This labyrinthine and extraordinary book, first published more than fifty years ago, was the outcome of Graves's vast reading and curious research into strange territories of folklore, mythology, religion and magic. It was profoundly influential upon the evolution of Wicca and upon its spread, as this was a book which inpsired many to seek witchcraft and its mysteries. This new edition has been prepared by Grevel Lindop, who has written an illuminating introduction. The text incorporates all Graves's final revisions, as well as his replies totwo of the original reviewers, and a long essay in which he describes the months of inspiration in which The White Goddess was written. A seminal text, recommended for everyone with an inner witchy muse.

Faber & Faber, 1999 (first published 1948). Paperback, 520 pages. New.

The White Goddess - Robert Graves