Witchcraft for Tomorrow - Doreen Valiente
Doreen Valiente's Witchcraft for Tomorrow is possibly the best book on initiatory Wicca of the Gardnerian-Alexandrian variety for the general reader or the new explorer. Doreen Valiente was initiated as a witch in 1953 and was for some years the head of the first Gardnerian coven. In this book she succeeds in doing something most have not, which is to convey successfully the Craft's rootedness in folk tradition, connection to land, and earthy, real occultism. Her writing embodies both the human warmth and the uncanny mystery of the initiatory tradition. A wonderful read, this is one of Treadwell's top recommendations.
London: Robert Hale, 1993. Paperback, 208 pages. New.