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Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft
     

Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft

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by Raven Grimassi
 
Craft Elder and author Raven Grimassi has revised and expanded his indispensable reference work, the award-winning Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft. The first book of its kind to be written by a practicing Witch, this guide presents Wicca/Witchcraft as a spiritual path, connecting religious concepts and spirituality to both a historical background and modern

Overview

Craft Elder and author Raven Grimassi has revised and expanded his indispensable reference work, the award-winning Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft. The first book of its kind to be written by a practicing Witch, this guide presents Wicca/Witchcraft as a spiritual path, connecting religious concepts and spirituality to both a historical background and modern practice.

With a wealth of information on European folklore and Western Occultism, and material relevant to any tradition, you can use this book to research any aspect of the Craft, including:

• Theology-pantheons, Wiccan Rede, Three-Fold Law
• History-Craft roots and influence
• Places-historical and sacred sites
• Verses, rites, and invocations
• Ritual objects and tools
• Influential Witches-past and present

The Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft also contains a glossary of terminology; book references; Craft web sites, organizations, and magazines; magickal alphabets, runes, correspondences, symbols; and 300 illustrations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567182576
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
437,670
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Read an Excerpt

When I first saw this manuscript, I couldn't help but think, "Why hasn't this been done before?" And then I realized that it seems like there is a time for everything. There have been some books that have tried to present an encyclopedic view of what some have called the fastest growing religion in the world. But the first one to really succeed in capturing the essence of Witchcraft, the truth of Wicca, is Raven Grimassi's Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft.

I think the reason for this is simple. The others were written by outsiders. Raven has been a practitioner for over a quarter of a century, the period during which the Craft has experienced its largest and fastest growth spurt. As a result, this book is an important resource for a wide variety of people.

Are you new to the Craft? In this book you'll find history and lore, personalities and places so you can become more steeped in the history, theology, philosophy, and magick of your tradition.

Are you a long-time Pagan? Here you will find pictures of famous occultists throughout history and the impact they had on the development and growth of modern Witchcraft. You'll also learn about famous modern Pagans and writers and be able to compare different traditions.

Are you a researcher? If you are looking for factual information about Pagan holidays, ancient sources, individuals, beliefs, and practices, this book can be your primary tool.

In short, if you are involved in Wicca or Witchcraft in any way, this book is a necessity for your bookshelf. This is the book everyone is going to be quoting. This is the book everyone is going to be talking about. When anyone has a question about Wicca or Witchcraft, this is the first place they'll look. Don't be left out! This is a book you will use regularly for years to come.

Meet the Author

Raven Grimassi is a Neo-Pagan scholar and award-winning author of more than eighteen books on Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-Paganism. He has been devoted to the study and practice of witchcraft for over forty years. Raven is co-founder and co-director of the Ash, Birch, and Willow tradition.

Grimassi’s background includes training in old forms of witchcraft as well as Brittic Wicca, the Pictish-Gaelic tradition, Italian Witchcraft, and Celtic Traditionalist Witchcraft. Raven was also a member of the Rosicrucian Order, and studied the Kabbalah through the First Temple of Tifareth under Lady Sara Cunningham.

Raven currently lives in New England with his wife and co-author Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi. Together they direct The Fellowship of the Pentacle, a modern Mystery School devoted to preserving pre-Christian European spirituality.

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Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book takes you from an extremely simplistic concepts of Wicca back to a more involved and more complicated concepts. Grimassi rarely lets a reader down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book contained answers and definitions to anything a wiccan might want to look up. an excellent refference for someone who already has basic knowledge of the old ways. also has the wiccan rede and so forth for the newer pagans
WolfCaller More than 1 year ago
Grate book thow mine looks difrent but same info and still by Raven Grimassi.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago