Witchcraft Today: An Encyclopedia of Wiccan and Neopagan Traditions
Witchcraft Today presents a concise survey of this fascinating movement, charts its development, and offers A-Z coverage of Neopagan concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners ranging from African Religions and Celtic Tradition to Numerology and Theosophy. An excellent and thorough introduction that explains the origin and history of contemporary Wiccan and Neopagan beliefs and a chronology detail the development of these modern religions.
A documents section reprints texts important to the central belief system of Wiccans and Neopagans, including the text of Charge of the Goddess, and a bibliography and index complete this timely source.
Consult this work whether you need to know the characteristics of Wicca; the difference between Celtic, Alexandrian, and Blue Star traditions; the meaning of "skyclad;" the work of Emanuel Swedenborg; or the origins of Tarot.
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An excellent resource on the contemporary practice of witchcraft and on the ancient traditions that inspired it, this book features both short entries on terminology and concepts and longer articles ... Read full review
Clear and concise, perhaps, but not accurate. As one of the people mentioned in this so-called encyclopedia, for which by the way the author did *not* contact me to verify details, I take exception.
1. I was initiated in 1973, not 1975.
2. The name of the tradition into which I was initiated is spelled Mohsian, after its founders Bill & Helen Mohs. Not "Moseyin'."
3. My initiates are Mohsians, not "American Traditionalists." While Bill & Helen did initially call] their trad "American Eclectic Traditional'" that proved too wordy and it was being called "Mohsian" by 1974. There is another tradition called American Traditional, or AmTrad, to which we are no relation beyond being fellow Wiccans.
-- Dana Corby, Senior HPS, Mohsian Tradition