Pagan Books v2.2
in the Database>
Witchvox Chapter: Pagan Books
||Chapter Page Views: 8,468,349
Isaac Bonewits' controversial book on Witchcraft|
Bonewits’s Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca
Author: Isaac Bonewits [a Witchvox Sponsor]
Publisher: Citadel Press / Kensington
Category: Witchcraft History & Practice Level: All
This is the fourth edition of the work formerly known as "Witchcraft: A Concise Guide." It discusses the many kinds of activities (real and imagined) that have been called "witchcraft" over the centuries. It includes a preface and appendix by Ashleen O'Gaea (author of "The Family Wicca Book") , a succinct history of Wicca's true origins, a glossary, a recommended (and not!) reading list, an analysis of where Wiccan ritual came from (and how and why it works) , a new appendix on recent historical research into the "Burning Times" by Jenny Gibbons, and an introduction to Wiccan duotheology. This book is the fruit of the author's over thirtyfive years of Wiccan research and practice and will be quoted and argued over for years to come. The new edition has corrections to some of the author's previous theories and terminology, based on new research and historical findings.
Already it has caused enormous controversy among those who have profited from unprovable and/or implausible claims about "secret Family Traditions" of Witchcraft, as well as Christian fundamentalists and Wiccan extremists of all persuasions. It has, however, delighted scholars, beginning Witches and longtime Wiccans with its blend of history, duotheology, ritual technique, and humor.
Ronald Hutton, author of "Triumph of the Moon, " says, "It has all of the clarity, energy, wit and erudition to which I am accustomed in the rest of his work, and I am sure that it will now take its place in the canon of essential reading for American Pagans. The sections on the USA itself augmented my knowledge of the history of modern Witchcraft there in the most delightful of fashions."
Gavin & Yvonne Frost said, "In the extensive literature on the history of Witchcraft, this excellent book fills a great need. It is written by a well-informed insider without the bias of establishment/ conventional thinking. We both thoroughly enjoyed Isaac's treatment of history that spans the many centuries of suppression and the killing of hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of scapegoats. Whatever your spiritual path, if you want to know the truth about the Burning Times and are interested in this new spirituality, this book is for you. Witches and Wiccans: Whatever branch of the Craft you espouse, this book and its overview will put that branch into perspective with the history of the movement. "
PanGaia magazine said, "Fabulous -- an intriguing way to begin research on Witchcraft."
Ashleen O'Gaea, author of "Family Wicca Book, " says, "His reading list alone makes this book indispensable on any serious priest's or priestess' bookshelf."
And Witchvox's own Fritz Jung says, "Clearly some of the best work we've seen in years. We are proud to call Isaac 'one of our own'."
Read it for yourself and see what all the fuss is about!
Where To Buy: Occult, metaphysical, and New Age bookstores, chain bookstores, major online bookstores including Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and Walmart.com.
Hot link to --> Pagan Shops in Your Town
Hot link to --> Pagan Shops on the Net
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.