Book list Traditional English Witchcraft

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The list author says: “Traditional English Witchcraft has some surface similiarites to Wicca as Gardner was first trained in a Traditional Witchcraft Cuveen However, once passed the surface similiatries the differences can often be glaring. Unlike Wicca, Old Craft is not a monolithic system so there can be huge differences between regions where witchcraft is practiced as well as in regional traditions, which can make studying/learning Trad. Craft more difficult than Wicca. There are also far fewer booked written on the topic; almost no Trad. Craft 101 books exist, but on the flip-side those books that do exist I’ve found to be better researched and written than most Wiccan books. In practice, some Trad’ers place more emphasis on the God than the Goddess, the laying of the Compass Round has a different purpose than casting a circle, the Elements play a smaller role and where they are worked with their assignment to the quarters, as well as their colors associations, are different. Other differences include: ethics: intent vs the Wiccan Rede, nothing comparable to The Three-fold Law, a variety of differences in the holy days celebrated, a grimoire, an emphasis on connecting with the land and the spirits dwelling in the land, ancestor reverence, and shamanic-like practices such as Hedgeriding, Otherworld contacts, an emphasis on folklore, mytho-poetics, learning through poetry and riddles, and no provision for “self-initiation”, which is an oxymoron anyway. In some traditions the line between Christianity and Craft is very blurry as there are Sabbatic/Luciferian Traditions within Trad. Craft that practice dual-faithism and will include elements from Gnostic/heretical Christianity. This is NOT the equivalent of Christo-Wicca, Christo-Paganism, or Luciferian Witchcraft ala Michael Ford.”
Book list Traditional English Witchcraft