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The Wicca Handbook

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  593 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Eileen Holland. This book is both a tutorial for new witches and a reference book for experienced practitioners. Covers the many ways there are to be a witch -- as a solitary practitioner, or part of a coven following one of many traditions. Holland shares useful information for writing spells, creating rituals, and making tools, charms, and potions. She also includes an i ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Weiser Books
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Sabrina  Brawley
Handbooks for the modern witch are in ample supply these days, and regardless of which tradition they follow, all contain pretty much the same information. It's difficult to tout one over the other to a fledgling Pagan. However, most Wiccans look to the "father of American Wicca," Raymond Buckland, as a respected elder, and his own witchcraft guides are among the all-time bestsellers of the genre. So the fact that Eileen Holland managed to obtain Buckland's glowing praise for the foreward to The ...more
Chloe Natasha
Jun 05, 2016 Chloe Natasha rated it it was amazing
This is, as stated, a Wicca handbook and a brilliant one at that! I bought this book a couple of years ago, had skimmed through it, and set it aside to collect dust. Having recently found it again and read through it, rekindling my passion for magick and deities, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's certainly a book you have to own, as I found that it works best as a reference book for a practising witch. Everything is separated and chaptered wonderfully, making it easy to find what you're looking for ...more
Joseph Salvatore Vitale
Jan 04, 2012 Joseph Salvatore Vitale rated it it was amazing
I have read this book in my High School years I am now 24 and have picked it up again to reinitiate myself to my craft recently going through two years of terrible times, it has given me hope, information, and love for being a Wiccan and the hell with all the haters "God and Magick don't mix" silliest statement ever uttered, oh ignorance! Eileen writes as if she is speaking to you and it's a great comfort even if your hard on cash and don't have your Witches tool box.
Artemis
Jul 02, 2016 Artemis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great book exploring Wicca and Witchcraft: For newcomers, long-time practitioners or "Wise ones", and the merely curious. I read it in one day.

Personal and serious in language, but not alienating (Eileen Holland seems a very interesting person with very interesting experiences and stories to tell). Though I greatly oppose to using love spells of any kind and I'd never under any circumstances use one - no matter the loophole - or any other magic interfering with anyone's will and with na
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Erika
May 12, 2010 Erika rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the greatest book on the subject but not completely terrible either. If you are thinking of getting this book don't buy it.
Laurie
Aug 12, 2014 Laurie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found that, although I am not Wiccan, there was much of use to me in this book. It is not a book about the Wiccan religion, really, but about spell craft. The wheel of the year is barely mentioned; she gets right down to doing things on your own. Basically, the book is an encyclopedia of correspondences for different aspects of spell crafting. The author includes correspondences for non-Wiccan paths, making them useful for many pagans. The lists cover everything from plants to stones to animal ...more
Cheyenne
Mar 02, 2016 Cheyenne rated it liked it
I was unfortunately borrowing this book from someone. This seems like it would be a good book if you owned it and needed to pull it out to consult days of the year, herbs, crystals, or even ideas for spells. But because I was borrowing this book from someone I was just flipping through 90% of the book be cause it was all spells and charts. If that is the kind of book you need this one would be perfect.
Artful Existence
May 04, 2015 Artful Existence rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
I found this book to be a great addition to my spiritual library. It goes over many important things like different properties of the different times of the day, year, seasons, etc. I recommend this book as a supplement to your other occult books.
Jessyka
Feb 27, 2014 Jessyka rated it it was amazing
I read this book at about 17-18, I am now 33. It is still on my bookshelf & have read parts again. I have thought of sitting down & reading it again cover to cover. It was a great, informative book on Wicca.
Alex
Jan 13, 2015 Alex added it
Shelves: wicca
I thought it was a good book with lots of good information. It is definitely a good reference to have.
Hayley
Dec 13, 2012 Hayley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I hvae read on Wicca, and it was very interesting. I was reading more out of acaemic interest, rather than wanting to become a witch. The first section the most interesting, explaining a lot about the beliefs of wiccans and the history of the religion. The second and third contained a lot of lists, and are more for general reference rather than just reading straight, but still had some interesting informtaion. It was all very well written, and I'd recommend this book for a ...more
Sharnie Ellis
Dec 28, 2015 Sharnie Ellis rated it really liked it
Shelves: paganism
Excellent sourcebook!
Rusty
Dec 05, 2013 Rusty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
I found this book to be excellent. It was well thought out and the information contained in it was clear and complete. I loved the detail the author went into, and I would highly recommend this book to anyone. I refer to it all the time.

The Correspondences sections are amazingly full of detail. I love them. The information on the Wheel of the Year is easy to understand, which I enjoy. The section on Health and Healing is very good. And the section on animals is great.

This is an excellent referen
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Lexi
Nov 20, 2015 Lexi rated it it was amazing
good
DarkDungeon
Aug 01, 2009 DarkDungeon rated it really liked it
A very good reference for anyone beginning their foray into the world of Wicca, or for those with a passing interest in the subject wanting to know more. It gives you plenty of information on the religion without being too daunting, which is perfect for a beginners handbook. Plugged with references to many other Wicca guidebooks, and perhaps more importantly a considerable list of magical item references for specific spells and rituals, I would gladly recommend this to any new practitioner of th ...more
Jessica
Jan 21, 2016 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015, 2016
It was a good introduction to Wicca, and it felt like she was talking directly to you as if in a conversation.
Sharon
Sep 08, 2007 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Wiccans/Pagans
Eileen Holland is the single most authoritative voice in Modern Wicca since Scott Cunningham. If you are starting on the Wiccan Path or just merely curious about who Wiccans are and what they believe, this book is an absolute necessity to gain a thorough and accurate understanding of REAL witches. No flying lawnmowers here... an excellent resource.
Janine
Jul 12, 2015 Janine rated it liked it
Wasn't what I needed but was ok
Nikki Champoux
This book is a great source of knowledge but not any easy read. It is more sort of a reference book to Wicca, then a tool to learn what Wicca is all about. If you need to know which god or goddess to call upon it is great and completely well laid out and resourceful.
Linda
This is a fantastic book, easy to understand, and she knows you questions before you actually ask them.
I recommend this book to all beginners in Wicca
Bladestryke
Jun 18, 2015 Bladestryke rated it really liked it
I docked it a star since she does go into some gray areas but for the most part a huge source of information. A great addition to your library
Varja Askeland
Nov 11, 2012 Varja Askeland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simply amazing ! One of the best books I've read about the craft. She doesn't only cover: How?, she also explains: Why?

HIGHLY RECOMMEND !
Patti
Sep 21, 2009 Patti rated it it was amazing
This is a phenomenal book. Full of interesting, useful information. Holland has a flair for writing which made this book very enjoyable.
Letitia
Apr 11, 2014 Letitia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: occult
I enjoyed this book, and got a lot out of it. I also find myself going back to it again and again for reference.
Amanda Buffington
AMAZING book :) it helped me like you wouldnt believe :) so many good tips and its very conversational :)
Sophia
Mar 30, 2011 Sophia is currently reading it
I love this book! ive gotten so much information and im not even close to done yet!
Amelia
Dec 15, 2007 Amelia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: personal-library
This is a great book. It really takes the mystery out of the Wiccan religion
Padhopper
Oct 19, 2012 Padhopper rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful reference book, for anyone interested in Wicca.
Kelly
Dec 31, 2013 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own-3
best book i've read for a beginner yet!
Storm
Feb 14, 2016 Storm rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants an overview about the craft.
Very good overview.
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