Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca by Rosemary Guiley:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Witches, Witchcraft and Wicca written by Rosemary Guiley and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2008-01-01 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Witchcraft practices around the world and from many periods in history are defined and explained.
Summary Book Review The Witch Book by Raymond Buckland:
Download or read book The Witch Book written by Raymond Buckland and published by Visible Ink Press. This book was released on 2001-11-01 with total page 619 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A look at Witches, Witchcraft and the Wicca tradition from the author of Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft From Abracadabra to Aleister Crowley to Gardnerian Witchcraft to Rosemary's Baby to sorcery and Zoroaster, The Witch Book by the late, great Raymond Buckland is unmatched in its coverage of witchcraft’s historical, practical, and cultural aspects. A student of the late Wicca pioneer Dr. Gerald Gardner, Raymond Buckland has been widely credited with introducing Wicca to the United States. He was one of the world’s foremost experts on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Earth religions. With 560 entries, a resource section, and 114 photos and illustrations, this is an exhaustive exploration of Witchcraft, Wicca, paganism, magic, people, places, events, literature, and more. It shows how, in pre-Christian and early Christian times, Witchcraft (with a capital “W”) was a magical and healing practice associated with early spirtual beliefs, including how the word "Witch" comes from the Old Anglo-Saxon wicce or wicca, meaning a “wise one”: the wiseman or -woman of the common people who had knowledge of herbs, healing, augury, and magic. It also tackles how Witchcraft and paganism were erroneously linked with Satanism, black magic, and pop-culture distortions. It defines both the darker Christian concept and the true concept of Wicca, concentrating on the Western European and later New World versions of Witchcraft and magic. The Witch Book is a broad and deep look at witches, witchcraft and the Wicca tradition.
Summary Book Review Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi:
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft written by Raven Grimassi and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 2000 with total page 470 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grimassi has written extensively about Wicca, and Llewellyn specializes in books sympathetic to occult ways, so the combination is pretty predictable. He describes not only the usual magic practices, but also the religious and spiritual aspects of what believers say is inherited ancient European wisdom and scoffers say is made-up, new-age nonsense. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Summary Book Review Witches and Wiccans by Rosemary Ellen Guiley:
Download or read book Witches and Wiccans written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While most people are familiar with the classic image of a witch as a frightening figure riding through the night sky on a broomstick, true witchcraft is something very different. Witches and Wiccans explores witches and witchcraft throughout the ages, in both folklore and history. It discusses what people have believed about witches in different time periods, witchcraft practices from different cultures around the world, and how societies have perceived those called witches. With this look at the modern Wicca practices, the principles of Wicca, and how they differ from the witches of legend, readers will gain a better understanding of what modern-day practitioners do to commune with the unseen forces.
Summary Book Review Wicca A to Z by Gerina Dunwich:
Download or read book Wicca A to Z written by Gerina Dunwich and published by Citadel Press. This book was released on 2018-12-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A must for the modern Wiccan’s library, this comprehensive resource explores the fascinating world of Witchcraft from ancient legend to contemporary paganism. No aspect of Wicca is overlooked, with well over 500 entries and numerous illustrations on the traditions, rituals, folklore, amulets and talismans, herbs and gemstones, and pagan goddesses of the Wiccan lifestyle. This unique encyclopedia is an excellent guide for all who are interested in Goddess worship, folklore, the New Age, the occult sciences, and the Wiccan Craft as a positive spiritual path and way of life.
Summary Book Review Witchcraft Today by James R. Lewis:
Download or read book Witchcraft Today written by James R. Lewis and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 1999 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A clear, concise overview of the origins and history of the Wiccan and Neopagan movements, with A–Z coverage of concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners. * Thorough introduction explains the origin and history of contemporary Wiccan and Neopagan beliefs * Provides A–Z coverage of Neopagan concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners ranging from African Religions and Celtic Tradition to Numerology and Theosophy * A documents section reprints texts important to the central belief system of Wiccans and Neopagans, including the text of Charge of the Goddess * Thorough chronology detailing the development of these modern religions
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients by Lexa Rosean:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients written by Lexa Rosean and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005-10-18 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing the art and magick of casting spells to the masses, Lexa Rosean is the new face of Wicca. In The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients she provides beginner and experienced practitioners of spellcasting with a quick, easy, and accurate guide to the magickal powers and properties of herbs, spices, flowers, vegetables, fruits, metals, and colors -- more than 500 ingredients in all. With this info at your fingertips, you can craft spells for specific desires or needs -- whether it's love, luck, fertility, or even next month's rent! Written with passion for the craft and a deep understanding of the needs of modern-day Wiccans, The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients is an indispensable addition to every occult library and an essential reference for all with the gift of magick.
Summary Book Review The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft by Judika Illes:
Download or read book The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft written by Judika Illes and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2005 with total page 887 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the definitive celebration and exploration of all facets of witchcraft, serving as a complete reference book but also as a source of entertainment and general interest. Contents: * Judika Illes explores the history, folklore, spirituality, and mythology of witchcraft. Wicca will be discussed, but the focus will not to limited to Wicca. As with Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells, this book's focus will be cross-cultural and will span the centuries right up to the present day and popular culture. * Meet mythic witches, modern witches, sacred goddess witches, even demon witches, male and female witches, witches from all over the globe. * Includes a miscellany of facts including magic spells, rituals, potions, recipes, celebrations, traditions, and much more. * This is a reference book that appeals to both insiders and outsiders; that is of appeal to those who adhere to the tenets of some form of witchcraft, as well as those general interest readers interested in folklore, mythology and history.
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft by Rosemary Guiley:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft written by Rosemary Guiley and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 421 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Features over 400 entries and 100 illustrations of the development of the craft, including biographical profiles of leading modern witches. Examines the history, belief, and practices of witchcraft in western civilization. Looks at historic Devil-worship as well as modern neo-Paganism and Wicca. Also briefly covers Santeria, Macumba, and Voudoun.
Summary Book Review World Religions and Cults Volume 2 by Bodie Hodge:
Download or read book World Religions and Cults Volume 2 written by Bodie Hodge and published by New Leaf Publishing Group. This book was released on 2016-05-01 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recognize and refute the Far East false religions What do these religions teach and why? How can a Christian be an effective witness for Jesus Christ when presented with ideas that are so different from a biblical perspective? How can these religions be refuted and biblical authority be the standard? This eye-opening second volume deals with many Eastern religions like Hinduism, Taoism, New Age, Sikhism, Confucianism, Shinto, and Buddhism, as well as other pagan-based systems like Witchcraft, Voodoo, and Greek mythology (and many more)! This volume dives into these styles of religions and looks at their origins and their basic tenets as well as why they fall so short. Understanding the basic tenets of these religions helps the Bible believer see the flaws in these philosophies and discern how to be an effective witness for Jesus Christ while standing on the authority of the Bible.
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism by Shelley Rabinovitch:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism written by Shelley Rabinovitch and published by Citadel Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether you're looking for information on blessings, the Green Man, divination, ritual components, or spellwork, you can find it all in the Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism. Here is the ultimate source of information on all things Wiccan and Neo-Pagan, an indispensable tool for anyone wanting to learn about the history, traditions, and major figures of modern nontraditional religions. Organized alphabetically and designed to be both clear and comprehensive, this book provides definitions and detailed entries on a wide range of subjects -- including Witchcraft, Shamanism, Gaia theory, the Burning Times, Pagan festivals, Wiccan holidays, and much more. There are essays on Witchcraft and Paganism's influence on pop culture, including the crop of Wicca-inspired books, movies, and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, The Craft, and the Harry Potter series. From Altar to Otter Zell, and all points in between, the illustrated Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism is the first and last Wyrd on nontraditional religion -- the ultimate reference for anyone interested in past, present, and practice. Book jacket.
Summary Book Review How to Become a Witch by Amber K:
Download or read book How to Become a Witch written by Amber K and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 2011-02-08 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Set forth on the Witch's path—this friendly introductory guide presents the key beliefs and practices of Witchcraft and offers step-by-step instruction on how to become a Witch. Best-selling authors Amber K and Azrael Arynn K have nearly fifty years of Craft experience between them. They've taught hundreds of students the basics of Witchcraft, and now they're offering readers the same clear, structured guidance here. This Witchcraft book teaches you everything you need to know about Craft essentials: Ritual tools Daily practices Ethics Spellcasting Deepening your connection to nature Divination and dreams Sabbats and Esbats The Wheel of the Year Gods and Goddesses Pentagrams and other Craft symbols Training, initiation, and degrees Learn about Witchcraft as a way of life, how to locate a coven or work as a solitary, and—most importantly—how to grow magickally and spiritually.
Summary Book Review The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories by Rosemary Ellen Guiley:
Download or read book The Big Book of West Virginia Ghost Stories written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley and published by Stackpole Books. This book was released on 2014-03-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than 100 of the best, most thrilling accounts of hauntings from the Mountain State from one of the nation's leading experts.
Summary Book Review Fairies by Rosemary Ellen Guiley:
Download or read book Fairies written by Rosemary Ellen Guiley and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2009-11-01 with total page 125 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes the origin of fairies, where they live, and what powers they possess.
Summary Book Review Merry Meet Again by Deborah Lipp:
Download or read book Merry Meet Again written by Deborah Lipp and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 2013-02-08 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a third-degree Gardnerian High Priestess and a former wife of celebrated Druid Isaac Bonewits, Deborah Lipp’s life story is far from ordinary. But Merry Meet Again is more than just a memoir—it is a tribute to modern Paganism and a testament to one woman’s persistence and strength. With deep reverence for the past, Lipp explores her spiritual path and describes her unique relationships with family, teachers, lovers, and friends, including icons such as Scott Cunningham and Timothy Leary. She details the ups and downs of Pagan parenting, and delves into the politics and personalities, the joys and sorrows that are found in Pagan gatherings around the world. Simple instructions and quick tips for rituals, spells, and magic are included throughout.
Summary Book Review Way of Wicca by Vivianne Crowley:
Download or read book Way of Wicca written by Vivianne Crowley and published by HarperThorsons. This book was released on 2001 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Following on from First Directions .. this new series provides a more in-depth, sophisticated introduction. An introductory Guide to Wicca, exploring all the fundamental issues of this path.
Summary Book Review Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland:
Download or read book Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft written by Raymond Buckland and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 1986 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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. Praise: "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