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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (Sept. 10 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767908457
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767908450
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 43 customer reviews
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Published on the heels of her enthralling memoir, Book of Shadows,Phyllis Curott's second exploration of Wiccan magic, Witch Crafting, delves deeper into the spiritual beliefs and practices of the fastest-growing religion in America. Rather than provide a mechanical course on becoming a witch, Curott wanted to "create an inspiring primer on how to live an empowered, divinely guided, magical life," exploring both the hows and the whys of witchcraft. This substantial volume introduces new practitioners to the techniques and tools of witchcraft, and explains why certain rituals are undertaken. For the experienced practitioner, Witch Crafting encourages deeper spiritual exploration and offers extensive theological discussions about Wiccan practices, past, present, and future. Chapters titled "Divination," "Nature," "Sacred Space," "Witchcraft Without Rules," "Solitary Practice," and "Groups and Covens" are designed to help skilled and new practitioners alike study and perform contemporary acts of magic while examining and developing their own emotions and spiritual beliefs. This is no book of magic potions (although it does supply specific spells and rituals); it's a serious resource for those serious about the fascinating tradition of Wicca. (Ages 14 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Curott (author of the bestselling Book of Shadows, 1998) presents an expansive, poetic and spiritually replete version of the traditional Wiccan how-to. Those who wish to undertake witchcrafting in a serious way will find Curott a wise and inspiring teacher. Systematically covering familiar elements ("Divination," "Sacred Space," "Witchcraft Without Rules"), Curott captures the spirit of Wicca as a religion or personal voyage, rather than a means to an end. The result is enjoyable reading for the merely curious as well as would-be initiates. (on-sale Sept. 11)

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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While the author has some wonderful excercises in expanding and deepening your journey into Wicca, one can help but feel a little misguided. She talks about how the concept of the ThreeFold Law is outdated, inappropriate and inaccurate. Ok, that's the way that she feels. But it sounds like she's slapping people such as Gerald Gardner in the face. Is it outdated? Maybe. But it is no more outdated than the Qabalistic ritual that makes up most of Wiccan ritual. While it's true that the ThreeFold Law isn't Wiccan, that doesn't mean that it doesn't belong in Wicca. After all, isn't the Qabalah a part of Judaism and Hebrew philosophy?
Her idea of "What's wrong with the ThreeFold Law" is just not represented right. What's actually wrong with the ThreeFold Law isn't what it's about or what it represents, but the way in which people who aren't educated in that field interpret it and relate it to others. If you don't know what it is you're talking about or don't understand it, of course you're going to end up misrepresenting it. I just think she could have spent a little more time researching Judaic magickal systems and philosopy before she wrote those pages, and a little less time making those like Gardner and Valiente (after all, she did edit his Book of Shadows)look like utter fools. Yes, even they were prone to mistakes. But if they felt that something such as the ThreeFold Law were inappropriate to Wicca, I'm sure that they were intelligent enough to have left it out.
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Like Book of Shadows, Ms. Currott's first effort, this book is packed with personal experiences and perspectives. Ms. Curott, like many others, and myself has rejected the idea that Wicca is rooted in an unbroken line of practitioners within the mysteries of the past. Instead she lists the components, both ancient and modern, and exposes the fallacy inherent in clinging to outdated thoughts of purity of lineage as a basis for Tradition. She also puts forth the wonderful idea that Wicca isn't the resurgence of an old religion, but the birth of a new one. She also outlines what I think is one of Wicca's greatest strengths: Wicca teaches us to embrace our shadow side, to learn who we are, warts and all, and to acknowledge rather than repress those shadows that make us whole humans. While I agree with the premise of throwing the Three-fold Law out on its ear, I DON'T agree with what she feels should replace it. The concept that ALL acts of Magick are Divine in nature and that the Divine can't possibly harm anyone or anything are totally incomprehensible in a mind that otherwise is sharp as a tack with the business end up. Magick simply's neutral, what makes it evil or good depends solely upon it's prescribed use by the practitioner. Intent is 9/10 of the makeup of magick. The other 1/10? Fate or Destiny or whatever other word you want to use to fill in the blank with. While I found this book readable, and certainly entertaining, I DO NOT recommend its viewpoints. I simply can't. Sorry Ms. Currott. ...
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Format: Hardcover
Phyllis Curott is my favourite wiccan author, who inspired many of us with the story of her journey in "Book of Shadows". Now in her latest book, "Witch Crafting", she focuses on YOUR journey. In it, she covers the basics of wiccan lore and liturgy, which makes it an excellent wiccan primer. However, she also goes much deeper, questioning the very basis of wiccan ethics and thealogy. This is not a book on how to make yourself feel mystical with obscure herbs and candles. It is a book about growing as a person. About becomming the best person you can be. About crafting your SELF. Hence the title.
As a witch down undah, I was very pleased to see that she gave correspondences and directions for both the southern and northern hemispheres. At last, authors are beginning to realise that for half the world, the equator (and therefore fire) is to the north!
I love the author's down-to-earth style. I love that she doesn't pretend to be anything more grandiose than a human being. She makes wicca accessible and meaningful and invites us all to use our own intelligence and intuition in the continuing evolution of the wiccan religion. Blessed be.
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After reading parts of Vivianne Crowley's Wicca primer and wanting to know more, I stumbled across this book and put down some Christmas money for it. I thought it was a wonderful book for my budding practice. The writing is a step up from much of what I've seen and I enjoyed the inclusion of some science in it (even if it is mostly pop physics). It really gave some weight to the ideas for me, to see the ways that they connected to the physical world in theory as well as in practice. I felt like her understanding of her own practice was a bit higher than that of some other authors I had read. Perhaps she just explains it more. Either way, I get a better understanding from her.
I actually like the radical changes she proposes, but see where it could turn some off. I didn't really understand spellcasting in the way it's shown in books like Buckland's. A lot of books say "here's what to do" but not "here's why". I never felt comfortable with following recipes mindlessly and didn't really see the point. Her assertion that magic is that which takes place when you commune with the Divine fits better my own experiences. I didn't feel like she was anti-magic. I just felt like she treated active living and introspection as the first step to solving a problem and as a form of magic in itself. I think it gives the practitioner a much greater sense of efficacy. I don't mean to say that a seasoned group of spells that people have practiced effectively and fine-tuned are meaningless or should be ignored. I just feel that many of those books don't go into their reasoning as much and it makes it harder for a beginner to learn as much about what he or she is doing.
Though Curott presents her opinions as truth, she does a good job of presenting them as *her* truth.
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