Doreen Valiente is quite the name in the craft. She studied and practiced magic since she was a teenager and was one of the first students of Gerald Gardner in his own tradition: Wicca. During her lifetime she moved around the country a great deal, met many important people in the craft and she wrote many books on the subject. The one thing that is rather wonderful about this book is its breadth of subject matter which will be highly useful for those of you who wish to start on the path to witchcraft. This isn’t a spellbook and it is isn’t a “how to” book, all of that is pretty much up to you but this is a great primer for all things magical.
Doreen Valiente is mainly known for her Wiccan works but if Wicca isn’t your thing then don’t fret, this book will still be of interest to the magical scholar and “wayside witch” too.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Phoenix Publishing (WA) (July 1, 1988)