The Truth About Witchcraft Today

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Overview

Here is the first real look at the facts about Witchcraft and the religion of Wicca. As renowned author Scott Cunningham plainly states, the practice of magic is not supernatural or Satanic. Witches and folk magicians are only utilizing, through timeless rituals, natural energies found within the Earth and our bodies to enrich life by creating positive change. It's all revealed here in the easy-to-read, understandable style that was Scott Cunningham's trademark.

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Overview

Here is the first real look at the facts about Witchcraft and the religion of Wicca. As renowned author Scott Cunningham plainly states, the practice of magic is not supernatural or Satanic. Witches and folk magicians are only utilizing, through timeless rituals, natural energies found within the Earth and our bodies to enrich life by creating positive change. It's all revealed here in the easy-to-read, understandable style that was Scott Cunningham's trademark.

Praise for The Truth about Witchcraft Today

"A really good introduction to Witchcraft and Wicca. . . . I thought it was wonderful."
-Marian Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon

"… the first book I recommend to those seeking information about my religion."
-Ellen Cannon Reed, The Witches' Tarot

"One of the best introductory books about Witchcraft and folk magic."
-The Broom Closet, BroomCloset.com

This book is written for the non-practitioner. It informs the public about the true nature of Wicca and eliminates the myths often associated with it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875421278
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: New Age Series , #6
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 385,328
  • Product dimensions: 6.72 (w) x 4.18 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long illness.
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Today, many people consider Witchcraft to be one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. Articles in newspapers and magazines, as well as movies and shows on television, are filled with Witchcraft. Or rather, what is supposed to be Witchcraft.

I have been involved with Witchcraft for over a quarter of a century and am surprised and disappointed that Wicca is still misunderstood, feared, and even hated.

We asked Scott Cunningham to write The Truth About Witchcraft Today to help dispel misconceptions and give honest answers to those seeking to follow the Wiccan way. Already, over 135,000 people have used this book for one or both of these purposes. If you're interested in becoming a Witch, or want to know the truth about what Witches do, you should get this book too.

This is not meant to be an in-depth study of Wicca. It is an introductory book so you can have the basics: What takes place in Wiccan rituals? What type of magic do Witches use? What holidays do Witches celebrate? What are the deities worshiped by Wiccans?

It's all revealed here, and it's done in the easy-to-read, understandable style that has helped to make Cunningham famous.

One of the purposes I have always hoped this book would fulfill is to help younger people let their parents and friends know that they aren't doing anything illegal or immoral. (In fact, real Witchcraft is a highly ethical religion which stresses personal responsibility for one's actions.) This book will help explain exactly what they are doing.

So, if your parents or friends are open to hearing about what you do and what you believe, here is the perfect book to give to them. It may counter any doubt or distrust. And opening any person's mind to the truth is a good thing in and of itself.

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Today, many people consider Witchcraft to be one of the fastest-growing religions in the world. Articles in newspapers and magazines, as well as movies and shows on television, are filled with Witchcraft. Or rather, what is supposed to be Witchcraft.

I have been involved with Witchcraft for over a quarter of a century and am surprised and disappointed that Wicca is still misunderstood, feared, and even hated.

We asked Scott Cunningham to write The Truth About Witchcraft Today to help dispel misconceptions and give honest answers to those seeking to follow the Wiccan way. Already, over 135,000 people have used this book for one or both of these purposes. If you're interested in becoming a Witch, or want to know the truth about what Witches do, you should get this book too.

This is not meant to be an in-depth study of Wicca. It is an introductory book so you can have the basics: What takes place in Wiccan rituals? What type of magic do Witches use? What holidays do Witches celebrate? What are the deities worshiped by Wiccans?

It's all revealed here, and it's done in the easy-to-read, understandable style that has helped to make Cunningham famous.

One of the purposes I have always hoped this book would fulfill is to help younger people let their parents and friends know that they aren't doing anything illegal or immoral. (In fact, real Witchcraft is a highly ethical religion which stresses personal responsibility for one's actions.) This book will help explain exactly what they are doing.

So, if your parents or friends are open to hearing about what you do and what you believe, here is the perfect book to give to them. It may counter any doubt or distrust. And opening any person's mind to the truth is a good thing in and of itself.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    A good starting place

    If you are curious about modern Neopaganism/Wicca/Witchcraft this is a good basic starting point. Scott Cunningham was a well known and respected author of earth based religion and this is an interesting and informative book about the basics of witchcraft today. If you are interested in the subject or a parent with a child interested in the subject it is a good book to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2008

    this is a great book

    i loved this book. it has helped me so very much. i am not yet done with it but scott is such a good writer. he explains things easily.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2003

    Buy twelve, you'll need them

    I have handed out more copies of this book than any book I have ever owned. Whenever anyone shows an honest interest in Wicca I hand them a copy. It will help you explain what we do to your non-wiccan family and friends. A must read for anyone interested in Wicca.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2000

    a big help!

    i gave this book to all my 'outsides' friend and family when they asked me about the Craft. i know it helped them, it helped me!

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