Witches Bible Farrar, Janet, Farrar, StewartNotRetrouvez Witches Bible et des millions de livres en stock surAchetez neuf ou d occasionA Witches Bible The Complete WitchesNotRetrouvez A Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook Author Janet Farrar September,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 WitchcraftPDF A Witches Bible The Complete Witches A Witches Bible The Complete Witches Handbook by Stewart Farrar Janet Farrar A 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 What Does the Bible Say About Witches But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death Galatians ESVhelpful votes HelpfulNot Helpful

10 thoughts on “A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook

  1. David Crawford David Crawford says:

    historically this book does a great job going througb the development of the Gardener tradition. However the feelings about Christian back ground. I recommend reading as a resource but not as a tradition for my homosexual brothers and sisters.

  2. Kerie Kerie says:

    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.

  3. Amber Shehan Amber Shehan says:

    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.

  4. Francoise McKay Francoise McKay says:

    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 pre-Christian 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.

  5. Passenger B. Passenger B. says:

    Honestly, I'm shocked.
    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!

  6. Kelly Lynn Thomas Kelly Lynn Thomas says:

    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, re-constructed 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 must-read. For occult-minded 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.)

  7. Peter Peter says:

    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!


    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.

    Mr Norrell where are you when we need you?

  8. Eve Eve says:

    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 collection - even 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....

  9. Rachel Rachel says:

    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 spoon-fed 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 hard-pressed 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 non-Initiates) 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 co-authored 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 thought-provoking 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!

  10. Alexia Moon Alexia Moon says:

    This is a very interesting book and a must read for all those interested in Wicca, especially Traditional branches. This book approaches several topics which are important for any Wiccan and even any Modern Witch, it focus a lot on the Wiccan POV and method of working. If you dislike the Wiccan method (coven work, male/female polarities, initiations, sky clad, etc) then you'll probably not enjoy this book. Personally I'm not Wiccan but I find it very interesting and I consider this a must-read for any student of Wicca. Not only it is a classic from very important and respected authors but also it sums up perfectly all needed aspects of this path and a great starting point for beginners.