This thoughtful intelligent book introduces the Alexandrian witchcraft branch of initiatory Wicca. It was written in the mid 1980s, and remains one of Treadwell's favourites even though it is out of print. It sheds insights which are hugely illuminating to both Gardnerians and Alexandrians alike, with perspectives which repay consideration. The Farrars interviewed many for the book, and it is generously sprinkled with quotes from other witches active in Britain at the time. It's stood the test of time, remaining fresh and alive.  Black-and-white illustrations, along with four pages of monochrome photographs, show Gerald, Maxine, Alex, the Farrars, the Farrars' outdoor altar, Kevin Carlyon, and the Farrars' coven at the time. 



London: Piatkus, 1987. First Edition. Hardback, 183 pp + 12 pp. Glossary and appendices.


The Life & Times of A Modern Witch, Janet and Stewart Farrar, 1987. 12 x 14 cms, 183 pp + 12 pp Glosary and appendices. Bound in publisher's original black cloth, titled in gilt to spine. Bumping to head and tail of spine, minor shelfwear to corners. Some fading to extremities, with minor soiling to front board, previous owner's initials in green highlighter to lower edge. Internally clean, tight and solid. In bright example of the dustwrapper, with some peeling and creasing to the panel tops, with one small closed tear to the rear panel. Dustwrapper is clipped. Overall a very good copy of an 80's classic.



The Life and Times of A Modern Witch - Janet & Stewart Farrar