The Witch's Shield: Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense
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The Witch's Shield: Protection Magick and Psychic Self-Defense

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Is it possible to gain spiritual enlightenment even in difficult or threatening situations? What is the nature of evil and the role of seemingly bad things in the universe? In this thorough and thoughtful protection magick handbook, you are urged to take responsibility for your own actions, ask what you might learn from any situation, and hold compassion for those you may...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published July 8th 2004 by Llewellyn Publications (first published July 1st 2004)
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Dawn Michele
This is a down to earth and practical guide to basic psychic self defense. However, if you are experiencing a serious psychic threat you'll want to read Robert Bruce and get professional help. The one thing I disagree with Penczak is that he believes psychic attack is mainly from your own self limiting beliefs and you can always protect yourself by surrounding yourself with white light. I know from my own personal experience that there are cases when a person cannot protect his or herself with w...more
This is a great book for a beginner, but for not so much for an experienced person. Although it's a great refresher and I did learn new ways to shield. I feel that there was nothing more that I could learn from this book.
Like other people I didn't care for the angel section, but it didn't really bother me.
This book is all about precaution and not so much as what to do in the case of really being psychically attacked or how to get rid of an astral traveler which is what I was mostly intereste...more
Christopher Penczak's books are always wonderful and this is no exception. It can be used as a straight-through read or a reference book. There is a CD that comes with the book with meditations referred to in the book.

I think about 3/4 of the book is about prevention and protection with the rest dealing with more self-defense topics. Christopher adds lots of personal anecdotes which adds a very human touch to all the information.

The last two chapters are super!
Deb White
Feb 26, 2012 Deb White rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
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This is the best book I have read on this subject. It is in depth, but easy to read. I find some of Penczak's other book [concerning his rituals] too overwritten and tuff to get through. But this book was a breeze in comparison. It is good for anyone I think, whether in the craft or not. It deals with fears we all face, and helps you get past things which make you nervous. It is down to earth and logical in many areas, yet includes and deals with psychic topics with a straight forward approach.
Deborah Stellhorn
A very good book that goes beyond basic protection techniques.
I found a lot of it fairly basic, and didn't particularly enjoy the parts about Archangels, which were significant. I understand that this was more from a New Age perspective than the pagan perspective of his other books, but I had higher hopes.
Nikki Ashendorf
This was really good for me due to the fact that my shields used to be weak if not non existant. I really loved that my copy came with a meditation CD.
Absolutely amazing and incredibly useful book! I learned a lot! I love the fact that it discusses the ethics of protection magick, not just how to do it.
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very nice book
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