Jason Mankey and Astrea Taylor’s Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods: History, Insights & Magickal Practice is a must-have book for anyone interested in modern witchcraft and the ancient gods of Greece. It is a brilliant and accessible book for the Modern Witch who wants to explore or deepen their relationship with the theoi, daimones, and heroes of Ancient Greece. The book is extremely well researched, drawing on and referencing historical primary sources, without trying to be a historical reconstruction of times past. The brilliance of this book is its approachability and applicability of incorporating these divinities in a context that any modern witch can easily incorporate into their craft. Mankey, Taylor, and several of their contributors show how the timeless myths, lore, and mysteries of Ancient Greece can be approached and integrated through creative spellwork and ritual in today’s age. The authors provide a comprehensive look at the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece, including Hekate, Pan, Artemis, Aphrodite, and many other deities from the Greek Pantheon.
Greek Gods: History, Insights & Magickal Practice will prove to you through direct experience that the gods of Greece aren’t merely dust covered archaic statues of stories lost to the mists of time but rather that they are still as alive, powerful, and thriving as they were in ancient and classical times. It’s full of helpful information and can be used as a reference for both beginners and experienced practitioners. It offers creative insights on how to work with the Gods and bring them into your craft practice, as well as how to apply the ancient wisdom of the Gods in a modern context. It also provides practical tools and techniques to help you begin to explore the mysteries of the Greek Pantheon as a witchcraft practitioner. Even if you don’t plan on using these gods in your practice, the book is still a great resource for learning more about these ancient deities. This is probably the best book that balances accessibility, inclusivity, and approachability on the subject while being grounded in meticulous research that shows the authors’ passion for the subject. Highly recommended.