Books by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

Beloved Witch Returns

by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

In this startling account of an unusual life, India's legendary Wiccan, Ipsita Roy Chakraverti, reveals the story of her journey on the Wiccan path and the many personalities she has encountered along the way. Ipsita recounts memories from her own initiation in the canadian Laurentian mountains, to when she set up India's first Wiccan academy. With her trademark honesty and searing wit, Ipsita reveals the true face behind many a mask - from Bollywood scions to Delhi's political who's who. This is a book many will love, and many more will fear. Read at your own risk. It is breathtaking. About the Author: Ipsita is India's foremost authority on the supernatural and an author and researcher into old world cultures and civilizations. She has introduced in India the true face of Wicca and has spoken out against lobbies with vested interests who use superstition to harass and brand women as 'daayans' in India. Ipsita is the founder of The Wiccan Brigade and The Young Bengal Brigade. Her other books include the bestselling Beloved Witch, Sacred Evil: Encounters with the Unknown and Spirits I Have Known.

 


Voice of the Priestess

by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

Seen as India’s first book on Wiccan philosophy and scriptures, it encompasses prayers, invocations and dialogues from the old Mystery Rites of Wicca. The book is divided into four sections. The first gives the philosophy which lies behind the tradition. The second section gives dialogues between a seeker on the Path of Wicca, and the Wise Woman he comes to for learning. The third section gives pagan prayers which invoke goddesses of different cultures from ancient times. The fourth and final part gives the secret Mystery Rites of Wicca, which has its roots in the cult of the Goddess Isis of Ancient Egypt. About the author: Ipsita Roy Chakraverti is considered to be India's foremost authority on the supernatural and is credited with bringing the Wiccan movement to the Indian subcontinent. She has been hailed as "India's most fabled Wiccan" by PTI and DNA and the German media has called her "one of the most influential women in India today." Ipsita is an author and researcher into old world cultures and civilisations and has spoken out against lobbies with vested interests who use superstition to brand women daayans in India. She is the founder of The Wiccan Brigade and The Young Bengal Brigade. Many of her stories have been televised on ETV Bangla, and a title stories from one of her books has been made into a major motion picture by Sahara One Motion Pictures. Other books by Ipsita Roy Chakraverti include Beloved Witch ( Harper Collins India, 2000, reprinted in 2016 by Life Positive Books), Sacred Evil ( Harper Collins India) , Spirits I Have Known ( Harper Collins India) and Beloved Witch Returns ( Life Positive Books)

 


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.