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By Raymond Buckland

Buckland's whole publication of Witchcraft has motivated and guided numerous scholars, coven initiates, and solitaries all over the world. one in all glossy Wicca's so much steered books, this accomplished textual content incorporates a step by step direction in Witchcraft, with images and illustrations, rituals, ideals, background, and lore, in addition to guideline in spellwork, divination, herbalism, therapeutic, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary perform. The workbook structure comprises examination questions on the finish of every lesson, so that you can construct an everlasting list of your non secular and magical education. this whole self-study direction in smooth Wicca is a precious classic―an crucial and relied on advisor that belongs in each Witch's library.

"A masterwork via one of many nice Elders of the Craft. Raymond Buckland has provided a treasure trove of Wiccan lore. it's a legacy that would supply magic, attractiveness, and knowledge to destiny generations of these who search the traditional paths of the outdated Religion."―Ed Fitch, writer of Magical Rites from the Crystal Well

"I learn Buckland's entire booklet of Witchcraft with a lot excitement. This booklet includes sufficient info and information for all ways: the old, the philosophical, and the pragmatic . . . really wonderful, as a lot for the armchair fanatic as for the working towards occultist."―Marion Zimmer Bradley, writer of The Mists of Avalon

"Never within the background of the Craft has a unmarried e-book trained as many folks, spurred as many religious paths, or conjured as a lot own threat as Buckland's entire publication of Witchcraft."―Dorothy Morrison, writer of The Craft 


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It really is uncertain if any of the sufferers hung† there have been relatively fans of the previous faith. simply in all likelihood Bridget Bishop and Sarah reliable have been, however the others have been approximately all pillars of the neighborhood church up until eventually the time the hysterical teenagers “cried out” on them. yet what approximately Satanism? The Witches have been known as worshippers of the satan. was once there any fact to this? No. but as with such a lot of of the fees, there has been cause of the assumption. The early Church used to be tremendous harsh on its humans. It not just ruled the peasants’ approach of worship, but in addition their methods of lifestyles and love. Even among married undefined, sexual activity was once frowned upon. It was once felt that there might be no pleasure from the act, it being authorized exclusively for procreation. sex used to be unlawful on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays; for 40 days ahead of Christmas and an analogous time ahead of Easter; for 3 days sooner than receiving communion, and from the time of perception to 40 days after parturition. In different phrases, there has been a grand overall of roughly months within the yr whilst it was once attainable to have sexual kin together with your wife . . . yet with out deriving excitement from it, in fact! It used to be no ask yourself that this, including different harsh principles, ended in a rebellion—albeit a clandestine one. The people—this time the Christians—finding that their lot was once now not bettered by means of praying to the so-called God of affection, made up our minds to hope to his contrary as an alternative. If God wouldn't support them, possibly the satan might. So Satanism got here into being—a parody of Christianity; a mockery of it. It used to be a insurrection opposed to the harshness of the Church. because it became out, the “Devil” didn't support the negative peasant both. yet at the very least he was once displaying his disdain for the professionals; he was once going opposed to the institution. It didn't take mom Church lengthy to determine approximately this uprising. Satanism used to be anti-Christian. Witchcraft used to be also—in their eyes—anti-Christian. Ergo,Witchcraft and Satanism have been one and an identical. In 1604 King James I handed his Witchcraft Act, yet this used to be repealed in 1736. It used to be changed by means of an act that acknowledged that there has been no such factor as Witchcraft and to faux to have occult powers used to be to stand being charged with fraud. by means of the past due 17th century the surviving individuals of the Craft had long gone underground into hiding. For the following 300 years, to all appearances Witchcraft was once useless. yet a faith that had lasted twenty thousand years, in impact, didn't die so simply. In small groups—surviving covens, every now and then in basic terms of kinfolk members—the Craft persevered. within the literary box, Christianity had a heyday. Printing were invented and built throughout the persecutions, as a result, something released just about Witchcraft was once written from the Church’s viewpoint. Later, books had in simple terms those early works from which to refer so, no longer unnaturally, they have been seriously biased opposed to the previous faith. in truth it used to be now not until eventually 1921, while Dr. Margaret Alice Murray produced The Witch Cult In Western Europe, that anybody checked out Witchcraft with something like an impartial mild.

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