This is a new, concise guide to Wiccan and Neo-Pagan paths and traditions. A lot of confusion as to what is what will be eliminated by looking through this well-researched book.
A solid, intriguing introduction is followed by the section dealing with solitary and group practice, finding a path, and changing a path. Guidelines and suggestions are there, presented in a helpful manner. The guide to traditions, trends, training, and tenets follows and this is excellent reading.
There are too many groups to discuss individually, but here is a partial listing of groups covered: Alexandrian Tradition, Appalachian Folk Magick, African Tradition, Blue Star Wicca, British Druid Order, Correllian Nativist Tradition, Faerie Faith, Golden Dawn, Haitan Vodou, Santeria/Ifa, Traditional Tantric Tradition, among many others. For instance, the data given on the Correllian Natiivist Tradition is explained by its High Priestess, Rev. Wendy Eversen. It explains who, what, when, and how. For further information, a direct contact can be made by going to: www.correlliantradition.com/temples.htm or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well-written, there is also a listing for further reading with each tradition. The book includes written contributions from some of the leading figures in contemporary Witchcraft, such as Oberon Zell-Ravenheart, Raven Grimassi, Ann Moura, John Michael Greer, Selena Fox, M. Macha NightMare, Dagonet Dewr, Donald Michael Kraig, and Ashleen O’Gaea.
Patricia Telesco has over fifty metaphysical books published. Several of these books are published by New Page Books. She maintains a home page on the Internet which is www.loresinger.com.
For an enjoyable and educational analysis of which Witch is which, this is an ideal reference. As a reference book, it is one to have on hand.
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