Explore your Inner Temple your personal sacred space where there are no boundaries and all things are possible With study, dedication, and practice, the lessons and exercises in this book will empower you to transform the repetitive rigors of the daily grind into a witch s web of magickal experiencesThe Inner Temple of Witchcraft is a thorough course of education, introspection, meditation, and the development of the magickal and psychic abilities that are the birthright of the witch Four introductory chapters present the history, traditions, and principles of witchcraft, followed by thirteen lessons that start with basic meditation techniques and culminate in a self initiation ceremony equivalent to the first degree level of traditional coven based witchcraftAs you progress through this year and a day course of study, you will explore a wide range of topics that support and inform the dedicated witch Ancient and modern magickal philosophy Modern scientific theories supporting a new definition of reality Instant magick techniques for protection, healing, and serenity Energy work and anatomy, including chakras and auras Astral travel, dreams, and spirit guides Healing techniques for body, mind, and spirit This book s non dogmatic presentation encourages an eclectic, personal approach while providing a strong foundation for the practice of witchcraft and magick Develop your psychic abilities and practice potent magickal techniques as you explore the source of every witch s power the temple withinWinner of theCoalition of Visionary Resources COVR Award for Best Magic Book


10 thoughts on “The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development

  1. Dawn Michele Dawn Michele says:

    I have read many, many books on witchcraft and always felt lacked depth and real meaning I am a deep thinker and seek meaning behind the meaning The Inner Temple of Witchcraft has got to be the best book on the basics of witchcraft that I have ever read I am really impressed with how Christopher presents information from his own research and personal experience Christopher comes across as genuine and down to earth He doesn t come across as holier than thou by any stretch but is very knowled I have read many, many books on witchcraft and always felt lacked depth and real meaning I am a deep thinker and seek meaning behind the meaning The Inner Temple of Witchcraft has got to be the best book on the basics of witchcraft that I have ever read I am really impressed with how Christopher presents information from his own research and personal experience Christopher comes across as genuine and down to earth He doesn t come across as holier than thou by any stretch but is very knowledgeable on the subject of witchcraft and magic.Just about each chapter has at least one exercise, most havethan one, and if you used these exercises you will definitely develop your abilitiesthere s no doubt about it The exercises allow you to experience for yourself the information taught in the chapter This gives you a deeper connection allowing you to internalize and emotionalize rather than just intellectualizing.This is a must for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the craft.Dawn Michelewww.aurora dawn.com


  2. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    This is my absolute favourite book Fiction, non fiction, religious or not, it is the best I have ever read and I go back to it all the time.The format for me worked wonderfully I NEED a structured, timed lesson guide for me to have a consistent practice This book literally changed the way I practice my spirituality.The introduction grabbed my interest right away Penczak writes about how he got into the Craft, and how he was sceptical at first He was very scientific about his practices, whic This is my absolute favourite book Fiction, non fiction, religious or not, it is the best I have ever read and I go back to it all the time.The format for me worked wonderfully I NEED a structured, timed lesson guide for me to have a consistent practice This book literally changed the way I practice my spirituality.The introduction grabbed my interest right away Penczak writes about how he got into the Craft, and how he was sceptical at first He was very scientific about his practices, which really spoke to me as a person who LOVES science In Chapter One, he talks about what a witch is and how witchcraft is really three fold it s a science, an art, and a spirituality The history section of this book Chapter Two seems fairly accurate as well The next chapter discusses traditions where the one after that talks about mystery schools and the Witches Pyramid.From there, the book is divided into twelve lessons with a thirteenth serving as an initiation All of the chapters are great, with additional readings and exercises though some of the exercises do require a partner, which I did not have But the absolute best chapter in this entire book is the one discussing the Inner Temple He gives a detailed explanation of what this is, how to access it and how to use it for your benefit This chapter alone is worth the price of the book, for me anyways I found the Inner Temple exercise so incredibly helpful I use it frequently.I definitely recommend buying this book Even though I didn t agree with Penczak about everything, I found his book helpful, insightful and enjoyable to read


  3. Loran (Inked with Curiosity) Loran (Inked with Curiosity) says:

    How many wonderful things can I say about this book It was completely different than all other books I have read on Wicca The book is structured in a way that allows you to build off of each lesson easily and reinforces what you have already learned Inner Temple focuses completely on mental practices of the Craft and it really works nicely to have an extremely detailed book about one area instead of a small focus on lots of areas But what I liked most about this book is it seeks out to scien How many wonderful things can I say about this book It was completely different than all other books I have read on Wicca The book is structured in a way that allows you to build off of each lesson easily and reinforces what you have already learned Inner Temple focuses completely on mental practices of the Craft and it really works nicely to have an extremely detailed book about one area instead of a small focus on lots of areas But what I liked most about this book is it seeks out to scientifically explain why practices work Christopher Penczak doesn t just say Magic Works He gives you proof for why it works and he gives you exercises that help you come to believe it yourself because they are simple and start with things most people already do and don t realize it I also love that he comes off as very humble and friendly unlike other writers on the subject cough Silver Ravenwolf I highly recommend Inner Temple of Witchcraft for people looking for ain depth unique take on the subject but also for people who might need a littleproof


  4. Devon Devon says:

    If you are looking for a non denominational witchcraft book, this is not it This is definitely a Wicca 101 book, wherein the author uses Wicca and witchcraft interchangeably and his personal beliefs are presented as fact and must haves for practicing witchcraft and any sort of energy or magic craft I wish I had known this when the book was recommended to me, as the surprise and annoyance I felt when I started reading has coloured my opinion of the book as a whole I believe the author If you are looking for a non denominational witchcraft book, this is not it This is definitely a Wicca 101 book, wherein the author uses Wicca and witchcraft interchangeably and his personal beliefs are presented as fact and must haves for practicing witchcraft and any sort of energy or magic craft I wish I had known this when the book was recommended to me, as the surprise and annoyance I felt when I started reading has coloured my opinion of the book as a whole I believe the author was trying to be fair and open with readers, but I don t feel he gives readers enough resources within the text to fact check or readThe bibliography in the back is almost exclusively Wiccan and neo Wiccan texts The history sections I found laughable, with no footnotes to back up what are presented as facts I couldn t help but be annoyed with the way the author brought in scholars as an afterthought I also found he often presented scholars and scientists, in some sections in a rather late to the party sort of way, lauding the ancients as being so ahead of their time I had big problems with the description of various paths and practices the definition of Asatru, for example, is very wrong and readers are not notified when a certain tradition is closed or the act of taking on a certain tradition would be appropriative While I didn t care for the bulk of the text, many of the exercises were useful I had to adjust them to fit my own needs as I am not Wiccan and do not believe in dualistic, binaried divinity , but the basic components are as good as I had been led to believe


  5. Scott Scott says:

    What s missing from Occult and Magickal writing A solid foundation The Inner Temple of Witchcraft is well thought, written, and applied If one were to take the lessons, commit to the year and a day, and work with the lessons here that all point inward, the magickal thing that occurs is the Inner Temple This is one of the real leaping points into the magickal and mystical experiences I have been working with the lessons of this series of books for many years, I m at the Living Temple Serie What s missing from Occult and Magickal writing A solid foundation The Inner Temple of Witchcraft is well thought, written, and applied If one were to take the lessons, commit to the year and a day, and work with the lessons here that all point inward, the magickal thing that occurs is the Inner Temple This is one of the real leaping points into the magickal and mystical experiences I have been working with the lessons of this series of books for many years, I m at the Living Temple Series, and the foundation work that they all represent, hits the mythological and the personal, providing the framework to awaken the real magickal experience Emphasis on Perfect Love and Perfect Trust, knowing oneself, interacting with the universe, balance, and an integration modern and ancient perspectives and lore, you won t find many books like this, and you wont benefit from them in the same way Well worth the commitment and read


  6. Torey Torey says:

    I ordered the entire Temple of Witchcraft series at once and, of course, I picked up this one first to start at the beginning As a practitioner for over eleven years, I was pleased that Penczak addresses the core building blocks of the magickal path and lifestyle one key area of focus being meditation.However, my only real criticism is that the book is possibly too basic almost every other Wicca 101 book that I have read presentshands on work than does ITOW I was a bit disapp I ordered the entire Temple of Witchcraft series at once and, of course, I picked up this one first to start at the beginning As a practitioner for over eleven years, I was pleased that Penczak addresses the core building blocks of the magickal path and lifestyle one key area of focus being meditation.However, my only real criticism is that the book is possibly too basic almost every other Wicca 101 book that I have read presentshands on work than does ITOW I was a bit disappointed in that the book really doesn t reach out and grab the reader if I were new to Wicca and reading this book as a first time Wicca course , I would immediately lose interest in Wicca altogether if this book were all that I had to go by A general criticism of Penczak s Temple of Witchcraft series is that he spends far too many opening chapters presenting history lessons As interesting as the history of Witchcraft may be, I don t really see that it deserves an entire chapter in every one of his books That aside, it s a nice read for those looking to brush up on their basics and meditation skills


  7. Raine Hill Raine Hill says:

    Penczak, regardless of how scholarly he is as a human being, has a style of writing that allows everyone from the complete novice to the adept to grasp his theories and concepts so that the reader may incorporate his teachings into their practice I highly recommend his Temple series along with his companion meditation CDs by the same names They will, literally, open up new worlds for the reader.


  8. Mat Auryn Mat Auryn says:

    This book changed my life I know that s an extraordinary claim, but it s completely true As a professional psychic and witch people often ask me questions like What s a good book for psychic ability or What s a good book for starting Witchcraft The first answer out of my mouth is always The Inner Temple of Witchcraft Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development by Christopher Penczak How did it change my life Before I read the book I was not a professional psychic, I would say my abilit This book changed my life I know that s an extraordinary claim, but it s completely true As a professional psychic and witch people often ask me questions like What s a good book for psychic ability or What s a good book for starting Witchcraft The first answer out of my mouth is always The Inner Temple of Witchcraft Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development by Christopher Penczak How did it change my life Before I read the book I was not a professional psychic, I would say my ability was about average This book elevated my abilities both psychic and magickal and I strongly believe it will for anyone who reads it cover to cover and actually does the work within it, taking it seriously His work also put me back on the path of Witchcraft when I had veered away from it, realizing there s much depth I previously hadn t explored.Do not be deceived by it s appearance as a 101 book While it is an intro and foundational book, there is extreme depth here It s strength is in returning to the basics and bringing depth to it Not only is it just a study of witchcraft, psychic ability and energy manipulation, but Christopher teaches how to actually do these things There s also a CD companion for this book in which Christopher leads you through most of the exercises within the book Some of the psychic exercises are adaptations from what he was taught when studying under Laurie Cabot, who is known worldwide for her psychic ability, including accurately finding missing bodies for the police However, some think that if they ve read or studied under Laurie Cabot then they pretty much know everything in this book this is definitely not true, as Christopher brings so muchto the table.One of the superpowers that Christopher has is not only the fact that he s a living occult encyclopedia but he s able to take very complex topics and break it down in such an easy to understand manner and with such a clear and simple writing style From building a relationship with deity and spirits, understanding how energy works and how to manipulate it, how to harness the Hermetic Principles to your advantage, diagnosing people from a distance, healing others, to astral projection and remote viewing Christopher lays out a strong foundation for anyone s metaphysical or occult practice The book sets you up to develop an internal temple from which you can not only access information unavailable by external means, but also a place to perform magick and commune with the gods I think anyone who overlooks this book is committing an act of foolishness


  9. Kosjitov Kosjitov says:

    Fantastic book overall, worthy of 4.5 stars but I can t award halfs.Pros Even tone, no abuse of personal anecdotes.Some history of European groups and practices included.Discussion of brain waves and a nice overview of meditation techniques.Very nice introduction to NON wicca related spiritual paths Basic techniques and descriptions of magic, prayer, auras, ect.Exercises for beginners included.Cons Beginners may suffer from information overload.Wish some sections had been givendetail Hef Fantastic book overall, worthy of 4.5 stars but I can t award halfs.Pros Even tone, no abuse of personal anecdotes.Some history of European groups and practices included.Discussion of brain waves and a nice overview of meditation techniques.Very nice introduction to NON wicca related spiritual paths Basic techniques and descriptions of magic, prayer, auras, ect.Exercises for beginners included.Cons Beginners may suffer from information overload.Wish some sections had been givendetail Hefty read but worthy of your time and a place on a permanent shelf As with everything relating to witchcraft and the occult, I tell others to read with discerning eyes Chris puts forth quite a bit of info and gives you 300 or so pages to digest it Overall, I enjoyed it, but there were a few hiccups along the way I did not care for Counseling people to avoid sending bad energies back to the sender, asking the divine self for permission for things I felt really to be encouraging meekness I suppose it is the ethical thing to do, from a writer standpoint, but after a while the constant reminders that things should be done for the greatest good kind of makes you want to barf Not all witches are good Not all witches play by the rules listed within, so be advised


  10. Mackenzie Mackenzie says:

    This book has loads of very useful information I am about to read the part of the book with the author s lessons, but I noticed something that I thought should be brought to everyone s attention.The author uses the following terms interchangeably Witch Wiccan And Witchcraft Wicca The terms, however, are not synonymous.Not all witches are Wiccan, and not all Wiccans are witches.Witches practice witchcraft, and Wiccans follow the religion of Wicca They can go hand in hand, but often tim This book has loads of very useful information I am about to read the part of the book with the author s lessons, but I noticed something that I thought should be brought to everyone s attention.The author uses the following terms interchangeably Witch Wiccan And Witchcraft Wicca The terms, however, are not synonymous.Not all witches are Wiccan, and not all Wiccans are witches.Witches practice witchcraft, and Wiccans follow the religion of Wicca They can go hand in hand, but often times do not.Also, witchcraft and Wicca are very much different Wicca is a branch of paganism, while witchcraft is the practice and study of magick.The author has a very Wiccan approach to his craft And that is absolutely wonderful But for the people who read the book who are not interested in incorporating aspects of Wicca into their craft, I thought they should know.With that being said, and all that aside, the material provided is very informative.If you decide to pick up and read this book, please do so with the above notes in mind Also, I encourage anyone on their spiritual path to read multiple books on the subject So please, on top of this one, read other books so you may amass a plethora of knowledge and can make the best choices for your spiritual path