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Author Topic: Anyone read Justin Glass Witchcraft, the Sixth Sense..?  (Read 5203 times)
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« Reply #1: April 22, 2011, 12:39:46 am »

Wondering if anyone's read this, and what you thought? Based on what I've read so far I'm thinking there should be some opinions floating around here if anyone has  Grin
It's been a while, but I own a copy so I can check on details if necessary.

Fairly typical of occult books of its time (mid-'60s) - massive amounts of poorly-organized folklore, pseudo-folklore, and dubious history used to flesh out into book length, and give an appearance of context, to something that'd otherwise only be a longish magazine article.  And of course the obligatory "grandmother story"-type claims.

The core of it is Glass' interviews with Robert Cochrane, who was the progenitor of a non-Wiccan strand of religious witchcraft (current descendant trads include the 1734 Tradition and the Ancient Keltic Church; incidentally, he's also the guy who came up with the label "Gardnerian", initially as a sneer).  While it does illustrate a somewhat-contrasting approach to religious witchcraft, it's pretty well-known that Cochrane fed Glass a lot of misinformation and nonsense, apparently to amuse himself, along with more accurate info about his practices, so it's not all that good a source on Cochranist Craft.  It did, though, help to present the idea that Gardner's religious witchcraft wasn't the only possible approach.

Links and/or more commentary on request; I'm tight for time right now.

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