The Study of Witchcraft

The Study of Witchcraft

A Guidebook to Advanced Wicca

Book - 2007
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The Study of Witchcraft is a compendium for Wiccans who want to deepen their understanding of their traditions. Advanced Wiccan reaches beyond Wicca, delving into topics as diverse as history, psychology, divination, and lucid dreaming, The Study of Witchcraft introduces the reader to these topics, discussing each in depth and offering a one-of-a-kind course of study -- including recommended reading, offering readers -- increasingly, solitary witches -- a self-study guide and a rich resource.

The Study of Witchcraft includes information for all sorts of Wiccans; traditional, eclectic, radical, groups, and solitary. Wide-ranging topics also include Western occultism, myth and folklore, meditation, astrology, the Burning Times, history, herbalism, and much more.

Deborah Lipp opens the book with a discussion of the past 40 years of Wiccan history and talks about the diverse people who call themselves Wiccans. Then, throughout the study guide portion, she offers information tailored to different types of Wiccans. Essentially, The Study of Witchcraft is a veritable master's degree in Wicca in book form!
Written for the needs of the modern wiccan, who learns primarily by self-study.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : 2007
ISBN: 9781578634095
1578634091
Branch Call Number: ANF 133.43 LIPP
Characteristics: 176 p. ; 23 cm

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RonZilla
Feb 15, 2012

Somewhat basic, not necessarily a "Wicca 201". Better considered as a companion book for begining Wiccans, to avoid getting caught in dogmatic ideas and practice. Worth the easy read, and provides fantastic points and counterpoints on Wiccan beliefs. Great references as well.

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