Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft

  • by Raymond Buckland
  • Narrated by Gildart Jackson
  • 13 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 information on rituals, beliefs, history, and lore, as well as instruction in spellwork, divination, herbalism, healing, channeling, dreamwork, sabbats, esbats, covens, and solitary practice. Exam questions are included as part 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.


What the Critics Say

"Quite entertaining, as much for the armchair enthusiast as for the practicing occultist." (Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of The Mists of Avalon)


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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

This is the biggest load of bs ever published. So not publishing it would make me give it 5 stars

What do you think your next listen will be?

Who knows? I have a wide variety of interests.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

N/A it is not a story.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft?

Cut the entire book out and maybe revise the herb lore part to publish

Any additional comments?

What a crock. I have had an interest in nature based religions for a couple of years. I have done a good bit of research for myself. At first I thought this must have been written as a joke. I kept on listening and realized (sadly) that this guy was deadly serious about this stuff. Note: If I ever see somebody prancing around naked under the moon with a metal mixing bowl with glued on horns tied their head, I will laugh myself to death. This is the most idiotic book I've ever listened to. The guy that wrote this was a pervert. This is not a book about nature based faith. This is a book about weird made up rituals and pomp and ceremony. He writes an extensive section on how to make your own knife from scratch (this is really important and very easy to do according to "Uncle Bucky") Sure, because I keep an anvil,tongs and hammers in my kitchen for just such occassions! There is a lot of instruction on the proper style and color of robes to wear and detailed instructions on various complicated rituals. I fail to see what blindfolding and tying up a person naked then rubbing a knife over their body has to do with nature or spirituality (illustrations on how to tie up a naked person provided on the website).I guess this book has some value -as entertainment. The narrator does a good job and the herb lore is moderately interesting.

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- HighMileageFeets "Andy"


This was exactly what I wanted.This book was very thorough, very pleasant to listen to, and I feel like I can have a conversation with someone about Wicca and know what I'm talking about. I think it's beautiful and one of the most reasonable religions I've read up on so far. I feel like I'm more whole having learned about it.

Loved the book, loved the writer, loved the narrator. Very organized, straight forward way to learn about Wicca whether you are seeking to practice or simply understand. I'm very grateful for having had the opportunity to listen.
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- Christopher W.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2014
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio