By Eileen Holland and Raymond Buckland. The Wicca Handbook is both a tutorial for new witches and an exceptionally well-organized reference book for experienced practitioners. It guides us through the first steps in becoming a witch and explores many Wiccan traditions, initiations, and magical practices. The Wiccan year-the eight Sabbats-along with many of its rituals and ceremonies are examined. Holland also provides the background of every facet of witchcraft, such as spells for every occasion, psychic protection, numerology, basic astrology, and the lore of stones, metals, candles, animals, and much more. High Priestess Eileen Holland's helpful guide is rooted in practicality and intended as a working handbook, not a simple beginner's guide.
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Wicca Handbook by Eileen Holland. Eileen Holland. This book is both a tutorial for new witches and a reference book for experienced practitioners. Covers the many ways there are to be a witch -- as a solitary practitioner, or part of a coven following one of many traditions.
Holland shares useful information for writing spells, creating rituals, and making tools, charms, and potions. She also includes an i Eileen Holland. She also includes an index of spells, ancient and modern, making this an all-inclusive reference manual for all skill levels. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 8. Friend Reviews.
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See 2 questions about The Wicca Handbook…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of The Wicca Handbook. Jan 04, Joseph Salvatore Vitale rated it it was amazing. I have read this book in my High School years I am now 24 and have picked it up again to reinitiate myself to my craft recently going through two years of terrible times, it has given me hope, information, and love for being a Wiccan and the hell with all the haters "God and Magick don't mix" silliest statement ever uttered, oh ignorance!
Eileen writes as if she is speaking to you and it's a great comfort even if your hard on cash and don't have your Witches tool box. Jun 05, Chloe Natasha rated it it was amazing Shelves: spiritual-reading.
This is, as stated, a Wicca handbook and a brilliant one at that! I bought this book a couple of years ago, had skimmed through it, and set it aside to collect dust. Having recently found it again and read through it, rekindling my passion for magick and deities, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's certainly a book you have to own , as I found that it works best as a reference book for a practising witch. Everything is separated and chaptered wonderfully, making it easy to find what you're looking for This is, as stated, a Wicca handbook and a brilliant one at that!
Everything is separated and chaptered wonderfully, making it easy to find what you're looking for exactly. Forgotten which moon phase is best for a protection spell? Just flip to the easy-to-find chapter! This handbook focuses more on spells and offerings than the religion of Wicca itself, so if you're looking for an extensive book exploring the religion, this isn't for you, but if you're like me and are endlessly curious about all things magical and spiritual, it's a wonderful book to own.
I've delved into the world of Wicca and my intrigue is consuming me once more, and I have the utmost trust and faith in the words of Eileen Holland to guide and teach me. View 2 comments. Not the greatest book on the subject but not completely terrible either. If you are thinking of getting this book don't buy it. Jul 06, Cynthia Jeub rated it it was ok.
While this book was helpful for me, it was only because I am at a point where I can read with some skepticism. I wouldn't recommend it as an introduction for new witches who don't understand that you should actually know the backstories and cultural sources of different deities. For example, she mentioned Yahweh several times as a name to be invoked alongside clear adversaries of the Abrahamic monotheistic deity, like Baal and Ishtar. Because it is written as an exhaustive reference book, it sho While this book was helpful for me, it was only because I am at a point where I can read with some skepticism.
Because it is written as an exhaustive reference book, it should have been more cross-referenced than it was. Colors and plants were listed underneath certain spells, but I would have liked to also see more than just an index of recurring terms.
There are better books out there that go into more detail about what herbs and plants to use and HOW to use them, whereas Holland mostly has lists with a large chunk of the commentary being "do whatever feels right. A few other things I didn't like about Holland: she was very fearful of black or gray magick, and spoke in an uncharitable and uninformed way about BDSM at various points within the book.
I found my copy at a used bookstore and it called out to me, and I was mostly able to use it for finding names to look up elsewhere for further research.
I would recommend it only to intermediate witches who want a broad base of deities, herbs, colors, and other such elements for further research. I took a good number of notes and had to fill in the blanks myself. A more advanced witch would probably already know what was in this book, but it would be misleading for beginners.
I'm going to keep my copy around for reference, but it won't be cherished among the books I could never bear to part with. Jun 01, Becky rated it it was ok. This is full of tons of reference information, but I really couldn't get into the author's tone.
I was expecting more personality, more enthusiasm and happiness. I felt like the author was condescending to her readers, with barely enough patience for them. There's a lot of detailed info about gemstones and the planets and such, but I wish I had got that information elsewhere instead of reading cover to cover a book that gave me bad vibes.
I will say that she seems very well-informed, so feel f This is full of tons of reference information, but I really couldn't get into the author's tone. I will say that she seems very well-informed, so feel free to try this book and see if you jive more with the author than I did. Oct 05, Piper rated it it was amazing. Completely captivating- read it all in one sitting after school. Incredibly direct and drew me into a world of magic and knowledge. I felt like I was learning from perhaps a wise Wiccan mother, teaching me what she knows of the craft.
I enjoyed the amazing expanse of information available for reference, but also the wonderful and memorable wisdom of the craft. I borrowed this book from a new friend; I hope to soon add this book to my collection one day.
A very good book. It left many holes in an otherwise good body of work, that could have been filled had she paid a little more attention to the pantheons. Otherwise this book was excellent. Aug 10, Lesley Halliday rated it it was amazing. Sep 26, Kayley rated it really liked it Shelves: witchcraft. This book does a great job in explaining the wiccan religion.
Although I do not include dieties in my practice, it was great to learn about them. Dec 21, Caelisar rated it liked it. Highly divergent and yet a bit puritanical when it comes to altered states of consciousness. Another great book exploring Wicca and Witchcraft: For newcomers, long-time practitioners or "Wise ones", and the merely curious.
I read it in one day. Personal and serious in language, but not alienating Eileen Holland seems a very interesting person with very interesting experiences and stories to tell. Though I greatly oppose to using love spells of any kind and I'd never under any circumstances use one - no matter the loophole - or any other magic interfering with anyone's will and with na Another great book exploring Wicca and Witchcraft: For newcomers, long-time practitioners or "Wise ones", and the merely curious.
Though I greatly oppose to using love spells of any kind and I'd never under any circumstances use one - no matter the loophole - or any other magic interfering with anyone's will and with nature. At least terms such as hexing and cursing are strongly advised against, as it is not the way and the law of a witch to harm others.
They are doctors, teachers, philosophers and free-thinkers. Even self-defence spells should have the intended goal of helping and healing all who are involved.
Be careful when working with or invoking the single-flowing Elementals and the energies of the known universe!
The Wicca Handbook
What a powerful word it is. It attracts, it repels, it frightens, it fascinates. It offers hope to those who do not know where else to turn. I get thousands of letters from all over the planet asking this question. All Wiccans are witches, but not all witches are Wiccan. Wicca is a religion, a distinct spiritual path.
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I highly recommend this for new witch and for people who just want to know more about Wicca and for witchcraft. Eileen Holland has been a solitary eclectic witch,Wiccan priestess,poet and practising pagan for more then a quarter of a century. This is a must book to have if your new it just want to learn more about it and it a perfect gift to give at Christmas or birthday too heh. Thank you! You have given me another great suggestion.
The Wicca Handbook is both a tutorial for new witches and an exceptionally well-organized reference book for experienced practitioners. It guides us through the first steps in becoming a witch and explores many Wiccan traditions, initiations, and magical practices. The Wiccan year-the eight Sabbats-along with many of its rituals and ceremonies are examined. Holland also provides the background of every facet of witchcraft, such as spells for every occasion, psychic protection, numerology, basic astrology, and the lore of stones, metals, candles, animals, and much more. High Priestess Eileen Holland's helpful guide is rooted in practicality and intended as a working handbook, not a simple beginner's guide. The information is rich; clear directions are given, and its range of content is extensive.