Scottish Witchcraft: The History and Magick of the Picts

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 1991 - History - 235 pages
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From the ancient misty Highlands of Scotland to modern-day America come the secrets of solitary Witchcraft practice. Scottish Witchcraft explores "PectiWita," or the craft of the Picts, the mysterious early Keltic people. The Scottish PectiWita tradition differs in many ways from the Wicca of England-there is little emphasis on the worship of the gods (though it is there), but more on the living & blending of magick into everyday life.Many people attracted to modern-day Wicca are unable to contact or join a coven. PectiWita is a path for the solitary Witch; & here, for the first time, are full details of this solitary branch of the Old Ways. Learn the history of the Picts, their origins & beliefs. Learn how to make simple tools & use them to work magic. Through step-by-step instructions you are brought into touch & then into complete harmony with all of nature. Explore their celebrations, talismans, song & dance, herbal lore, runes & glyphs, & recipes. Learn how to practice the religion in the city & with groups. Ray Buckland's contact with the late Aidan Breac, a descendent of th
 

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Contents

Background
1
Practices and Beliefs
19
PectiWita Practice
39
Tools and Accessories
47
Consecration of Working Tools
57
The Solitary Witch
69
Magickal Power Raising
81
Working Magickthe Airts
89
Song and Dance
131
FestivalsCelebrations
141
Herbal Lore and Healing
163
Survival and Initiation
175
City Life and Group Working
195
PectiWitan Runes and Pictish Glyphs
203
Recipes
211
Witchcraft The Religion
219

Seership
103
Amulets and TalismansPortable Power
119

Common terms and phrases

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About the author (1991)

Raymond Buckland has been actively involved in metaphysics and the occult for fifty years and has writing about it for nearly thirty. He is the author of more than sixty books, including such best-selling titles as Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft , Gypsy Dream Dictionary , Practical Candleburning Rituals , and Witchcraft from the Inside . Ray has lectured and presented workshops across the United States, and has appeared on major television and radio shows nationally and internationally. He has also written screen plays, been a technical advisor for films, and appeared in films and videos. Ray comes from an English Romany (Gypsy) family and presently resides, with his wife Tara, on a small farm in central Ohio. Beyond writing, Ray's other passion is homebuilt airplanes.

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