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Traditional English Witchcraft (Non-Wiccan)

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The list author says: "Traditional English Witchcraft has some surface similiarites to Wicca as Gardner was first trained in a Traditional Witchcraft Cuveen However, once passed the surface similiatries the differences can often be glaring. Unlike Wicca, Old Craft is not a monolithic system so there can be huge differences between regions where witchcraft is practiced as well as in regional traditions, which can make studying/learning Trad. Craft more difficult than Wicca. There are also far fewer booked written on the topic; almost no Trad. Craft 101 books exist, but on the flip-side those books that do exist I've found to be better researched and written than most Wiccan books. In practice, some Trad'ers place more emphasis on the God than the Goddess, the laying of the Compass Round has a different purpose than casting a circle, the Elements play a smaller role and where they are worked with their assignment to the quarters, as well as their colors associations, are different. Other differences include: ethics: intent vs the Wiccan Rede, nothing comparable to The Three-fold Law, a variety of differences in the holy days celebrated, a grimoire, an emphasis on connecting with the land and the spirits dwelling in the land, ancestor reverence, and shamanic-like practices such as Hedgeriding, Otherworld contacts, an emphasis on folklore, mytho-poetics, learning through poetry and riddles, and no provision for "self-initiation", which is an oxymoron anyway. In some traditions the line between Christianity and Craft is very blurry as there are Sabbatic/Luciferian Traditions within Trad. Craft that practice dual-faithism and will include elements from Gnostic/heretical Christianity. This is NOT the equivalent of Christo-Wicca, Christo-Paganism, or Luciferian Witchcraft ala Michael Ford."
The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft
The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft
"Whether you are Trad. Crafter or a Wiccan this a book that should be read for its history on English Witchcraft"
Ecstasies; deciphering the witches' Sabbath. Translated by Raymond Rosenthal.
Ecstasies; deciphering the witches' Sabbath. Translated by Raymond Rosenthal.
"This book is an outstanding examination of the classic Witches' Sabbath. The Witches Sabbath never took place in physical reality; it was a shamanic-like practice."
The Night Battles: Witchcraft & Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries
The Night Battles: Witchcraft & Agrarian Cults in the Sixteenth & Seventeenth Centuries
"Another outstanding book discussing the shamanic elements of the famous battles understaken by the Benandatti against malevolent witches to ensure a successful harvest."
A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, & Pagans
A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, & Pagans
"Just as the title states."
Witchcraft in the Middle Ages
Witchcraft in the Middle Ages
""This book takes a look at the history, causes, and development of what became the Witchcraft Hysteria of the late Middle Ages. It starts with the 4th century and concludes with the 15th century.""
A History of Pagan Europe
A History of Pagan Europe
"This book packs a lot of information into a small space. It traces European Pagansim in all it's forms and how modern practices differ from the older practices."
Cunning-Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic
Cunning-Folk and Familiar Spirits: Shamanistic Visionary Traditions in Early Modern British Witchcraft and Magic
"Another look at the Cunningcraft Tradition."
Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History
Popular Magic: Cunning-folk in English History
"An outstanding look at the Cunningfolk/Pellar Tradition in Britian. Prior to the 20th century most of the Cunningfolk were Christian, but today that is changing with the resurgance of the practice of Cunningcraft."
The Pickingill Papers: The Origin of the Gardnerian Craft
The Pickingill Papers: The Origin of the Gardnerian Craft
"George Pickingill was a cunning-man and Witch-Master who founded nine covens during his lifetime, one of which it is said, produced the famous New Forest Coven that initiated Gerald Gardner"
Craft of the Untamed: An inspired vision of traditional witchcraft
Craft of the Untamed: An inspired vision of traditional witchcraft
"In this work the author attempts to explain the primary pillars or characteristics of Traditional Witchcraft practice. The book is highly poetic and esoteric so the reader should be somewhat versed in Traditional Craft before attempting to read it."
Hedge-Rider: Witches and the Underworld
Hedge-Rider: Witches and the Underworld
"Rae Beth created a lot confusion about the nature of Hedgecraft with her book Hedgewitch, which is about Kitchen-witchery not true Hedgecraft. This is probably the best book on true Hedgecraft."
Witchcraft and the Shamanic Journey: Pagan Folkways from the Burning Times
Witchcraft and the Shamanic Journey: Pagan Folkways from the Burning Times
"The new title of this book is "The North Star Road". There are exercises in the books, but primarily it posits  Witchcraft as, originally, a shamanic practice and compares the shamanic elements found in other cultures with those found in Witchcraft"
Light from the Shadows: A Mythos of Modern Traditional Witchcraft
Light from the Shadows: A Mythos of Modern Traditional Witchcraft
"This book discusses Traditional Craft and compares it with Wicca. It also includes traditional forms of magic, necromancy, shapeshifting, familiar spirits, esoteric symbolism, and a (not the) Trad. Craft mythos of the yearly sacred cycle."
Treading the Mill: Practical Craft Working in Modern Traditional Witchcraft
Treading the Mill: Practical Craft Working in Modern Traditional Witchcraft
"There is alot of information packed into this book, everything from laying the compass-round to wine recipes to spirit-working. An outstanding book. I only wish it was longer."
The Call of the Horned Piper
The Call of the Horned Piper
"This book covers the inner symbolism, archetypes, mytho-poetics of Traditional Witchcraft and practical treatment of the sacred cycle, the working tools, incantations, spells, and pathworking."
Masks of Misrule: The Horned God & His Cult in Europe
Masks of Misrule: The Horned God & His Cult in Europe
"This book is accurately decribed in its title. It is about the Horned God as viewed in Europe and particularly in Trad. Craft. This book also includes content on Lucifer as he is viewed in Sabbatic Witchcraft. Please note: Sabbatic Witchcraft has absolutely nothing to do with Satanism."
The Pillars of Tubal Cain
The Pillars of Tubal Cain
"This is a look at the Gnostic/Heretical Christian elements that exist in Sabbatic Craft Traditions. An outstanding book for look at the role of Cainite mythos, Lucifer, and the Watchers. Lucifer, Cain, the Watchers, and Tubal Cain are Promethian figures and honored as cultural exemplars and forebearers of "Witch Blood" in these forms of Traditional Witchcraft."
The Book of Fallen Angels
The Book of Fallen Angels
"This is both a prequel and a sequel to The Pillars of Tubal Cain. The author expands on many ideas that were first presented in Pillars. You will not find a better set of books to explain these elements as they exist in Sabbatic Craft Tradition."
The Mark of Cain:
The Mark of Cain:
"There are Trad. Crafters who believe that all true witches are descendents of Cain's line and bear this mark. This study discusses what the mark was, what is provided to Master Cain, and some historical distortions."
Balkan Traditional Witchcraft
Balkan Traditional Witchcraft
"A wonderful look at Balkan Traditional Witchcraft, which, according to the author came into being during the Middle Ages and also contains some Christian elements. Excellent for a comparision between Western and Eastern European Witchcraft Traditions."
Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed
Witchcraft: A Tradition Renewed
"Despite the inclusion of Doreen Valiente's name, she only wrote the Forward. The late Evan John Jones, former Magister of The Clan of Tubal Cain, is the author of this book and does an outstanding job of introducing the reader to the practices of this tradition."
The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition
The Roebuck in the Thicket: An Anthology of the Robert Cochrane Witchcraft Tradition
"This book includes information about Robert Cochrane, The Clan of Tubal Cain-their rituals, teachings, beliefs, and workings."
The Robert Cochrane Letters: An Insight into Modern Traditional Witchcraft
The Robert Cochrane Letters: An Insight into Modern Traditional Witchcraft
"This is the collection of letters Robert Cochrane wrote to Joseph Wilson, the founder of 1734; occultist William Gray, and Norman Giles. It outlines his philosophy and the foundational practices of The Clan of Tubal Cain."
Tubelo's Green Fire: Mythos, Ethos, Female, Male & Priestly Mysteries of the Clan of Tubal Cain
Tubelo's Green Fire: Mythos, Ethos, Female, Male & Priestly Mysteries of the Clan of Tubal Cain
"As the title states this is a work about the mythos, ethos, and Mysteries that inform the approached to Traditional Witchcraft followed by the Clan of Tubal Cain. Of note: there are no secrets given here nor is this a "how to" book."
The Star Crossed Serpent: Volume I - Origins: Evan John Jones 1966-1998 - The Legend of Tubal Cain
The Star Crossed Serpent: Volume I - Origins: Evan John Jones 1966-1998 - The Legend of Tubal Cain
"Written by the Lady of the Clan of Tubal Cain."
Star Crossed Serpent Vol II: The Clan of Tubal Cain Today: The Legacy Continues: Shani Oates (1998 -
Star Crossed Serpent Vol II: The Clan of Tubal Cain Today: The Legacy Continues: Shani Oates (1998 -
"A continuation of the first volume."
The People of Goda
The People of Goda
"Written by the Lady of the CTC. This work includes some of the mythos the Clan's beliefs are based in along with the goals/work of initiate."
The Arcane Veil: Ten Discourses on the Craft and the History of Magic
The Arcane Veil: Ten Discourses on the Craft and the History of Magic
"An outstanding offering by the Lady of the CTC."
Sacred Mask Sacred Dance (Llewellyn's Craft Series)
Sacred Mask Sacred Dance (Llewellyn's Craft Series)
"This work deals with the practice of guising found amongst some Trad. Crafters and instuction on making various types of masks. EJJ is the former Magister of the Clan of Tubal Cain."
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries
"An outstanding look at the fairy-beliefs from Ireland, Scotland, England, Brittany (France) and other Celtic-influences areas of Europe. Rev. Kirk's book is mentioned frequently in this book."
The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies
The Secret Commonwealth of Elves, Fauns and Fairies
"This 17th century publication oringally by Rev. Robert Kirk covers the Scottish beliefs regarding the "Good People". It also covers "second sight". I prefer R.J. Stewart's editorial verison of this book as he includes commentary of a few points."
Elves, Wights, and Trolls: Studies Towards the Practice of Germanic Heathenry: Vol. I (v. 1)
Elves, Wights, and Trolls: Studies Towards the Practice of Germanic Heathenry: Vol. I (v. 1)
"Traditional English Witchcraft was originally derived from the practices and beliefs of the Anglo-Saxons. This book is great for a look at how the Germanic peoples viewed these beings."
Mastering Witchcraft: A Practical Guide for Witches, Warlocks & Covens
Mastering Witchcraft: A Practical Guide for Witches, Warlocks & Covens
"One of best books written during the 20th century on witchcraft as a form of folk magic. You won't find any white-washed, dumbed-down, New Age crap here. Nor any admonishments about the Three-fold Law, Karma, or the Wiccan Rede. The author assumes the reader is a reasonably intelligent human being and treats him as such."
Secrets of East Anglian Magic
Secrets of East Anglian Magic
"This book is primarily about the folk magic practices found in the East Anglia area of Britian, but it also includes information about the Otherworld, the concept of time and space, the sacred calendar etc."
The Power of Myth
The Power of Myth
"An mythological study of various archetypes. Along with this book I also recommend Sir James Frazier's "The Golden Bough".""
The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth, Amended and Enlarged Edition
The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth, Amended and Enlarged Edition
"This work of poetic-myth (not historical fact) had a tremendous influence on many early practitioners of both Wiccan and Traditional Witchcraft."