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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User Review  - HarsHallDemo - LibraryThing

There are a few good notes on the Celtic peoples, but with much of Llewellyn's Modern Witchcraft series, there is too much U.P.G. (Unverified Personal Gnosis) most likely to fatten up the page count. Read full review

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Raymond Buckland is one of the most well recognized Authors in modern Pagan culture. While I'm not a huge fan of some of his writings, I found this particular book to be of personal interest. Unlike ... Read full review


Practices and Beliefs
PectiWita Practice
Tools and Accessories
Consecration of Working Tools
The Solitary Witch
Magickal Power Raising
Working Magickthe Airts
Song and Dance
Herbal Lore and Healing
Survival and Initiation
City Life and Group Working
PectiWitan Runes and Pictish Glyphs
Witchcraft The Religion

Amulets and TalismansPortable Power

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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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