Ipsita Roy Chakraverti
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The Golden Ankh Book and Film Club



Books by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

Spirits I Have Known

by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

Can you breathe life into the lifeless? Are there people suspended between the worlds of the living and the dead? Can a human being take on animal form? What if we could see these creatures of the night? What if they spoke to us? Wiccan high priestess Ipsita Roy Chakraverti presents true chronicles of women who have fought back, both in their physical guise and in their essence, against repression, loneliness and betrayal, with an energy that is as powerful as it can be destructive.

 


Sacred Evil: Encounters with the Unknown

by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

Enchantress and author, Ipsita Roy Chakraverti, an adept at both the western witchcraft tradition, as well as the Indian science of Dakini Vidya, presents nine true encounters, laced with the powers of light and darkness, that look beyond the limited reality of the manifest, to the finer realities of the soul and spirit. Based on real-life stories of people who, troubled by forces and events they cannot comprehend, have sought her out through her many years as a practitioner and scholar of the occult, these incidents involving mystic-saints, necromancers, zombies, Tantrics, and restless spirits are an analytical and lucid presentation of otherworldly phenomena. Through them, the author gives us a tantalizing glimpse of a deeper, darker, infinitely more complex, world. And gently mocks our limited perception of it.

Reviews

"Sacred Evil, like books of its kind, offers the understanding of the Universe from another shore. It seduces man's primeval fear of the dark, inviting him to take a journey into the light of other dimensions, other truths. Nevertheless, keep a flashlight handy." – India Today

"Ipsita Roy Chakraverti leads us into a world where the mystic dwells with the tangible, where the unreal is not quite so unreal as we have hitherto been led to believe and where woman finds her greatest strength" – Deccan Herald

 


Beloved Witch: An Autobiography

(HarperCollins Publishers India, 2003)

Beautiful, intelligent, arrogant, avenging - this in her own words, is Ipsita Roy Chakraverti. In this searchingly honest account of her life as a Wiccan, she both proves and dispels notions of the `wicked witch', bringing to the fore witchcraft's powers of healing and wisdom, as much as its power to avenge and destroy.

This is the story of one woman's conviction in the ancient science of Wicca or witchcraft, and the dedication of her life to removing the stigma attached to witches.

Reviews

‘Chakraverti's absorbing autobiography is a valuable and historic document of one woman's journey with Wicca.’-The Hindu.

‘It's an enjoyable, fairly engrossing read. The author is gifted with a simple, clear style and she clearly has a feel for the different energies that flow around us ...’-Outlook.

‘The recurring theme is the great injustice done to independent, spirited women over the centuries who were branded as witches by hostile, insecure men.’- Indian Express.

‘Chakraverti's absorbing autobiography is a valuable and historic document of one woman's journey with Wicca. A story as fascinating as any novel, written with perfect poise and balance.’- lndian Review of Books.

‘Beloved Witch is made of sterner stuff ... her claim to being “intelligent” is justified.’- Business Standard.

‘Written in a simple but hard-hitting style, the book is a statement to one of the guiding principles of her life - that every strong woman can be a witch’-The Telegraph.

‘Beloved Witch isa remarkable account of an extraordinary life told with honesty and lack of pretension.’-The Book Review.

‘... the book is an ode from her to herself But it does leave you bewitched.’- India Today.