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Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on February 4, 2020
An excellent, accessible, well organized, and well written introduction to Traditional Witchcraft. The exercises gradually progress the reader through making tools, preparing for ritual, and practising folkloric magic. They are also indexed separately, something I wish all books on magic and spirituality would do. (I always put mine at the end of a chapter so people can find them again, but having a separate contents page for them is excellent.)

The foreword by Gemma Gary, and the introduction by Kelden, stress the similarities between Traditional Witchcraft and Wicca rather than the differences. As a polytheist Wiccan with a strong interest in folklore and a land-based spirituality, I was grateful for this.
The section on the Devil in traditional witchcraft is excellent and explains that the Devil of folklore is not the same archetype as the Christian Satan.

This is a book written by someone who really knows what they are talking about and has clearly practised this path for a good amount of time. Top notch!

The section on engaging with the Otherworld was very good indeed. But the bit that I really loved was the section on connecting with the land — your local land wights, genii locorum, local wildlife, local geology, and so on. It echoes a lot of what I’ve been saying for years.
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