I've read a lot of nonsense and I've been more than vocal about it on here too but this is something else entirely.
I had to confirm several times the year this book was written in. No, it was not 1896, it was 1996. So stop talking about mastering your women being a sign of love and that homosexuals can't be witches. Are you FUCKING DUMB?!?!?!?!
This book and author aren't even worth the time it takes to write a proper review. If you are looking for something that Paganism and witchcraft is NOT then you have found your book. I could imagine that the ilks of Zsuszanna Budapest, the Dianic "witch" who refers to transsexuals as "trannies" and denies that they are women, would just love this hateful, bigoted, sexist, and probably some other ist garbage.
DNF forever (after a mere handful of chapters) and proud of it too! Witches Bible Farrar, Janet, Farrar, StewartNotRetrouvez Witches Bible Et Des Millions De Livres En Stock SurAchetez Neuf Ou D Occasion A Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook EbookThe Complete Witches Handbook, A Witches Bible, Stewart Farrar, Janet Farrar, David Charles Des Milliers De Livres Avec La Livraison Chez Vous Enjour Ou En Magasin Avec % De Rduction A Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook TheAchetez Et Tlchargez Ebook A Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook The Paranormal English Edition Boutique Kindle WitchcraftA Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook A Witches Bible Is One Of The First Books I Obtained On The Craft Written By Gardnerian Craft Authorities, Janet And Stewart Farrar, It Encapsulates Much Of What The Farrars Wrote In Previous Books, Eight Sabbats For Witches And The Witches Way PDF A Witches Bible The Complete Witches A Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook By Stewart Farrar Janet Farrar Is There A Witch S Bible Learn Religions Where We, As A Pagan Community, Tend To Run Into Problems, Is Cases In Which People See Something Called A Witch S Bible And Assume That It Contains Guidelines For ALL Witches And Pagans A Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook The Book Is Heavily Focused On Wicca, And The Book Is Essentially A Covens Grimoire From Thes A Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook Read Online A Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook PDF Book Pdf Free Download Link Book Now All Books Are In Clear Copy Here, And All Files Are Secure So Don T Worry About It This Site Is Like A Library, You Could Find Million Book Here By Using Search Box In The Header The Bible The Complete Guide To Reading The Bible, Bible Study, And Scriptures Bible, Religion, SpiritualityA Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook Wiccans Witches Do Not Have A Bibleat Being Saidthis Is An Awesome Book, Filled Full Of Information Not Just For The Beginner, But Advanced As Well I Recently Became A Dedicant To An Eclectic Georgian Coven Since They Use A Lot Of Gardnerian And Alexandrian Methods, This Book Covers It Witches Bible Sur Witches Bible, Je Vous Montre Mes Makeup, Mes Changements Capillaires, Des Vtements Et Surtout Beaucoup De Conneries Si Vous Aimez Vous Peinturlurer La Face Et Souffrez Du Mal Aux Cervicales Post Headbang, Venez Donc Jetez Un Oeil Black Metal Et Cercueil Vous, Lua Wilk Retrouvez Luawilk Sur Hellocoton Instagram Twitter Facebook CURRENT MOON About The Moon Recherche Sommaire A Witches' Bible is one of the first books I obtained on the Craft. Written by Gardnerian Craft authorities, Janet and Stewart Farrar, it encapsulates much of what the Farrars wrote in previous books, "Eight Sabbats for Witches" and "The Witches' Way". It is a very good overview and outline of how formal covens work, the structure behind them and a basic framework for these Rites within Gardnerian Wicca are included. When I was in a formal tradition, this book was one we referred to often. There are those who feel strongly that this information should not be available to the general public, but this book alone can help those interested in this Path in completely avoiding the mass produced, watered down dreck that passes for mainstream witchcraft books.
One caveat I would add that in spite of much erroneous information on the web, this book is still, however about Wicca. 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. Traditional, ancient Witchcraft, as praticed in preChristian 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. 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. We shall see.....
(promised that I wouldn't mention the boobs and bums pictures).....haaa so difficult, sorry. If you are looking at this I will read it, honest!
HERE'S THE REVIEW AS PROMISED
Now this was to be a deep and somewhat meaningful review but no.
This book is a steaming puddle of horse piss....REALLY, you master your women and own them. Burn bits of paper. Photos of nude old people and some tits an' arse and pages upon pages of dribble.
GIVE ME STRENGTH!
Mr Norrell where are you when we need you?
From both a practical and historical standpoint, this is an excellent and essential book. Not only does it provide the coven with a solid working framework for ritual and coven governance, but a realistic context and history of Wicca and modern Witchcraft. Doreen Valiente, who worked very closely with Gerald Gardner and wrote many of his rituals and much of the Wiccan liturgy in use today, worked with the Farrars closely on this book.
And aside from the practicality and historical accuracy, the rituals contained herein, reconstructed from Gardner's Book of Shadows with Doreen's help and with embellishments and additions made by Janet, are absolutely beautiful. I used their handfasting ritual as a basis for my own wedding and changed very little (though I had to adapt it for a crowd and not a coven).
For practitioners of Witchcraft and/or Wicca, this book is a mustread. For occultminded people and those who are curious, I highly recommend it.
(Although I've set my read date to 2010, as that is the most recent date I've read it, I've read bits and pieces of it going back to 2007. This isn't the kind of book that I read front to back, but rather the kind of book I read in chunks, as I need, and then use as a reference guide. But that's just me.) Some say this book is rubbish and others love it. To each their own. If you want a well rounded outlook on witchcraft, then this book should be a part of your collectioneven if you don't agree with anything they write about. It gives you a view into Gardnerian practices and viewpoints. If you truly want to study witchcraft, study it from as many facets as you can so that you can formulate your own ideas and know which path you want to take. Maybe you'll love the structure of this branch of witchcraft or maybe you won't. Maybe you'll gleam some historical knowledge from this book or maybe not. It's really up to you......
It's a bit dated.... Because this book is the compilation of two separate volumes, I'm combining my reviews of both for this edition.
"Eight Sabbats for Witches"
This book has been a source of inspiration to me for quite a few years, and it is one of the better books concerning the Sabbats available. The rituals are all written with a coven in mind, but a resourceful Solitary can adapt them for individual use with a little bit of creativity and serious thought.
Each Sabbat is covered in detail, with ample folkloric references and history related, which serve to enrich the symbolism of the holiday, as well as the ritual practice itself.
Many modern readers take umbrage at the Farrars' insistence on gender polarity within the coven, but it should be kept in mind while reading that this book was written over thirty years ago and that societal norms and gender dynamics have shifted tremendously since its initial publication. In spite of this flaw, the book is still a worthwhile and useful reference.
"The Witches' Way"
This is an excellent introduction to Wicca. 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? Its approach is thoughtful, thorough and scholarly, complete with footnotes and annotations. "The Witches' Way" challenged me as it taught me and it made me spend some serious time contemplating things that I might not otherwise have given much thought. I will gladly take that over the spoonfed approach that newer books take.
It serves as a suitable guide to beginning either a solitary practice or coven work. I have seen it listed as recommended or required reading by several groups. The section "More Wiccan Rituals" is written specifically for group work, and the solo witch would be hardpressed to adapt any of these for solitary practice without losing the core experience the rites are designed to give. That doesn't mean that the majority of the book is useless to Solitaries! This is a relatively small part of the book. The same principle concerning the group dynamic applies to the three initiation rites.
A note about those: I don't believe for a second that these are the actual rites used by Gardnerian covens for the initiation of Seekers and advancement of degrees. That material is Oathbound (not revealed to nonInitiates) and it would certainly never be published by reputable authors. This doesn't necessarily mean that these rituals are inferior, just different. 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. Echoes of their work and that of Doreen Valiente, who coauthored these parts quietly from behind the scenes, is found in almost every mass market book on Wicca crowding the shelves today.
Of especial interest is the last section of the book "The Wiccan Path." This is a collection of several thoughtprovoking essays and explorations of Wiccan belief and practice. I think that individuals interested in Wicca as a religious path could very likely read just this one section of this one book and be able to determine for sure whether or not Wicca is the right path for them. Oh, and the bibliography/recommended reading list in the back has several gems listed! If I'd known this was about Wicca I would not have tried to read it. I got three pages into it and they lost me at "as a man loves a woman by mastering her."
I don't take anything seriously that starts out with patriarchal nonsense.
Do not recommend. When I was 13 and wanting to learn more about Wicca, my mom and I went bookshopping and got this. GAH! Naked old people!
Once I got over that, I realized that what is called "traditional wicca" was not for me, and that neopaganism was more up my alley.