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Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft (Llewellyn's Practical Magick) (original 1986; edition 2002)
by Raymond Buckland (Author)
Buckland's complete book of witchcraft by Raymond Buckland (1986)
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This is a good book for those interested in witchcraft and beginners to get an over view of wicca. you will come away with an understanding of wicca and should be able to decide if you want to learn more about it or start practicing ( )
A must have reference for any witch's library.
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.
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.
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.
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Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcrafthas influenced and guided countless students, coven initiates, and solitaries around the world. One of modern Wicca's most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with photographs and illustrations, rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice. The workbook format includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training. This complete self-study course in modern Wicca is a treasured classic--an essential and trusted guide that belongs in every Witch's library. Praise: "A masterwork by one of the great Elders of the Craft. Raymond Buckland has presented a treasure trove of Wiccan lore. It is a legacy that will provide magic, beauty, and wisdom to future generations of those who seek the ancient paths of the Old Religion."--Ed Fitch, author of Magical Rites from the Crystal Well "I read Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraftwith much pleasure. This book contains enough information and know-how for all approaches: the historical, the philosophical, and the pragmatic...quite entertaining, as much for the armchair enthusiast as for the practicing occultist."--Marion Zimmer Bradley, author ofThe Mists of Avalon "Never in the history of the Craft has a single book educated as many people, spurred as many spiritual paths, or conjured as much personal possibility as Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft."--Dorothy Morrison, author of The Craft
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An edition of this book was published by Tantor Media.