The Rebirth of Witchcraft - Doreen Valiente
Doreen Valiente, one of witchcraft's most widely known figures, was a close friend of the late Gerald Gardner, and a leading writer on the tradition. In this 1989 memoir, she records her break with Gardner that split his coven, relates the controversy surrounding Alex Sanders, and recounts memories of many other witches whom she has known, including 'Dafo', Robert Cochrane, Leslie Roberts and Sybil Leek. Doreen Valiente took part in many witchcraft rituals and had strange psychic experiences as a result. This is a wonderful, vibrant book, now in paperback for the first time.
Robert Hale, London, 2007 [first published 1989]. Paperback, 220 pages, new.