London, UK: Robert Hale Ltd, 2011. Paperback, 271 pages. New.
Ruickbie explores the roots of today’s core images of witchcraft, starting out in the myths religions of the ancient world, and then looks at how those how those ideas and images were reformulated in the early modern era. Finally we see the ideas at the heart of Wicca. This book arose from the author’s doctoral research into the mysticism, magic and social meaning of Wicca. Leo Ruickbie has lectured at Treadwells (Nov 2014) on ‘Naked Witches’ and has a popular witchcraft blog. Treadwells recommends this book as intelligent and accessible.
This copy is signed by the author.