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Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft (1986)

by Raymond Buckland

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A must have reference for any witch's library. ( )
  TheReadingMermaid | Nov 12, 2017 |
This book has shown me believes of this this modern/ ancient religion. It is fascinating how they see the world, It is almost philosophical. Next up will be reading something on Judaism, or probably Celtic. ( )
  Rikudouensof | May 23, 2017 |
A great 101 book. The textbook presentation works well, along with the questions at the end of every chapter. Buckland gives you a little bit of everything, and some suggestions on how to continue your studies if you like a particular field. The only criticism I have would be that he perpetuates what I call the "Wicca Myth." He does it while he tells you that the sources supporting it have been called into question. Odd. ( )
  The_Reclining_Reader | Aug 20, 2014 |
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 |
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Adair, JackTypesettersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buske, TerryDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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and in memory of Scire and Olwen

--first edition
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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