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Scottish Witchcraft: The History and Magick of the Picts

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From the ancient misty Highlands of Scotland come the secrets of the solitary Witchcraft practice of the mysterious early Keltic people. PectiWita emphasizes living and blending of magick into everyday life. Here, for the first time, are full details of this solitary branch of the Old Ways, their celebrations, talismans, song and dance, herbal lore, runes and glyphs, and r ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 8th 1991 by Llewellyn Publications
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Jun 16, 2008 David added it
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I read this as a young teenager and thought it all sounded neat, even if getting a whole new set of working tools was too impractical for me. However, I would now implore anyone interested in this to first read some scholarly books on Scottish history, especially what is actually known about the Picts. Then you can adequately judge this volume for yourself.
Wicca with a Highlands slant. There are a few new ideas here, and I like the idea of a keekstane - I'm still looking for mine - and the presentation is well done by one of the perennial grand masters of the metaphysical library. Very enjoyable.
Although I don't think much of this book is historically accurate and perhaps the author's opinion encroaches a little too much, I still found it a relatively interesting read. Most of this interesting information was found in the final appendix at the end of the book, which I feel would have been better placed in the first chapter.
This book had some interesting information in it, but for the most part it was the same stuff worded differently. I was hoping for more information on the Druid society in Scottish witchcraft but there was only a tiny amount on them.
Buckland is NOT one of my favorite authors but this was actually not bad. A good overall look at the tradtions of Scotland.
Very good book here. It was more historical/sociological in scope, and that really appealed to me. Good book on the subject!!!
Willa Grant
I am not wild about the author but from what I have learned over the years this is the real info.
Sep 18, 2014 Cerisse added it
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good book on history
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slow read but ok
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