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By Doreen Valiente | Comments: ( 894 ) | Date: ( Feb 19, 2020 )

What is the relationship of the Bible to Witchcraft What are Fairies, and Magical Alphabets What were the links between Druidism and Witchcraft An ABC of Witchcraft covers these subjects and many from the well informed and gentle viewpoint of practicing witch, Doreen Valiente.Arranged in alphabetical order for easy reference, the book discusses over 125 subjects thWhat is the relationship of the Bible to Witchcraft What are Fairies, and Magical Alphabets What were the links between Druidism and Witchcraft An ABC of Witchcraft covers these subjects and many from the well informed and gentle viewpoint of practicing witch, Doreen Valiente.Arranged in alphabetical order for easy reference, the book discusses over 125 subjects that may concern anyone wishing to know about this ancient pagan religion Other topics include Atlantis, Witches Familiars, Dancing, Fire Magic, Flying Ointments, Horses and Witchcraft, Initiations, Love Charms, Royalty and its connection with witchcraft, etc etc with up to several pages on each subject.Both the layman and experienced practitioner will find this book enjoyable and fascinating Over 30,000 sold


  • Title: An ABC of Witchcraft: Past and Present
  • Author: Doreen Valiente
  • ISBN: 9780919345775
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Doreen Valiente

Doreen Edith Dominy Valiente was an influential English Wiccan who was involved in a number of different early traditions, including Gardnerian Wicca, Cochrane s Craft and the Coven of Atho Responsible for writing much of the early Gardnerian religious liturgy, in later years she also helped to play a big part in bringing the Neopagan religion of Wicca to wider public attention through the publication of a string of books on the subject.Having been born in south London, she first became involved in the Craft after being initiated into the Gardnerian tradition in 1953 in a ceremony performed by Gerald Gardner Subsequently becoming the High Priestess of his Bricket Wood coven, she helped him to produce many important scriptural texts for Wicca, such as The Witches Rune and the Charge of the Goddess , which were incorporated into the early Gardnerian Book of Shadows Splitting off to form her own coven in 1957, she went on to work with Robert Cochrane in his coven, the Clan of Tubal Cain, till the mid 1960s when she began working as a solitary practitioner Throughout the 1970s and 1980s she penned a number of books on the subject of Wicca which she always called witchcraft including An ABC of Witchcraft 1973 and Witchcraft for Tomorrow 1978 , as well as being an early proponent of self initiation into the Craft.Having had a significant influence in the history of Wicca, she has been referred to as the mother of modern Witchcraft and is today is widely revered in the Wiccan and wider Neopagan community.



Comments An ABC of Witchcraft: Past and Present

  • David

    A "dictionary of witchcraft" that doesn't give enough information to be all that worthwhile to anyone. However, it is one of your earlier examples of such. For the Wiccan book collector, Doreen's name will likely draw you in despite its shortcomings. Looking back on it, I'm not sure whether the "brief nudity" on the cover was supposed to be an eye catcher or not.


  • Alexia Moon

    In this book Doreen Valiente gives us a list of several concepts and ideas that are essential for study inside Witchcraft and Paganism. The explanations are very clear and simple and the way it is written is very interesting. I would advice reading this book to anyone starting their path in Paganism and Witchcraft.


  • Yvonne

    I have a first 1973 edition printing of this book with the original paper jacket (which does not have any nude lady on it by the way lol it's a photo of an altar)!!! The 1970s was a great time of emerging Pagan authors who would make valuable contributions to Paganism. Despite the jibber jabber of negative reviews from present day witches, keep in mind the era and social climate this book was written. This book is a priceless addition to any magickal library. Take what you can from it and leave [...]


  • Heather Adkins

    Great compendium of craft related terms. i learned a lot about the history of witchcraft that I didn't know. However, it is just a bit dated, written in the 60s/70s. It'd be cool for someone to update it and new stuff/theories/people.


  • Gwnhwyfer

    From the bibliographies of Ellen Dugan's Garden Witchery (2003) and Scott Cunningham's Wicca (2004). Recommended Read. Cunningham notes: "A Gardnerian Wiccan‘s answer to earlier witchcraft books, this is an encyclopedic look at British Wicca, folklore and legend."


  • Stephanie

    great book with info about a lot of different subjects, from A-Z like it says. Not in depth about one particular topic but has lots of great information on a lot of topics. I recommend it.


  • Nyctea

    Fantastic book -- the original edition is superior to the later revision.


  • Beth

    The information in this book is very easy to undertand and very informative. Recommended for anyone wishing to learn more about witchcraft. The best author of all time on this subject.


  • Faye Dewell

    Super informative, but dry. Read in bits and pieces.


  • Ashley

    a very helpful guide


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