The Craft – A Witch’s Book of Shadows

August 12, 2015 - Comment

Celebrate the changing of the seasons and the beauty and power of the Moon, the Stars, and the Sun. Written by a Witch who has spent many years teaching the Craft of Wicca to newcomers, this introductory guide presents everything you need to know for successful witchery, including: ·An essential set of instructions and guidelines

Celebrate the changing of the seasons and the beauty and power of the Moon, the Stars, and the Sun. Written by a Witch who has spent many years teaching the Craft of Wicca to newcomers, this introductory guide presents everything you need to know for successful witchery, including:

·An essential set of instructions and guidelines for beginning the practice of the Ancient arts
·An overview of Wiccan beliefs, laws, rules, and principles
·Directions for creating and using basic tools of the Craft–athame, wand, cup, pentacle, cauldron, broom, black mirror, and meditation
·Easy-to-follow instructions for altar setup, circle-casting, building power, Deity invocation, and more
·An assortment of miscellaneous spells, chants, and invocations for a variety of purposes

Walk the path of the Witch-live in harmony and balance, and discover the sacred within the natural world with The Craft.

The first thing Dorothy Morrison hopes to establish in The Craft is what the Craft is not. “It has nothing to do with canned magic, or flying through the air, or snapping lightning from your fingertips,” she explains. And no matter how practiced you are, Morrison assures readers it won’t give you the power to “turn your enemies into toads so you can set them on the highway.” Explaining what the Craft actually is takes more time and thought–both of which Morrison offers in her typically warm, humorous, and concise style throughout this all-inclusive handbook.

Wiccans, who are the main practitioners of the Craft, have one overriding commandment, according to Morrison: if it harms no one, do what you will. It is a reminder that every action, thought, and spell has a ripple effect, so be sure that all your work is for the good. This responsible attitude seeps into every page of this practical magic handbook. Expect a highly detailed account of spells, wand skills, sample blessings, altar setups, invocations, and examples of how to use a cup, pentacle, cauldron, and athame (a double-edge knife that should never be used to draw blood). Morrison closes with a Craft calendar, listing celebrations and rituals for every month and season of the year. –Gail Hudson

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Amanda says:

Essential for even Advanced Witches! I do not give many good reviews, but in my belief, this book deserves a great, glowing, FANTASTIC one, even though I did not agree with some of the correspondences and dream meanings( who ever does?). Most Wicca 101 books have the same thing over and over: history, tools, ethics, sabbats, and a couple of spells. This book covers each of these subjects in *complete* detail, (in all my time of Wicca, I have never seen a book have the entire Book of Law, Rede, creed, and analyses each throughly)…

Amanda says:

An ESSANTIAL book for Wiccan Librarys! This book is one of the best books i have come alongin my study of the craft. This book contains information on Wicca(ex. The Wiccan Rede, principeles, creed) including the book of law in the Appendix. There is information on the elements, and exercises to help you with them, correspondences, herb/flower/tree information, and rituals to help you with Sabbats. It even provides information on ritual tools, but gives information on how to make them! It explains magickal timing, like…

Amazon Customer "Two Bears" says:

basic 101 introduction to Wicca “The Craft” is a basic 101 introduction to Georgian Wicca (The form of Wicca practised by Ms. Morrison).I wish to commend Ms. Morrison on the following sections of “The Craft”.”The Craft” is one of the best Wiccan books I have read dealing with the ethics of magick. (I wish more magick books dealt with the ethics of magick)Page 3-4: “The Craft is accepting, generous, and loving. It’s gentle, unobtrusive and supportive. It’s an ethical way of lifethat, once embraced,…

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