1 Sep A Witches’ Bible by Stewart Farrar, , available at Book Janet and Stewart Farrar, authors of many books on witchcraft. Everything you need to know is here – The Sabbats, Casting & Banishing the Magic Circle, The Complete Book of Shadows, The Great Rite, Initiation Rites. The Farrar’s adaptations of Gardnarian systems which led to an awakening of a Witches Bible the Complete Witches Handbook by Janet and Stewart Farrar.

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In the couple moved to Ireland, where they went about founding new covens and initiating new people into Wicca – according to George Knowles, “some seventy five percent of Wiccans both in the Republic and North of Ireland withces trace their roots witdhes to the Farrar’s [sic]”. Jun 18, Mary Plaisance rated it it was amazing Shelves: First off, Janet and Stewart were Alexandrian witches to start. I feel that all our growing pains concerning publicity and personalities of the Wicca, are beginning to bear fruit.

He was subsequently moved to Pembrokeshire in Wales, where he began having an affair with his secretary. Sep 24, Rachel rated it it was amazing. There are details within that may give you pause or questions as certain parts may not jive. Burn bits of I was given this by some friends who are into the occult with the assurance that I would find something of historical and cultural relevance.

This is a relatively small part of the book. The screening was also attended by Alex Sanders and Maxine Sandersthe founders of Alexandrian Wicca, who had served as advisors during the film’s creation. The reason I picked up on this may be because I don’t think Wicca is right for me. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Farrar and Owen had begun witche their own coven inbefore their third degree initiation ceremony, and were handfasted in and legally married in Everyday Witchcraft Deborah Blake.

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She broke her flail during this banishing. Retrieved 11 December The Farrars did solitary witches interested in group work everywhere a tremendous favor in providing workable rites that have the potential to deliver meaningful and profound experiences.

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Could all of these books really be describing the same religion? By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

A Witches’ Bible by Janet Farrar and Stewart Farrar

This really is the most comprehensive book i have had on the subject of Wicca and will be glad that I bought it rather than borrowed from the library. I would definitely include it on a list for f First off, Janet and Stewart were Alexandrian witches to start.

Even a bit patriarchal. Disillusioned with the route that the communist powers were taking, and wanting nothing more to do with the Soviet Union and its allies in Britain, he took up a job working first for R.

Lists with This Book. The Farrar family had already been somewhat successful, with a number of them becoming somewhat culturally significant: Traditional, ancient Witchcraft, as praticed in pre-Christian Europe is never to be confused with the religion that Gerald Gardener created just prior to WWII and thankfully the Farrars are smart enough to avoid that sort of disingenuous representation in this book.

Anyway, to the book! Meath, Ireland, until his death in It was here that he joined the Officer Training Corps, where he learned much about military strategy, but at the same time disapproved of militarism and began to sympathise with left wing politics that were at odds with his conservative upbringing.

For one thing, despite claiming to be anti-patriarchal, Wicca is, well Sure, they emphasize the Goddess figure and there’s a lot of commentary on how patriarchy oppresses WOMEN, but the authors claim that men are too aggressive to lead their own covens — and they DON’T explore the fact that it’s the patriarchal society’s standards that makes men so.

Jan 30, Yvonne rated it liked it Shelves: It also had rituals for the lone practitioner that might want to start up by themselves. DNF forever after a mere handful of chapters and proud of it too!

Its approach is thoughtful, thorough and scholarly, complete with footnotes and annotations. A note about those: I got three pages into it and they lost me at “as a man loves a woman by mastering her.


Sigil Witchery Laura Tempest Zakroff. They describe rituals in detail and offer original material as able, as well as offering information about the origination of bh material and practices when known.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I was given this by some friends who are into the occult with the assurance that I would find something of historical and cultural relevance. That material is Oathbound not revealed to non-Initiates and it would certainly never be published by reputable authors.

Stewart Farrar

Inhe fell in love with and married Jean Clarke, a fellow communist. For occult-minded people and those who are curious, I highly recommend it. Some say this book is rubbish and others love it. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Jul 13, Kerie rated it did not like it Shelves: Along with Buckland’s big blue book and Cunningham’s Solitary Practitioner, this book completed the trinity of my early pagan education.

Of especial interest is the last section of the book “The Wiccan Path. Basic Witches Jaya Saxena. Yes, it was written during the eighties and can seem a bit dated when compared to many of the modern books on Wicca, but is that necessarily a bad thing? Element Encyclopedia of Spells Judika Illes. InFarrar published his first novel, The Snake on 99a whodunit crime story involving a Welsh detective known as Elwyn Morgan.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that these rituals are inferior, just yb. And although many Wiccans consider themselves to be Witches, not all Witches will apply the word Wicca and divorce themselves entirely from the modern Wicca label.