Buckland s Complete Book of Witchcraft

"---Back cover This classic text is the most complete self-study course in modern Wicca available, written by the author who first went public with "The Old Religion" in the United States.

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0875420508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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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. 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

Wicca for Life

This book will be valuable on anyone’s shelves as both a reference tool and as a handbook to living a fulfilling magickal life." —Shelley Rabinovitch, author of The Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism Wicca for Life ...

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806538651

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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"Wicca for Life is a step-by-step guide to Wicca as a lifestyle: practical, easy to read, and no-nonsense in its tone. Buckland demystifies topics such as initiation and spellcrafting, and gives down-to-earth advice on how to embrace Wicca as a spiritual path for today. This book will be valuable on anyone’s shelves as both a reference tool and as a handbook to living a fulfilling magickal life." —Shelley Rabinovitch, author of The Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism Wicca for Life presents a comprehensive guide to Wicca for both established followers and newcomers to the Craft, designed to carry the modern Witch through every season and aspect of life. From Wicca’s ancient beginnings to its current practice worldwide, Wicca for Life encompasses the rites, rituals, and customs every practitioner needs to know. Written by Raymond Buckland, the leading U.S. authority on Wicca, this essential resource has been exhaustively researched and organized to provide guidance for Witches at all levels of skill and experience. Wicca for Life features a detailed reference to color symbolism, magical alphabets, chants and songs, and the magickal properties of herbs, as well as advice on how to: · Develop natural psychic abilities and healing tendencies · Focus powers and sharpen Wiccan wishing · Block curses and open up channels for positive energy · Learn to balance the dimensions of home, using elements of feng shui · Cope with crises and ward off negativity · Improve relationships with family, friends, and lovers Within these pages, a Witch can begin the journey into the ways of the Craft or discover new ways to enrich the daily practice of life-affirming Wiccan magick.

Witchcraft from the Inside

Witchcraft From the Inside presents the history of Witchcraft?from its roots in ancient fertility religions, to the madness of the Malleus Maleficarum and the European Witch trials, to the growth of modern Wicca in Britain and the United ...

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567181012

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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The word Witchcraft has been misunderstood for centuries. In the past 500 years, millions of people have faced persecution, torture, and even death after being accused of practicing Witchcraft. For many people the word "Witch" still conjures up images of secret spells and diabolical midnight rituals. So what exactly is Witchcraft (also called Wica or Wicca), and how did it evolve into one of today's fastest-growing religions? Witchcraft From the Inside presents the history of Witchcraft?from its roots in ancient fertility religions, to the madness of the Malleus Maleficarum and the European Witch trials, to the growth of modern Wicca in Britain and the United States. Essays contributed by leading Wiccan authorities explore the present state of Wicca and provide a glimpse into the future of this peaceful nature religion. Author Ray Buckland studied Witchcraft under Gerald Gardner, the man largely credited for the revival of Witchcraft and the establishment of Wicca as a modern religion. Mr. Buckland was instrumental in bringing Gardnerian Witchcraft from England to the United States and is considered to be one of the leading American authorities on Witchcraft. In the following excerpt, Mr. Buckland explains the mundane truths behind the seemingly horrific ingredients of the legendary "witches' brews". We know, from Shakespeare and other sources, that the Witches threw into their pots the most gruesome ingredients, right? There were things like the tongue of a snake, bloody fingers, catgut, donkey's eyes, frog's foot, goat's beard, a Jew's ear, mouse tail, snake head, swine snout, wolf's foot, and so on. Pretty disgusting by the sound of it?if you take them at face value! In fact these were all the most innocuous of ingredients: normal plants and herbs. Today all plants have a Latin name, so that they may be distinct and positively identified. Yet years ago they were known only by common, local names. A plant or herb might be known by one name in one part of the country and a quite different name in another part of the country. And these names were colorful ones, frequently given to the plant because of its looks, color, or other attributes. In the above list, adder's tongue was a name given to the dogtooth violet (Erythronium americanum); bloody fingers was the foxglove (Digitalis purpurea); catgut was the hoary pea (Tephrosia virginiana); donkey's eyes were the seeds of the cowage plant (Mucuna pruriens); frog's foot was the bulbous buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus); goat's beard was the vegetable oyster (Tragopogon porrofolius); Jew's ear was a fungus that grew on elder trees and elm trees (Peziza auricula); mouse tail was common stonecrop (Sedum acre); snake head was balmony (Chelone glabra); swine snout was the dandelion (Taraxacum dens leonis); and wolf's foot was bugle weed (Lycopus virginicus). So the seemingly fearsome concoctions that the Witches mixed up in their cauldrons were nothing more than simple herbs going into a cookpot!

Scottish Witchcraft

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.

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780875420578

Category: History

Page: 235

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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

Scottish Witchcraft Magick

Learn the history of these mysterious early Keltic people, their origins, beliefs, and celebrations. This book also explores the magic, sacred tools, herbal lore, song and dance, and recipes of the Scottish PectiWita tradition.

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9780738708508

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 235

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From the ancient misty Highlands of Scotland to modern-day America come the secrets of solitary Witchcraft practice. The author of Buckland''s Complete Book of Witchcraft introduces "PectiWita," or the craft of the Picts. Learn the history of these mysterious early Keltic people, their origins, beliefs, and celebrations. This book also explores the magic, sacred tools, herbal lore, song and dance, and recipes of the Scottish PectiWita tradition.

Advanced Candle Magick

Offers tips and advice for the advanced practitioner of candle magic, including how to use stones, herbs, visualization, and astrology to increase the magic power of sample rituals.

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9781567181036

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 265

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Offers tips and advice for the advanced practitioner of candle magic, including how to use stones, herbs, visualization, and astrology to increase the magic power of sample rituals.

Practical Color Magick

Practical Color Magick by Raymond Buckland gives you everything you need to know so you can consciously use color to affect you and everyone around you. This book is the world's leading guide for using color in magick.

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780875420479

Category: Color

Page: 127

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Colors fill your life. Some days you want to wear one color. Other days you prefer a different selection. You prefer one color of car to another. Why? The answer is that colors affect us mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Practical Color Magick by Raymond Buckland gives you everything you need to know so you can consciously use color to affect you and everyone around you. This book is the world's leading guide for using color in magick. You'll be amazed at how many aspects of your life can be changed by using the secret powers of color. Revealed in this book is how to meditate and how using color to meditate can take you farther than you've ever been. You'll also learn how to use color to develop psychic powers and improve your abilities as a Tarot or crystal ball reader. You'll even learn how to use a pendulum, all with the help of color. Also covered is numerology, how to make and use talismans, and much more. One of the important parts of this well-researched book is the information on how to use color for healing. You'll discover how to project color and which colors affect various diseases. You'll learn how to charge water with color and use if for healing. You'll learn which colors can help your heart, your organs, your skin. You can use color to assist you in virtually any healing. One of the problems many people have with magick is that they think it is too expensive. All those wands and altars! Well, the fact is you don't need all of that. You can use very simple tools you've made yourself that use color and result in very powerful magick. So whatever your goal — healing abilities, divination, magick, meditation — you can find ways to enhance your skills with this book. You owe it to yourself to get it.

Secrets of Gypsy Love Magick

Within twenty-four hours your lover will come to visit you. There is more to this book than just getting a lover. This book also gives you magical techniques to keep a lover once you have him or her.

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 9780875420530

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 159

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Are you tired of waiting for love to find you? Do you want to find romance? Do you want to do this now? You can use the magick of the Gypsies to get the love you deserve and then keep it if you practice the techniques in Raymond Buckland's Secrets of Gypsy Love Magick. This book is filled with the ancient lore of the Gypsies, outlined in a way you can easily understand and use. Within these pages you will learn how to: - Discover your future spouse - Attract a lover - Bring you and your lover closer together - Keep your spouse faithful - Retain youthful beauty and virility - Make love potions, amulets, charms and talismans - Get rid of an unwanted suitor Here is a simple way to make your lover more attentive to you: Sit before a dying fire and gaze into it. Focus your mind on your lover. Have a small basket of laurel leaves between your knees. With your left hand, take some out and toss them into the fire. As they burst into flame, chant out loud the following: Laurel leaves that burn in the fire, Draw unto me my heart's desire. When the flames have died down, repeat this two more times. Within twenty-four hours your lover will come to visit you. There is more to this book than just getting a lover. This book also gives you magical techniques to keep a lover once you have him or her. Also, Gypsy love magick is about the family. You'll find the traditional magical methods used to create harmony, end sibling rivalry, promote understanding between a parent and child, and more. Ray Buckland has done the magickal community a great service by offering the secrets of Gypsy love magick. All you have to do is accept the gift.

Practical Candleburning Rituals

Reprint. This edition's copyright date: 2004.

Author: Raymond Buckland

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0875420486

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 186

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A guide to practicing and performing simple candle rituals collected from around the world, providing detailed instructions for preparation, and including rituals to break up a love affair, to overcome a bad habit, to protect against evil, to conquer fear, to arouse jealousy, and more.

Wicca

Provides an overview of the earth-oriented religion, featuring solitary rituals for the Esbats and Sabbats, exercises to help develop magical proficiency, spells, and recipes.

Author: Scott Cunningham

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780875421186

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 218

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Provides an overview of the earth-oriented religion, featuring solitary rituals for the Esbats and Sabbats, exercises to help develop magical proficiency, spells, and recipes.