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Author Topic: Bucklands Complete Book of Witchcraft  (Read 5194 times)
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« Reply #5: June 30, 2011, 06:26:17 pm »

Dumb question although I'm sure you have all heard this at one point or another. "Are there any books other then those suggested as of yet." Also in your oppinion should I keep using the ultimate book of Shadows or should I keep it as a story book. I just do not want to fall into one persons dogma or I guess into the "wrong things". Then again in a religion that prides itself on originality of the individual I suppose the line of right and wrong blur quite a bit.

There are, of course, other books. My starting recommendations for someone interested in religious witchcraft is at and includes some alternate titles and notes on why I particularly like them as a starting place.

What turned me off about SRW's Ultimate BOS was getting to the point of Alters. I as not sure that it is totally credible to have a usable alter in your mind. I mean if there is some one or a group of people who do so have one, then please do tell because I would like to get back to it(the book) Since I'm sure there is some good info in that book

Note: I haven't read the book in ages, so you might want to expand on what she says if you'd like more comments.

It's certainly possible - and astral temples are not an uncommon thing in group work. However, it's a) not particularly useful to people just starting out, and b) there are reasons that using the physical tools are useful, even to people who are substantially experienced and comfortable working without them.

I've been doing this stuff for ten years now, and can certainly do stuff without the physical tools. But there's nothing quite the same as charging a liquid with a particular intention and drinking it, and that takes a cup. Or meditating with a living, changing candle flame, that takes a candle. And in group work, the shared space helps keep everyone together and focused.

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