The Real Witches' Handbook: A Complete Introduction to the Craft for Both Young and Old

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Llewellyn Publications, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 198 pages
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Kate West's trusted guidebooks have made her the most acclaimed Witchcraft author in the UK today. Llewellyn is proud to bring her classic The Real Witches' Handbook to US readers.

What is a real Witch? With honesty and friendly flair, West sets the record straight about the life of a modern Witch. Dispelling common myths and Hollywood-inspired images, she reveals the true beliefs and practices of this nature-based spirituality:

Sabbat Celebrations • The Wiccan Rede • Magic and Spells
The Rule of Three • Deities • The Moon's Phases • Herb Lore
Divination • Pathworking • Rituals and Meditations
Choosing Your Witch Name • Craft Initiation • Coven or Solitary

From seasoned practical advice to simple magical spells, within these pages you'll find everything a real Witch needs to begin practicing the Craft.

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User Review  - Ghostlove - LibraryThing

As a fairly traditional Pagan this was just a bit too 'fluffy' for my liking. I might give it to a teenager/young adult who was just starting to find their way in Earth traditions but it's certainly not a book for people who are well-trodden in their path. Read full review

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User Review  - hearthfirecircle - LibraryThing

Simple introduction to witchcraft. Beautiful and detailed description of the wheel of the year. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

The author of over a dozen books, Kate West (United Kingdom), has become the U.K.'s most successful author on Witchcraft. She is the recipient of a Lifetime Contribution to Witchcraft award and has been recognized as the most popular factual writer on Witchcraft by Children of Artemis, the fastest growing Witchcraft organization in the U.K. and Europe. Formerly the Vice President of the Pagan Federation, West remains active in the Wiccan community, speaking at international Witchfests and contributing to magazines. She is High Priestess of the Hearth of Hecate and lives in North Norfolk.

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