This is an excellent behind-the-scenes description of what witches really do. It describes the ancient rituals in a candid and comprehensive way as seen through the eyes of a practicing witch and member of an active coven. In this account, the author explores the fundamental beliefs and symbology of Witchcraft, presenting the time-honored texts of its rituals and invocations, and describing exactly what happens as his own coven's esbats (meetings), sabbats (festivals), and handfasting (marriage) ceremonies. Stewart Farrar also outlines the way witches raise and apply psychic power to release the forces of healing and protection, etc. With intimate and entertaining revelations, this practical guide to witchcraft describes a rich and joyous religion.
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Stewart Farrar was one of the world's best-known writers on the subject of Wicca. His books (written with his wife, Janet) which include Eight Sabbats for Witches and The Witches' Way, published by Robert Hale, became standard works. Stewart was also a successful writer of occult novels and of television and radio plays. He lived with his wife in Co. Meath, Ireland, until his death in 2000.Review:
'At last, a really intelligent well-written and informative book on present-day witchcraft.' The Australian 'An engrossing portrayal of the modern coven at work.' Yorkshire Morning Telegraph 'An excellent book about a subject which is too often distorted by sensationalism.' The Book Exchange
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Book Description Robert Hale, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110709090145