Witchcraft Today

Witchcraft Today

An Encyclopedia of Wiccan and Neopagan Traditions

Book - 1999
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ABC-CLIO

A clear, concise overview of the origins and history of the Wiccan and Neopagan movements, with A–Z coverage of concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners.


• Thorough introduction explains the origin and history of contemporary Wiccan and Neopagan beliefs

• Provides A–Z coverage of Neopagan concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners ranging from African Religions and Celtic Tradition to Numerology and Theosophy

• A documents section reprints texts important to the central belief system of Wiccans and Neopagans, including the text of Charge of the Goddess

• Thorough chronology detailing the development of these modern religions


A clear, concise overview of the origins and history of the Wiccan and Neopagan movements, with A–Z coverage of concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners.



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From Abramelin (a 15th-century German-Jewish mage) to Yule (the Saxon winter solstice), some 200 entries explain and illustrate terms and personalities involved in the current revival of Wicca and other neopagan religious movements. The editors also include an explanatory introduction offering an overview of various neopagan movements, a chronology, and a few documents illustrating initiation rituals and coven rules. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c1999
ISBN: 9781576071342
1576071340
Branch Call Number: SHARED SYSTEM
Characteristics: xliii, 377 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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