A Guide of Spirits: A Psychopomp’s Manual ...
By: Chris Allaun – Moon Books, $16.95)
Description: Learn the magick (yes, that is spelt correct as it pertains to this book, trust me) of energy healing for those on their sacred journey into the land of the ancestors.
A Guide of Spirits teaches us how to guide the dying to the land of the ancestors in a way that is balancing and healing.
It teaches us how to help the person who is transitioning energetically and spiritually prepare for their final journey to the afterlife.
Verdict: Chris Allaun’s book, A Guide of Spirits is not only a truly refreshingly relevant expose, so to speak, on the subject to hand, but the way that he amiably blends the ancient wisdom of mystics with magickal practices of the ancient and modern worlds of magick, has enabled him to bring forth a quite compelling, eye-opening and genuinely cannot-put-down book.
Furthermore, Allaun allows the practitioner interested in exploring the possible calling to work as a psychopomp with framework, context and insight that could only be called “indispensable”.
But like his other masterful books, he makes finding one’s psychopomp teacher, understanding the Underworld, and learning the diverse tapestry of traditions that make up our spiritual practices around death more accessible, and therefore we quickly can become resonant with postmodern magickal practitioners.
Indeed, A Guide of Spirits is a refreshing breath of fresh air for those working with spirits of the dead or thinking about doing so. Both communing with them, but also helping in their transition into the next level of ethereal existence is obviously not an undertaking to be sought out lightly which is why Allaun’s book is a Godsend for all concerned looking for those experiences.
Also, the latter part of that is rarely touched on in any real depth by the experienced sorcerer or spiritualist, especially via the “re-adjusted” other books on the subject matter (as I think we can all attest to), so this especially is what makes this work well here; for it is just so beneficial, not only to the reader, but to the spirits being worked with. That, in and unto itself, makes this tome invaluable.
In closing, Allaun also shows the witch and healer how to escort earthbound spirits to the ancestral lands so they may find healing and rejuvenation which makes this must-have step-by-step ‘How to’ book (to help every witch, healer, and shaman lend comfort and compassion to the dying) one of those perfect holiday stocking stuffers for that one person in your (extended) family that would love you forever for having thought of them in such a caring, and understanding manner!
About the Author: Chris Allaun has been studying witchcraft and magick since 1992. He is one of the founders and ministers of The Fellowship of the Phoenix. He is an initiate of Traditional Witchcraft and the OTO. He is also carries the chanupa, the sacred pipe.
He teaches classes on shamanism, witchcraft, necromancy, and energy healing. He lives in Chicago, IL, USA.
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