There are many negative reviews about this book on Amazon claiming that it the information is already available online, or that it is not a real book of shadows. This book is an amazing introduction to witchcraft and there is no other book on the topic that is as concise and straight to the point. If you are already an expert or in a coven this book is not for you, so please do not buy it. There are some haters out there that believe that by being in a coven makes them special and privy to "secret" information and feel cheated knowing that anyone can just pay $10 for the same info right here on Amazon, so they leave negative reviews to try to ruin it for everyone. Many of these haters claim this book is not the "real" book of shadows and that their version is the only true version. Its pathetic just like people claiming their religion is the only true religion. So to all the haters: Yes the information in this book is available using google search, yes it may be different than your coven's book of shadows, yes it is only 100 pages long. If you don't like it don't buy it. If you are an expert this info may seem redundant, but to a new practitioner it most emphatically is not. A Book of Shadows is a book containing religious texts and instructions for magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca. Originating within the Gardnerian tradition of the Craft, the first Book of Shadows was created by the pioneering Wiccan Gerald Gardner sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, and which he utilised first in his Bricket Wood coven and then in other covens which he founded in following decades. The concept of the Book of Shadows was then adopted by other Wiccan traditions, such as Alexandrianism and Mohsianism, and with the rise of books teaching people how to begin following Wicca in the 1970s onward, the idea of the Book of Shadows was then further propagated amongst solitary practitioners unconnected to earlier traditions. Initially, when Wicca was still dominated by covens, "only one copy [of the Book] existed for an entire coven, kept by the high priestess or high priest. That rule has proved unfeasible, and it is [now] commonplace for all Witches to have their own copies." In the various traditions that make up British Traditional Wicca, copies of the original Book composed by Gerald Gardner with the aid of his High Priestess Doreen Valiente, along with alterations and additions that have been made since then, is followed by adherents. They have tried to keep the contents of this Book a secret, although it has been published on a number of occasions by figures such as Charles Cardell, Lady Sheba and Janet and Stewart Farrar.
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Alexandrian Wicca is a tradition of the Neopagan religion of Wicca, founded by Alex Sanders (also known as "King of the Witches") who, with his wife Maxine Sanders, established the tradition in the United Kingdom in the 1960s. Alexandrian Wicca is similar in many ways to Gardnerian Wicca, and receives regular mention in books on Wicca as one of the religion's most widely recognized traditions.
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