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The Witching way of the Hollow hill - Robin Artisson

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#1 Leighqt


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 03:51 PM

I've just started reading this book and am so far enjoying it very much.

Has anyone read it and what are your thoughts?

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 04:05 PM

I've tried to read some of Artisson's stuff, but I had a hard time getting into it. He had some interesting tidbits, but I had trouble reading over the sound of his ego.

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#3 Solanaceae


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 04:13 PM

What Duchess said.

In all fairness it is not just Artisson either, although he is a big one. A good many occult authors put me off for similar reasons.

The ego, dogma or idealism gets in the way of my enjoyment of the content.

Edited by Solanaceae, 25 June 2017 - 04:13 PM.

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Posted 26 June 2017 - 03:09 PM

I agree Im only on the first chapter , I have highlighted some points that I want to consider in greater detail, but I'm not sure the style of writing is for me.

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 01:13 PM

I have read this one and The Resurrection of the Meadow. I like the information in the books. 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 07:18 PM

Having read a lot of Artisson's works and listened to him in interview, I just don't get the big ego sentiment I see often pinned on him..

I've read Witching Way, and go back to it every now and then. Tucked in with his theology and personal views is much of practical use. His techniques for stilling the mind and getting 'out and about' are worthwhile.

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:45 AM

I find his work to often be the inflated regurgitated works of others, bordering on plagiarism.  He does have a knack for presenting things in a just beyond reach manner.


But it is not his publications that are the foundation for the overwhelming distaste for his egotism and total ass-hatery.. 

It is his penchant for spamming, trolling and harassing others online.. 

Most who have been around for any length of time, participating on online groups and forums, have most likely witnessed the circus that is Artisson. 

My response results from first hand, one on one dialogue and exchange over the years. 

He does get a thrill from being "that guy"


  Personally , there are many other authors who I find to be more professional, astute and inspiring.. So no need to waste funds on those who do not resonate ...

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:35 AM

I have tried to read Artisson's work, because it seems to be in my wheelhouse, but tnen I can't, for the reasons Solanacceae summed up. Thank you, and Duchess as well, now I don't feel so crummy about that. I can usually plow through.

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