The Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook

The Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook

by Stewart Farrar, Janet Farrar


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The Complete Witches' Handbook.Everything you need to know is here! The Sabbats; Casting & Banishing the Magic Circle; The Complete Book of Shadows; The Great Rite; Initiation Rites; Consecration Rites; Spells; Witches' Tools; Witchcraft & Sex; Running a Coven; Clairvoyance;Astral Projection. This collection includes two books in one volume, Eight Sabbats for Witches and The Witches' Way, and is the most comprehensive and revealing work on the principles, rituals and beliefs of modern witchcraft. Over 200,000 sold!

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ISBN-13: 9780919345928
Publisher: Phoenix Publishing, Incorporated WA
Publication date: 08/01/1996
Pages: 349
Sales rank: 88,206
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.38(d)

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The Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am not impressed with this book. Of the whole thing, only a third of it was useful information. I'm not discounting it completely, I just don't think it belongs in the top 10 list. If you are intersted in it, I recommend sitting in a bookstore first and going through it to make sure it is something you wish to invest in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you'll do the research, you'll see that 'bible' means book, so this is the witches' book. Therefore, there are many bibles. I've not read it all the way through but I'm almost there. Tis a good read.
maximus1 More than 1 year ago
Janet is always a boon of information and who I think is the Queen of Witches. Good information for those who practice witchcraft.
Manic-Artist26 More than 1 year ago
I first came across this book on a website for an occult shop in Las Vegas. They also hold classes on becoming wiccan and use this book as their "textbook" and each chapter is used as a lesson plan to introduce novices to the basics of the religion. Now I will not say that this is the end all, be all of reference books to learn about this religion and some would not agree with the author(s) takes on how one should conduct oneself when practicing the craft; however, I believe it is an essential part of any beginners library as well as those, like myself, who simply seek to learn more about the history and the practice as it applies to current members.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've had this book for awhile and read it a couple of times. I did enjoy it but it wasn't what I thought it would be. I was disappointed that it was another 'stand here do this' kind of book. But it's great for those new to the Craft and wanting to find out how actual witches do things. However in this day and age not many actually do magick sky clad. Not because of embarrassment to show their bodies, but out of respect of others who may not wish to see their bodies. Besides, most covens do not 'force' their members to perform sky clad as this should be your own choice. All in all it is a good book and should be studied with an open mind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I disagree with the last comment. While I wouldn't dub this THE bible, it certainly is as advertised for us pagans. It's not written like the Koran, or the New Testament, but more of a learning guide. I've been pagan for a long time, and yet I still find myself going back to this book often. For any newcomers to Wicca, or pagan in general this is a great starter as it's very thorough. For us ol'timers, there's stuff in it for us too. ;)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Incredibly thoughtful and thorough, A Witches' Bible provides a deep understanding of the practices and beliefs of a traditionalist Wiccan coven. Because it gives the research behind its rituals, it is very empowering.
Bob36NY More than 1 year ago
The Witches' Bible was just what I was looking for.
Pfeonyx More than 1 year ago
I purchased this volume in a quest for further enlightenment in the Wiccan Path. This volume offers a great starting point for those seeking to start an informed journey into the Craft. It contains a good deal of history including the philosophy behind the modern pagan (neopagan) movement. The volume includes complete information for Sabbats and basic ritual information for a coven as well as additional ideas for the Solitary practitioner. Good solid academic support is given from the modern wichcraft community with references to other noteworthy works on the subject. I have permanently added this work to my personal library for practical as well as historical reasons. The volume was originally published as two separate books but now comes complete as one extensive volume. A great place to start when building a solid, accurate, and practical referecnce library around the Craft.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for newcomers to the craft of Either the Pagan of Wiccan religions but not if you have already decided your path. Because it doesn't give you enough insight into other paths other than the writer(s). But it is a good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most informative books I have read. This book is appropriate for anyone! I have been learning about the craft for about three years and I have always had my eye on this book.
Anituel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is pretty much the most complete published work on Alexandrian Wicca around (or at least of which I am aware). Unfortunately, that doesn't make it good, considering the fact that the information is extremely incomplete, and the lore is extremely flawed.
rimrunner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reasonable resource on rituals, spellwork, Sabbats, and related topics from well-known Alexandrian initiates. Incomplete, as these kinds of books tend to be, but useful. It's geared toward coven work, though solitary practitioners may find it useful too. Better than most comparable titles on the market, though admittedly that's not saying much.
aliaschase on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This isn't my favourite book on the topic of witchcraft, though I still keep it on my bookshelf as it can be handy reference for Sabbats and other pagan topics. Perhaps the book would be more suited to those who identify as Wicca and/or do coven work.
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Moonfire More than 1 year ago
The reason why I gave this book only one star, is because throughout it, the authors seem to be saying in many ways, "keep a low profile", "don't think too highly of yourself", one example of this is the advice they give about veirfying the accuracy of memories of past incarnations, they basically say that if you find yourself being someone other than a servant or a peasant, you probably suffer from "megalomania" or something similar, if you apply simple math to this concept you realize it is completly absurd, so all the people who once belonged to the nobility, or had a prominent political position, or fame or notoriety of some sort are not incarnating anymore? the authors also seem to find distasteful to have had careers in the military in past incarnations, so they simply "sweep them under the carpet"!!??
Many authors who either based their practice on these books or are strongly influenced by them also seem to have this views. Although I am a wiccan, I remember how different the philosophy of my "alma mater" was (a jesuit university) and how fortunate I was to have been educated by them and not by these two or any of their followers with their philosophies of limitations! There was a picture of an awsome mountain in the laboratory of electronics, which had written at the bottom: "if you want to achieve everything that is possible, you should attempt the impossible, if you want to experience the limits of what you you can do, you should strive to do more" , in that spirit, I acomplished many seemingly impossible things.
Aleister Crowley in his book 4 mentions that some of the Jesuits methods of education, consist of demanding literally the "impossible" from you, but once you accomplish it, the impact it has on your self esteem is unbelievable. Looking back at my own experience in a Jesuit university, and although at a subconscious level at the time, I realized this is completely true! by the way Aleister Cowley's many books are excellent in making you realize your own divinity and power, regardless of the spiritual path you might have choosen to follow, and a much better way towards spiritual attainment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a student of the un(known) for quite a few years. I have just realized my path and this is a great book for anyone who has found the path of the Craft. I like this book because it contains informative subject matter that is laced with ancient practice(s). I find that too many books on the subject of Wicca and Witchcraft are too modernized, or rather, too sugar coated to truly embrace traditional ancient teachings. Indeed, both forms are highly positive in nature, yet I like books to shed light on the reality of each form. This book does just that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Janet and Stewart Farrar's "A Witches' Bible" is an incredibly informative book in all aspects of the Wiccan Religion. This book is a necessity for any Wiccan, solitary, or coven.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. If you are a solitary you can look at the way things are done in a coven and then adapt the rituals so you can do them by yourself. It's a fantastic all round book and I highly recommend it to all solitaries that would like an insight into the workings of a coven. A lovely book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i think this was a good book for your needs to know about wicca reading it was a good experience for me... hope you choose to read it also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the book for my friend, who is wicca, and befrore i gave it to her i read it a lil just so i could get a little more insight into the religion, ya know, be less ignorant. well i found it very informative so i got one for myself! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great and very cool it tell you every thing you need to know about Witches I also think you should so read it!