Friday, 14 December 2012

Kickstarter Campaign a No-Go, but Book Still in the Works

Okay, I think I timed my kickstarter campaign for my book poorly. The campaign ends tomorrow, but with work changes, I haven't had any time to promote it or give updates, and I haven't received a single pledge. At this point, any pledges 
won't be enough, so no one will be charged anything and no money will come to me, even if people pledge in the next day. So if you were thinking about it, don't worry about it. I'll either find a cheaper or non-self funded method of publishing or it will be released later. I'm still going to try to complete it before summer, but publication will probably be further out. This probably just means it wasn't time for the book yet, which I'm fine with. I'll keep everyone updated as I progress and as I find other options if there's a better way to do it. Any advise is appreciated. You can still read the campaign, but please don't pledge on it at this point, as it won't help and will just take your time that would be better used elsewhere.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/muninnskiss/grimrs-grimoire-a-book-of-myths-from-the-spiders-w

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Book Update: Grimr's Grimoire

Okay, I'm looking at seriously moving forward on my book that I've discussed a few times. I've been working on it off and on, and have the basic idea and structure worked out, and some of the content.

This will be the first of three books if I can pull it off and there's enough interest to move forward on more after the first. I've nicknamed this one the White Book. It will be called Grimr's Grimoire: a Book of Myths from the Spider's Web. The second potential book, the Black Book, will be Tome of the Builders: a Book of More Myths from the Spider's Web. The third and final, the Red Book, will be Codex of the Dancers: the Final Book of Myths from the Spider's Web.

The purpose of the books is to teach the fundamentals of Grimr and my practice in a way that can be applied outside the Grimr context and lead people to a more independent, dynamic, and powerful esoteric practice. They will include myths, lore, poetry, experience, theory, and praxis in a consistent format that people with different backgrounds and learning styles can connect with. I will attempt to do in writing what is fundamentally accomplished through oral teaching. Not all readers will connect with the material, because it is essentially esoteric mystery. My hope is that enough will to make the writing and publishing of the books a worth while venture.

At the moment, I intend for all three books to have the same basic structure to each chapter. Each chapter will start with an opening poem to set the stage for the chapter and plant the seeds in the reader that will grow throughout the chapter. This will in a way be an invocation.

After the opening poem, there will be a major myth. This myth will be the core of the chapter, and all the myths in the books will tie together with larger themes. The myth will relate the core material of the chapter in story form, with the purpose stories in many cultures serve to pass down the ideas that are central to the family or tribe.

Following each major myth will be a commentary on that myth, helping the reader to connect on a conscious, intellectual level. After the commentary will be a ritual section, maybe one ritual, maybe three, not any more than that but I don't want to limit to one if the chapter lends well to multiple. The rituals will probably vary a lot in nature and makeup. I don't want to just give a script and say, do this, I want to provide a framework to help the reader develop their own while still experience the material in a tangible, usable way that will allow them to understand the material on a physical, emotional, and intuitive level. But I also want to help them be able to use what they learn from the material on a practical real level, not just creative visualization and psychobabble. And I want them to come away from the book knowing how to construct their own ritual to be able to do the work themselves and not just follow ceremony and scripts.

After the commentary and ritual sections, I'm planning on closing the chapter with a minor myth related to the first but pulling things back from head space and ritual space back into story, tying everything back together. And then I'll have a closing poem bringing it to a close.

The first book is currently slated to contain the following thirteen chapters:

1. Exitium in Initio Ponebatur: An Introduction to Grimr and the Grimoire
2. The Prophet and the Mirror: Through a Mirror Darkly
3. The Priest and the Bridge: Across the Abyss
4. The Poet and the Cauldron: Stillness and Motion and the Inspiration of Change
5. The King and the Wasteland: Sacred and Sacrificial Kingship and the Land
6. The Wanderer and the Mask: A Thousand Frightful Faces
7. The Mistress and the Blade: Hidden Lovers and Thrice Cut Threads
8. The Watchers and the Ten Thousand Things: A Myriad Divisions of Variety and Distraction
9. The Builders and the Compass: The Star Map of Eternity
10. The Weavers and the Threads of Fate: Into the Spider's Web
11. The Dancers and the Eternal Dance: The Catalyst and The Nexus
12. The Nagara and Everything: Secret Names and the Unity of Illusion
13. Ex nihilo: The Beginning of All Things

I have created a Kickstarter project to raise the necessary money to get the first book written and published. I'm hoping for publication next June (2013) if I can get the writing and footwork done by then. I have not made the Kickstarter project live yet, but hope to in the next week or two. I'm going to attempt to raise $2000 to cover the expenses to get it to press and available as an eBook with the major readers, plus provide some copies and fun items for some of those that contribute to the project. The project will only run for 30 days, and if I don't reach the $2000 goal, I won't get any of it to work with, so I'm hoping it brings in enough to make this happen.

FFF,
~Muninn's Kiss

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Seekers and Aspiring Students


Grimr is currently accepting students, on a limited case by case basis.  Please be aware that though we have connection to several other traditions, we do not offer training in any other tradition, only Grimr.

Not all people showing interest in Grimr will be accepted as students, and we are not accepting many at this time.  Before acceptance, we will communicate with perspective students via email to gauge interest, commitment, and desire, and will discuss with them via the phone, Google Hangout, or Skype.

Following acceptance, teaching will primarily be over email supplemented by in person, Google Hangout, or Skype sessions and discussions with other students.  Training speed depends on the student, and will proceed at a rate that beet fits the student's need.  Material and methods will also be tuned to the student.

Like all tradition and mystery schools, success as a student requires willingness to learn, commitment, and reaching a point of epiphany.  Training is primarily designed to assist in the process within the mythos of Grimr to reach that point, but will include practical methods and techniques useful in day to day life.  Grimr is a lifestyle, and will affect every aspect of your life as you progress through training.  Be sure you are willing to commit to both the benefits of this and the problems this may cause.  The initial period of communication before being accepted is not just for us to determine if you will be a good student, but also so you can determine if this is really a path you want to put your feet upon.  The path takes commitment, extracts its price in blood, but rewards with gifts greater than the price that was paid if you can stick on the path through thick and thin.

Whether you think this is a path that is the one for you, or are just curious to learn more to find out if it is, feel free to contact us at seeking@grimr.org to begin the discussion.  Also, feel free to join our public discussion group at:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/grimr-public-discussion

Note:  The information above and the details of training may change based on demand, the people applying, and our time and schedule.  This blog post will not be updated, so please find up to date information at:

http://www.grimr.org/seekers

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Reading List


Below is my newest updated reading list.  The official version I will update, in an indexed form, can be found by link at the top of this blog or with any of the following links:




While it is practice that defines a path, tradition, or system, and it cannot be learned from books, but only passed down or experienced, books and other media can provide pointers to practice and can serve as guides or inspiration to find the Truth that must be found alone.  The reading suggestions on this page form a collection of pointers that might help the seeker, student, or practitioner to dig deeper and find the Truth they seek.  This list is mostly non-Grimr sources but contain truth and ideas relevant to Grimr.  All must be taken critically and not taken as necessarily true or complete.  There is a saying in Huna, that not all knowledge is taught in one school.  Use this list to find tidbits and hints to find what you truly seek.


Non-Fiction

The following are called "non-fiction" not because anything in them is true, but because they are no intentionally fiction. There is truth in all things, but also illusion, lapwings, and lies. Always judge for yourself. The following are arranged by category. None are directly Grimr books, but contain truth that will help both those pursuing Grimr and those on different paths. Take what you can, throw out what you can't, and weigh and judge all. May you find a seed of wisdom in each of these books. Some categories overlap, and I've listed the books in multiple categories. The categories reflect my views on the books, not necessarily those of the authors or other readers. In each category, books are sorted by author, series, and date.

American Witchcraft
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America - Margot Adler
  • Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition - Cora Anderson
  • Thorns of the Blood Rose - Victor H. Anderson
  • Lilith's Garden - Victor H. Anderson
  • Heart of the Initiate: Feri Lessons - Victor and Cora Anderson
  • Etheric Anatomy: The Three Selves and Astral Travel - Victor H. Anderson, Cora Anderson
  • Evolutionary Witchcraft - T. Thorn Coyle
  • Kissing the Limitless: Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World - T. Thorn Coyle
  • Goddess Initiation: A Practical Celtic Program for Soul-Healing, Self-Fulfillment & Wild Wisdom - Francesca De Grandis
  • Share My Insanity: It Improves Everything - Francesca De Grandis
  • Children of Cain: A Study of Modern Traditional Witches - Michael Howard
  • The White Wand: Ruminations, Meditations, Reflections Toward a Feri Aesthetic - April Niino
  • The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess - Starhawk
  • Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority, and Mystery - Starhawk
  • The DustBunnies' Big Damn Handout Volume I - Valerie Walker

Balkan Witchcraft
  • Balkan Traditional Witchcraft - Radomir Ristic, Translated by Michael C. Carter, Jr.

British Isle History
  • Book of Invasions - Anonymous
  • History of the Kings of Britain - Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • Blood & Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain - Ronald Hutton

British Witchcraft
  • Azoetia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Qutub. Or, The Point - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Mysticism: Initiation and Dream - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • The Robert Cochrane Letters: An Insight into Modern Traditional Witchcraft - Robert Cochrane, Evan John Jones
  • Pillars of Tubal Cain- Nigel Jackson, Michael Howard
  • The Book of Fallen Angels- Michael Howard
  • Children of Cain: A Study of Modern Traditional Witches - Michael Howard
  • The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition - Evan John Jones, Robert Cochrane, Michael Howard
  • The God of the Witches -Margaret Murray
  • Tubelo's Green Fire: Mythos, Ethos, Female, Male & Priestly Mysteries of the Clan of Tubal Cain - Shani Oates
  • The Star Crossed Serpent Volume I: Origins: Evan John Jones 1966-1998: The Legend of Tubal Cain - Evan John Jones & Shani Oates
  • The Star Crossed Serpent Volume II: The Legacy Continues: Shani Oates 1998-Present: The Legend of Tubal Cain - Shani Oates
  • The Rebirth of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
  • Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed - Doreen Valiente, Evan John Jones

Buddhism and Hinduism
  • Kalachakra Tantra: Rite of Initiation - His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Translated by Jeffrey Hopkins

Celtic Myth and Legend
  • Book of Invasions - Anonymous
  • Blood & Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain - Ronald Hutton
  • The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol - Roger Sherman Loomis
  • The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and Legend: A Definitive Sourcebook of Magic, Vision, and Lore - John and Caitlin Matthews

Ceremonial Magic, Grimoire Tradition,Rosicrucian, Golden Dawn, and Thelema Related
  • 231 Gates of Initiation & The 32 Paths of Wisdom Tarot - Rawn Clark
  • Magic in Theory and Practice - Aleister Crowley 
  • The Book of Lies - Aleister Crowley
  • The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians, Being the Equinox Volume III No. V - Aleister Crowley
  • The Book of the Law: Liber Al Gel Legis - Aleister Crowley
  • Chicken Qabalah - Lon Milo DuQuette
  • The Lesser Key of Solomon - S. L. MacGregor Matters
  • The Greater Key of Solomon - S. L. MacGregor Matters
  • The Middle Pillar: The Balance Between Mind and Magic - Israel Regardie

Charms and Spells
  • The ABC of Magic Charms - Elizabeth Pepper

Christian Mystics and Mysticism
  • The Cloud of Unknowing - Anonymous
  • The Interior Castle - St. Teresa of Avila
  • The Way of Perfection - St. Teresa of Avila
  • The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila By Herself - St. Teresa of Avila
  • The Dialogue - Catherine of Siena
  • Little Flowers of St. Francis - Brother Ugolino
  • Living with Contradiction: An Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality - Ether de Waal

Cultus Sabbati
  • Azoetia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Qutub. Or, The Point - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Mysticism: Initiation and Dream - Andrew D. Chumbley

The Devil
  • Satan: The Early Christian Tradition - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Mephistopheles: The Devil in the Modern World - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • The Prince of Darkness: Evil and the Power of Good of History - Jeffrey Burton Russell

Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Myth and History
  • The Golden Bough - James George Frazer
  • The Golden Ass of Apuleius - Translated by Robert Graves
  • Diodorus Siculus: Library of History - Diodorus Siculus

European Heresy, Dissent, and Religious History
  • Miracles and Pilgrims: Popular Beliefs in Medieval England - Ronald C. Finucane
  • Blood & Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain - Ronald Hutton
  • The Return of the Dead: Ghosts, Ancestors, and the Transparent Veil of the Pagan Mind - Claude Lecoiteux
  • The Formation Of A Persecuting Society: Power And Deviance In Western Europe,950-1250- R.I. Moore
  • The Origins of European Dissent - R.I. Moore
  • Inquisition - Edward Peters
  • Dissent and Reform in the Early Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Witchcraft in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Religious Dissent in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Satan: The Early Christian Tradition - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Lucifer: The Devil in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Mephistopheles: The Devil in the Modern World - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • The Prince of Darkness: Evil and the Power of Good of History - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • A History of Medieval Christianity: Prophecy and Order - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, Pagans - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Dissent and Order in the Middle Ages: The Search for Legitimate Authority - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • Paradise Mislaid: How We Lost Heaven and How We Can Regain It - Jeffrey Burton Russell

Faeries and other Hidden People
  • An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies,  and Other Supernatural Creatures - Katharine Briggs
  • Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia - Carol Rose
  • A Field Guide to Irish Fairies - Bob Curran

Feri Tradition and Related or Influenced Traditions
  • Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition - Cora Anderson
  • Thorns of the Blood Rose - Victor H. Anderson
  • Lilith's Garden - Victor H. Anderson
  • Etheric Anatomy: The Three Selves and Astral Travel - Victor H. Anderson, Cora Anderson
  • Heart of the Initiate: Feri Lessons - Victor and Cora Anderson
  • Evolutionary Witchcraft - T. Thorn Coyle
  • Kissing the Limitless: Deep Magic and the Great Work of Transforming Yourself and the World - T. Thorn Coyle
  • Goddess Initiation: A Practical Celtic Program for Soul-Healing, Self-Fulfillment & Wild Wisdom- Francesca De Grandis
  • Share My Insanity: It Improves Everything - Francesca De Grandis
  • The White Wand: Ruminations, Meditations, Reflections Toward a Feri Aesthetic - April Niino
  • The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Goddess - Starhawk
  • Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority, and Mystery - Starhawk
  • The Dust Bunnies' Big Damn Handout Volume I - Valerie Walker

Healing, Plants, and Herbalism
  • The Web That Has No Weaver - Ted J. Kaptchuk
  • The Herb Book: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to More than 500 Herbs - John B. Lust
  • Practical Chinese Medicine - Penelope Ody
  • Plants of Life, Plants of Death - Frederick J. Simoons
  • The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health, Beauty, A Safe Home Environment - Valerie Ann Worwood

Italian Witchcraft
  • Aradia: Gospel of the Witches -Charles Godfrey Leland

Jewish, Arabic, and Middle Eastern Magic and Traditions
  • Black Book of the Yezidi
  • Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation
  • The Zohar
  • The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons - Jill Hammer
  • Magic that Works: Practical Training for the Children of Light - Frances Harrison, Nineveh Shadrach
  • I Asked For Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology - Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • The Guide for the Perplexed - Moses Maimonides
  • The Kabbalah: The Essential Texts From the Zohar - Bharat Rochlin
  • Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism - Howard Schwartz, Caren Loebel-Fried, Eliot K. Ginsburg

Judaism and the Kabbalah
  • Sefer Yetzirah: The Book of Creation
  • The Zohar
  • The Jewish Book of Days: A Companion for All Seasons - Jill Hammer
  • I Asked For Wonder: A Spiritual Anthology - Abraham Joshua Heschel
  • The Guide for the Perplexed - Moses Maimonides
  • The Kabbalah: The Essential Texts From the Zohar - Bharat Rochlin
  • Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism - Howard Schwartz, Caren Loebel-Fried, Eliot K. Ginsburg

King Arthur, the Grail, and Arthurian Legend
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Anonymous
  • The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends - Ronan Coghlan
  • The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol - Roger Sherman Loomis
  • The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend - Alan Lupack
  • Le Morte D'Arthur - Thomas Malory
  • The Elements of the Grail Tradition - John Matthews
  • The Faerie Queene - Sir Edmund Spenser
  • Erec and Enide - Chrétien de Troyes
  • Cligès - Chrétien de Troyes
  • Yvain, the Knight of the Lion - Chrétien de Troyes
  • Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart - Chrétien de Troyes
  • Perceval, the Story of the Grail - Chrétien de Troyes

Literary Theory
  • Monster Theory: Reading Culture - Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Miscellaneous Non-Fiction
  • The Book of Qualities - J. Ruth Gendler
  • Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom - Caitlin Matthews 
  • Stillness Speaks - Eckhart Tolle

Mythology, Faerie Tales, Folk Stories, and Inventive History
  • Book of Invasions - Anonymous
  • Phantoms and Fairies from Norwegian Folklore - Tor Age Bringsvaerd
  • The Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends - Ronan Coghlan
  • A Field Guide to Irish Fairies - Bob Curran
  • Roles of the Northern Goddess - Hilda Ellis Davidson
  • The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion - James George Frazer
  • History of the Kings of Britain - Geoffrey of Monmouth
  • The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth - Robert Graves
  • The Golden Ass of Apuleius - Translated by Robert Graves
  • Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages - Claude Lecouteux
  • The Return of the Dead: Ghosts, Ancestors, and the Transparent Veil of the Pagan Mind - Claude Lecoiteux
  • Aradia: Gospel of the Witches -Charles Godfrey Leland
  • The Grail: From Celtic Myth to Christian Symbol - Roger Sherman Loomis
  • The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend - Alan Lupack
  • The Elements of the Grail Tradition - John Matthews
  • The Encyclopaedia of Celtic Myth and Legend: A Definitive Sourcebook of Magic, Vision, and Lore - John and Caitlin Matthews
  • Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia - Carol Rose
  • The Religion of the Teutons - Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye
  • Tree of Souls: The Mythology of Judaism - Howard Schwartz
  • Diodorus Siculus: Library of History - Diodorus Siculus
  • Plants of Life, Plants of Death - Frederick J. Simoons
  • The Poetic Edda - Snorri Sturluson
  • The Prose Edda - Snorri Sturluson
  • Primal Myths: Creation Myths Around the World - Barbara C. Sproul
  • Goddess of the North - Lynda C. Welch
  • Magical Creatures - The Witches' Almanac, LTD.

Northern European and Asian Shamanism
  • Phantoms and Fairies from Norwegian Folklore - Tor Age Bringsvaerd
  • Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy - Mircea Eliade
  • Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages - Claude Lecouteux
  • Riding Windhorses: A Journey into the Heart of Mongolian Shamanism - Sarangerel

Northern European and Heathen Traditions, Myth, Magic, and Practice
  • Roles of the Northern Goddess - Hilda Ellis Davidson
  • The Elements of the Runes - Bernard King
  • Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages - Claude Lecouteux
  • The Religion of the Teutons - Pierre Daniel Chantepie de la Saussaye
  • The Poetic Edda - Snorri Sturluson
  • The Prose Edda - Snorri Sturluson
  • Northern Magic: Rune Mysteries and Shamanism - Edred Thorsson

Possession
  • Drawing Down the Spirits: The Traditions and Techniques of Spirit Possession - Kenaz Filan, Raven Kaldera

Robert Cochrane, Clan of Tubal Cain, and Related or Influenced Traditions
  • The Robert Cochrane Letters: An Insight into Modern Traditional Witchcraft - Robert Cochrane, Evan John Jones
  • The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition - Evan John Jones, Robert Cochrane, Michael Howard
  • Tubelo's Green Fire: Mythos, Ethos, Female, Male & Priestly Mysteries of the Clan of Tubal Cain - Shani Oates
  • The Star Crossed Serpent Volume I: Origins: Evan John Jones 1966-1998: The Legend of Tubal Cain - Evan John Jones & Shani Oates
  • The Star Crossed Serpent Volume II: The Legacy Continues: Shani Oates 1998-Present: The Legend of Tubal Cain - Shani Oates

Saints, Sages, Hermits, and Other Figures
  • Encyclopedia of Mystics, Saints, and Sages: A Guide to Asking for Protection, Wealth, Happiness, and Everything Else! - Judika Illes

Taoism, Chinese Folk Religion and Practice, and East Asian Thought and History
  • I Ching - Anonymous
  • The Web That Has No Weaver - Ted J. Kaptchuk
  • The Elements of Feng Shui - Man-Ho Kwok, Joanne O'Brien
  • Practical Chinese Medicine - Penelope Ody
  • Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai - Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu
  • The Art of War - Sun Tzu

Traditional Witchcraft and Witchcraft History
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America - Margot Adler
  • Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition - Cora Anderson
  • Heart of the Initiate: Feri Lessons - Victor and Cora Anderson
  • The Robert Cochrane Letters: An Insight into Modern Traditional Witchcraft - Robert Cochrane, Evan John Jones
  • Magic and Witchcraft: From Shamanism to the Technopagans - Nevill Drury
  • The Book of Fallen Angels - Michael Howard
  • Children of Cain: A Study of Modern Traditional Witches - Michael Howard
  • Pillars of Tubal Cain - Nigel Jackson, Michael Howard
  • Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft - Ronald Hutton
  • Masks of Misrule: The Horned God & His Cult in Europe - Nigel Jackson
  • Witches, Werewolves, and Fairies: Shapeshifters and Astral Doubles in the Middle Ages - Claude Lecouteux
  • Aradia: Gospel of the Witches -Charles Godfrey Leland
  • The God of the Witches -Margaret Murray
  • Balkan Traditional Witchcraft - Radomir Ristic, Translated by Michael C. Carter, Jr.
  • Witchcraft in the Middle Ages - Jeffrey Burton Russell
  • A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, Pagans - Jeffrey Burton Russell and Brooks Alexander
  • The Rebirth of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
  • Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed - Doreen Valiente, Evan John Jones

War, Martial Thought, and Fighting
  • Hagakure: The Book of the Samurai - Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • The Art of War - Sun Tzu


Poetry

Victor Anderson once said, "White magic is poetry, black magic is anything that works," and "Every poem is a love letter to the Goddess." Poetry is the language of the soul, or ritual, of magic. It speaks on a deeper level than prose does, and can say things that can't be put into words any other way.
  • Thorns of the Blood Rose - Victor H. Anderson
  • Lilith's Garden - Victor H. Anderson
  • Azoetia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • Qutub. Or, The Point - Andrew D. Chumbley
  • The Faerie Queene - Sir Edmund Spenser


Fiction

Not all stories are false, not all tales are lies. The following are considered fiction because they were written as fiction, not because the are not true, or true for that matter. These is truth in all things. Read them as fiction, but look for the truth underneath. I have grouped them in categories, then sorted them by author then series. The books listed aren't the only good ones by these authors, but are the ones I see truth in relating to Grimr. My he who has eyes see and she who has ears hear.

Fantasy

Anne Bishop
  • Daughter of the Blood
  • Heir to the Shadows
  • Queen of Darkness
  • The Invisible Ring
  • Dreams Made Flesh
  • Tangled Webs
  • The Shadow Queen
  • Shalador's Lady
  • Twilight's Dawn
  • The Pillars of the World
  • Shadows and Light
  • The House of Gaian
  • Sebastian
  • Belladonna
  • The Voice: An Ephernera Novella
  • Bridge of Dreams

Steven Brust
  • Jhereg
  • Yendi
  • Teckla
  • Taltos
  • Phoenix
  • Athyra
  • Orca
  • Dragon
  • Issola
  • Dzur
  • Jhegaala
  • Iorich
  • Tiassa
  • Broken Down Palace
  • To Reign in Hell

Lewis Carroll
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Through the Looking Glass

David Eddings
  • The Diamond Throne
  • The Ruby Knight
  • The Sapphire Rose
  • Domes of Fire
  • The Shining Ones
  • The Hidden City

Lyndon Hardy
  • Master of the Five Magics
  • Secret of the Sixth Magic
  • Riddle of the Seven Realms

Robin Hobb
  • Assassin's Apprentice
  • Royal Assassin
  • Assassin's Quest
  • Ship of Magic
  • The Mad Ship
  • Ship of Destiny
  • Fool's Errand
  • Golden Fool
  • Fool's Fate
  • Dragon Keeper
  • Dragon Haven
  • City of Dragons
  • Blood of Dragons

Nancy Springer
  • The Book of Suns
  • The White Hart
  • The Silver Sun
  • The Sable Moon
  • The Black Beast
  • The Golden Swan
  • Chance and Other Gestures of the Hand of Fate

King Arthur, Grail, and Arthurian Legend

Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Taleisen
  • Merlin
  • Arthur
  • Pendragon
  • Grail
  • Avalon: the Return of King Arthur

Nancy Springer
  • I am Mordred
  • I am Morgan le Fay

Mary Stewart
  • The Crystal Cave
  • The Hollow Hills
  • The Last Enchantment
  • The Wicked Day
  • The Prince and the Pilgrim

T.H. White
  • The Once and Future King
  • The Book of Merlyn

Celtic Myth and Legend

Lloyd Alexander
  • The Book of Three
  • The Black Cauldron
  • The Castle of Llyr
  • Taran Wanderer
  • The High King

Stephen R. Lawhead
  • The Paradise War
  • The Silver Hand
  • The Endless Knot
  • The Iron Lance
  • The Black Rood
  • The Mystic Rose

Robin Hood Legend

Stephen R. Lawhead
  • Hood
  • Scarlet
  • Tuck

Modern Day

Hal Duncan
  • Vellum
  • Ink
Neil Gaiman
  • American Gods

John Twelve Hawks
  • The Traveler
  • The Dark River
  • The Golden City
Mythology, Faerie Tales, Folk Stories, and Inventive History
  • The Complete Brother Grimm Fairy Tales
  • One Thousand and One Arabian Nights
  • Aesop's Fables
  • Andersen's Fairy Tales

Graphic Novels
  • The Sandman - Neil Gaiman
  • Promethea - Alan Moore, J.H. Williams III, Mick Gray


Magazines and Periodicals

Magazines and periodicals of course vary from books in that they are on going, not one time projects. Because of this on going nature, they can address more topics within the stated subject. The following are magazines or periodicals that have had presented articles in the past that were interesting or helpful in context of Grimr.


Blogs and Website Articles

In this information age, many good books are available that would never have been published fifty years ago.  But there are a lot of rotten books, books that are lapwings leading you away from the Truth.  This is doubly true on the Internet where anyone with access to a computer can commit their thought or ideas where the whole world can read them.  You have to be careful and separate the crap from the good stuff.  Usually, the best thing is to use the Internet to point you in the direction of more verifiable sources, or go out and do the work yourself.  However, there are articles and blogs on the Internet worth while reading, that can lead you to Truth. The following are a few.  Some of these are my own, but most are other people's.  Some are no longer updated, but include good information.

Articles and Websites with Articles


Blogs
Forums and Online Communities

Online Texts


Shops and Businesses

Traditions and Paths



Movies, Videos, and Television

Not only written media is valuable and helpful, but other mediums as well, including film. The following are movies, videos, television shows, and other types of films that contain truth, elements, or ideas relevant to Grimr, in alphabetical order.
  • 12 Monkeys (1995)
  • The 13th Floor (1999)
  • 13th Warrior (1999)
  • Alice (Miniseries 2009)
  • Alice in Wonderland (Disney Animated 1951)
  • Alice in Wonderland (2010)
  • Brave (Disney Animated 2012)
  • The Brothers Grimm (2005)
  • Caroline(Animated 2009)
  • Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
  • Dark Crystal (1982)
  • Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
  • Kung Fu Panda (Animated 2008)
  • Labyrinth (1986)
  • Lady in the Water (2006)
  • Legend (1985)
  • The Order (2003)
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
  • Sword in the Stone (Disney Animated 1963)
  • Tangled (Disney Animated 2010)

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tomes of Lore, Grimoires of Wisdom

Off and on over the last few years, I've posted book reviews and book related posts on various blogs.  They have always been mixed in with my other posts, just as my poetry often was.  A little over a year ago, I moved my poetry posting to Muninn's Laughter, to have it all in one place.  I've now done so with my esoteric book related posts as well.  I have imported the posts I have of that nature from both Blogger and LiveJournal, and plan to post more reviews and book related posts in the future.  The new blog is Tomes of Lore, Grimoires of Wisdom.

For reference, here are my blogs and webpages:

Across the Abyss (General):
http://muninnskiss.grimr.org (Blogger)
http://muninnskiss.wordpress.com (WordPress - Mirror of Blogger)
http://muninnskiss.livejournal.com (LiveJournal - Try to post everything here)
http://muninnskiss.tumblr.com (Tumblr - Miscellaneous)
http://tradwitch.com/component/option,com_myblog/blogger,muninnskiss/Itemid,38/ (Blog on The Traditionalist Witches Companion)

Muninns's Laughter ( Esoteric Poetry):
http://muninnslaughter.grimr.org (Blogger)
http://muninnslaughter.wordpress.com (WordPress - Mirror of Blogger)
http://muninnslaughter.tumblr.com (Tumblr - Mirror of Blogger)
http://hellopoetry.com/-muninns-kiss/ (Hello Poetry - Mirror of Blogger)

Tomes of Lore, Grimoires of Wisdom (Esoteric Books):
http://tomesoflore.grimr.org (Blogger)
http://grimoiresofwisdom.wordpress.com (WordPress - Mirror of Blogger)

Social:
http://www.facebook.com/muninnskiss (Facebook)
http://twitter.com/muninnskiss (Twitter)

Grimr:
http://www.grimr.org (Homepage)
http://www.facebook.com/Grimr.org (Facebook)
http://www.despoena.org (Home of Arcadian Mysteries)

FFF,
~Muninn's Kiss

Friday, 16 December 2011

Grimr's Grimoire: a Book of Myths from the Spider's Web?

I'm contemplating writing a book called Grimr's Grimoire: a Book of Myths from the Spider's Web.  If I do, it will contain poetry, lore, myths, praxis, theory, and other things in it.  Writing it, I'm not concerned with.  I can do that easily, as I have time.  My big concern is the cost to get it published and if I could sell enough copies to offset that cost.  I figure I need to sell about 500 copies to break even.  Here's my tentative list of chapters:

1. Introduction
2. The Prophet and the Mirror
3. The Priest and the Bridge
4. The Poet and the Cauldron
5. The King and the Wasteland
6. The Wanderer and the Mask
7. The Mistress and the Blade
8. The Heidr and the Ten Thousand Things
9. The Vordr and the Compass
10. The Grimr and the Spider's Web
11. The Tvennr and the Eternal Dance
12. The Nagara and Everything
13. Ex nihilo

FFF,
~Muninn's Kiss