Where Witchcraft Lives

  • Title: Where Witchcraft Lives
  • Author: Doreen Valiente
  • ISBN: 9788792632098
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Where Witchcraft Lives Doreen Valiente was one of the most respected English witches to have influenced the modern day Pagan movement In this book a re visit of her first literary outing of she examines Witchcraft in
    Doreen Valiente was one of the most respected English witches to have influenced the modern day Pagan movement In this book, a re visit of her first literary outing of 1962, she examines Witchcraft in Sussex, the role of the Horned God, hares and the Moon, folk rites and the powers of Witchcraft She is hereby laying the foundations of the modern day Witchcraft movement.Doreen Valiente was one of the most respected English witches to have influenced the modern day Pagan movement In this book, a re visit of her first literary outing of 1962, she examines Witchcraft in Sussex, the role of the Horned God, hares and the Moon, folk rites and the powers of Witchcraft She is hereby laying the foundations of the modern day Witchcraft movement As Gerald Gardner is now commonly thought of as the Father of contemporary Witchcraft, so Doreen is known affectionately as the Mother of Modern Witchcraft.

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    About Doreen Valiente


    1. Doreen Edith Dominy Valiente was an influential English Wiccan who was involved in a number of different early traditions, including Gardnerian Wicca, Cochrane s Craft and the Coven of Atho Responsible for writing much of the early Gardnerian religious liturgy, in later years she also helped to play a big part in bringing the Neopagan religion of Wicca to wider public attention through the publication of a string of books on the subject.Having been born in south London, she first became involved in the Craft after being initiated into the Gardnerian tradition in 1953 in a ceremony performed by Gerald Gardner Subsequently becoming the High Priestess of his Bricket Wood coven, she helped him to produce many important scriptural texts for Wicca, such as The Witches Rune and the Charge of the Goddess , which were incorporated into the early Gardnerian Book of Shadows Splitting off to form her own coven in 1957, she went on to work with Robert Cochrane in his coven, the Clan of Tubal Cain, till the mid 1960s when she began working as a solitary practitioner Throughout the 1970s and 1980s she penned a number of books on the subject of Wicca which she always called witchcraft including An ABC of Witchcraft 1973 and Witchcraft for Tomorrow 1978 , as well as being an early proponent of self initiation into the Craft.Having had a significant influence in the history of Wicca, she has been referred to as the mother of modern Witchcraft and is today is widely revered in the Wiccan and wider Neopagan community.


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    1. During her younger years Doreen Valiente, considered by many to be the mother of modern witchcraft, did na investigation of Witchcraft practices in Sussex, England. She went in not as a witch but as a scholarly investigator. She identified herself as a student. This was done primarily as a ruse to save her mother from any potential embarrassment as her mother was a member of a prominent church. This book has garnered enough attention to cause Ronald Hutton, author of "Triumph of the Moon" to wri [...]

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    2. Doreen nos cuenta como fueron los comienzos de la brujería actual(Wicca) y como era su situación en Sussex.

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    3. Doreen Valiente is a founder of modern Witchcraft, and this is one of her uncommon books. I'm very glad it has finally been republished. It is an interesting collection of folklore of all sorts, including magic, herbalism, old holidays, and interesting sites. Most of the material is from Britain, but she draws from all over Europe. Valiente wrote this in the 60's when scholarship was not up to the standard it is now, but she tries to present the material in a valid way. She provides sources for [...]

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    4. This is definitely a book that should be any witch's library! But also in the library of those interested in witchcraft or paganism, both contemporary or not. The book isn't just an approach to the witchcraft in Sussex, but a door to discover the common pattern of the witchcraft traditions, wherever you live, and specially across Europe! It's also a valuable account of the personal experiences of the mother of Modern Witchcraft.

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    5. There were some chapters I found gave out the wrong impression, but all in all, I have to say that I respect Doreen Valiente and her opinions and that I enjoyed the way in which she intertwined stories and facts giving out vital pieces of information without the reader even realizing it sometimes. This is probably the best way in which facts are memorized.

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    6. If I could give a million stars, I would. This is my favorite book of any kind of all times. I am fortunate to have bought one of the first published books years ago and have read it over and over a lot of times. HIGHLY recommended.

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