Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods: History, Insights & Magickal Practice


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Llewellyn Publications
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7.4 X 9.13 X 0.94 inches | 1.45 pounds

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About the Author

Jason Mankey is a third-degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Ari. He is a popular speaker at Pagan and Witchcraft events across North America and Great Britain and has been recognized by his peers as an authority on the Horned God, Wiccan history, and occult influences in rock and roll. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @panmankey. Jason is the author of several books, including The Witch's Book of Spellcraft, The Horned God of the Witches, and Transformative Witchcraft.Astrea Taylor is an eclectic pagan witch with over two and a half decades of experience in the witching world. She's the author of Air Magic, Intuitive Witchcraft, Inspiring Creativity Through Magick, and co-author of Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods. She has a bachelor's degree in science from Antioch College and a master's degree in environmental sciences from Wright State University, which informs her scientific takes on spirituality. In her spare time, she presents workshops and rituals online and at festivals across the country, and occasionally she blogs as Starlight Witch on Patheos Pagan. Find her on Instagram @astreataylor, on Facebook at Astrea Taylor, Author, and on Twitter @AstreaWrites.


"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 book 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."--Mat Auryn, bestselling author of Psychic Witch and Mastering Magick

"Rather than a ham-handed appropriation, this is a thoughtful approach that feels like it takes the wishes of the gods themselves into consideration...Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods is a book that is destined to fall open to favorite pages, to become worn with use and stained from spell-craft."--Terence P Ward, temple priest in the Hellenic reconstructionist group Temenos Oikidios, and author of Empty Cauldrons

"Rigorously researched and sumptuous in detail, Modern Witchcraft with the Greek Gods offers fresh insights with each reading. Mankey and Taylor have meticulously crafted an authoritative text tempered with an abiding love and deep respect for their subject that shimmers on each page."--Martha Kirby Capo, author of Thrifty Witchery

"This book gives you a solid basis and a wonderfully researched view on incorporating Greek god workings into your magical practices...It was a bewitching and captivating read!"--Jen Sankey, author of the forthcoming Enchanted Forest Felines and Stardust Wanderer Tarot decks

"An excellent resource for Witches, Wiccans, and Pagans looking for information about the Greek deities beyond the twelve Olympians. Through history, mythology, and knowledge from modern devotees, Jason and Astrea look beyond the traditional image of the Greek gods and goddesses formed through myth to present a fuller picture of how the ancients understood them and how we can work with them today."--Gwyn, blogger and host of 3 Pagans and a Cat podcast

"The research that went into this work is evident from the very beginning. Jason Mankey and Astrea Taylor take turns diving into many aspects of working with a beloved pantheon. They disseminate this information in both an accessible and enlightening manner which leads a practitioner forward in their education of the Greek gods...This is a text that any practitioner will benefit from revisiting time and again."--Vincent Higginbotham, author of How Witchcraft Saved My Life and Thrifty Witchery

"An indispensable work for anyone looking to practice with these deities."--Lilith Dorsey, author of Water Magic

"This book is a necessity for those interested in the lore of the Greek pantheon, as well as how contemporary pagans work with these gods and beings. The writing is lively and joyful. Buy this book. Read this book. Refer to this book often."--Melissa F. Lavin, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, State University of New York at Oneonta

"Well-organized and easy to connect with as each section thoroughly explains Mankey and Taylor's personal connection and gives insight into why they wrote this book...The spells in this are easy meditation and channeling practices aimed to show anyone looking to learn how to have more peace and harmony in their lives. These range from protection from Lightning with Zeus to a ritual to protect the vulnerable with Artemis. This is a great source for beginners, those curious about modern witchcraft, and those interested in seeing a different perspective of the Greek gods."--Manhattan Book Review