The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

The Element Encyclopedia of Witchcraft (Element Encyclopedia)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  554 ratings  ·  17 reviews
A comprehensive reference work exploring all facets of witchcraft, and the companion volume to The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells.
Hardcover, 887 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Thorsons
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Wicca by Scott CunninghamDrawing Down the Moon by Margot AdlerThe Spiral Dance by StarhawkThe Triumph of the Moon by Ronald HuttonA Witches' Bible by Janet Farrar
Best Pagan Non Fiction Reads
16th out of 128 books — 133 voters
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. RowlingCity of Bones by Cassandra ClareTiger's Quest by Colleen HouckHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Favourite Books Of The Last Decade
237th out of 363 books — 169 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 1,309)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Donna
This "review"'s going to deviate from my standard reviews a bit. Back to your regularly scheduled reviewing next time.

A commenter on my other blog and I were having a little conversation about book buying in the comments of one of my posts there. I don’t know about you, but right now I need more books like I need a double lobotomy. Like I told him in my comment, when I went to pre-order Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side, I just had to pick up Why We Suck by Dr. Denis Leary. The man is m...more
Espresso


Not a complete waste of time. Interesting historical notations lead to further study.
Tracey-anne Mccartney
Full of information, a comprehensive volume.
C.J. Moseley
A reasonable summation of Neo-pagan belief systems. Very useful for any author who intends to write paranormal fiction with spells, but there are better resources available.
Lori Schiele
A 886 page book that covers everything related to witchcraft including animals, botany, fairies, the Horned One and how he relates (or doesn't) to the Christian Devil, magickal places and things, Women's Mysteries and even the "Witchcraft Hall of Fame". A must-read for anyone interested in witchcraft.
Jovy
Good reference especially if your reading a story about witchcraft...covens...potions... spells. Also have a good historical information. It's almost like the Wikipedia of witchcraft but more comprehensive and you don't have to go from one screen to a different screen...
Tara
As I stated before, Judika Illes is a fabulous writer. Her research is factual and informative. I highly recommend tis book as a companion to The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells.
Olivia Gourlay
It is a very infromative book. Perfect for Neopagans. The goddess is centre of many neopagan religions. To learn more about the goddess go to www.yoni.com
Simba
I like it. The section on witch trials is interesting, and it has a lot of titbits of intriguing information
Nawal Al Hosani Scorpion DOADA
Its a reference as the title sugguests.... & Really detailed and informative and some what inspiring....
Nikki Ashendorf
This is a great book of info and hystory of witchcraft, a great reference companion for any witch/pagan.
Gwnhwyfer
Jul 15, 2011 Gwnhwyfer marked it as looks-interesting
From the bibliography of Ellen Dugan's Green Witch's Herbal (2009).
Paganwitch
Everything you ever wanted to know about witchcraft.
Carol Dobson
A wonderful and comprehensive account of witchcraft
Eileen Fikes
Apr 16, 2009 Eileen Fikes rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to know
Full of information....Love it!!!
Eileen Fikes
Apr 16, 2009 Eileen Fikes rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: To anyone who wants to know
Loved this book....Great information
Lyn Mckenzie
so much information!!!!!!
Mary
Jan 07, 2008 Mary rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Mary by: Tessa
THE Staple. 'nuff said.
Lizzie Larue
Lizzie Larue marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Timey-wimey-messenger
Timey-wimey-messenger marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2014
Karoline Dryzaite
Karoline Dryzaite marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2014
Ravenwolf
Ravenwolf marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2014
Artful Existence
Artful Existence marked it as to-read
Jul 05, 2014
Hannah
Hannah marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2014
Jay
Jay marked it as to-read
Jul 02, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 43 44 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Element Encyclopedia of the Psychic World
  • Grimoire for the Green Witch: A Complete Book of Shadows
  • The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft
  • Utterly Wicked: Curses, Hexes & Other Unsavory Notions
  • Nocturnal Witchcraft: Magick After Dark
  • Natural Magic
  • Element Encyclopedia Of Secret Signs And Symbols The Ultimate A Z Guide From Alchemy To The Zodiac
  • A Witch's Halloween: A Complete Guide to the Magick, Incantations, Recipes, Spells and Lore
  • Spell Crafts: Creating Magical Objects
  • The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting
  • The Real Witches' Kitchen
  • The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures: The Ultimate A-Z of Fantastic Beings From Myth and Magic
  • The Urban Primitive: Paganism in the Concrete Jungle
  • A Witch Alone: Thirteen Moons to Master Natural Magic
  • Sabbats: A Witch's Approach to Living the Old Ways
  • Wicca: A Year and a Day: 366 Days of Spiritual Practice in the Craft of the Wise
  • Moon Magick: Myth & Magic, Crafts & Recipes, Rituals & Spells
  • Practical Candleburning Rituals: Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose
245788
Born in New York City, my metaphysical career began early: My first encounter with tarot cards at age six was also my first experience of love at first sight! That passion still burns true. Although I do practice other forms of divination, tarot remains the foundation of my practice.

A lifelong pursuit of metaphysical wisdom followed and continues: astrology, mythology, Kabbalah, the Egyptian myst...more
More about Judika Illes...
Encyclopedia of Spirits: The Ultimate Guide to the Magic of Fairies, Genies, Demons, Ghosts, Gods & Goddesses The Element Encyclopedia of 1000 Spells Pure Magic: A Complete Course in Spellcasting The Weiser Field Guide to Witches: From Hexes to Hermione Granger, from Salem to the Land of Oz The Element Encyclopedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts

Share This Book