Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft

Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft

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by Ann Moura

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Learn the basics of Witchcraft from a third-generation Witch raised in a family tradition. Positive, practical, and easy to use, Green Witchcraft brings together the best of both modern Wicca and the author’s family heritage of herb craft and folk magic.

Green Witchcraft explores the fundamentals of the Wiccan religion, providing

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Learn the basics of Witchcraft from a third-generation Witch raised in a family tradition. Positive, practical, and easy to use, Green Witchcraft brings together the best of both modern Wicca and the author’s family heritage of herb craft and folk magic.

Green Witchcraft explores the fundamentals of the Wiccan religion, providing magical training for the independent thinker. Step-by-step instructions on a wide variety of magical techniques as well as basic rules of conduct make this the ideal book to get you started. Green rituals for self-initiation, rites of passage, seasonal celebrations and activities provide an excellent foundation for your own magical tradition.

Discover the fine art of spellcasting, the magical uses of herbs, divination with the tarot and more. Explore the Sabbats, Esbats, and other rituals attuned to the cycles of nature and the universal powers. Find out for yourself what this organic approach to Witchcraft is all about.


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Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
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Green Witchcraft Series , #3
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Witchcraft is more than a religion, it is truly a spiritual way of life. Sometimes people focus on only one or two aspects of Witchcraft instead of appreciating it for the fullness of its beliefs and practices. I think you will find that if you study Green Witchcraft by Ann Moura you will have the basics in all areas of the Craft of the Wise.

For example, did you know that the ancient roots of Wicca can be traced all the way back to ancient India? You can find this amazing history in Green Witchcraft (the author majored in history and used to be a history instructor).

You will also learn the basic tenets of Witchcraft as focused in the Witches' Rede, the Charge of the Goddess, the Law of Return, and more. This book also teaches you how to do magical rituals and celebratory rites. Included are complete versions of rites for the major Wiccan holidays such as Imbolc and Ostara. Other rites – which include how to do the ritual and what to say – are rituals for the Full Moon, Paganing, Handfasting, and more.

Once you learn how to do the outline of a magical ritual, you need to be able to fill in the blanks. This includes the use of colors, candles, and herbs along with selecting the proper time and day and doing divinations. You'll learn how to use tea leaves, Tarot cards, and a crystal ball for this purpose.

In short, this book provides you with a complete understanding of all of the core elements that make up modern Paganism. Since this is non-sectarian, what you learn here can easily be applied to any tradition of Witchcraft. This is a book you'll come back to again and again.

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Green Witchcraft: Folk Magic, Fairy Lore & Herb Craft 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Green Witchcraft is not about environmentalism, Greenpeace or vegetarian Witches. It is about 'green' witchcraft, which the author likens to 'shamanism' but she uses the term very loosely. Her style is very abrupt and confrontational. People used to Silver RavenWolf or Scott Cunningham may find her too dry. The background she gives is interesting but it forms the foundation for the 'Wicca' information she gives in the book. She also implies that because of her 'hereditary' witchcraft training that she received from her mother and grandmother, she is a 'true witch'. While giving lip service to the contributions Gardner and Buckland have made to the Craft, she belittles the whole Craft movement idea and says directly that the Craft is full of 'fundie-pagans' and discards pieces like 'The Charge of the Goddess' and the 'Wiccan Rede' as 'dogma' designed to make Wicca more 'acceptable' and 'like Christianity'. She implies that Gardnerian Wicca (and everything that evolved from it) is patriarchal because the wording of the Charge is written to emphasize sex and demean women. While I am certainly not a Gardner-groupie, I was frankly offended by her attacking attitude. I thought this would be an interesting book about a more Earth-centered approach to Wicca. Instead it is full of political commentary, 'witch war' ideas and an inordinate amount of posturing about her Catholic upbringing. All that would be passable, except that she suggests that her book is good for beginners but hardly ever covers even the basics of Wicca. The philosophy is flawed and in some areas completely inaccurate. She says that she doesn't like modern Wicca with all its borrowing from Ceremonial Magick and elaborate rituals but she practices Ceremonial Magick because she likes it. All the rituals in the book aren't any different from what most other books publish and are just as Ceremonial as Traditional Wicca. So are the spells. Overly elaborate. Also, she does not cover Tools. Anywhere. She mentions the tools in the spells and rituals, requiring an awful lot of them for someone who supposedly is oriented towards a 'Shamanic' approach, but nowhere in the text does she even explain what an 'Athame' is. A beginner reading only this book is not going to have a clue that an Athame is a ritual blade! Good grief! Of course, if you look at the publisher, you can see why this has been published. This one is going back to the store. I don't have a lot of money so I'm not going to waste mine on this. It's not worth it. If you need a good introduction to 'Green' Witchcraft with a real 'Shamanic' approach, get 'The Real Witches Handbook' by Kate West instead.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I took about a half an hour to skim through this book at the book store, and for the life of me, cannot figure out why it is titled Green Witchcraft. The information presented in here is really just everything I have seen in other Wicca 101 books. Nothing in this book remotely resembles green witchcraft, which is all about connecting with the earth by practicing herbalism and natural magic, doing elemental meditations, or at the very least, using natural items as your tools. I did not even see much on herbalism and elemental work, if anything at all. And the tools she suggests using are mostly store bought things. The entire book also seems Goddess and God centered, rather than primarily earth centered, which is what really gave the book the resemblance to just another Wicca 101 book. If you want to learn about witchcraft in general, buy this book. If you are looking for other books on GREEN witchcraft, stay away.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book! I recommend it. Infact, there is an entire series that goes with this book. ALL of them are high quality and can give a tremendous amount of information. Basically, if you invest in the entire series, you will not need any other book on Green Witchcraft.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is really good for anyone who is just starting out. Everything is really easy to comprehend and she doesn't sugar coat things like som authors do. Though Ravenwolf and Cunningham are two of my favorite authors, sometimes their bright writing technique is distracting from the information being given. I can see how this book would get a 3 or 4 star rating because Moura simply hits the ground running and doesn't spend too much time drilling basics into one's head, but that doesn't mean that the basics are not covered sufficiently. She has a very dry was of presenting things, but that worked for me, because after reading TEEN WITCH by Ravenwolf I was a little awed by the funny stories and pretty pictures. Like, I said, I loved the book, and it deserved 5 stars in my opinion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Green Witchcraft' is a great book! I don't think it would be a good choice for beginners, but after you have read others, this is a must-read! I esecially like the fairy lore and it isn't one of those stupid Wicca books about love spells. It really stresses the earth- centered factor of wicca and Wicca's connection with the Faery Realm.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a beginner this is not the book for you. The author plunges in and does not explain the basics. However, if you are a seasoned practitioner, this book will present critiques of others' beliefs and offer a new way to look at Wicca and witchcraft.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent book for anyone interested in, or practicing the craft in any of its forms. One of the few books I have found which actually details some of the historical significance of the god and goddess as well as the observances of the sabbat.
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