Raven Grimassi's Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft is easily the most important book on the subject to come out this year. It will be seen as one of the most important books on Wicca and Witchcraft for years to come. From now on, if you want to know anything about the history or methods of the Craft, this is the place you will start.
Do you need to find out about a person who has had an important impact on Wicca: Gardner? Sanders? Clutterbuck? Valiente? It's in here.
Would you like to discover more about Wiccan holidays: Mabon? Lughnasadh? Litha? You'll discover it in here, too.
Also in here is information on magical tools and methods, philosophy, theology, various pantheons, Pagan traditions, herbs, and their powers and even the flows of energy around the world called the 'Tatvic Tides.' Three hundred photos and illustrations let you see what people look like and help to amplify the information.
Perhaps you'd like to learn about Scottish Witchcraft. In this book you'd learn that the first modern mention of it was in a book by Raymond Buckland. 'Such was the response that Ray got to his mention of this tradition, that he had to publish full details...The information was provided by Wiccan teacher Aidan Breac...' If you want to know more about Breac and the PectiWita tradition, you'll find it in this book.
Many people think that Wicca has no real laws. However, there are 140 Traditional Laws of Witchcraft. You'll find them all listed here. You'll also discover the difference between a pentacle and a pentagram, what the Odic Force is, the eclecticism of the Ladywood Tradition, the ancient sources of working magic 'skyclad,' plus lists of Pagan publications, mail order suppliers, and so much more.
This is an important book you will want to get right away!
Winner of the 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for best Non-fiction Book