Bonewits's Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca

Bonewits s Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca This is a encyclopedia of witchraft and Wicca providing a history of belief and ritual practices of Neopagan Witches an overview of the evolution and central tenets of modern Paganism and advice on

  • Title: Bonewits's Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca
  • Author: Isaac Bonewits
  • ISBN: 9780806527116
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is a encyclopedia of witchraft and Wicca, providing a history of belief and ritual practices of Neopagan Witches, an overview of the evolution and central tenets of modern Paganism and advice on rituals, poetry and magical ethics.

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    1. I loved this book! It's not only a must-read for "newcomers" to the Craft but also for the Elders of the Craft! Like Hutton's 'Triumph' this book is groundbreaking and a very worthy read when you want to know about Wicca's true history. Whereas I do think that the lack of evidence doesn't necessarily prove that our religion isn't a survival, it still seems very unlikely that it is (which doesn't make it illegitimate or anything, though) The romantic in me wants to believe but for now we'll have [...]

    2. “Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca” is aptly titled. By no means is this meant to be the only book on Wicca or Witchcraft you should ever have to read but it does serve as a solid introduction to the subject for those who are unfamiliar with it and also as a consolidation of ideas that those experienced in this topic will find useful and accurate. In the Preface he explains his biases and experience in the field of Witchcraft and Wicca, something I honestly wish more auth [...]

    3. Isaac Bonewits was the Bill Bryson of Paganism: able to distill a ridiculous amount of information down to a short, highly readable form. The first half of this book is a history of the idea of witchcraft, from the middle ages through Gerald Gardner to the present day. The chapters on the growth of American witchcraft and Paganism benefit from Bonewits's having been involved in those movements from very early on: he has first- and second-hand information that many other Craft historians lack. Th [...]

    4. This book is worth reading, especially for people of the craft, and essential for Isaac fans. Isaac always gave his opinions in a comical fashion, but he also backed up what he said with references. You can see he has a bias against the craft, because he chose Druidry and to help build a new Druid religious system. Obviously the craft he was initiated into, wasn't enough for him. That just means he has a Druid's perspective and a first hand perspective since he writes about a lot of American wit [...]

    5. I believe that one of the most important things that a teacher of the Craft can impart on their students is an understanding of the difference between our mythology and our history. While both are vitally important to understanding where we came from and who we're trying to become, it is a distinction that needs to be made. Many books (too many) claim the created mythology of the "history of modern Wicca" as real history. Bonewits, however, makes the distinction clearly and relatively concisely, [...]

    6. this is more of a history/debunking myth book than a standard wicca 101 how to book. he touches on many of the same points as Hutton did in The Triumph of the Moon but the presentation here is far more concise and written for a more general audience. i enjoy the authors "let's dispense with the bullshit" approach as well as his humor/sarcasm. this is the first book of his i've read and i will definitely seek out more. the book contains a very useful and very detailed recommended reading list.

    7. Bonewits has written a very handy guide that takes the reader through a likely sociological history of western European paganism - from ancient times to the present-day neopagan movement. His stance seems neutral to me, and I appreciated the occasional snippet of humour to lighten the tone. I appreciated as well his citations, and his assessment of other sources seemed quite unbiased. All in all, a very approachable book that demystified a few things for me.

    8. I immensely enjoyed this book. I read an older version witchcraft a concise guide and will get this one soon and re-read it. This is definitely not a typical introduction to Wicca. it clears all the misconception about the roots of witchcraft. I have not read a book quite like this one before. I enjoy his humor which some might probably be offended by. This is now on my must-read list for new Wiccans.

    9. My interest in this book was purely academic--I'm not a Pagan, Wiccan, or involved in any other sort of nature religion. Still, the book was very informative, well-written, and well-researched. Bonewits' style is easy to read, tongue-in-cheek, and occasionally hilarious. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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