Wicca For Life: The Way of the Craft -- From Birth to Summerland

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806524559
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1. What Is Witchcraft? 1
The Beginnings of Religio-Magic
Survival of the Old Religion
The Rivalry of the New Religion
The Old Religion Slandered
Apparent Death of the Old Religion
2. How to Become a Witch 11
The Mysteries and Initiation
Death and Rebirth
Wiccan Theology
The Responsibilities of Wicca
Wicca Is Not Satanism
Life After Life
3. Initiation--The Beginning 20
The Magic Circle
The Altar and Its Tools
The Witch's Personal Tool
First Steps Into Wicca
Wiccan Dress
Names
Founding the Hereditary Line
Casting the Circle
Self-Dedication of a Witch
Oath of Secrecy
Libations
Starting a Coven
Coven Initiation
Coven Initiation Ceremony
The Book of Shadows
Wiccan Jewelry
4. Witchcraft in the Family 53
Coven Leadership
Degree Systems
The Wiccan Esbat Ritual
Drawing Down the Moon
Alternatives
Cakes and Ale
Closing the Circle
Wiccan Life Within the Family
Extended Family
Wiccan Teachings on Life
Aspects of the Goddess and the God
5. Witchcraft and Birth 74
"A-Conjurin' Summer In"
Awakening the Chakras
Wiccaning
Protective Space
A Birth Tree
The Fairy Godmother
6. Witchcraft With Siblings 88
Peace Signs and Talking Sticks
For Harmony
Creating Bonds
Ritual Dramas
7. What Is Magic? 94
Religion Vis-a-Vis Practice
Magic and What It Is
Types and Forms of Magic
When and Where to Use Magic
The Cone of Power
Magical Chants
Projection of the Power
Cord Magic
Safeguards for Magic
Grounding
8. Witchcraft in School 111
In or Out of the Closet?
Handling Verbal Attacks
The Media and Witchcraft
Using the Power of Witchcraft at School
Rituals for Friendship and Popularity
Rituals for Academics
Rituals for Dating
Finding Others With Similar Interest
9. Witchcraft in the Office 135
The Office as a Temple
The Power of Suggestion
Pendulum Power
Astrological Timing for Business
It's in the Cards
Treasure Maps
10. Witchcraft for Romance 148
Where to Direct Your Energies
Discovering Your Future Mate
To Encourage Someone Who Is Shy
Discouraging Someone Who Doesn't Interest You
To Develop True Love
11. Witchcraft in Marriage 158
A Wiccan Wedding
Wiccan Handfasting Ritual
A Clean Break
Wiccan Handparting Ritual
12. Witchcraft at Home 170
Enhancing the Energies of Your Home
Magical Protection of the Home
The Covenstead
A Private, Solitary Temple
13. Witchcraft for Plants and Pets 177
Eye of Newt
Flower and Herb Drying
Outdoor Altar or Shrine
Indoor Gardens
Communing With Nature
Pamper Your Pets
14. Witchcraft in the Bedroom 189
The Power of Sex
One, Two, or More
Witchcraft in the Bedroom
Male and Female Energies
Salutes
The Great Rite
15. Witchcraft for Protection 199
Bell, Book, and Candle
Personal Protection
Curse Protection
Baths, Mirrors, and Washes
Amulets and Talismans
Binding Spell
16. Facing the Unexpected With Witchcraft 214
Wiccan Novena
Preparation for Possible Bad News
Extra Strength From the Coven
17. Witchcraft and Death 219
Crossing the Bridge
Communicating With the Dead
Burial or Cremation
18. Witchcraft and Other Religions 226
Straightening Out the Misconceptions
The Comic Approach
Differences Within the Craft
Eclecticism
19. Through the Year With Witchcraft 232
The Sabbats
Sahain
Yule
Imbolc
Spring
Beltane
Midsummer
Lughnasadh
Autumn
20. The Tools of Witchcraft 258
Athame
Bracelets
Crowns
Besom
Wand
Priapic Wand
Cords
Scourge
Corn Dolly
Consecration of Tools
Ritual
21. Personal Development of a Witch 273
Psychic Development
Affirmations
Meditation
Divination
Healing
Appendix
Full Coven Initiation 285
Magical Properties of Herbs 293
Color Symbolism 307
Astral Colors 307
Days of the Week 308
Planetary Rulers and Attributes 308
Planetary Hours 308
Magical Alphabets 311
Chants and Songs for Sabbats and Esbats 312
Bibliography 337
Index 340
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2007

    Wonderful......

    I must say that this is the best and most informative book on the Wiccan religion and one of the very best books that I have ever had the pleasure to read, period. Raymond Buckland takes the time to explain all aspects of Wicca from it's very beginning up to today, so clearly. This book is not about purchasing supplies to do magick, but is about full and complete Wicca as the religion that it is. He explains how to make the proper supplies, like annointing oil, of which the ingredients can be found at any local food market and turn it into a magickal tool. For anyone looking for a book that truly explains everything you might ever want, or need to know whether new or old to the religion, this book has it all. This book makes the reader well aware that Wicca is not about wearing jewelry, not just about herbs and candles and spells, but about Wicca as a FULL RELIGION. I plan to purchase every other book written by this wonderful author. This book truly does make me even prouder than I usually am to be a fellow Wiccan. Thank You Raymond Buckland Thank You!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2003

    Must Read for serious Witches

    Wicca for life is a great resource for all serious witches! It is well written and completely infomative. I learned so much from this book! It gives you information on everything you could possibly want in life, including work, school, relationships, marriage and much more. I would definitly recommend this book. Buckland is probably one of the best Wiccan authors!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2003

    A lifetime of worship!

    Raymond Buckland has once again given the pagan community a ritual masterpiece. Wiccan For Life outlines the basic necessities for living a truly spiritual pagan lifestyle. A must read for all serious pagans!

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