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1. The Only Wiccan Spell Book You'll
2. The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients:
3. Wiccan Beliefs & Practices
4. No Rest for the Wiccan (Bewitching
5. Wiccan Warrior: Walking a Spiritual
6. Wicca 101: A New Reference for
7. Provenance Press's Guide To The
8. Wiccan Magick: Inner Teachings
9. Full Contact Magick: A Book of
10. Witch School: Living the Wiccan
11. The Green Wiccan Herbal: 52 Magical
12. The Wiccan Mysteries: Ancient
13. Morgan Le Fay's Book Of Spells
14. Her Wiccan, Wiccan Ways (Rhiannon
15. Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells,
16. Celtic Traditions: Druids, Faeries,
17. Wiccan Spell A Day
18. The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch's
19. A Wiccan Bible: Exploring the
20. The Art of Wiccan Healing

1. The Only Wiccan Spell Book You'll Ever Need: For Love, Happiness, and Prosperity
by Marian Singer, Trish MacGregor
Paperback: 224 Pages (2004-08-06)
list price: US$8.95 -- used & new: US$5.28
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Asin: 1593370962
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The fundamentals of spellcraft-all in one volume!

The Only Wiccan Spell Book You'll Ever Need, by noted Wiccan authorities Marian Singer and Trish MacGregor, is your perfect primer to understanding the basics of Wiccan philosophy and ideology. Starting with a brief rundown of Witchcraft tools and symbols, this handy reference helps you create spells for virtually every aspect of your life:

  • Business
  • Creativity
  • Health
  • Love
  • Personal power
  • Prosperity, luck, and abundance
  • Travel

    Filled with myriad examples, simple instructions, and recipes that incorporate easy-to-find ingredients,

  • The Only Wiccan Spell Book You'll Ever Need will have you creating your own magick in no time. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (22)

    2-0 out of 5 stars There are others....
    I own this book...it is comprehensive but, if you are very new to the Wiccan path it is good, but it isn't what the title cracked up to be. I believe the author was in a whimsical mood when she wrote the title so literally in this case...do not judge a book by it's cover.

    1-0 out of 5 stars not what i was expecting.
    this book is a waste of time.i wanted to return it but the seller offered me half of the money to keep it.it was just not what i was expecting there has to be better books than this.wouldnt recommend.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book
    While the title is inaccurate, this book is excellent and incredibly useful, especially for a new Wiccan like myself.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a very good book for the beginner like me
    Easy read and easy to understand. It was a worthwhile purchase!
    Sonja Paris, author of MAKE THE COUGAR PURR

    5-0 out of 5 stars a good book
    This book arrived in a timely fashion; it was in excellent condition. I have no complaints. ... Read more

  • 2. The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients: A Wiccan Guide to Spellcasting
    by Lexa Rosean
    Paperback: 352 Pages (2005-10-18)
    list price: US$15.99 -- used & new: US$9.14
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    Asin: 1416501584
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Bringing the art and magick of casting spells to the masses, Lexa Rosean is the new face of Wicca. In The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients she provides beginner and experienced practitioners of spellcasting with a quick, easy, and accurate guide to the magickal powers and properties of herbs, spices, flowers, vegetables, fruits, metals, and colors -- more than 500 ingredients in all.

    With this info at your fingertips, you can craft spells for specific desires or needs -- whether it's love, luck, fertility, or even next month's rent! Written with passion for the craft and a deep understanding of the needs of modern-day Wiccans, The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients is an indispensable addition to every occult library and an essential reference for all with the gift of magick. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (27)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients
    I love this book. So much useful information and lore that you can use everyday. It's one of my go to books for quick reference. A must have for any witch's book collection!

    5-0 out of 5 stars amazing
    the condition of the book is brand new and perfect. I love reading about this kind of stuff and am pleased that I purchased from you. Thanks for being honest about the description of the book's condition.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A complete and awesome resource
    Watch Video Here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R2CXDEXYTO82DH one of the top source books of ingredients, not just herbs.Even includes spit and dirt!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Ingredients
    This is a very good book for all practitioners to use.It makes it very easy to quickly look up correspondences to use.Love it!

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not really a guide
    Wow saying this book is a guide of any kind is a stretch.First of all there is no rhyme or reason as to why some items are included and some are not.It feels like the author just threw darts are a board to pick her entries.

    Second, her information is outright wrong on several entries.I gave this book a 2 - because its midly entertaining.There are some tables in the back that are fairly accurate and I would say that those are probably the best part of the book.There are no scientific names for herbs so she relies on you just knowing about it, having another book that tells you what is what - or worse - guessing which can lead to some dangerous practices.

    I would not take anything you see in this book at face value.Its a great entertainment tool, the tables in the back are helpful - but that's about all it has to offer. If you want a serious Magickal Herbalism reference book, I highly recommend a book by Paul Beyerl, Scott Cunningham, Ellen Dugan or even Gerina Dunwich (although I am not a big fan of her work, but her books are better).

    If you are going to be mixing your own stuff - specially for herbal baths and products that will come in direct contact with your skin, I highly recommend you get a good desk herbal reference such as The Herb Book by John Lust or any book by the Tierra's so that you know side effects and possible toxic herbs before you mix and use them.Do not mix anything out of this book alone!

    ... Read more

    3. Wiccan Beliefs & Practices
    by Gary Cantrell
    Paperback: 360 Pages (2001-05-01)
    list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$4.00
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    Asin: 1567181120
    Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Modern Wicca is a vibrant, uplifting nature religion practiced by hundreds of thousands of people in the United States alone. But wearing "witchy" jewelry and casting a few spells does not make one a witch, for Wicca is a lifestyle and those who walk its path have solemnly dedicated themselves to the service of the Goddess and God.

    Wiccan Beliefs and Practices was written for the solitary witch or non-traditional small coven. Written by a Wiccan High Priest and retired aerospace engineer, Wiccan Beliefs & Practices includes crucial information not found in other introductory Wiccan books, including:

    • Ethics of a Witch, including the Code of Chivalry
    • How to write and develop your own spells and rituals;
    • The physically-challenged Witch
    • Out of the broom closet: is it right for you?
    • Know your rights: the legal protection of Wicca as a
       legitimate religion

    Author Gary Cantrell speaks from personal experience with Wiccans of all ages and degrees of physical ability, bringing you an earnest examination of modern Wiccan beliefs and a practical guide to the Craft of the Wise.

    In the following excerpt, the author explains why he chose to "come out of the broom closet."

    I elected to reveal my practice of witchcraft publicly simply because I personally feel that the time for intentionally hiding ourselves has come to an end. We are practitioners of a kind, gentle, and peace-loving religion. We are not the bloodthirsty or depraved, orgiastic fanatics all too often portrayed by the entertainment and news media. The general public has been misled about witchcraft for over a thousand years, and now with our numbers reaching an all-time high, possibly in excess of one million people worldwide, we need to stand up and set that record straight.

    We are out there by the hundreds upon hundreds of thousands. We are in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. We are law enforcement officers, engineers, builders, doctors, and farmers. We are a legally recognized religion under the protection of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and our isolation from the rest of the religious community should and must come to an end. With the phenomenal growth of witchcraft since the 1970s and with the free and easy interchange of information afforded to us by things like the Internet, that time will come to pass and it will happen soon. It may be happening now.
    Amazon.com Review
    Those who are just starting out in the craft may find this how-to book on Wiccan rituals, spells, and tools useful.Gary Cantrell, author of Outof the Broom Closet?, is the first to admit that this book is geared forbeginners and may be redundant for long-time practitioners. That said, Cantrell has done a masterful job of defining the roots of Wiccaand helping readers establish their own approach to a diverse and ancientcraft. For instance, some may be drawn to the more nature-oriented Celtictraditions, while others may be attracted to the more feminist Dianicapproach. He also offers a strong chapter on ethics and purpose, debunkingthe depraved devil-worshipping, blood-sacrificing, black-magic stereotypesattached to witches. Mostly, Cantrell emphasizes how to get started(suggesting essential tools, such as altar cloths and candles),techniques for purifying an area, and how to conduct an assortment of ritesand spells. "The art of working a spell, or casting a spell, or makingmagick is serious work," he cautions. "It is not something that can beapproached lightly, casually, or flippantly ... You will be bending and shapingenergies that will, without question, have an impact on the world aroundyou...." Passages such as this one prove Cantrell to be a responsiblenarrator, someone who is dedicated to offering accurate knowledge whilealso encouraging newcomers to carefully monitor their Wiccan ethics andintentions. A welcome addition to the voices of Wiccan wisdom. ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (23)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Book I Keep Going Back To
    Most Wiccans I know give praise to Cunningham's "Wicca For the Solitary Practitioner" which I find unorthodox and terrible for the beginner or anyone else. This book by Gary Cantrell should rightfully take its place as THE beginner book for Wicca. Not only does he provide ample information for solitaries but he also provides options for covens. Awesome! Cantrell provides solid information and practices that will prove to be an excellent core to your Wiccan growth. If I could only have one book, this would be it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Cudos for Gary Cantrell
    For anyone learning the world of Wicca this is the most comprehensive book I've read so far, for both coven and solitary practice.Gary Cantrell writes in a very simple and concise form that is easy to understand and gives you the best overview of the many aspects relating to Wicca.Well worth adding to your library.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting
    Before I review, I feel I have to certify a few things:I'm not a Wiccan, nor am I considering it.I thought this might be an interesting read during the Halloween season (love Halloween, love spooky Halloween material).Instead, this book is intended for the newbie Wiccan contemplating practice as a Wiccan.If that were me, it would have been great.It's content is clear, easy to follow, and supportive for a student of the religion.

    The content is heavy on the underlying belief system and how to incorporate practice into a modern practictioner's life.The author includes descriptions of rituals, the significance of the seasons, the significance of the moon's cycle, some of symbolism, and tools used in typical rituals.The author presents the subject matter as introductory, not comprehensive; although he suggests additional reading material for the serious student.

    It was a well-organized and also offered an "inside" view of the religion as told by a practitioner.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Resource
    This was the first book I read on Wicca, and it has been an invaluable resource for me. It gives a broad spectrum of information on the religion, without the information being overwhelming.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Very Good Rede!
    After reading some of the reviews, I was prepared to be a bit disappointed. I wasn't. The author took a personalist, non-dogmatic, and eclectic look at the Wicca of his experience, and presented it in a very down-to-earth manner. This volume served as an introduction for me, so I can see how those more advanced readers in Wicca might want to go elsewhere. They would miss out on the author's spirit of adventure, as well as his humour and solid common sense, however, and that would be a pity.

    A blessing here is that the author was not a pompous windbag, like some religious writers I've come across. Perhaps his career in a scientific industry helped out there. The only downside for me was that, in order to be very clear about what he was explaining, the author was somewhat repetitious in places: I can live with that. The pity of it is that the author has since died (or gone to "Summerland"), and we'll sadly have no more books from him. If someone asked me to suggest ONE (non-flakey)book to read as a good introduction to Wicca today, this would be it. ... Read more

    4. No Rest for the Wiccan (Bewitching Mysteries, No. 4)
    by Madelyn Alt
    Paperback: 304 Pages (2008-11-04)
    list price: US$7.99 -- used & new: US$3.00
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    Asin: 0425224562
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Maggie O’Neill reluctantly volunteers to care for her bedridden, oh-so-perfect sister, Mel, but strange spirits threaten to divert her attention. Then a friend of Mel’s loses her husband to a dreadful fall, and the police call it an accidental death. Maggie’s not so sure, and sets her second sights on finding a first-degree murderer. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Reading with Tequila
    No Rest for the Wiccan was an uneven fourth O'Neil's world. The mystery was good but the killer was a little obvious from early on.While the "who" was apparent, the "why" and the "how" left mysterylovers with something to drive them towards the end of the book.

    The love triangle between Maggie, Marcus and Tom in the Bewitching Mystery series is getting very annoying. In every book the same thing happens over and over again. Maggie denies her obvious passionate attraction to Marcus while desperately trying to convince herself that feeling safe and comfortable with Tom is enough to stay with him. And by stay with him, I mean casually date him without any real agreement not to date others. Maggie continually denies herself Marcus for no other reason that fear of the unknown and while that may have created thrilling sexual tension in the first few books, I think that same tension is starting to feel forced.

    Maggie's time spent with her sister Mel did more to showcase Maggie's weakness and inability to say no to people rather than her love and willingness to accept familial obligations. Mel walks, or rather lounges on bedrest, all over Maggie even when she does her best to help. When Maggie goes above and beyond to make sure her sister and her family is safe, Mel thinks nothing of the possible effect on Maggie's life when she gossips with her friends about it. And Maggie just accepts it as how her sister is. Throughout the series we've watched Maggie strive to become her own, stronger person and the scenes with Mel had her reverting back to her former self. It was not Maggie's best moments.

    The scenes in the store were where the best of the book happen. Maggie continues to show herself loyal to her employer Liss. She even manages to face down a priest without cracking under the pressure. Maggie and the series have a lot of good points, but this book wasn't the best of the bunch. The groundwork for possible character growth and change has been laid and I look forward to reading more of the series to see if things get better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I *heart* Maggie 4-ever!
    Seriously though, I thoroughly enjoyed this read, "A Witch in Time," the 6th installment of Madelyn Alt's Bewitching Mystery series."Mysteries with Hex Appeal"Eeek I love it!

    Madelyn Alt's talents as a paranormal mystery and romance writer continue to improve since the first book of the series, "The Trouble with Magic."That's not to say her talents were ever less than totally enchanting, not at all- simply that with each new book she propels her readers into her witchy world that is dripping, just dripping, with detail.Ms. Alt's attention to detail is exquisite.The tiny particulars she refuses to overlook add depth and interest to her writing.An example?The scene in the hospital where Maggie's mother hears news of the twin's births for the first time.It literally brought tears to my eyes as I, with the help of Ms. Alt's amazingly clear description, read how she bounced on her toes (completely out of character for the usually overbearing woman) with her arms around Maggie's father.Who writes stuff like that?

    No one that's who, except maybe one of the masters, like S. King.

    I want to pack Grandpa G. up and take him home with me where I can feed him all the goodies he's not allowed to have.His character is a delight and adds a ton of humor.

    Ugh- the elevator scene had me twitching in my seat feeling like I couldn't get a deep breath into my lungs.Really- this gal is goooood.

    In my opinion when a reader falls in love with a series of books a certain level of commitment is involved.I, for one, am not a fly-by-night fan.Every writer has a book in a series that might not be quite as exciting as the others (Charlene Harris has at least one of them in the Sookie series yet each one is highly entertaining.)In Ms. Alt's case, her writing is flawless, storylines interesting, characterization superb.I agree with another review posted here- this story was more intimate, more "Maggie."I can't say I don't understand the issues some other readers have, and I too look forward to more magick, more Liss, more N.I.G.H.T.S. and more scares in #7 yetI don't feel the book is lacking in mystery or interest.

    I'm only 3/4 of the way finished, savoring the ending as I always do.The sexually-charged yet consistently on the edge playful banter between Marcus and Maggie as they begin their relationship is as sweet as pie, maybe like a molten lava triple chocolate fudge pie dripping with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry ;)Emphasis on the "molten," mind you- hot hot hot!

    I look forward to reading more Maggie!!!!

    Jennifer H, Indiana

    1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy
    Nothing happens for the first hundred pages or so, then there is some action and then the books ends as boringly as it begun.This book is for 80 year old virgins with 50 cats who get heart palpitations if the postman wears shorts.Plus I was next to screaming of boredom over this stupid I love a, but maybe I love the (or merely think is sexy) b character and therefore I run to a and chat with him to make me feel less guilty.Really?This from a woman over 14?Blech!

    4-0 out of 5 stars fun read for the modern witch
    In "No Rest for the Wiccan" Madelyn Alt continues the adventures of her witch and ghost buster Maggie O'Neill who looks into a haunting at her very pregnant, very controlling sister's house and the mysterious death at a granary.

    Apart from the lack of physical combat tendencies in pacing and outlook I was reminded of Mercedes Lackey's Diana Tregarde character, which is a good thing, only Diana in her apprentice phase. Alt has a talent for describing the characters in ways that stick in your mind. Often when a character/reader has to face a half dozen new faces at once they tend to blur together but Alt's style has a light enough touch that you remember who the people are from only a word of two. This is the sign of an author who knows just how to set her words. Being entertaining and fun

    Once established the pacing is light and this unfortunately serves to high light one of the two problems I have with the book. The being a book further into the series Alt spends maybe the first 50 pages setting the scene and introducing the players to new readers, like me, who may not have read the earlier works. The problem is this is so obvious and lock step paced that the effect is plodding. This is made all the more clear when you realize that after those first 50 odd pages the book flies easily along.

    The other problem is that we are given no idea what the main character looks like, short, tall, dark, pale, blond, brunette, red head, nothing. As everyone else has a description this is a distraction. We know she has hair long enough to tie in a pony tail and favors Capri pants and layered t-shirts, and that is it. Each reader is invited to create his or her own image and should something come out later to disrupt that it could turn the whole thing on it's head.

    Overall I liked this book. I liked the style and will certainly spend more of my money to buy another, but it is with the hope that the flaws I didn't like will be attended to better.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Story, wimpy character
    Madelyn Alt tells a great story - the plots work, the stories are well-written, and the finale leave most of the loose ends tied up. Quick, easy reads. HOWEVER - the main character's wimpy attitude towards her moher, her boyfriend, and her sister is so bad that I actually had to stop reading this last book, I was so angry at the characterization. I mean really - let's be a carpet and lie down so people can walk on us! In fact, this character is so weak it actually detracts from the storyline. I had a hard time finishing this one, and I'm not sure I want to continue with the series if the lead character is so distracting. For someone who is writing a feminist type novel, this character is awfully passive. Doesn't go with the whole Wiccan thing at all. ... Read more

    5. Wiccan Warrior: Walking a Spiritual Path in a Sometimes Hostile World
    by Kerr Cuhulain
    Paperback: 192 Pages (2000-03)
    list price: US$18.95 -- used & new: US$13.35
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    Asin: 1567182526
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    We all have archetypes we model ourselves upon. In the Wiccan community these include Maiden, Healer, Mother, Bard, and others. In Wiccan Warrior by Kerr Cuhulain, you will learn of eight new yet traditional archetypes that Wiccans can model their lives and goals upon. You'll also find that they are completely appropriate for any person following a spiritual system.

    These eight are:

  • The Balanced Warrior, for whom all comes from the Divine and must be treated as such.
  • The Creative Warrior, who masters myths and can use them to share wisdom.
  • The Rational Warrior, who avoids all types of fundamentalism.
  • The Energized Warrior, who can raise and direct energy. You'll learn to do this with toning, mantras, dance and drumming.
  • The Dreaming Warrior, who knows how to alter consciousness. Here you will learn meditation, concentration and breathwork.
  • The Magickal Warrior, who knows and can do magick.
  • The Ritual Warrior, who helps revitalize rituals with knowledge, understanding, energy and love.
  • The Initiated Warrior, who knows and shares the value of true initiation.
  • There are five cornerstones to the magick of being a Wiccan Warrior. These are the well-known To Dare, To Will, To Know and To Keep Silent. To these Cuhulain adds To Imagine. For "to imagine is to be able to clearly visualize your objective, to develop and use a creative imagination." The book is filled with ideas and insights that will guide you on your way to becoming a true Wiccan Warrior, a person freed from limitations.

    This book is a must for Wiccan and Witches of all stripes. If one of the Warrior archetypes doesn't fit your needs, another (or several others) will. People who are not Wiccans will find much to admire and make use of, too.

    Winner of the 2001 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for best Biographical/Personal Book ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (31)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book.
    Just don't get annoyed at the fact that every other sentence he uses is a quote!

    Seriously though, this is a good book, and I enjoyed reading it.The bit about the initiation at the end struck home.

    Glad I purchased this.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A Little Disappointed
    Okay, I bought this book back in 2006 just before I entered the military. I was excited upon finding it at my local metaphysics shop because at that point, I'd never found a book about neopaganism which wasn't seemingly pacifist. I was expecting a thesis on balancing the "harm none" adage against the realities of war and strife... but I didn't get so lucky.

    In reality, most of what I found was a hodge-podge of Eastern philosophy concerning martial arts with a Wiccan mask. Don't get me wrong, discipline and a healthy diet and regular exercise are all very important, but I'm more worried about the nitty-gritty, the "I may have to kill a man, what now?" insight.

    If you want to practice karate along with your spiritual life, this book is great, otherwise it's not that great in my opinion.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A good book with a few flaws
    This is a good book, but not a perfect book.The goal is admirable - define the warrior philosophy and describe how it can be combined with Wicca, a religion very well suited to such an enterprise.It is a project overdue for a formal treatment.Unfortunately, the author also tries to write a Wicca 101 book at the same time.The result is that both goals end up feeling a bit watered down.There isn't enough information for the neophyte to create a complete picture (which makes the info he did include feel superficial), while at the same time the philosophical elements end up feeling like a minor addition at times.15 pages on what magic is and how it works, followed by 2 pages on how the warrior philosophy applies to magic.Why not a brief 2 page definition of magic to get the reader and author on the same page, then 15 pages devoted to the book's subject matter?

    I'd have preferred a book just on the warrior mindset and how to apply it to Wicca, with advice that the religion itself need be learned elsewhere.A more focused book could have gotten a great deal more information across to the readers who likely picked the book up specifically for the warrior philosophy rather than to learn how to do cord magic.

    A couple of niggles:While the author does some good mythbusting, which I can certainly appreciate, he still goes for the 'Magic-with-a-K to differentiate from sleight of hand' line.Question: When is the last time someone actually got it wrong?Time to reexamine that particular tradition, too.He also condenses the Rede down to 'harm none' at times, an inaccurate oversimplification.It isn't 'harm none' any more than it is 'do what you will'.

    I've written this review critically, but don't get me wrong - it really is a good book, and worth the read.It just isn't as good as it could have been had it been a bit more focused and a little less 'friendly'.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!
    Finally!A common sense approach to explaining Wicca and what it means to be a witch.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A presentation/ affirmation of other ways to be a Witch.
    This is a pleasant and easy to read guide to "Wicca"/Witchcraft from a "warrior" perspective.He wrttes well and makes nice use of quotes and references. Perhaps it was a little TOO easy to read, however, as I polished this off very quickly and was left wondering where the rest of it was!

    Mr Cuhulain had a focus on creativity within Witchcraft that I found very comfortable. Similarly, I found myself nodding in agreement with many of his statements, such as the practices behind raising energy, of taking responsibility for one's actions, of direct connection with deity, and of self-examination and awareness of one's faults. None of this was completely new... but it was a timely and enjoyable affirmation, and it brought a new peperspective through the attempt to codify and understand these principles through the concept of "the warrior".

    Cuhulain draws a lot from Eastern techniques of martial arts, and I found this somewhat less workable as anything but inspiration. How does one take the mindview from an unknown discipline that takes years to learn, and simply insert it into one's life? What these, and the stories from his own three decades as a US policeman, do is give context to Cuhulain's life-philosophy, a hint that such ideas are compatible and workable to those who take the time to learn them. It opens up/affirms possibilities. Although I was hardly moved to call myself a "warrior" by the end of the book, or make use of the (lovely sounding) warrior initiation given in the back pages, the book did introduce me to a new role-model and concievable way of being. It showed that 5'1" bookworms such as myself could at least gain inspiration, and the reminder to be responsible for one's actions, strong and vital, from the existence of this ideal-type.

    ... Read more

    6. Wicca 101: A New Reference for the Beginner Wiccan: Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism: A Solitary Guide for the New Wiccan: Solitary Study for a Beginner: The New Practitioner of Wicca and Witchcraft
    by Kristina Benson
    Paperback: 216 Pages (2007-09-21)
    list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$13.45
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    Asin: 1603320164
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    The New Reference & Learning Guide for the Beginner Wiccan
    In depth and current overview of the 1st Degree Studies A comprehensive guide for those people who are new to the Wiccan Way! Benson's book discusses what Wicca is and isn't, the five elements, the Wheel of the Year, Magick and spell crafting, ethics, philosophy, scrying, tarot, divination, tools, herbs, gems, and celebration of Wiccan holydays. She touches also on the different types of Wicca, the influence of Eastern ways on Wicca, and the ways in which Christians-and followers of other religions-have viewed this peaceful and oft-misunderstood way of life throughout the ages. The author also discusses the relative merits of practicing alone or with others, and what to expect should the novice attempt to join a coven. The complete beginner will be introduced to what it means to be a Wiccan, and what there is to gain from learning the ways of the ancients.

    Other topics included in this guide are:
    * Wiccan Names
    * Sabbats
    * Rituals
    * Tea Leaf Reading
    * Priesthood
    * Why people choose this path and much more!
    ... Read more

    Customer Reviews (4)

    2-0 out of 5 stars Teenybopper wannabes?
    This book should be called "Wicca for teenybopper wannabes". Not Wicca 101. There is nothing "101" about it. It merely explains what witches do, instead of what Wicca is, or why Wicca is. It is not for serious practitioners. So if you want real knowledge of Wicca, you should look elsewhere.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best book for a beginner in Wicca
    There are too many words to say How I love this book, its one of my favorites and I highly recommend it for a beginner in the path of wicca, it goes through everything in an easy way to follow..and the best part its not preachy as I found some other books.. its simple , easy and just a good read allin all, and the best part it is a book you will always go back to for a refresher.. I love this book so much I would give it to a fellow wicca friend if I didn't already bind it to my own Book of Shadows.

    point being if your new to wicca , get this book. well worth the money..
    ~ blessed be

    2-0 out of 5 stars Poorly edited
    Sorry, but the substandard editing was a distraction and made the book less than worthwhile to me. It is full of misspellings, incorrect punctuation, repeated or skipped words throughout, and in one section Water is referred to as East when it's called West everyplace else! I couldn't appreciate the information because of this! I wish I'd had the chance to "Look Inside" before purchasing but it wasn't available.

    5-0 out of 5 stars So ready!!!
    I haven't read this book yet but it seems pretty informative and I'm a beginner so I really believe I can learn a lot from this book, thanks amazon!! ... Read more

    7. Provenance Press's Guide To The Wiccan Year: A Year Round Guide to Spells, Rituals, and Holiday Celebrations
    by Judy Ann Nock
    Paperback: 272 Pages (2007-06-04)
    list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$4.75
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    Asin: 1598691252
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    In The Provenance Press Guide to the Wiccan Year, High Priestess Judy Ann Nock offers a definitive guide to the Wheel of the Year. Capturing the essence of both the major and lesser holidays, this complete and practical reference offers something for everyone, from history and recipes, to crafts and rituals, spells and meditations, regardless of your level of practice.

    There are many ways to acknowledge the passage of time, whether the observance is simple or elaborate. In these pages, there are several appropriate cyclic activities to honor the changing of the seasons. Written to inspire and expand your practice as you move through the eight Sabbats, Nock provides you with:

    • The astrological and astronomical influences that govern the seasons
    • Meditations that reflect timely themes
    • Rituals and crafts to enhance your spiritual expression
    Beginning with Samhain, the witch's New Year, and ending with the harvest of Mabon, The Provenance Press Guide to the Wiccan Year enables you to deepen your spiritual path, regardless of the time of year. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Wiccan Year
    Oh, My I have read and re-read this book then took notes the third time to work in with my "Astronomy" book and class I am taking this fall.This book is so complete in text and data it is a blessing.Great Book. Thanks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wicca
    I first found this book in a library and decided to use it on a project that I was, and still am, working on for Anthropology. I wasn't sure how much help it would've been, but once I started to browse through it and the information it had, I was glad that I'd checked it out. The more I looked through it, and the more it helped me on my project, the more I wanted to have it for myself. It was a shock when the version of the book I bought was so different than the one I'd checked out, but I was still happy to have it. It's very insightful in the Wiccan Year and all of the celebrations they have. I'm very happy and I came across and book like this. Anyone who has an interest in different cultures and traditions or who has an open mind should read it; if you're someone who frowns upon such things then don't read it and don't bash the people who do.

    5-0 out of 5 stars adding the stellar dimensioin to your celebrations
    In The Wiccan Year, Rev. Judy Ann Nock, Fellowship of Isis priestess of the Iseum of Urania Celesta and the Iseum of the Muses, has written a practical guide to the cycle of the year, with a focus on the star energy of each season.

    The preface describes the development of Judy's idea for a book based on the Wiccan wheel of the year with its branches in the stars and its roots in the old agrarian seasonal festivals.

    This is an evolutionary concept, which will be especially meaningful to members of the Fellowship of Isis, as it reflects the continuum of energy and consciousness that connects the core of the earth and the farthest reaches of the cosmos, as shown in the spiral galactic glyph of the Fellowship of Isis.The Wiccan Year also embodies ideas found in the FOI liturgy cycle Psyche, a collection of psychic journeys to a variety of star systems and constellations.

    The seasonal and celestial events in this book are based in the Northern hemisphere.The constellations discussed in this bookdescribe groupings of stars that are visible overhead, or on the horizon, at the time a festival occurs, as well as an overview ofthe zodiacal signs through which the sun travels during each season..

    Each chapter is devoted to a single solar or cross-quarter festival. The quality of that time of year is described, and very good historical background and interpretation of the festival's significance is provided.Celestial events occurring during that time in the yearly cycle are pointedout, and their mythological and legendaryassociations explained.Each chapter also includes meditations for each festival based on what is happening in nature,star meanings,and traditional meanings. There are also rituals attuned to the events and stars of the season. The astrological significance of the festival is also included.There are also charms, spells, practical crafts, recipes, and more, for each festival.

    There is a chapter devoted to the moons in each month, with a meditation for each full moon.

    The appendix includes tables of correspondences for the Sabbats and the Zodiac, with dates for festivals up to 2020, and astronomical information about the seasons.There is also a great bibliography and glossary of term.

    This is a great handbook for those new to Wicca and Paganism, as it provides high quality, balanced information and observations.Those who have been in the Craft for many years will find the refreshing new ideas and perspectives provided in this handy manual to provide another dimension of meaning to a beloved celebration.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Not so much
    First, I'm not a Wiccan.I ordered the book out of curiosity, and I didn't find it all that helpful.

    If the point of the book was to connect astrological signs and myths with Wiccan traditions, I appreciate the attempt.That information was concise.However, interwoven are meditation suggestions, rituals, and recipes; and I found the interjections to be abrupt and disjointed.I especially hated the meditations--which I found heavy-handed.I skipped them all after reading just a few lines.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Seasonal meanings and celebrations
    This is a great reference about the meanings of the seasonal cycles. It gives the reader greater understanding and reverence to mother nature. I think even non-wiccan readers would enjoy the history and lore covered in this book. ... Read more

    8. Wiccan Magick: Inner Teachings of the Craft
    by Raven Grimassi
    Paperback: 264 Pages (2002-09-08)
    list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$4.13
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    Asin: 1567182550
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Do you work magick with herbs? Stones? The Elements? Then you can make your magicks even stronger with the secrets revealed in Wiccan Magick.

    Formula Magick is an ancient system which expands upon the folk magick commonly used by many Wiccans. For example, this intense form of magick, when used with herbs, has four important aspects.

    First, you will learn the secrets of planting. This should be done during the waxing moon and the seeds should be blessed using the name of a deity or spirit with which you have rapport, or one that is associated with the nature of the type of magick you have in mind. You will learn how to pass magickal energy into seeds and the special type of water to use.

    Second, you will learn how to care for the herbs as they grow, including visiting them every day and talking to them about the properties you want them to have. This helps to charge the plant with those properties.

    Third, you will discover how to magickally harvest the herbs. Revealed here are the nine steps to gathering herbs. Once you have the herb, you go to the fourth aspect—their proper use in magick. Magickal correspondences are included to help strengthen the magick and direct it towards the proper goal.

    This is just an example of what you'll learn about working with herb magick. You will also learn how to work with stones and the four elements. Discover the secrets of divination, healing, and working on the astral plane. You will also discover the five keys for performing Wiccan magickal rituals.

    Wiccan Magick will prove to be a valuable reference guide for any Wiccan seeking a greater understanding of what magick is, how it works, and how to make it stronger.

    Amazon.com Review
    Like any great teacher, Raven Grimassi talks about why magickworks, as well as how to do it right. He focuses on the mysterytradition of witchcraft, digging into the earliest roots of thisancient religion. Wiccan Magick covers a lot of ground in ashort book, and in the hands of a less competent author could havebecome a mere glossary of the subject, but Grimassi does a wonderfuljob of fitting the pieces together into a remarkably detailed whole,working from general concepts like the history of witchcraft tospecifics like the inherent magical properties of herbs and crystals,and finally delving into the primal forces that empower ritualmagic. What Grimassi has created isn't necessarily a handbook to bememorized, but a book that helps revitalize the spiritual forcesbehind Wiccan rituals through a better understanding of thefundamentals of the tradition.--Brian Patterson ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing
    I bought Wiccan Magick off of amazon for 1.50 and Im really glad I did because I wouldn't have paid anymore for it if I would have known what I was in for.Ravenn Grimassi has always been my top favorite author so I was beyond excited to read Wiccan Magick.If I were a beginner Id think Grimassi was saying that Wicca is more folklore than magick.Id give this book to someone who wants more historical facts and references than magickal information.

    2-0 out of 5 stars I couldn't finish it
    I was impressed and enjoyed Wiccan Mysteries (would give it a 5 out of 5 for what it is worth) by this very author and so I purchased this book and I thought it would be as well thought out.Instead as I read it I found most of it was watered down basics of the foundation of "wiccan magick" and I would suggest many other books for a beginner before this one; which was written with out the background information. Overall I found that it didn't say anything particularly refreshing, ingenuitive or really thought provoking to keep me interested.One of my disagreements with this book was a chapter on stones/crystals that was very inadequate.If you like to read books that sound more like folklore then magick or a path to spirituality rather then a little stroll in the lifeless park of religion then you might just Like this book a great deal.

    5-0 out of 5 stars so good
    This book rocks. It's the best book ever on wiccan magick. Raven knows what he is talking about and and at least, he explains the mechanisms of magick like no one else (Wiccan authors) has ever done! THE BEST BOOK EVER.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
    One of the first books I read when I was starting out, it is much different than most other "101" or beginner books. It belongs beside every wiccan's copy of "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" by Scott Cunningham.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting
    This was a great book for the people who have been practicing wiccan magick for some time, but for the peopld who had just gotten into this stuff it was difficult. I also thought that there were too many gratouitious details. The reading was a bit advanced but I got through it. Not for readers below 14 (unless very determined.) ... Read more

    9. Full Contact Magick: A Book of Shadows for the Wiccan Warrior
    by Kerr Cuhulain
    Paperback: 288 Pages (2002-09-08)
    list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$6.24
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    Asin: 0738702544
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Invoke the Power of the Warrior Witch.

    "The aim of the Warrior path is ''invincibility, victory without battle, unassailable strength'' through better understanding yourself and your situation."

    Incorporate the Warrior archetype into your magickal practice and experience the power of full contact magick. Written by a Wiccan police officer, this no-nonsense guide gives you the foundation for taking control of your destiny.

    This potent magickal system explores the correspondences among the five elements, the "Witch''s Pyramid," and the five Magickal Weapons. You will learn how to access your own internal energy and strength to overcome obstacles and problems in your life, and to heal yourself mentally and emotionally. You will discover how to make your magick more effective, instantly access energy (chi) for magickal purposes, and create your own spells and Book of Shadows.

    Full Contact Magick shows you how to use the archetypal power of Warrior and Witch to create the life you desire.

    First Runner Up for the 2003 Coalition of Visionary Resources (COVR) Award for Best Magic Book

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
    Excellent book on how to implement and energize your wiccan defenses.
    Clarifying on the 3x rule.
    Will purchase others in this series eagerly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life.
    This book changed my life. My mom brought this home one day when she saw someone tossing it. She's seen the symbol on the cover on my wall when I was still a closet Wiccan. Normally I would have tossed it too. Just because I could never sit down and read the bull most people put out, love spells and curses and the like. But this, I flipped it open just on a whim and it was like he was in the room and speaking to me. The farther I got into it the more it seemed to fill a hole I had in my heart. By the time I was done with it my life would never be the same. I stood up to my family and told them I was Wiccan. That I had been for a long time. That it wasn't just something I was going threw. The rules in this book gave me a power I didn't know was in me. Gave me basic knowledge that I needed for a strong base in my work. One rule stood out to me and I still quote it every day. "you create your own reality." If not for that quote I'd never have gone to college. I was excepted to the school I wanted. My mom came up to my room and told me we didn't have the money. I went to pray, reciting the rules he set forth. I got to that quote, and stood strong. A month ago I left that college with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. When ever a friend is in trouble. I give them this book and say read it. Blessed Be Kerr Cuhulain, Blessed Be.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A book for the warrior's warrior
    Full Contact Magick: A Book of Shadows for the Wiccan Warrior is definitely a book I would recommend to anyone Wiccan, Pagan, or neither who is looking for a way to bring a little peace into their life.As Kerr Cuhulain explains the Sun Tzuian aspects of what it is/means to be a warrior and to live as one, you begin to feel everything fall into place as you examine yourself and challenge yourself to change.If you are looking for a book of brutality and ways to kill/injure people, this definitely would not be the book for you.I've been in the military for 12.5 years and pagan just as long.This book makes complete sense to me in both aspects of my life and because of it, I'm challenging myself to make changes that I never thought possible.I challenge you to read this book and transform yourself to let the real inner, more peaceful you come out.

    1-0 out of 5 stars bull sh**t
    I'm sorry but this book was a complete and total waste of money.If you want to ready pages and pages of mindless babble about what some guy, who as far as I can tell knows very little if anything about practical uses of magick, thinks a "true warrior" should b, then this is the book for you.But if you want real information about the craft, and ANY basic spell work, you'll be sorely disappointed. It The book is broken into sections, each one focusing on a different element, or so the author says.Then half way through the third one you realize you haven't actually learned ANYTHING yet.A quick peak at the other chapters proves that you never will either.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Just didn't resonate with me
    I found very little "warrior" about this book unless you mean the stealth, meditating warrior within.Don't get me wrong, there are some really, REALLY good meditation exercises, but I found this book just scratching a surface and not "meaty" enough.I also found some of his ideas hard to grasp (five sided pyramid?It took me several minutes to realize that they only way that could be done is to lop off the top so there would then be a flat part & you could have that be a side...he never explains this) and he was extremely redundant. Also, his habit of summarizing every chapter at the end was very annoying - it reminded me of textbooks from school. I really loved his first book and have great admiration & respect for Mr. Cuhulain, but this book was just not my cup of tea.Wiccan, yes...but largely I felt more into Eastern Meditation & metaphysical concepts. ... Read more

    10. Witch School: Living the Wiccan Life
    by Debbe Tompkins
    Paperback: 264 Pages (2009-01-08)
    list price: US$21.95 -- used & new: US$7.93
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    Asin: 073871495X
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    The Witch School teaching series prepares students for initiation into Correllian Wicca, one of the largest and fastest-growing Wiccan traditions in the world.

    Discover what it means to be Wiccan with this easy-to-follow course on Wicca from Witch School. From energy and consciousness studies to casting spells and making magic, this Wicca book presents the fundamentals of everyday Witch life in an engaging and straightforward manner.

    You'll learn about Wiccan ethics, gods and goddesses, sabbats and esbats, magic wands, herbal concoctions, altars, pentacles, totem animals, and a variety of divination practices. Previously available only through Witch School, this introductory guide to Wicca is designed for those new to this nature-based spiritual path. As an additional bonus, WitchSchool.com offers many optional interactive features to enhance your textbook learning experience.

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    3-0 out of 5 stars not what i was expecting
    i was expecting more out of this, it being from the "witch school." i guess my expectations were to high. at least i bought it used.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Witch School
    I found this book to be very informative and look forward to getting the 2nd edition to the schooling. ... Read more

    11. The Green Wiccan Herbal: 52 Magical Herbs, Spells & Withcy Rituals
    by Silja
    Paperback: 160 Pages (2009-09)
    list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$10.75
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    Asin: 1906525870
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    This beautiful, insightful compendium is the ultimate guide to herbal magic. Covering magical tools, growing and gathering herbs in the wild, and spell-casting, discover more than 50 enchanting herbs, fruits and flowers, including their elements, deities and magical and healing properties, along with spells, kitchen witchery and more. The first chapters detail herbal mythology and magical theory and tools, plus different types of magic (including black and white, using charm bags and long-term spells), and ways of working, either alone or as part of a coven. Next, discover how to grow and store magical herbs, and the importance of the moon phases when planting and harvesting them. The '52 Major Magical Herbs' chapter lists these herbs and their uses and includes the element they are associated with, what day/time is best for magic with them, plus a simple spell for each herb. This is followed by 'Other Foods and Their Magical Uses' which focuses on a variety of enchanted ingredients such as lemon, poppy seeds and flowers.The spells section, arranged by theme, has spells for love and fertility to spells for prosperity, moving home, finding a job, friendship, health, wisdom and more. Silja also explains how to go about writing your own herbal spells, along with magical correspondences on suitable timing, colours and crystals for specific herbs. You will also discover how to keep track of the spells you have performed and how to know if they have worked. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars beautiful and informative
    Beautiful and informative. The artwork extends throughout the book and it is printed in full color.
    the pages are not white which helps some people i have heard.
    The book explains several types of magic including flower magic, knot magic, candle magic...etc.
    It has lots of recipes, and spells and also has a short and sweet picture and definition of 52 herbs and foods(that are"magical")
    If nothing else you should get it for the art.
    the whole book is really great so far. ... Read more

    12. The Wiccan Mysteries: Ancient Origins & Teachings
    by Raven Grimassi
    Paperback: 304 Pages (2002-09-08)
    list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$2.11
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    Asin: 1567182542
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Awarded "Book of the Year" by The Coalition of Visionary Resources"The Wiccan Mysteries is a book that should hold a proud place on every single altar." —Body Mind Spirit MagazineDiscover the Inner Secrets of Wiccan Spirituality

    Once reserved for a very select few, the initiate-level teachings of Wicca are revealed in this award-winning guide to the essence of an ancient belief system. Daring and honest, The Wiccan Mysteries is a must-have complement to your personal practice. Author Raven Grimassi takes you on a comprehensive tour of Wicca, describing in depth its pre-Christian historical and theological roots in Old Europe and continuing through to modern America. These multicultural origins form the basis for contemporary Wicca, and empower it as a dynamic system for spiritual development.Uncover the hidden meanings of sacred writings and explore the major tenets of the Craft, from reincarnation, the God and Goddess, magickal arts, and planes of existence, to symbols, rites, and ethics. Learn how to create an astral temple, consecrate ritual tools, and work with magickal familiars.Expand your understanding of Wicca with this essential guide, and discover the enduring power of a rich spiritual tradition.

    Amazon.com Review
    Far from the tabloid-type books claiming to reveal the darkest secrets of witchcraft, Wiccan Mysteries is a thoughtfully organized tool for following the initiatory path on your own and exploring the mystery traditions of this ancient religion. Raven Grimassi traces the origins of rights and practices peculiar to the craft and uncovers their inner meanings to reveal how they apply to the Wiccan lifestyle. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars Insightful yet Biased
    I wish to begin by saying that this book was quite insightful and informative up to chapter 11. The first 10 chapters gave detailed description of Ancient Mysteries of the craft. The history, etymology and cosmology of ancient witchcraft. I was illumined on the detailed accounts of the 7 planes of existence and the Watchers and I am now able to perform my theurgy with greater clarity when these principles such as the "Odic breath" are applied. The "do what you will, if it doesn't harm others" sound incredibly similar to "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law"(Liber AL) I finally realized that the "reed" has plagiarized THE BOOK OF THE LAW and Thelema. Grimassi constantly quotes "As above so below" hhhhm that sounds familiar too!! Could that be a plagiarization of Herme's Trismegistos' Emerald Tablet?!? I think so. I would have overlooked his usage of that wise maxim however ho doesn't even mention Hermes as the author of it.

    On to chapter 11 which is where I closed the book. Grimassi goes on a Celt bashing biased tirade. Attempting to promote distortions about Druids(yess they had a written language called Ogham) and Celts. He sounded like a war mongering roman general with his false accounts of Celts who by the way conquered most of northern and south western europe until the romans and christians invaded, oppressed, plagiarized, and finally committed genocide on the Druids and Bards. Of course there aren't going to be many accounts of them Grimassi's beloved estruscans and romans destroyed all the recordsl!!! Most accounts we have of the; Celts, Gaels, Picts and Druids are those made by propagandist roman generals. So lets see first Grimassi plagiarizes Crowley, Hermes, and possibly Eliphas Levi and then demonstrates the audacity for pious forgery.

    Thankfully I have this thing called the "sword of discrimination" which I developed through the application of Pantanjali's Yoga Sutras.


    5-0 out of 5 stars So Much Wonderful Reading to Do
    This as with all Raven Grimassi books gives so much wonderful information for those of us that truelly are interested in learning the Old Ancient Religion. I really admire Grimassi and his writings. What a wonderful book. Bought Used in almost New Condition.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Serious Work
    This book isn't the typical fluff and stuff New Age book on Wicca.Raven Grimassi provides the reader with a thoughtful and reasonably well researched history, philosophy, theology and general survey of Wicca within the settings of the Western Mystery Tradition.

    While the book contains some speculation on the origins of the Wiccan traditions, and Grimassi has a personal point of view on the subject, he does a nice job of noting that this is a personal point of view, and rarely confuses theory and fact.

    You won't find spells, grimores, etc. in here.You will find well reserached background and a great - almost scholarly - introduction to the tradition. Eye opening and enjoyable.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Truely Original Wiccan Teachings

    This book is truly one of the classic's that portray a Wicca most like to its original birth with Gardner. It has a lot of important teachings for those looking to go farther with in a modern mystery tradition. Its main flaw is that of most writers writing from those lessons of Gardner. They tend to exclaim that Wicca is the old religion, when those who have really set in and learned this for themselves see that Wicca itself is a revival of old religions from across the globe all merged into one system by Gardner. This, however, does not demean its character nor does it diss-empower its truths, it simply must then be realized that this is not at all gospel and you may find your own path of a similar merging of other traditions.

    This book is a wonderful stepping point for a student after two years of dedicated studies. Be weary the writer does have a very sexual mind about most writings, and plays this off as modern society is plagued by the patriarchal beliefs surrounding sex. I am personally very free sexually and still see no need to associate nearly every occult ideal as sprung from sexuality. With that in mind also be very mindful of checking his historical facts. Much of his bibliography is taken from other occult writers and not experts on the information. Fact checking for yourself is the best way to find your own personal truth about the history surrounding our beliefs and mysteries.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Overlooking
    this si a good overlooking at the Wiccan Mysteries. abroaded, inteligent and useful. A must to sincere seekers. ... Read more

    13. Morgan Le Fay's Book Of Spells And Wiccan Rites
    by Jennifer Reif
    Paperback: 184 Pages (2001-07-19)
    list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$3.99
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    Asin: 0806522003
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book of spells & rites
    Morgan le Fey's book of spells & wiccan rites is filled with lots of information, I would recommend this book for someone who knows about Goddess/Wiccan/Spells, not for a beginner.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Bad History, but Still Beautiful
    When I first picked this book up, I leafed through the history and put it right back down. Later, I was recommended to take another look. Sure enough, the rituals are beautiful.

    Reif does not claim these rituals come from Morgan Le Fay. Merely that she was inspired by the Arthurian Legend figure. Nothing more.

    This time I thoroughly read through the history. Sure enough, the history is awful, having been outdated by at least 25 years by the publication of this book. Once you look at her sources you realize that they were all written when the theory presented in Reif's history was still considered true. So she's outdated and following what some of us refer to as the mythological history of Wicca. I would never recommend this book for it's history. Just skip that section and do your own research, please.

    My personal pet peeve is that this book is supposedly for "any reader [to] use them immediately, even without prior Wiccan experience." While Wiccan experience sure isn't necessary for the practice of these rituals as they really are not Wicca specific, I certainly wouldn't suggest anyone delve into them immediately. Each ritual is geared towards a specific God or Goddess of varying cultures. One should be familiar with the mythologies of a particular deity before working with them. I know I'm not alone in feeling it's rude to work with deities unknown to the practitioner, so I'm sure I'm not alone on this point. (Another point: Could you imagine someone with arachnophobia working closely with Arachne not knowing anything about her and suddenly seeing spiders on a regular basis and not knowing why? XD)

    Again, the ultimate point is, this book is solely for the beauty of the rituals. If you intend to use any of them, make sure to completely familiarize yourself with the mythology of the Gods and Goddesses first.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money
    Considering that Wicca has no history going back to the Paleolithic times I can find nothing to recommend about this book. For anyone who wishes to read a truly scholarly history of Wicca I would suggest 'Triumph of the Moon' by Ronald Hutton. Wicca is a modern religion created by Gerald Gardner in the 1940's, not some ancient belief system.

    As for Morgan Le Fay, she is a fictional character who doesn't even appear in the original legends about the equally fictional Arthur. So claiming that the spells come from her also rates as a piece of fiction.

    Save your money, there are far better books out there.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Much praise for this spell book!
    I have to be honest, it took me about a year or so after I purchased this book to really sink my teeth into it, but I have had it ever since it has been out on the market.

    After that period of time, I found myself flipping through the book one day and reading the rituals and spells presented in this book and thought -- WOW! The spells and rituals in this book are GREAT!! I then immediately began working through the spells and rituals presented in this book and they do work, they are easy to do and require very few and easy to obtain materials and ingrediants.

    Each spell and ritual you work through, you will call upon a different Goddess or God .... sometimes a few in the same one .... A true polythestic book.

    Honestly, you won't be disappointed. The spells and rituals presented here are great .... This is truly an amazing Wiccan spellbook.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Enchanting words enhance well-crafted, engaging rituals
    Author Jennifer Reif, has not descended from a long line of Witches,nor been trained in any particular branch of the Craft, just book-taught like many in the Craft today. None-the-less, she has put together an awesome treasury of rituals and spells simple enough for every level of magickal practitioner, but complicated enough that I would recommend this for more experienced practitioners.

    Novices need to develop some basic skills and knowledge before tackling some of these spells. Still, anyone with an interest in honoring deities in their many cultural guises, through ritual or spellwork, should add this truly inspired compilation to their magickal libraries.

    There is a brief history of Witchcraft & Wicca in the beginning and very brief background on the author herself. The rest is devoted entirely to wonderfully diverse magickal workings. They are subdivided into groupings, such as rituals for: Strength and Power --To Athena, Warrior Goddess for inner strength and power, The Veil of Isis to awaken confidence and determination; Honorable Endings and Farewells -- Banshee Macha to end malicious gossip, To the Ancient Crone for the passing of a pet; For Prosperity and Success -- Enchantment of Sri Lakshmi for prosperity; and a Multifarious Miscellany -- including, Spiral of the Delphic Oracle to obtain the answer to a question, and the Rite of the Non-ritual for joy in the moment. I am just touching the surface of what's included in this text.

    It is my goal someday to perform Reif's, knock your socks off larger group ritual, Song of the Sacred Grove, a beautiful rite invoking and honoring the magic of Celtic trees. The rituals can be one day, or more in length...the Sri Lakshmi ritual is a 3-day working.

    All rituals have a level of complexity that will engage and absorb practitioner(s). Along with the body of each rite, Reif provides a supply list, altar setup instructions, ritual timing and other instructions. Words are rhythmic and truly inspired. Reif has been studying and working with nature and ancient cultures since 1983. It shows through in this work. I pray that this is not the last we hear from her. ... Read more

    14. Her Wiccan, Wiccan Ways (Rhiannon Godfrey)
    by Traci Hall
    Paperback: 240 Pages (2008-12-01)
    list price: US$13.00 -- used & new: US$7.05
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    Asin: 1605041041
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Rhiannon Godfrey is a psychic prodigy, but her parents don't see things her way. They think she needs a "normal" high school experienceshe wants to stay in trendy Vegas. In the small farming town of Crystal Lake, being Wiccan doesn't exactly help the Godfreys blend in. Beyond angry, Rhiannon neglects to inform her parents the farmhouse they just bought is haunted. Instead, she decides to use the resident ghost to prove that she belongs back in Dr. Richards's Institute of Parapsychology. Not that dispelling ghosts is her area of expertise, but really, how hard can it be? And then there's Jared Roberts. Totally hot. For a cowboy, that is. Only problem? He comes with an evil twin sister, the shallow and popular Janet. Janet's only goal is to make Rhee's life miserable. So when she and her friends decide it's time for a little payback, Rhee goes to her mother's book of spells. Janet needs to be taught a lesson, and what harm can come from a few words? Just one little spell.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Read
    I was really looking forward to reading Traci's book, as I know Traci and wanted to see her work. I was very entertained, and I'm not even in her target age group! (lol, I'm an older Mom...) I definitely will be reading her other books, and also passing them on to my teenagers.GREAT JOB, Traci!

    5-0 out of 5 stars For Teen and Adult Readers
    I got this book as a Kindle freebie and didn't have many expectations. Now, I am looking for more books by this author. It started out with a bang and never got boring. The main character, a teen with special powers, lives in a truly haunted house. However, the fun in this book is watching this formerly home-schooled girl learn to fit in with regular kids at her school. I really liked their interactions and the rodeo. It's a fun book.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A Quick Fun Read
    This is not a great work of literature.The plot is fairly routine and there are several items left dangling at the end.However, I was desperate for a fun read after slogging through several classics.This fit the bill wonderfully.The characters are likeable, the writting is simple, relaxing and straightforward, and the plot is fun if not plausible.I really enjoyed it.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Grandpa's Review
    I read a sample of this book and got hooked by the similarities of the character and my granddaughter, Iris.My daughters' family had recently moved from Oregon to Wisconsin.Iris had some of the same problems adjusting, without the magic.After reading and enjoying the book myself, I had to get a copy to send to her.
    Very well written, fast, fun read!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
    This book was a quick, easy read, entertaining and engaging.I was drawn in from the beginning and thought the characterizations were realistic and also had some comical scenes.Even though I am not a young adult, I thoroughly enjoyed this book! ... Read more

    15. Wiccan Spell A Night: Spells, Charms, And Potions For The Whole Year
    by Sirona Knight
    Paperback: 352 Pages (2006-07-01)
    list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$7.62
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    Asin: 0806527269
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Wiccan Spell A Night
    This is a good book for ritual.However, I found it difficult figuring out which night it was.It takes a bit of doing.Other than that, it has some neat stuff in it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars gymshoe
    this is a great book for any wicca reader even if you are just starting out or have been practicing for years. ... Read more

    16. Celtic Traditions: Druids, Faeries, and Wiccan Rituals (Volume 0)
    by Knight
    Paperback: 244 Pages (2000-08-01)
    list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$9.74
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    Asin: 080652135X
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Celtic Traditions: Druids, Faeries and Wiccan Rituals
    I found this book to be a great read and very informative.I read a lot of books on Celtic history, culture, and traditions.This book did not disappoint.It came in a timely manner and packaged very securely.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Source for Celtic Paganism
    This book is one of the best I've read on Celtic traditions. Most books on the Celts give you lots of examples of rituals and tools, but they don't explain the base of the Celtic beliefs. THIS BOOK DOES. This book gives you the history on the Celtic traditions. Not just a general overview, but why they believed they way they did. It is the best source of information I have come across. It has the information on tools and rituals, but those are no good if you follow something you don't know the history of or why you are doing rituals or what the tools are used for. This book has everything.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A well written book on the Celts
    I have read several of Sirona Knight's many books, and have always found them enjoyable to read."Celtic Traditions" offers an excellent overview of Celtic culture, including a section on faery traditions.Beautifully combines historical data with modern Celtic spirituality.I strongly recommend this book along with "The Druids" by Peter Ellis and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Elves and Fairies" by Sirona Knight

    1-0 out of 5 stars I am so angry I bought this book
    This woman has the writing skills of a high school dropout.Some sentences are written so badly I had to read them again just to make sure they were in English.For some reason I thought this was a serious book about the Celtic revival phenomenon instead, I found out it was just another new age junk book filled with clichés, gross generalizations and non-sequiturs. Here is a classic example (pp. 29-20)

    "Matriarchal order and lineages stem from the early concept that creation comes from women. Creation is a divine seed, stemming from the Mother.Plainly, the mother's identity is always certain while the father's is not..."

    I want my money back.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have on Celtic Spirituality
    This book would be a great starting point for those interested in exploring the realms of Celtic Magic.Ms. Knight covers Shamanism, the Celtic Gods and Goddesses, the Druids (including a brief description of the Ogham, a Celtic form of tree divination), the Faeries, and modern Celtic Traditions. She includes several visualizations and some sample rituals.She also talks about Celtic Wicca, which I didn't actually think was necessary; for me the Celtic lore would have been enough, but of course this would be an added plus for those interested in following the Wiccan path.

    She also has a recommended reading list and a list of favorite Celtic music titles which I found to be very helpful.

    Ms. Knight's writing is enjoyable and easy to read, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone wishing to explore the Celtic path.

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    17. Wiccan Spell A Day
    by Sirona Knight
    Paperback: 368 Pages (2005-05-03)
    list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$5.02
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    Asin: B0043RTANE
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars other book
    This book is beautiful and perfect for those who are actually into the religion and not just looking for some stupid love charm.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful
    This book as so many different spells and potions for each day. This is a very nice addition to my libary, a must have by all Wiccans.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not for the beginner
    I'm researching wiccan and witch rituals and I thought I would take a look at this book and try some of the rituals. A beginner in spellcraft should start with another book. The spells are cool and most seem really easy to do, but it's a great pain to find them. If you wanted to use a spell for another occasion, you would have to look through most of the book to find them. An index, or color-coded pages would have been extremely helpful. Finally, there was hardly any explanation as to what the colors and objects are supposed to signify so you kind of have to guess for yourself. I expected something more thorough. But I definately recommend this for people with more advanced knowledge of the craft.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Spell book I have
    I bought this book some time ago and was I surprised! This by far is the best spell book I have read. The spells and charms are really easy and cool. This is a really great book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Most Complete Book of Spells I have read.
    I recently read Knight's "Empowering Your Life With Wicca" and really like the book so I bought this book by Knight too.I was glad I did because she has written the most complete book of spells I have read so far.There are 365 cool, easy to do, spells, charms, and meditations and I am doing them day by day with marvelous results.I like the spells because I don't have to buy alot of stuff to do them and I understand how to actually do them all.Magic really works, especially when it's easy to understand and do.Blessed be! ... Read more

    18. The Wicca Spellbook: A Witch's Collection of Wiccan Spells, Potions, and Recipes
    by Gerina Dunwich
    Paperback: 190 Pages (2000-08-01)
    list price: US$12.95 -- used & new: US$5.74
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    Asin: 0806514760
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    The secrets of spellcraft revealed through easy-to-follow, yet highly powerful magical formulas. There are also sections on the magical association of herbs, the eight sabbats of the Wiccan tradition and a directory of occult shops, publications and services to the Wiccan community. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars My first wiccan book
    Wicca is very special to me. I only knew what I was taught, and never held a published wiccan book before, till I got this one. I read it, at least 3 or so times. I've only practiced the simpler things inside it, but the out come was phantasmagorical. Nothing like Harry Potter or Merlin, but just the flow of energies and the knowlege is amazing!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice book
    I recieved this item in record time, and I love the quality of it!! Thank you

    1-0 out of 5 stars Not in accordance with the Wiccan Rede!
    I've owned this book for at least a decade. Yet, I still have it, and I don't know why except it is an example of the kind of book a Wiccan should never use. This starts off with thanking the Goddess--what about the God? Also, it does give the Wiccan Rede but obviously she doesn't follow it as there are spells that go against the Wiccan Rede. There are spells that go against the free will of others. For that, I would suggest to look elsewhere because this isn't a book to be trusted, and as far as a spellbook goes, there is much lacking. This is the first and only book I've bought by the author and it will stay that way!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not very practical...
    For the neophyte such as myself, I think this book is not very practical in terms of the spells.The majority of them require things I have no way of obtaining - dove's blood, holy water from a church, etc.I don't regret buying the book, though.It is great as a resource (herbs, amulets, etc) - they list amulets from a-z - I actually saw a Chinese woman wearing a jade Buddha and I knew it was for luck because of the book so that was cool:) - Cool as a resource - I doubt I will use any of the spells though.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this author
    Gerina gives it to you straight so fluffy bunnies need not apply, She isn't going to suggar coat magick either practiced today or by the ancients. She puts it out their for you to decide whether to use it or step off. If your smart and have been in this as long as i have you'll stumble on the fact Gardner set peole up with the wican crede(he made up BTW to keep his coven in check) and that the 3fold is most definantly a fear tactic to create pause. As far as karma duh as above so below and you get back what you put out is fundiamentals of physics. so every positive action has and equal negative reaction (fluffies need to chew on that for awhile) ... Read more

    19. A Wiccan Bible: Exploring the Mysteries of the Craft from Birth to Summerland
    by A. J. Drew
    Paperback: 430 Pages (2003-08)
    list price: US$19.99 -- used & new: US$12.08
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    Asin: 1564146669
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    If you have ever wondered if there is more to religion than ancient rituals, then this book is for you. If you have already come to the realization that Wicca is the religion for you, then this book will help fill in those many blanks that have been left by other books. Making no attempt to dictate religious dogma or routine, the author illustrates the many issues a person's religion should address and shows how he has found answers to those issues through the practice of a modern religion, which has, in part, been structured on some of the oldest principles of the ancient world. He examines the four stages of life from this perspective.o Maiden and Master - Birth, Wiccaning, and Self-Dedication.o Mother and Father - Initiation, Mating Customs, and Pregnancy.o Crone and Sage - Grandchildren, Suicide, and Death. o Middle Ground - Reincarnation, Summerland, and Winterland. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars this is a great book for curious people and new comers.
    this book does a great job on explaining wicca in a thorough but easy to understand way.

    4-0 out of 5 stars One wiccan man's journey along the pagan path+
    It seemed you either liked the book or you probably hated the book.Why all the praise and hissing about this book?I was somewhere in-between.I liked how he described his rituals and beliefs,yet this is not to be considered the definative pagan way of practising wicca.So,the reader must keep an open-mind ,that this is AJ Drew's take on Wicca.To name the book,'the Wicca Bible',may be a bold statement.A better title would be,'One Wiccan's Credo'.His opinions are quite strong,yet i was interested in what he had to say.The problem is not in his writings,it's with the title.A bible has a set dogma,with core beliefs and universally accepted axioms among its brethern of cult followers.I would still recommend reading it,though read it with an open-mind.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally, a book about balance.
    The hardest part about being a struggling and solitary student of the Craft has most certainly been the lack of material that focuses on the deity.Too many books are only about the Goddess or only about the God.This book spoke in a way that so few do:the deity is one, is equal.I won't go into detail about what the book covers, other reviewers have done that already.Instead, let me just say, if you are as I am and wonder about Wiccan deity more than you do spells, this is the book for you.

    1-0 out of 5 stars The Playgan's Guide to Wicca
    This book is really only valuable if you want to join the Church of A. J. Drew, not Wicca. This does not even come close to being a 'Wiccan Bible', and I recommend A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches Handbook for those who want good information.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
    Pleased with the delivery of the book and the material within.Can't wait to put it to full use. ... Read more

    20. The Art of Wiccan Healing
    by Sally Morningstar
    Paperback: 251 Pages (2005-07-01)
    list price: US$14.95 -- used & new: US$7.50
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    Asin: 1401906095
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    The Wiccan belief system is based on the knowledge that everything we need in order to be healthy and happy lies within us, and this includes ways to maximize health and well-being. Wiccan Healing is both an explanatory and a practical book that expertly takes you through some of the manyhealing techniques practiced in the Craft. It expels the myth that witches harm rather than heal, by giving a real account of the ways of this wise and gentle tradition that has had health and healing at its coresince its conception.

    With this book as your guide, you can explore your inner magical spirit, and by working cooperatively, aligning appropriately, understanding and identifying the energetics of existence and their threads within Wiccan healing, you can take a magical journey to heal self and others, and to heal the planet and care for all life, for like many spiritual traditions, it shows you how to seek within for the light that shines in your spirit. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Extensive subject knowledge
    Sally Morningstar has extensive knowledge of this complex subject and has broken it down into easily understandable language.The graphics and tables are very precise and the book just makes you feel better about mankind, in general, like there is a better world for you to find.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best author since scott cunningham.
    She not only explains the basics of wicca but also explains the myth that witches harm rather than help. This also gives a very good history on wicca. Personal storys of her own. And much much more. Also recomended The Wiccan Way Sally morningstar.To ride a silver bromstick Silver ravenwolf. ( IM 16 not under 13 been wiccan since I was 11)

    4-0 out of 5 stars The Art of Wiccan Healing: A Practical Guide
    This is in my reserch book shelves. I can use it for many years. ... Read more

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