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Delightful insight into Gerald Gardener's Wiccan World View
on 11 May 2012
Greatly enjoyed this unexpected treasure of a book and in retrospect im not sure why but I had anticipated a darker and more foreboding story and style. By contrast then, this book was very engagingly and brightly written, providing an interesting insight into Gerald Gardner's mythologized background of Modern Wicca as well as into the orientation views and attitudes of Mr.Gardener himself. It is said of Gerald Gardener that he was a light, cheery and inspirational character and this book portrays that authorial character well. I did however find the lengthy descriptions of High Magic ritual, particularly the lengthy lists of recited names in the invocations by Thur the 'Leech' aka local healer or Doctor in the tale, to be trying, but I imagine that such details may be of value to actual practitioners of this craft. With further reference to rites and magical practices herein detailed, these I found more accessible to a curious reader and again probably of value to solitary or new Wiccan's who seek guidance in their path. Be you a Wiccan, Pagan or just curious reader, this book is recommended as an enjoyable insight into a possible past world and as a view into the modern practices of Wicca which the author had established.
In perfect Love and Trust, Blessed Be ~