If you do magic, pray, or venerate your ancestors, you are working with spirits. If you seek information or guidance through channeling, through mediumship, or through the words and visions of mystics, you are also working with the beings of the subtle realms. Spirit Speak presents a unified system for understanding a broad range of nonphysical beings that we call spirits. Dominguez is able to make complex ideas accessible, through analogy and example, without oversimplifying. This comprehensive book can be understood and appreciated by readers from all different faiths, backgrounds, and levels of experience. It explores concepts such as: * spiritual lineage * the assumption of god forms * divine embodiment * the limits and potential for many spiritual practices. A hidden classic in many spiritual communities for years, Spirit Speak is now available with new material and fresh insights.
“This book is helpful to anyone wanting to explore the concepts of drawing down, aspecting or possession, dealing with the disincarnate, and plumbing the concept of magical contacts. Dominguez also gives advice on helping others through such experiences, making this a valuable resource for teachers, priestesses, and counselors. There is information here that I, in 25 years of magical study, had not readily encountered before.” —T. Thorn Coyle, author of Evolutionary Witchcraft, Reviews
“This is the `nuts and bolts’ of working with spirits. Mr. Dominguez covers it all in depth–from explaining the different forms of spirit, the different levels of working relationships, and the different types of contact we can experience, to successfully connecting to and separating ourselves from spirits. With clear separation of fact and fantasy, very detailed discussion, and solid-based research, Mr. Dominguez presents the community with a working textbook on spirits.” —Boudica, twpt.com, Reviews
Ivo Domínguez, Jr. is a visionary, and a practitioner of a variety of esoteric disciplines. He has been active in Wicca and the Pagan community since 1978, has been teaching since 1982. Ivo was a founding member, and a past High Priest, of Keepers of the Holly Chalice, the first coven of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel a Wiccan Tradition. He currently serves as one of the Elders of the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a Wiccan syncretic tradition that draws inspiration from Astrology, Qabala, the Western Magickal Tradition and the folk religions of Europe. His techniques and insights are rooted in a synthesis of traditional metaphysical teachings, modern science, and memories from past lives. He has taught at many gatherings, conferences, and venues across the United States and abroad. Ivo is also a professional astrologer who has studied astrology since 1980 and has been offering consultations and readings since 1988. Ivo has been published in numerous periodicals and is the author of Casting Sacred Space: The Core Of All Magickal Work; Spirit Speak: Knowing and Understanding Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Ghosts, Angels, and the Divine; and Beneath the Skins.
Ivo has been a guest teacher at Illuminations. As a teacher he is great at explaining esoteric ideas in straightforward, logical ways.
He is also one of the creative forces behind Awakening the Dream and A Dream Whose Time Is Coming, two chant CDs that are fundraisers for the New Alexandrian Library Project. He has written over seventy chants and maintains an online pagan chant resource at ivodominguezjr.com. He is one of the owners and stewards of Seelie Court, 102 acres of wooded land in Southern Delaware. The land at Seelie Court is filled with magick and has been consecrated to the purpose of deepening all pagan paths.