Wicca og Wicca`s historie

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Her finner du bra bøker om hva Wicca er, Wicca praksis og Wiccas historie. 

 

Wicca: A comprehensive guide to the Old Religion in the modern world

by Vivianne Crowley

 
Wicca is said to be the oldest religion in the world. Today, growing numbers of people are becoming attracted to the old way. In this bestselling, introductory book, Vivianne Crowley explains the way of the Witch and shows the relevance of modern Wicca in today's world.

• Wicca has sold over 75,000 copies since publication.
• Regarded as the classic text on the subject and recommended reading in many Wiccan websites and publications.
• Vivianne Crowley is the leading authority in this field.
• Paganism is the fastest growing spirituality in the UK and US, according to recent newspaper surveys, especially amongst young people
 
ISBN 0722532717 (ISBN13: 9780722532713)
 

Witchcraft for Tomorrow

by Doreen Valiente (Editor)

 
Since the publication of her previous books on witchcraft, Doreen Valiente has received many letters asking -How can I find a witches' coven? How can I become a witch?- This book gives the answers. It tells you what the old religion of witchcraft has to offer the new age; how the ago-old Craft of the Wise can be practiced in the modern world; how to initiate yourself and start your own coven. The author has been a practicing witch since 1953, and in this book she gives a new Book of Shadows (the witch's handbook of rituals and instructions) based upon ancient magical tradition but geared to present times. Included are spells, incantations, witch songs, and practical advice on how to run a coven and how to acquire your own collection of magical implements. 
 
ISBN 0919345832 (ISBN13: 9780919345836)
 

A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook

by Janet FarrarStewart Farrar

 
This collection includes two books in one volume, Eight Sabbats for Witches and The Witches' Way and is the most comprehensive and revealing work on the principles, rituals and beliefs of modern witchcraft.
 
ISBN 0919345921 (ISBN13: 9780919345928)
 

The Spiral Dance: A Rebirth of the Ancient Religion of the Great Goddess

by Starhawk 

The twentieth anniversary edition of The Spiral Dance celebrates the pivotal role the book has had in bringing Goddess worship to the religious forefront. This bestselling classic is both an unparalleled reference on the practices and philosophies of Witchcraft and a guide to the life-affirming ways in which readers can turn to the Goddess to deepen their sense of personal pride, develop their inner power, and integrate mind, body, and spirit. Starhawk's brilliant, comprehensive overview of the growth, suppression, and modern-day re-emergence of Wicca as a Goddess-worshipping religion has left an indelible mark on the feminist spiritual consciousness.

In a new introduction, Starhawk reveals the ways in which Goddess religion and the practice of ritual have adapted and developed over the last twenty years, and she reflects on the ways in which these changes have influenced and enhanced her original ideas. In the face of an ever-changing world, this invaluable spiritual guidebook is more relevant than ever.
 
 
ISBN 0062516329 (ISBN13: 9780062516329)
 

Witchcraft Today

by Gerald B. Gardner

Commemorating its 50th anniversary is an expanded edition of the first Wicca book, by the father of the Pagan renaissance.

ISBN 0806525932 (ISBN13: 9780806525938)

 

Aradia: Gospel of the Witches

by Charles Godfrey Leland

Its accuracy is disputed by some, while others consider it a vital resource for studying and understanding Italian witch folklore of the 19th century. What is certain is that this 1899 classic has become a foundational document of modern Wicca and neopaganism. Leland claimed his "witch informant," a fortune-teller named Maddalena, supplied him with the secret writings that he translated and combined with his research on Italian pagan tradition to create a gospel of pagan belief and practice. Here, in the story of the goddess Aradia, who came to Earth to champion oppressed peasants in their fight against their feudal overlords and the Catholic Church, are the chants, prayers, spells, and rituals that have become the centerpieces of contemporary pagan faiths. American journalist and folklorist CHARLES GODFREY LELAND (1824-1903) was editor of Continental Monthly during the Civil War and coined the term emancipation as an alternative to abolition, but he is best remembered for his books on ethnography, folklore, and language, including The Gypsies (1882), The Hundred Riddles of the Fairy Bellaria (1892), and Unpublished Legends of Virgil (1899). 
 
 
ISBN 1602063028 (ISBN13: 9781602063020)
 

Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe

by Raven Grimassi

Italian Witchcraft (previously titled Ways of the Strega) by respected author Raven Grimassi is more than just a book about Witchcraft. In it you will find the history of this ancient tradition, its legends and myths, as well as the rituals and rites that you can do today. If you're already a Witch but are thinking about other traditions, this is the book for you. 
 
 
ISBN 1567182593 (ISBN13: 9781567182590)
 

The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

by Ronald Hutton

 
Here is a book that brings witchcraft out of the shadows. The Triumph of the Moon is the first full-scale study of the only religion England has ever given the world--modern pagan witchcraft, otherwise known as wicca. Meticulously researched, it provides a thorough account of an ancient religion that has spread from English shores across four continents.
For centuries, pagan witchcraft has been linked with chilling images of blood rituals, ghostlike druids, and even human sacrifices. But while Robert Hutton explores this dark side of witchery, he stresses the positive, reminding us that devotion to art, the natural world, femininity, and the classical deities are also central to the practice of wicca. Indeed, the author shows how leading figures in English literature--W.B. Yeats, D.H. Lawrence, and Robert Graves, just to name a few--celebrated these positive aspects of the religion in their work, thereby softening the public perception of witchcraft in Victorian England. From cunning village folk to freemasons and from high magic to the black arts, Hutton chronicles the fascinating process by which actual wiccan practices evolved into what is now a viable modern religion. He also presents compelling biographies of wicca's principal figures, such as Gerald Gardner, who was inducted into a witch coven at the age of 53, and recorded many clandestine rituals and beliefs.
Ronald Hutton is known for his colorful, provocative, and always thoroughly researched studies on original subjects. This work is no exception. It will appeal to anyone interested in witchcraft, paganism and alternative religions.
 
 
ISBN 0192854496 (ISBN13: 9780192854490)
 
 

Gerald Gardner and the Cauldron of Inspiration: An Investigation into the Sources of Gardnerian Witchcraft

by Philip Heselton

 
ISBN 1861631642 (ISBN13: 9781861631640)
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