Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft

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Llewellyn Publications, 1986 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 251 pages
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Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft has 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.

"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 Witchcraft with 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 of The 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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Good reference for occultists - Goodreads
His writing is clean, consice and very easy to follow. - Goodreads
This book was my introduction to Wicca. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Joshua Gross - Goodreads

This was definitely complete and thorough. Covered every possible topic, delved into history, provided examples and illustrations, and a good general overview of the craft. Read full review

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User Review  - Riley - Goodreads

This was my first book on witchcraft and I regret purchasing it. The author (Buckland) interchanges the terms Wicca and Witchcraft, insisting they are one in the same. His practices insist on things ... Read full review

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About the author (1986)

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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