Christopher Penczak’s The Phosphorous Grove: Aflame With Love Upon the Witch’s Tree is unlike any other book that he’s published. The book was originally limited to 50 hardcover copies that he would gift out as a thank you for fundraiser events and volunteer work at the Temple of Witchcraft. Four years later he’s now released it as an unlimited paperback. The book is a collection of prose of mystical verses. Christopher originally was going to have a career in music and these lyrical verses tap into that aspect of his creativity. These verses are ones that came to him after an immensely emotional time of his mother’s passing, and as such the book is dedicated to her and a work of gratitude for her support on his path as a musician in his younger years and his path as a witch.
The back of the book contains a glossary for more archaic words and terms he uses as well as an explanation of what some of the symbolism he uses is referencing. This is also the main book that I use for bibliomancy divination in my personal practice for questions of a spiritual nature, holding the book in my hands and asking a question then opening it up to look at what verse is present for my answer. The work as a whole conveys something beyond the words and the images. It is a great piece for meditating on and reflecting on the Tree of Life from the eyes of a witch.