An ABC of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
A classic work on Wicca by an early Gardnerian priestess, rich in lore, history, and atmosphere.
Doreen Valiente is one of our favourite authors on witchcraft as a religion practised in British Craft. This book, organised in short chapters arranged alphabetically, introduces the reader to famous witches of history, magical tools, key Gardnerian concepts -- all presented in a literate, clear and genuinely intelligent way which is rich in her folklorically-informed style. First published in 1973, it has never been bettered. If you want an author who embodies solid, warm and evocative witchcraft informed by the British landscape and history, Doreen Valiente is the one to read.
London: Robert Hale, 2108. 400 pages, paperback.