Buckland's Book of Saxon Witchcraft (Raymond Buckland)
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Buckland's Book of Saxon Witchcraftwas one of the first books to explore Wicca from a solitary perspective. Originally written 30 years ago to correct abuses he saw occurring in covens, Buckland offered Wiccan seekers an introductory text on Saxon witchcraft or SeaxWicca, which can be practiced alone. Buckland presents meticulously researched information on the time-honored tradition of Saxon witchcraft. He writes cogently and informatively about the history, mythology, spiritual practices, and witchcraft of Saxon England.
Buckland's Book of Saxon Witchcraftincludes everything the solitary witch needs to practice SeaxWicca, including:
Descriptions of the Saxon deities and explanations of their primary beliefs
An introduction to the magical runic Saxon alphabet
A selection of original Pagan songs
A selection of Seax-Wiccan recipes for intoxicants
Instructions for initiation ceremonies, the eight Sabbats, marriage, birth, and death rites
An explanation of the art and practice of Saxon Galdra or magic and the divination and herbal lore used for protection, love potions, and healing
The Seax-Wicca Rite of Self-Dedication, which allows individuals to form their own covens and initiate themselves into the Craft.
An indispensable handbook for solitary witches or for witches in covens who want to explore Saxon witchcraft. Originally published asThe Tree: The Complete Book of Saxon Witchcraft, this edition offers a new introduction by the author to guide a new generation of witches into the art and practice of Seax-Wicca.
Raymond Buckland’s grandfather was the first of the Buckland Gypsies to give up traveling the roads in wagons and to settle into a permanent house. From his earliest years, Ray remembers listening to his father’s and grandfather’s tales of Romani life, and watching his grandmother read cards and tell fortunes. Ray was the author of more than fifty books on occult, magic, witchcraft, and paranormal subjects and is popularly known as “The Father of American Wicca.” He passed away in 2017. (Photo Credit: Gregory Ford)