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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."