Hi, I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction for more information and guidance about nocturnal witchcraft. This is a path that relies on dark energy/night-time, but in no way practices black magic.
Gothic Grimoire is another book by Konstantinos and it too discusses nocturnal witchcraft and magic. It talks about nocturnal sabbats, rituals, and spells. A friend of mine let me borrow this book, and I personally don't see a real difference in it compared to other books on rituals and spells. He just talks about holding rituals at night and attuning with the energies of the night. You can do that on your own. I don't really think you need a book or mentor to do it. There is no real difference to me, just a matter of when you want to practice. To each their own I guess.
Re: Nocturnal Witchcraft
By: Tombstone. / Novice Oct 05, 2013
Post # 5
Way back when the people were against witchcraft, they used to do everything at night to hide it from the people. That's all. Even now, some will practice only at night. Its is, too, included when doing moon related magick. That's why it seems the , because it basically is. Just a way to fully practice while under the cover of night. Hope this helps. Blessed Be...
Re: Nocturnal Witchcraft
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Oct 06, 2013
Post # 6
There is absolutely nothing special or unique about Konstantino's work. He basically took some material drawn from Wicca or Witchcraft 101 and made it seem darker and more mysterious to appeal to the popularity of all things Goth. Nothing in the books is truly any different than you will find in any of the other basic 101 books out there.
Many of us who practice Wicca do so after the setting of the sun. That doesn't turn it into a different variety of Wicca or of Witchcraft. It's the way it has been traditionally done.
Actually, Nocturnal witchcraft does take certain elements of traditional witchcraft ( i mean it's called witchcraft ) however, from my understanding, since i've read most of his works, he talks about not only attuning to night, but to attuning to the Gods and Goddesses of the dark, many deities of which many Wiccans don't think to take a second glance at.
and although he talks about the spiritual practice of witchcraft, he writes from a completely occult and scientific point of view. His techniques for astral projection and his meditation exercises, such as the "quiet mind" are entirely unique.
I certainly recommend looking in to Nocturnal Witchcraft. It's taught me much more about the craft than most other works, and the occult perspective provides a fresh new take on how you look at the powers after dark.