Thursday, February 17, 2011

Masks of Misrule: Horned God and His Cult in Europe By Nigel Jackson





This book presents a study of the Horned God in the Traditional Witchcraft of Britain and Europe, concentrating upon the hunting, agricultural, arboreal and mystical facets of this most compelling and enduring of divine archetypes. Subjects covered include the Primordial God; the 'Master of the Beasts', the White Stag of Annwyn and the Horned God of Celtia; Cernunnos, Gwyn and Fionn, Cycles of the Midnight Hunt and the Furious Host, Wild Edric, Herne and Harlequin; Rough Musick and 'Riding the Stang', The Christmas Fool, Saturnus and the Cult of Misrule; the Masques of Old Scrat; Houtanz: the Sabbat of the Sorcerers and the Way of Night; the Red Bones of Resurrection and the symbology of the Skull and Crossbones in Witchcraft; Wudewasa - The Knowledge of the Green Man; Wild Men, Woodwoses and the Green Mystery of the Phallus, Old Pouck, Hob-Satyrs and the God of the Goatskins, Robin Goodfellow and the Pwca: the Great God Faunus - Pan; The Cult of the Buxen; The Horned Lord of Horsemen and Shepherds; The Horned God as Coal-Black Smith; Tubal Qayin, and much more...In addition to the theoretical knowledge, the reader is given a number of traditional rituals, corresponding to specific aspects of the Old One: 'The Rite of the Horns of Misrule', 'The Ceremony of the Red Bones', 'The Knowledge of the Green One' and 'The Fire of Qayin', making this volume an esoteric grimoire of the inner Religion of the Horned One.   
















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