want to take the time to read anymore, or so it seems.

The thing is, that’s the only way you will learn anything, from me at least.

I am a writer. I bleed on the screen for the world to see and that will never change; I bleed on pages, too.

My pen is my sword, my words are my fire.

Back to the topic at hand, and I am just going to get right to it:

Shadow Work is dangerous, and I wish more people would talk about this.

Don’t take that statement and think I am suggesting avoiding it, no, no.

NO SPIRITUAL BYPASSING ON MY WATCH.

Shadow Work is 100% necessary. The integration of Shadow is 100% necessary.

Did you know that I consulted a Psychiatrist and a Psychologist when creating my Shadow Work Course for The House of Twigs? For reasons I learned from them I didn’t dive too deep when giving assignments because I do not know where someone is on their journey and real, irreparable damage can be done.

I had to be sure that I was not leading folks to danger, or worse to the or a space where they re-traumatize themselves.

I see the term Shadow Work thrown around like it means not a goddamn thing, and I am perplexed because it is NOT TO BE TAKEN LIGHTLY.

If you want me to be honest, like really honest: Shadow Work is more dangerous than Evoking Spirits.

Why is this conversation not being had more?!

First, let us define Shadow Work for folks who may not be familiar.

Shadow Work is a Jungian (Carl Jung) Psychological concept that our Persona is who we strive to be and show to the world, but our Shadow is who we are, or at least what makes up most of who we are.

Like the moon has a hidden side so do we.

That is the Shadow.

The hidden aspects of ourselves.

In Jungian Psychology it is our Persona first, our Ego is center, Anima/Animus and Shadow last.

The Spiritual World, not just the Witchcraft Community, have taken this concept and morphed it into their own thing.

Therein lies one of the main problems.

You can’t tweak the concept of Shadow Work.

Regardless of your opinions of Jung himself as a person, his work remains a masterpiece and masterpieces are not altered. They are especially not to be altered to fit some narrative the creator had no intention of it being used for.

Jung was a Psychoanalyst and he did nothing, NOTHING in the shallows; this is deep, deep, heavy work.

Then there is the whole issue that Shadow Work itself is an Egregore and taps into a Collective Unconscious that cannot be altered. There is also the Personal Unconscious.

Archetypes exist in the Shadow and they are: Sage, Innocent, Explorer, Ruler, Creator, Caregiver, Magician, Hero, Rebel, Lover, Jester and the Orphan.

Intense, right?

Shadow Work is alive, it’s constant motion.

Ever changing and evolving as we add more experiences and information to the Collective Unconscious.

It’s not just your Shadows, it’s not just your work.

You are tapping into immense power, and immense emotion.

Then there is the end goal which is the integration process and that is a whirlwind.

Do not diminish these dangers.

Working with Shadow is extremely beneficial, but it brings up a lot of shit that you have buried, things you might not even be aware of (there’s that Unconscious part); it can bring up and stir up Collective emotions that are not even yours to unpack.

There are so many variables, so many potential outcomes.

Be mindful when suggesting Shadow Work as if it’s a walk in the park.

It is not.

Be mindful when venturing down the path to Shadow Work.

It is full of perils.

Know your limitations, find a support system of some kind, and do not push yourself.

Your psyche is powerful and it’s strong, but it is not unbreakable.

Be gentle and fierce. Be aware and alive.

And don’t take yourself too seriously, or your Shadows.

You can laugh, you can love, you can ease your way into the Work and don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Lux in Tenebris Lucet

The Forgotten Magic

Part 3

Touching the Field

Of all the heightened senses of childhood this probably got me in the most trouble. As it is one that even the most unintuitive can experience fairly easily.

As a small child I would play with feeling my energy field, especially while in the bath for some reason. Feeling the resistance of the air around me the tension on the surface of the water. How far can I sense things touching my field, can I push it out and feel other fields outside of the room or sense things that cannot be seen. Expanding to feel my surroundings then contracting to condense the energy. Taking my hands from pray position to opening the palms but keeping the fingers tips and thumbs together, forming a triangle.

Image by Louise Cox

If I squinted I could see the ball of energy between my hands and would play with the magnetic push pull sensation warming my palms.

I taught my little sister to play the magnetic push pull game and we would play together feeling the warmth between our palms, pushing against each others energy and I realised that I could show other children how to feel this energy to.

During the summer holidays one year, I can’t remember who, maybe it was some older girls or the mum of my neighbour, had taught us a little parlour game/trick. It’s a combination of suggestion and other stuff but also using energy manipulation. I can’t remember exactly how the rhyme went or all of the actions now. Anyone can do this if they go through the sequence but I was particularly good and found I could influence even the most sceptical.

The rhyme was a about a murderer and the participant would play the victim. Looking back it probably did seem quite dark and was about the same time the Yorkshire Ripper was at large. I grew up in Yorkshire. But children like a little of the macabre, that’s why fairytales are so appealing and to us it was just a fun game.

Returning to school after the summer holidays, the game obviously made its way onto the playground.

Here is what I can remember of our little game. The ‘victim’ stands in front of the the person conducting the game and starts by telling the story of the ‘murderer’. Who then comes up to the ‘victim’ and puts a bag over their head. You tell the person playing ‘victim’ to close their eyes and you go through the action of putting a bag over their head and tie it around their neck. You continue the story of the ‘murderer’ binding the ‘victim’ whilst performing the actions of winding your invisible rope around them. The binding is finished with a knot at the back of the ‘victim’ and you step back and stand a few feet away holding the remainder of the invisible rope. Ending the story by telling them how the ‘murderer’ dragged the ‘victim’ away to bury them in the woods, pulling on the invisible rope. The person playing the ‘victim’ falls backwards as you pull the rope.

Everyone thinks this is great fun and all want to have a go at playing both the victim and the murder.

Until the RE teacher sees what we are playing, declares it Witchcraft and me as the Witch! I’m only about 8 or 9 years old and as a child of the 70s my only references at this point for Witches are fairytales where Witches are green and ugly with pointy hats and warty noses and generally evil and to be feared. I spend the remainder of my junior school years taunted by the rest of kids as ‘Witch’. Hence I was never particularly fond of the word.

Understandably I hid my nature a little more and retreated into seclusion.

I have started to peer out from behind the door and try to regain all I have hidden for so long. I’m not ready to step out fully yet and declare my presence and I’m not even sure I know what that will be. The revival of these forgotten memories and the rekindling of the practices I did as a child has already had a remarkable impact on my life. My energy is slowly returning, the Forgotten Magic is still there. That small ball of energy I toyed with as a child has grown and my aversion of the word Witch has subsided. After all even the ‘Wizard of Oz’ has good as well bad Witches.

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Basics of Botanicals: STINGING NETTLE

 

Nettle Leaf
(Urtica dioica)

OCCULT/METAPHYSICAL/CURIO:

■Protection
■Strength
■Healing
■Love
■Dispel fear
■Ward negativity

TYPICAL USES IN HISTORIC ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES AS

■Anti-inflammatory
■Anti-histamine
■Astringent

According to Healthline, it’s packed with:

Vitamins: Vitamins A, C
and K, as well as several B vitamins

Minerals: Calcium, iron,
magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium

Fats: Linoleic acid,
linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and oleic acid

Amino acids: All of the essential amino acids

Polyphenols: Kaempferol, quercetin, caffeic acid, coumarins and other flavonoids

Pigments: Beta-carotene, lutein,
luteoxanthin and other carotenoids

more info:
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/stinging-nettle
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6100552/
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325244#benefits

INTERACTIONS:

■WARFARIN (COUMADIN)
■LITHIUM
■DIABETIC MEDICATIONS
■WATER PILLS (DIURETIC)

more info:
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-664/stinging-nettle

DISCLAIMER:

I AM NOT A DOCTOR

I AM NOT A PHARMACIST

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Basics of Botanicals: SPEARMINT

 

Spearmint
(Mentha spicata)

OCCULT/METAPHYSICAL/CURIO:

■Protection
■Money
■Prosperity
■Dreams
■Banish Negative energies

TYPICAL USES IN HISTORIC ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES AS

■Sore throat
■Headaches
■Pruritus
■Uticaria
■ Indigestion
■Nausea

Flavoring to:
•Mouthwash
•toothpaste

more info:
https://www.rxlist.com/spearmint/supplements.html

INTERACTIONS:

■Hepatotoxic Drugs (medications that can be harmful to liver)

RX.com has a list of some ‘liver harmful drugs’ and taking spearmint with these medications can cause greater or more extensive damage to the liver.

Sedative Drugs including but not limited to:

■CNS depressants
■CLonazepam (Klonopin)
■LORazepam (Ativan)
■ZOLpidem (Ambien)

more info:
https://www.rxlist.com/spearmint/supplements.htm#Interactions

 

DISCLAIMER:

I AM NOT A DOCTOR

I AM NOT A PHARMACIST

Please seek the appropriate healthcare professionals to answer medical/drug-related questions. This information is for knowledge purposes only and not meant to replace any advice or care provided to you by your Health Care Team Providers. ANY INFORMATION WITHIN ‘BASICS OF BOTANICALS’ LITERARY WORKS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE NOR SHOULD IT REPLACE ANY MEDICAL SERVICES. ‘BASICS OF BOTANICALS’ IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION; It is meant to be a spring-board type guide to getting individuals into searching in-depth further on their own. If any information is incorrect/missing, please email hwsbotanicalsemporium@gmail.com with the following:

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Basics of Botanicals: SIBERIAN GINSENG

Siberian GINSENG
(Eleutherococcus senticosus)

OCCULT/METAPHYSICAL/CURIO:

■Hex Breaker
■Money
■Health
■Courage
■Sex magick
■Wards off negative energy
■Attract love

TYPICAL USES IN HISTORIC ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES:

■Tonic
■Stimulant
■Sexual Potency
■Strengthen Immunity

more info:
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-985/eleuthero
https://www.rxlist.com/siberian_ginseng/supplements.htm

 

INTERACTIONS:

■ ALCOHOL
■DIGOXIN (Lanoxin)
■LITHIUM

Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) substrates)

Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) substrates)

■Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 2D6 (CYP2D6) substrates)

■Medications changed by the liver (Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) substrates)

Medications for diabetes (Antidiabetes drugs)

Medications moved by pumps in cells (Organic Anion-Transporting Polypeptide Substrates)

Medications moved by pumps in cells (P-glycoprotein Substrates)

Medications that decrease the immune system (Immunosuppressants)

Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)

■Sedative medications (CNS depressants)

more info:
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-985/eleuthero
https://www.rxlist.com/siberian_ginseng/supplements.htm#Interactions

 

DISCLAIMER:

I AM NOT A DOCTOR

I AM NOT A PHARMACIST

Please seek the appropriate healthcare professionals to answer medical/drug-related questions. This information is for knowledge purposes only and not meant to replace any advice or care provided to you by your Health Care Team Providers. ANY INFORMATION WITHIN ‘BASICS OF BOTANICALS’ LITERARY WORKS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE NOR SHOULD IT REPLACE ANY MEDICAL SERVICES. ‘BASICS OF BOTANICALS’ IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION; It is meant to be a spring-board type guide to getting individuals into searching in-depth further on their own. If any information is incorrect/missing, please email hwsbotanicalsemporium@gmail.com with the following:

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Basics of Botanicals: HOPS


Hops
(Humulus lupulus)

 

OCCULT/METAPHYSICAL/CURIO:

■Herb for dream pillows
■Restfulness
■Serenity
■Healing
■Sachets
■Incense

 

 

TYPICAL USES IN HISTORIC ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES

■Anti-inflammatory
■Anti-anxiety
■Analgesic
■Insomnia
■Hot Flashes
■Depression

more info:
https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-health-benefits-of-hops-89058

INTERACTIONS:

■Reaction to birch or birch pollen- avoid
■Alcohol
■Estrogen-dependent conditions
■Gynecomastia
■Breast cancer/ related medications
■Sedatives
■CNS depressants

more info:
https://www.verywellhealth.com/the-health-benefits-of-hops-89058
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-856/hops

 

 

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I AM NOT A DOCTOR

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Basics of Botanicals: SKULLCAP

SKULLCAP
(Scutellaria lateriflora)

 

OCCULT/METAPHYSICAL/CURIO:

■Relaxation
■Peace
■Oaths/Binding
■Commitment
■Relief of disharmony
■charm ward

 

TYPICAL USES IN HISTORIC ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES AS:

■Nervine
■Inflammation
■Anxiety
■Insomnia

more info:
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/skullcap#what-it-is

 

INTERACTIONS:

■Sedative Medications (CNS depressants)

more info:
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-986/skullcap

DISCLAIMER:

I AM NOT A DOCTOR

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Basics of Botanicals: VALERIAN ROOT

 

 

VALERIAN ROOT
(Valeriana officinalis)

OCCULT/METAPHYSICAL/CURIO:

■Purification
■Hex Breaker
■Stability
■Happiness
■Grounding
■Creativity
■Hidden Knowledge

more info:
https://www.herbalgram.org/resources/herbclip/herbclip-news/2021/valerian-historical-mythical-and-magical-uses/

 

TYPICAL USES IN HISTORIC ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES AS A SEDATIVE:

■SLEEP DISORDERS
■ANXIETY
■STRESS

more info:
https://www.rxlist.com/consumer_valerian/drugs-condition.htm

 

INTERACTIONS:

■Alcohol
■Alprazolam (xanax)
■Sedative Medications (CNS depressants)
■Medications changed by the liver (Glucuronidated)

further listed interactions can be found via :
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-870/valerian

 

DISCLAIMER:

I AM NOT A DOCTOR

I AM NOT A PHARMACIST

Please seek the appropriate healthcare professionals to answer medical/drug-related questions. This information is for knowledge purposes only and not meant to replace any advice or care provided to you by your Health Care Team Providers. ANY INFORMATION WITHIN ‘BASICS OF BOTANICALS’ LITERARY WORKS SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE NOR SHOULD IT REPLACE ANY MEDICAL SERVICES. ‘BASICS OF BOTANICALS’ IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION; It is meant to be a spring-board type guide to getting individuals into searching in-depth further on their own. If any information is incorrect/missing, please email hwsbotanicalsemporium@gmail.com with the following:

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