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Magical Judaism: Connecting Pagan and Jewish Practice

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In this first-of-its-kind text, Jennifer Hunter draws on pre-monotheistic Hebrew history, mainstream and alternative Judaism, ceremonial magic, and eclectic NeoPaganism to create spells, meditations, rituals, and holiday traditions. Magickal Judaism infuses NeoPagan rituals with the living, breathing rites of the Jewish people, revealing a liberating new spirituality. Appe ...more
Published July 1st 2006 by Citadel (first published January 1st 2006)
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Steve Cran
Magickal Judaism

Jennifer Hunter

Citadel Press, 2006

An old/New kind of Jew is arising on the Jewish scene, the Jewish Pagan. A Jewish Pagan is someone who combines their Judaism and Paganism is some way or another. Some identify as Pagans of Jewish backgrounds while others bring Pagan practices into their Judaism. Some bring Jewish material into their worship of Pagan Gods/Goddesses.

Jewish Paganism is not entirely new however, the Canaanites were the fore runner of the Israelites. Their Gods inclu
Sep 08, 2009 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Religion scholars, clergy,
Recommended to Michelle by: many at the Jewitch group, but I already had it.
Very informative book, some of the stuff I did already know, but it is very nice to have validation elsewhere, LOL.

To see the comparisons between Canaanite mythos and early Hebrew mythos is eye-opening for those who don't realize it. I'm not very far into it, and am kinda hoping she touches on the similarities between judaism and zoroastrianism...they are eerily similar.

I don't understand how someone can claim to be a person of faith of a particular path and not know the history of it. And the
Dec 01, 2011 K. rated it it was amazing
This is a thorough overview of the history of Judaism with connection to its pagan roots. While I was sometimes confused by the intricacies of Jewish belief, this is simply as a result of my own ignorance and not a reflection on the quality of the book. I enjoyed the inclusion of Jewish-Pagan rituals and prayers, as well as the diverse opinions the author included. I recommend this book to anyone with basic knowledge of Judaism or Paganism who is curious about various Jewish-Pagan practices.
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Aug 18, 2013 Scarlétt Rosmerta Hellequin rated it it was amazing
My parents were Celtic Witches and I was raised accordingly. Much to their chagrin, Judaism has always inexplicably appealed to me, and I have long sought ways to combine the two paths.

This is a wonderful book, it is interesting from beginning to end, details the amazing similarities between beliefs, and has given me a confidence boost about practising a combined faith.
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