Maja D’Aoust shares her new book Familiars In Witchcraft: Supernatural Guardians in the Magical Traditions of the World.
Delving deeply into the intimate relations of humanity with the spirit world, D’Aoust shows how forming connections with living forces other than human enables us to move beyond the ego, expand our magical abilities, as well as evolve our conscious awareness.
Familiars in Witchcraft is a comprehensive exploration of Familiars and their many forms and powers. A witch’s familiar is also known as a spirit double or guardian spirit. Maja show in her book how there is much more to these supernatural servant spirits and guardians that meet the eye. She reveals how witches are not the only ones to lay claim to this magician’s “assistant” and examines how the many forms of witches familiars are well known in forlore throughout Europe and America as well as in shamanic and magical traditions around the world, including Africa, India, and China.
We talk about
- The connection between familiars and Halloween and the Day of The Dead
- Definition of a familiar
- Familiars and the incubus/ succubus connection
- Black Cats and Familiars. The cat lady
- The Oracle of Delphi connection
- Totem animals and familiars
- Witchcraft and the Christian and Jewish faiths
- Familiar ancestors
- Familiars and spirit possession
- The Witch of Endor
- The Witch Watchers
- The practice of willpower magic
Maja co-founded a non-profit The Well Wishers www.thewellwishers.com which provides education, research, dialogue, and exploration into the well being of humanity and the planet earth.
Maja D’Aoust known as the Witch of the Dawn is a practicing Witch and scholar of alchemy and occult lore. After completing her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, she studied Oriental medicine and acupuncture and later earned her master’s degree in transformational psychology with a focus on shamanism, the I Ching, and ancestors. She is the author of A Witch’s Bestiary: Visions of Supernatural Creatures, co-author of The Secrest Source, and creator of a Tarot deck, The White Witch Tarot. www.witchofthedawn.com