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"Buckland's Book of Saxon Witchcraft" was one of the first books to explore Wicca from a solitary perspective. Originally written 30 years ago to correct abuses he saw occurring in covens, Buckland offered Wiccan seekers an introductory text on Saxon witchcraft or Seax-Wicca, which can be practiced alone. Buckland presents meticulously researched information on the time-ho ...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Weiser Books (first published May 31st 1974)
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Chris Meyer
Originally published in 1974 as "The Tree," this work was groundbreaking in that it was the first published account of Craft rituals and perhaps more importantly, allowed for self-initiation, so those would-be practitioners of the craft far from a coven could participate too.
An OK book just not my type of witchcraft I suppose. Very male-female oriented though, to be fair, Buckland acknowledges this and does not really encourage LGBT members to pursue his tradition (because of the male-female/fertility focus, not homophobia.)
Evie Polkadot
I loved this. As someone who preferred the early Saxon period, as opposed to the later, Christian times, this book was a great inspiration for my re-enacting. Even if it wasn't totally true to life!
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