Albany pagans looking to gain an understanding of metaphysics can learn about the branch of philosophy while learning from a pagan perspective, thanks to the book “Pagan Metaphysics 101: The Beginning of Enlightenment,” released by Schiffer Publishing on August 30, 2011 and written by Reverend Vicki Carey, D.D., Ph.D., also known as Lady Springwolf. “Pagan Metaphysics 101” is definitely worth adding to a witch’s ever-evolving library; neophytes can learn the fundamentals of pagan spirituality and adept practitioners can use the book to intensify or reaffirm their religious understandings and convictions. The book is printed in black and white and is available from Schifferbooks.com for $14.99.
The 128-page paperback book serves as an introduction to pagan metaphysics and teaches the reader about the connection between one’s spirit and “Divine Consciousness.” “Pagan Metaphysics 101” also contains information about the soul’s anatomy, spiritual DNA, the cosmic cycles, the current cosmic cycle that humanity has entered, and offers the reader a variety of practical exercises for learning, experiencing, and deepening one’s spiritual connections with the Divine and all living things.
‘Pagan Metaphysics 101’ book contents
“Pagan Metaphysics 101” contains an introduction and nineteen chapters. Each of the chapters covers the basics on a wide range of pagan-oriented topics. The first chapter helps the reader explore their beliefs and why he or she has formed such beliefs, thereby helping the reader establish a solid understanding of one’s belief system. The second chapter explores the basics of metaphysics and defines the differences between metaphysics and pagan metaphysics; whether or not metaphysics is a religion; the history of metaphysics, and the earliest beginnings of the philosophy.
Chapter three explores metaphysical cosmology, and moves into an exploration of the various Star or Soul Groups and their purpose on earth. The book also contains a chapter on the Root Races, initiation schools, cosmic cycles, the evolution of human beings, and the spirit realms.
As the reader progresses through the book, he or she can learn about the Kingdoms of Spirit, physical DNA versus spiritual DNA, Kundalini energies, chakras, spiritual psychology, karma, and the Akashic records. Toward the end of “Pagan Metaphysics 101,” readers are offered exercises, meditations, and lessons on energy use and creation. The final chapters cover information on spirits and spirit guides, ghosts, hauntings, and spiritual living. The book closes with a list of resources a reader can use for further study.
“Pagan Metaphysics 101” contains images, diagrams, and charts including depictions of the cosmic cycles, spiritual DNA, the flow of Kundalini energy, a chart explaining “the basic plan” for the path from birth to Divinity, the chakra system’s movement and function, and the colors, chakras, and energy systems associated with energy creation.
“Pagan Metaphysics 101” as an essential guide
Springwolf calls the time we live in as one where we are moving “from survival of the fittest to survival of the most spiritual,” and she explains that we have entered into a time where focus on survival is of lesser importance than developing spiritual awareness and understandings. When asked what she hoped her readers would walk away with after reading the book, Springwolf explained:
“I hope the book inspires people of all faiths and levels to learn about the spirituality behind Pagan Metaphysics … To understand the spiritual concepts and reasons we do what we do … To learn about their own path and how they can bring their spiritual beliefs into daily practice … And to develop an understanding and tolerance for those who walk this path.”
Readers who take up “Pagan Metaphysics 101” will find that the author writes in a passionate, clear voice and her book simplifies metaphysical concepts. What makes “Pagan Metaphysics 101” an exceptional book is that the author encourages her readers to explore their religious beliefs and to define their religious values, not based upon the understandings or theories of others, but on what one intuitively feels or senses is right. She lays out the groundwork and the fundamentals and presents the reader with a series of pertinent, intense, soul-searching questions so that the reader can begin the pursuit of enlightenment through the process of self-analysis and self-exploration. Additionally, the author encourages the reader to make periodic reassessments of one’s belief system in order to identify areas of spiritual growth or to learn what areas or beliefs require greater focus and study for continued spiritual progression.
About Reverend Vickie Carey, D.D., Ph.D., a.k.a. Springwolf
Springwolf is a well-known author and educator of personal development, spiritual enlightenment, and pagan metaphysics. She has spent the last 25 years making esoteric teachings easier for others to learn and understand. Springwolf is a Doctor of Philosophy in Pastoral Counseling; she has a Doctorate of Divinity in Metaphysical Science, and is a licensed minister. She is a host of The Ænigma Project on the Tenacity Radio Network every Monday night at 9 p.m., and the founder of the Springs Haven Spiritual Center. You can connect with the author on Facebook, Twitter, or you can visit her online blog, Springwolf’s Reflections, where she shares articles related to pagan metaphysics and spirituality.
If you’re interested in getting Springwolf’s book, it’s available online at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. You can also visit Barnes & Noble in the Colonie Center Mall at 131 Colonie Center Suite 355, Albany, N.Y.; the store has hours of operation Monday-Sunday. You can call the bookstore at (518) 438-1728 to see if the book is on their shelves; if not, a representative can order the book for you for pick up or for shipment to your home. You can also get the book by ordering it directly from the publisher at SchifferBooks.com.
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