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I found the CD companions extremely helpful in breaking away from the "am I doing this right mentality" that I had developed while trying to get into the exercises prior to purchasing this guide.
At first, it was rather annoying that you couldn't do just one exercise at a time, however, as you journey through the discs you begin to see why certain exercises were grouped together, and therefore, carried out together. It made the journey all the more magickal, I think. Especially considering some exercises are very short.
It was an excellent idea to make a CD companion to the book "Inner Temple of Witchcraft." A lot of the meditations in the book are longer and involved, and having it narrated to you is a lot easier than straining to remember what you're supposed to be doing during a meditation. The production quality of the CD set is very good. Penczak has a good narration style, and the music is unobtrusive and mood-enhancing. If you are working through the book, then this is an excellent tool to help you on your way. However, I had one big problem with the CDs, and that's why the set only gets 4 stars instead of 5. Rather than having each meditation with its own track, all the meditation exercises from a chapter are lumped together as one track. So, if you want to do the exercises singly instead of a chapter at a time, you have to hold down the skip button to get where you want to be on the CD. Needless to say, this is not exactly conducive to a deep meditative state. This can be overcome by some computer editing, but if you don't have the tools or the patience, then there's not much you can do. That annoyance aside, I do recommend getting the CDs as well as the book if you're going to be working through the meditation exercises.
I have been reading mr.Penczak's "the inner temple of witchcraft" for about a month and a half.I found that in some of the meditations I had trouble trying to concentrate on how to perform it and trying to remember what the book said.So I was lucky to try out the great cd companion set.My first time listening to the collection was wonderful.Mr.penczak has a great voice for guiding you through meditations and the background music fits well with each purpose you take on.From candel meditation to psychic traveling it has been the best cd set I have ever listened to.It goes best with the book for the full understanding and background for each meditation,but I think would be great even on its own.Surely the best medative cd set I have ever used.Not only that but his book "THe inner temple of witchcraft" has been excelent also.I find his writing style to speak deep into my mind where it stays and its clear history of witchcraft was nicely explaned.A great buy for anyone weather you are new or have been practicing for a while.
This is a 4 CD set of meditations as a companion to The Inner Temple of WitchCraft book. Using the background of the book, the CD's set up an easy way to work with the material in the book without having to open the book to reference it during the mediations. Mr. Penczak's voice is perfect as far as I am concerned, it does not grate on you nor does it lull you into sleep. The light melodic fill is just that, filler for the spaces between words and does not distract from the words. I found the material covered to be good for meditation and it works well with the material in the book. If you find the book to be what you are looking for, the CD's are a good addition. I enjoyed the entire presentation, and Mr. Penczak gives us some very well based and solid material.
The Inner Temple is a book filled with exercises, to teach, guide, and help one grow into what they wish to accomplish. Christopher Penczack's companion cd's are filled with his angelic voice, telling one how to accomplish many things I once didn't think could happen. He teaches instant magick, and lays the foundation and the roots of where witchcraft came from, while allowing you to decide where you wish to go with it. I highly recommend all his books, they aren't just good if you want to study witchcraft, they are good at helping you learn about yourself, and gain insight into how to live a better life, and love the life you live..
This is a great companion to the book. Christopher's voice is great for leading you into meditation. Only thing I don't like is you are unable to just go directly to the meditation you are looking for. If you have the book I highly recommend getting this to go along with it, especially if you struggle with meditation. I love Christopher's teachings and recommend all his books.
So, I noticed that most of the comments were positive, and the only complaints had to do with these being audio CDs rather than MP3 files. The first thing I did was pop these discs into my desktop computer, covert them into MP3 files and save them to my Google Drive so that I can access them with my phone (or tablet) and listen to the file I want easily with headphones. Problem solved!
Here's how to convert audio files to MP3 using Windows Media Player: Insert the audio CD into your computer's CD drive. Click on the arrow below the Rip tab on the Windows Media Player menu. Select the option to change the format to MP3. Click Rip and the file will be loaded as MP3 [source: Microsoft].
I really like this cd set and wound up buying the cd's for all the books I have of his. I have listened to half of this set so far.
My only complaint is once you get further into the exercises it begins by repeating the previous exercises as well. This could just as easily been made up by you in a play list. Because it is already all made into one exercise it means you either fast forward or sit through what you may not need.
Also some of them throughout all his books and cds wind up getting pretty long. This doesn't make it easy for someone who doesn't have 30 or 45 minutes to sit through it all. And you can't skip through it because then you miss the aura clearing and all that. I speak specifically of the chakra opening exercise. It's 30 minutes, and it takes 20 minutes to get to the chakra part and everything before it is important, but takes a long time to get to. My level of concentration doesn't hold for that long. I go into the deeper meditation level fine, but it only lasts about 5 minutes. I wish there were an exercise before that one just for you to expand the amount of time you can do it.