Letters from the Devil's Forest: An Anthology of Writings on Traditional Witchcraft, Spiritual Ecology and Provenance Traditionalism (Anglais) Broché – 23 août 2014
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This book on the other hand, I have to say, is by far (IHOP) the best work he has put out to date. This massive tome is chalk full of information and perspective on the old craft, and you can definitely see how Artisson's perspective and experiences have evolved since his first writings. The best thing about this book, and well, artissons writings in general, but especially in this tome, is how deeply it touches on and contains the deep chthonic and immensities of the blood of old craft. You get a sense as you read many of the essays in this book, that Old Hobb himself has had a hand in there fruition.
This book is essentially a bringing together of many essays which artisson has written, some which are singular authorship, others which developed out of answering questions from other practitioners. In my opinion this is one of, if not the best book on old craft that one can find to date, up until the release of this text, Nigel Pennicks, "Call of the Horned Piper", was in my opinion the best primer one could find, and albeit good, pretty light on the page count.
In many ways, as one other reviewer has said, "This is one stop shopping in regards to Old Craft", now I wouldn’t completely agree with this statement but I would say that it comes darn close. And if you are looking for a book, which has everything, or darn near close to everything you may want to know as a practitioner of the Crooked Ways, be you seasoned or a beginner. I would be hard pressed to say that you will find a better tome than this!
Huge reread value, chalk full of all sorts of goodies, and very much exactly in the vein of the old craft that I think needs to be available to all.
You can't go wrong with this book; Artisson gets it, and lives it. He has done nothing but make Auld Hornie mighty happy with his offerings!
Worth every penny!
Arranged in 9 parts and over 130 chapters this hefty book leaves nothing to be desired, except more Robin Artisson. This is a book that will leave you feeling as if you know Robin; it is a book that I can see will be used as reference time and again by any who own it.
Drawing on sources deep in tradition as well as folklore, Robin unearths an entire working system of witchcraft, though unlike any most people see in the vast majority of books on the topic today. It's a strange, challenging, and seemingly effective (perhaps frightening) invitation to think, feel, act, and engage the unseen world in a very old way.
I love him, I hate him, I make peace with him, I struggle with him, I devour him, I throw him across the room, I rail at him, I nod him compliments, I caress him endearingly, I despise him, I btxslap him, I greet him with a kiss on each cheek, I use him like a fetch-light when the way is dim, and I'd kick him down a dark hole if I could.
I'm sure it's the same way in *your* family.
In my view, he is one of the very, very few practitioners of traditional witchcraft worth reading, and of those, the most valuable. The old witchery is bubbling -- nay, gushing! -- out of him in a quantity and purity that has no parallel in modern times, at least from what I have seen.
With Artisson, you can enter the world of meaningful ideas and theories and be pointed toward the practice, sometimes generally, sometimes very specifically. You may cease to care, as I have, about meaningless historical fripperies such as who initiated whom and when, and under what auspices -- the Nine Covens of George Pickingill, Clutterbuck, the "Dark Order," and old British nudists, blah, blah, blah -- and you may come to view vocabulary theatrics (trumped-up old English spellings,"praxis" instead of "practice", etc. ad nauseam) with the raised eyebrow that is their only rightful due. If the Master takes you to His bosom, He will need no human representative to claim you, and He will not care to hear your beetle-chirp opinion on the latest "talismanic publisher" or this-or-that debate.
There is a ton of wisdom packed in this book, at an outrageously affordable price in comparison. You don't have to agree with him. But you should read him because he is one of the great shapers of witchery of our time.
I also much admire him for a more passive virtue -- being born and coming into his witchery in America. Too often American witches look to England or Europe for inspiration, or nostalgically, or wistfully. "Oh, if only . . . . !"
But the Master has lit a dark light shining HERE.
Don't let that ever be lost on you.
Not a feeble glimmer, either, but a good strong torch.
And here he is, writing away, burning away, lighting the way.
And. The. Dude. Can. Write. Poetry. Good, genuine, credible poetry.
Robin writes like he speaks, which makes for a sort of universal understanding, because he speaks in plain language and (often) repeats himself, which is very good for the subject matter and harder-to-understand concepts. He never lingers too long on a single subject before turning your attention to another subject, so even the topics that didn't particularly interest me didn't feel long winded or boring, because within a few pages we were off to something else. But keep in mind, there is an absolute wealth of information on each thing Robin writes about concerning the Unseen.
Robin is a breath of fresh air, in this muddled, confused, mis-information filled area of the occult. He does not hesitate to give it to you straight from the hip and invites you to do the same. This is the tome you've been waiting for, the one we ALL have been waiting for.
Though I give a rating of 4 instead of 5 stars for the editing. I can spot at least three typos or grammatical errors about every other page, and felt the urge to send him a corrected hardcopy, but felt it best not to risk insulting this fantastic author, because any typo can be forgiven for this awesome collection of wisdom about our Witchsire Master. This surely has made him Smile a crooked grin.