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Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed

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Revealing the secrets of ancient rituals and the philosophy of witchcraft, this book delves deep into modern witchcraft. The nature of the rites are shown to revolve around traditional witchcraft passed down from ancient times.'
Paperback, 203 pages
Published August 1st 1990 by Phoenix Publishing (WA)
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Steve Cran
Jun 18, 2012 Steve Cran rated it it was amazing
Doreen Valiente is a pioneer when it comes to Witchcraft. She got started with Gerald Gardener and Wicca and then moved on to join up with Robert Cochrane and the Clan of Tubal Caine. This book, however is not authored by Doreen Valiente but rather it is authored Evan John Jones. Valiente wrote the forward. Evan John Jones wrote a book about the Clan of Tubal Caine Witchcraft and made the teaching of Robert Cochrane available to the masses. Some Witches may decree this openness but he sees it as ...more
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May 13, 2015 Chris rated it it was ok
First off, don't be enticed by Doreen Valiente's name appearing on the title as she only wrote the introduction. The book itself was written by Evan John Jones and Valiente had nothing to do with it.

Honestly, I have mixed feelings on this text, but found it extremely disappointing to the point where I skipped through most of it for a variety of reasons. I found that certain parts were either very rambly, irrelevant to my current practice, or full of 'Murrayisms' which bothered me greatly. Howeve
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Doreen Edith Dominy Valiente was an influential English Wiccan who was involved in a number of different early traditions, including Gardnerian Wicca, Cochrane's Craft and the Coven of Atho. Responsible for writing much of the early Gardnerian religious liturgy, in later years she also helped to play a big part in bringing the Neopagan religion of Wicca to wider public attention through the ...more
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