Gerald Gardner: Book of Shadows

(ca. 1953)

Audience

The Book of Shadows was originally meant to be copied by hand by each new witch and possibly was never meant to be published. It is still seen as a cookbook of spells, ceremonies, and advice for modern practitioners of magic, even though many versions are now available in print and on the Internet. Its contemporary audience includes scholars of religion, history, myth, and culture, but its main consumers remain those people who are interested in learning about Goddess religion and the practical application of magic in theory and practice.

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