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The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-paganism

by Raymond Buckland Author

From the late, great Raymond Buckland, considered one of the world’s foremost experts on the occult and Wicca practices, and who has been widely credited with introducing Wicca to the United States, The Witch Book is a true encyclopedia of Witchcraft. Featuring 560 information-packed entries, over 100 photos and illustrations, and a resource section, this book focuses on the Western European and New World versions of Witchcraft, paganism, and magic, from pre-Christian times to the 20th century. Along with its thorough coverage of culture, history, and practice, The Witch Book also examines how witches ended up being broadly connected, albeit wrongly, to Satanism and black magic.