October 22nd, 2003, 08:03 PM
About her books...
Taken from the author's website (http://greycat.cc/gcbooks.html)
Deepening Witchcraft; Advancing Skills and Knowledge is one of the first books to offer guidance to advanced practitioners of Witchcraft. the opening chapters of Deepening Witchcraft focus on the intellectual inner disciplines of the advanced student. Grey Cat then explores the connections between historical Paganism and its modern form, addressing Neopagan beliefs, ethical systems, and the process of growing through magic.
The second half of this book is a practical guide. Grey Cat provides advice on teaching, designing public rituals, practicing advanced magic, and sponsoring public events. A chapter on spiritual growth offers both philosophy and concrete suggestions to overburdened clerics, and the growth of Paganism is examined in chapters of connumity relations. Grey Cat shares the practical fruits of her experience in this essential book.
With an introduction by pioneering activist Lady Sintana, founder of the Ravenwood Church of the Old Religion in Atlanta, GA.
A revised edition of American Indian Ceremonies, first published in 1990 has just been released. The first edition (Inner Light Publications, New Brunswick, 1990, ISBN: 0-938294-72-5) sold steadily for a decade before being allowed to go out of print. The new edition, completely revised and with new material, was made possible by Three Moons Media Web Site and is available in print or as an e-book from Three Moons Media.
Walking a medicine path means being truly at one with your environment. If you live in the city, there is no reason why you cannot walk the medicine path right where you are. You may take the concepts of the Sacred Pipe and the Medicine Wheel with you anywhere you desire. The authors present a contemporary set of instructions, based on native spiritual ways, to help you be one with the environment and our Living Earth.
Medicine Hawk and Grey Cat present a practical and straight-forward invitation to join into the fabric of our land and it's ancient ways, adapted for today's society. The sacred powers of this land are not dead - nor do they sleep. Through authentic ceremonies we can all tread the mystery of Turtle Island.
Witchcraft Today, Volume I: The Modern Craft Movement; Chas. S. Clifton, Editor; Llewllyn Publications, St. Paul; 1992. For those already in the Craft, and for those who stand outside the ritual circle wondering if it is the place for them, Witchcraft Today brings together the writings of nine well-known Neopagans who give a cross-section of the beliefs and practices of this diverse and fascinating religion. Grey Cat wrote the chapter called Bone Beathers: Witchcraft and Shamanism for this book. It is out of print but used copies are sometimes available.
Witchcraft Today: Volume II, Modern Rites of Passage; Chas. S. Clifton, Editor; Llewllyn Publications, St. Paul; 1993. This book is about the ritual glue that binds Pagan culture. In contrast, much writing on modern Pagansim, whether it be Witchcraft or some other form, seems to assume that the reader is a young, single adult--a "seeker." At most, the reader is seen as a member of a coven or other group made up of adults. This collection of writings, however, takes a wider view with the long-term goal of presenting a living Pagan culture. If modern Pagan traditions are to persist and have any effect on the world community in an overt way, they must encompass people of all ages, not just one adults. Rites of Passage is organized according to some of life's significant markers; birth, puberty, adulthood, partnership, parenthood, conversion, maturity or eldership and death. None of these occur in a social vacuum, but always in relation to other people. Grey Cat wrote the chapter called Witches after 40 for this book. It is out of print but used copies are sometimes available.