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Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft (1986)

by Raymond Buckland

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A rather famous book and it has become a classic among books over Wicca and witchcraft since it was first published. It covers a lot of material to say the least. Perhaps the only big true downside to this is its very age. The historical viewpoints on the origins of Wicca and the general viewpoint over all has changed a fair amount as it has spread and grown. Because of the change this book is perhaps not the best book for a beginner to read right off the bat. Regardless though its still a fairly good book which covers a wide verity of topics in a kind of workbook style. ( )
  earthlistener | Jun 1, 2010 |
A good basic workbook to jump your own search off on. ( )
  dragonasbreath | May 30, 2010 |
Well, you get the raw basics, but it's not exactly my cup of tea. ( )
  pinkmorphine | Jan 28, 2009 |
Not a bad book for an information source but not something I would follow word for word. Basically purchased as a reference tool when needed for some aspects and a good introductory book for those who are curious about the Garderian path. Not suited for those who are solitary practitioners, more directed at coven work but all the same informative. ( )
  vanillaimpaired | Nov 8, 2008 |
This book is one of the 'beginner' books often found in Pagan collections. It's not a bad book- there's plenty of good info in it, but more recent books have much more refined information in it. Great for people coming out of strict religions- lots of rules. For those of us who aren't terribly fond of 'thou shalts', the book is more limited in its scope, but it's still a decent snapshot of How Things Were (and aren't any more) in Wicca. ( )
  Sunfell | Dec 12, 2007 |
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and in memory of Scire and Olwen
My thanks to

My wonderful wife, for her support

Ed Fitch, for his cheiromantic assistance,

"Mike" F Shoemaker, for materials on Dreams and tin Intuitive Process

Carl L. Weschcke, for his continued encouragement,

Aidan Breac, for all Pecti-Wita details.
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Withcraft is not merely legendary; it was, and is, real.
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blurb: This classic text is the most complete self-study course in modern Wicca available, written by the author who first went public with ‘The Old Religion’ in the United States. One of modern Wicca’s most recommended books, Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft has been used by hundreds of covens to train new initiates and by thousands of solitaries looking for a detailed, step by step course in Witchcraft. This revised and expanded edition included additional photographs and illustrations, a new preface, and an index. The revised workbook format now includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, building a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training.
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This 1986 classic is not only an excellent introduction to the Wiccan religion and earth-based religions in general, it's also a workbook that can take the serious student to the equivalent level of third-degree Gardnerian. Though Raymond Buckland was a student of the late great Gerald Gardner, this manual does not adhere to a specific branch or denomination of witchcraft, but rather seeks to teach the elements and philosophies common to all, whether Celtic, Saxon, Finnish, or what have you. Buckland is credited with bringing the "old religion" to the U.S., and covens and solitary witches practicing the craft in the U.S. today have him to thank for getting it out of the closet. While Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft is a must-have for any serious Wiccan practitioner, it is full of down-to-earth spiritual wisdom, which makes it a wonderful addition to the library of any broadminded seeker on the path toward the One. --P. Randall Cohan

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Here is the most complete self-study course in modern Wicca available, written by the person who first went public with "The Old Religion" in the United States. For group or solitary use, it includes rituals; exercises for developing psychic talents; information on all major "sects" of the Craft; sections on tools, beliefs, dreams, meditations, divination, herbal lore, healing, ritual clothing; and much, much more. Even those who have practiced Wicca for years find useful information in "Buckland''s Complete Book of Witchcraft," and many covens are using it as their textbook. Profusely illustrated and full of music and chants.… (more)

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