|Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft. Raymond Buckland. Llewellyn Publications|
If you buy only one book on Witchcraft and/or the Wicca traditions, Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland is definitely the one to get. Affectionately known as "Big Blue", the book has been a top seller for Llewellyn Publications for many years. There is a little bit of everything, from the basic tools of Witchcraft to meditation and the art of Ceremonial Magick. A must have for students of the Western Esoteric Tradition.
"Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft has influenced and guided countless students, coven initiates, and solitaries around the world. One of modern Wicca's most recommended books, this comprehensive text features a step-by-step course in Witchcraft, with photographs and illustrations, rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice. The workbook format includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, so you can build a permanent record of your spiritual and magical training. This complete self-study course in modern Wicca is a treasured classic―an essential and trusted guide that belongs in every Witch's library.
"A masterwork by one of the great Elders of the Craft. Raymond Buckland has presented a treasure trove of Wiccan lore. It is a legacy that will provide magic, beauty, and wisdom to future generations of those who seek the ancient paths of the Old Religion."―Ed Fitch, author of Magical Rites from the Crystal Well
"I read Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft with much pleasure. This book contains enough information and know-how for all approaches: the historical, the philosophical, and the pragmatic...quite entertaining, as much for the armchair enthusiast as for the practicing occultist."―Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon
"Never in the history of the Craft has a single book educated as many people, spurred as many spiritual paths, or conjured as much personal possibility as Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft."―Dorothy Morrison, author of The Craft."