CRAFT OF THE WISE by Vikki Bramshaw
This is a practical guide to Paganism and Witchcraft which was originally released in 2009, and has proven itself as one of the best available primers for the study of the Craft, or Wicca. It is suitable both for those seeking more information on the Initiatory Traditions, and solitary practitioners.
“Bringing together both practical experience and innovative research, Craft of the Wise communicates a balance of accepted Craft methods together with a wealth of information relating to the origins, beliefs and tools of this ancient Craft. Giving a new perspective on this ancient religion, High Priestess Vikki Bramshaw brings together factual evidence from the past and references it to modern practices, dispelling common misconceptions and allowing the reader to grow in both wisdom and spirituality.” (2009 edition)
“Sekhmet and Bastet are well known and popular Goddesses today, and much of their appeal lies in their feline iconography and characters. They, and the other less well known Feline Goddesses, are inseparable from the concept of the Solar Eye Goddess who is the visible solar disc and the Daughter of the Sun God. This fuels both their character and their strong duality. But there are other major Goddesses, Hathor and Mut, who are Solar Eye Goddesses without feline characteristics despite having one of the Feline Goddesses as an alter ego.” – Lesley Jackson
“Sometimes, what appears to be horrible has a valid and divine function in the world. Lamaštu is an exalted goddess, a victorious lady, a ruler of mankind, and performs the tasks given to her by the assembly of the gods. Most of her errands may seem savage, but the Mesopotamians were aware that they had to be done.” – Jan Fries
The Circle for Hekate project is a series of books dedicated to the light-bearing Goddess of the crossroads in all her many faces, manifestations, and names.
In Volume I, Circle for Hekate: History & Mythology, the author, Sorita d’Este, draws together in-depth scholarly research from a wide range of sources, highlighting the manifold and universal nature of this extraordinary goddess.