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Publisher's Summary

Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft has influenced and guided countless students, coven initiates, and solitaries around the world. One of modern Wicca's most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with information on rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice. Exam questions are included as part of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training. This complete self-study course in modern Wicca is a treasured classic - an essential and trusted guide that belongs in every Witch's library.

©1986, 2002 Raymond Buckland (P)2014 Tantor

What the critics say

"Quite entertaining, as much for the armchair enthusiast as for the practicing occultist." (Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon)

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Loved it so much that I bought the paperback, too!

Excellent book. It may not 100% apply to your craft, but it's a great starting point for anyone interested in witchcraft. Learning the history behind our modern-day practice is so important.

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Excellent

Super in depth descriptions, loved all of it. I did recognize there is a lot of reference to checking a pdf or the book as it has many, many diagrams in it. This is worth it if you also get a pdf or the book itself along with listening to it.

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Interesting

Very interesting text. Well written and read. I enjoyed it so much that I since have bought a printed copy so I may go back to it any time. I have also listened to this Audible audio book through twice now. it's really that good.

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very ingotmative!

loved it :)
so much information you dont see anywhere else, going to purchase to actual book!

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Informative, highly recommend

This was a nice and pleasant listen. I highly recommend this book to all would-be-wiccans.

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  • Crystal
  • 2016-05-10

SO INSIGHTFUL!!!

This was exactly what I wanted.This book was very thorough, very pleasant to listen to, and I feel like I can have a conversation with someone about Wicca and know what I'm talking about. I think it's beautiful and one of the most reasonable religions I've read up on so far. I feel like I'm more whole having learned about it.

Loved the book, loved the writer, loved the narrator. Very organized, straight forward way to learn about Wicca whether you are seeking to practice or simply understand. I'm very grateful for having had the opportunity to listen.

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  • Alexandra A. Wisniewski
  • 2016-07-28

An excellent explanation of witchcraft

This book is a great great source of information on witchcraft. I recommend this book to anyone seeking the truth.

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  • Sarah Chamberlain
  • 2016-09-10

Get the book too

The print book is better because I like to see things myself. Some of the stuff in here is a little crazy like forging your own knife. But it has a lot of good useful information.

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  • Laura Vetter
  • 2021-07-29

No PDF

I got this to go along with the physical book so I can listen and read at the same time, so when I got it I didn't care. But I'm away from home and listening now and I want to see what he is referring to in "the PDF," but there is no option for it. I can't find it anywhere, I even logged on a computer. There is no PDF accompanying this book, and it's actually pretty important. 5 stars for the book and narration, 1 for the lack of very needed visuals.

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  • Tracey R. Levy
  • 2019-03-01

Classic Text in the Field

Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft is a primary text for study in the field and should be among the core text in your library. The structure is systematic and builds upon the previous chapter, with clear and concise language throughout. Dense with information, Bucklands' treatment on this subject is appropriate for both the novice and expert alike. An essential tool for reference, I highly encourage students to consider adding this text to their library after review.

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  • Andrew and Elizabeth
  • 2016-05-24

very good overview of Wicca

this book does more than go through the various traditions of Wicca. it go through the foundation the most forms of magick. Edgar Balaji the basics of Tarot and other forms of divination meditation ritual Construction spell casting and so much more even if you're not into Wicca Orem burgeoning left hand path practitioner like myself this book is a must-read I recommend that you get the PDF that you can download after having purchased this audiobook without it you miss 90% of books value. after you read the audio book if you have not already purchased the tactile make sure you own it read it study it highlight it annotated it and make this book and all it contains part of your life and part of your soul it will help you no matter what path you walk. I'm a firm believer an intensive study along with unbridled emotional content the two in balance but he had both raging and this book gave me and what I found is severely lacking from the magickvLibrary within Audible

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  • twobrotherscycling
  • 2016-06-09

excellent resource.

Great book with tons of information. A must read for anyone with an interest in pagan religion. I plan to get more of the books from this author.

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  • vanessa kirsten paiano
  • 2020-04-21

Authentic Teachings NOT Newage Babble

If you say with certainty that you like occult and you are not familiar with Raymond Buckland, Gerald Gardner, or Margret Murrey then you are making an understanding based off someone who has studied through these people. I recommend that you own this workbook but relax and let this book read the chapters to you. The only downfall is his supplementary reading is not offered in audible versions.

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  • Ayanna
  • 2017-03-23

Very informative but can be boring

I think this book was very informative but also kind of boring at times. Raymond tends to be kind of complicated cause he is much for doing your athames etc by your own. Can be a. It discouraging for those who do not have blacksmith nearby or cannot do your own knife anyway. Otherwise it is a very good book.

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  • Desiree Woodard
  • 2016-09-15

As a non-witch, this book was an excellent intro

This book gives you an excellent introduction into the craft, divination, magic, crystals, etc. if you want a place to start in your journey, this is a great place to start. If you want to understand what your Wicca friends and family really believe this is the book . Clear, detailed , but in no way exhaustive. Gives you the information you need without over burdening You. I am not a witch; nor do I intend to become one. However, I believe in magik, I believe in the gods and goddesses. So that's where I'm coming from.

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