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« Topic Start: March 19, 2010, 03:06:17 pm »

Title: Ethics and the Craft - The History, Evolution, and Practice of Wiccan Ethics
Author(s): John J. Coughlin
Publisher: Waning Moon Publications
Publication Date: October 1, 2009
ISBN: 0982354908
ISBN-13: 978-0982354902
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The History, Evolution, and Practice of Wiccan Ethics provides ground breaking research into the history of ethics in the Wiccan religion and how they have propagated and changed over time. The book also includes a discourse on ethical thinking for Wiccans and Pagans.

A significant work in the field of modern Witchcraft studies, Ethics and the Craft cuts straight to the heart of the matter. Covering everything from the Wiccan Rede to the Threefold Law and everything in between, Coughlin forces readers to question and explore both the foundation of Wiccan ethics and one's own relationship to them. This excellent dissertation is highly recommended to any Craft practitioner seeking to understand the little discussed--and frequently misunderstood--realm of ethics in modern Witchcraft. --Raven Digitalis, author of Shadow Magick Compendium and Goth Craft

At a time when the Wiccan rede is plastered all over the internet, and Karma is referenced in books that have nothing to do with Eastern religions, John J. Coughlin has offered up an invaluable guide to ethical considerations in the practice of Wicca. Along with dissecting such common near-platitudes such as the Threefold Law, he delves into highly controversial territory, to include blood in magic, the conundrum of money in exchange for spiritual practices, and even the ethics of publishing poor-quality books on neopaganism. Instead of imparting dogma, he offers up plenty of food for thought. This book is wonderful not only for facilitating independent decision-making regarding ethics, but is an effective item for smacking people who insist on repeating the same tired old arguments that they've given no real thought to. --Lupa, author and editor for Immanion Press and webmistress of

I found myself in awe. This work by John Coughlin is so very much needed in our day and age. Ethics in the Craft not only clears up the history on both the Rede and The Three Fold Law, but also covers modern issues, such as Etiquette and money. The author goes into a great deal of depth in how we process ethical decision making, and applications of ethics in general. I highly recommend this educational and eye opening book. --Corvis Nocturnum, author of Embracing the Darkness: Understanding Dark Subcultures and Allure of the Vampire: Our Sexual Attraction to the Undead

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