The Book of Shadows
The central sacred texts of the Wicca religion. A real “manual of the witches”; with full step-by-step instructions of the rituals, initiation ceremonies, consecration of tools, and much more.
This is the text of the Gardnerian Book of Shadows. In one sense, this is the central sacred text of the Wicca religion. However, it is important to point out that there is no ‘official’ Book of Shadows. Typically each coven has a hand-written copy of A Book of Shadows, sometimes in cypher or code, which reflects its own practices and knowledge. This particular text (...) was known to be in use by Gerald Gardner and his group.
The Book of Shadows was attributed by Gardner to an ancient, clandestine witch cult, which he claimed to have been initiated into. However, modern researchers have concluded that it was composed by Gardner. The text shows influences from English and Celtic Folk-lore, the Enochian system of John Dee, Thelema, the Golden Dawn, Stregaria, Tantric Yoga, the KJV Bible and even Kipling.
Spiral bounded, 22 x 30 cm, 122 pgs