Tendrils of musky incense curl about you in Baal’s temple of seven elements. You light an oil lamp in reverence to the ancient deities. Have you ever wondered who were the deities in the land of Canaan before the Bible? A practical and well-documented guide, this work combines history and archaeology of the Canaanite world with modern insight. This handbook details:
• Myth and Legend
• The Art of Ritual
• Magic and Divination
• Herbs, Stones, and Animals
• Honoring the Dead
Learn about Asherah poles, how to avert the Evil Eye, how ancient sorcerers created golems, and about the legends that inspired the Bible. Unearth a culture buried in bias, rediscover a pantheon and a people formerly described as excessively violent, sex-crazed, and devoid of humanity. Read of a religion far more rich and complex than previously understood.
Whisper of Stone will guide you through the sandy paths as you learn about Natib Qadish, modern Canaanite religion. The ancient stone gods call…will you answer them?
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The real value of this book lies in the lists of symbols, incenses, herbs, and animals, as well as the glossaries. These put a lot of information into one easily accessible location and are easy to understand. Of value for someone who is specifically interested in Near eastern, archaic, religions. ~ Mike Gleason
It is wonderful to see a book where the ancient texts of Canaan are analyzed then intelligently crafted into a modern workable Pagan Path. This enormous undertaking is handled with a wisdom, skill, and grace that afford opportunities for individual adaptation. Thought provoking, illuminating, realistic, and exciting on all levels, yet immensely readable, this book is a treasure and a must for the library of every modern Pagan. ~ Ann Moura, Author of the Green Witch series
Whisper of Stone is a linguistically rich exploration of a truly unique topic. Readers will discover another world filled with potential spiritual and magical practices that can still support modern Paths. For those drawn to this cultural context, this resource is valuable! ~ Patricia Telesco, Author, Kitchen Witch's Companion, Exploring Candle Magick, and Charmed Life
The god of the Israelites was a jealous god, stating â€œThou shalt have no other gods before me.â€ [Exodus 20:3] Despite this injunction, the Israelites would frequently ascend to â€œhigh places,â€ and worship Baal, a Canaanite fertility deity. While the Bible portrays Canaanites and Israelites as being culturally separate, archaeological data indicates that the two cultures largely overlapped, with that of the Israelites having derived from the Canaanites. This suggests that understanding Canaanite religious practices would cast new light on Hebrew spirituality, including the Qabala, which is of pivotal importance to many contemporary magickal traditions. Tess Dawson has done a commendable job in combing through copious dry academic texts, extracting historical data and what little is known of the religious practices of the Canaanites. The end result is a comprehensive overview of the Canaanite culture. Ms Dawson then presents her own techniques of worshipping the Canaanite deities in the hope of inspiring others to follow in her footsteps. Readers seeking a unique spiritual path to embrace, or perhaps wishing to spice up their current practices, are presented with a wonderful opportunity. ~ Tony Mierzwicki, Author of Graeco-Egyptian Magick: Everyday Empowerment