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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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David
Feb 22, 2008 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.
J.A.
Aug 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
Yvonne
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: wicca, witchcraft
This book is an interesting read. He presents some different ideas about Scottish witchcraft, such as using one's dirk for both magickal and mundane works (whereas, in modern day Wicca most people have their ceremonial knife aka the athame and use it primarily for magickal workings) - which actually made sense to me as I read it. If one thinks back to previous centuries, how many of the common folk in rural communities could afford to buy or make an athame and never use it for everyday tasks? If ...more
Rik Potter
I bought this book a few years ago, and I only recently gave it a proper read-through. Since my magical path is exclusively Celtic I wanted to learn more about Scottish Witchcraft. This book was first published in 1991, (25 years ago) so I'm certain there is much more to Witchcraft in Scotland than what is outlined here, and many other traditions. This particular book focuses on the Pecti-Wita practices. Raymond Buckland states that this practice is not exactly Wiccan, although it's followers ac ...more
Rebecca_harley
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
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.
Pixie
Apr 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: library, paperback
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.
Cerisse
Nov 08, 2012 added it
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good book on history
Eric
Jul 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: old-ways-stuff
Very good book here. It was more historical/sociological in scope, and that really appealed to me. Good book on the subject!!!
Heather turner
Jan 05, 2012 rated it liked it
slow read but ok
Anastacia
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though the history is indeed questionable in Buckland's book, the topics and the exploration of the Picti is very interesting. I enjoyed reading it and found it inspiring for my own writing.
Jennifer
Buckland is NOT one of my favorite authors but this was actually not bad. A good overall look at the tradtions of Scotland.
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Known as "The Father of American Wicca," Raymond Buckland was responsible for introducing Wicca to the United States. He was the author of the first American book on the Old Religion written by a witch - WITCHCRAFT FROM THE INSIDE - and has since written nearly sixty others, including the classic BUCKLAND'S COMPLETE BOOK OF WITCHCRAFT and the three encyclopedias: THE WITCH BOOK, THE FORTUNETELLING ...more
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