Ceremonial Witchcraft

Ceremonial Witchcraft

We have provided the contents of a few pages of the traditional wicca book of shadows below. If you enjoyed these traditional rituals, support us by purchasing the 58 page book, with all the rituals in one easy location for you to enjoy. It is more a donation for our time. Many blessings for your love and support.

This is the text of the Gardnerian Book of Shadows. In one sense, this is the central sacred text of the Wicca religion. However, it is important to point out that there is no ‘official’ Book of Shadows. Typically each coven has a hand-written copy of a Book of Shadows, sometimes in cypher or code, which reflects its own practices and knowledge.

This particular text is derived from a file posted on the Internet in the early 90s, and quotes previously published material which was known to be in use by Gardner and his group.

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The Book of Shadows was attributed by Gardner to an ancient, clandestine witch cult, which he claimed to have been initiated into. However, modern researchers have concluded that it was composed by Gardner.

The text shows influences from English and Celtic Folk-lore, the Enochian system of John Dee, Thelema, the Golden Dawn, Stregaria, Tantric Yoga, the KJV Bible and even Kipling. This version organizes the material in chronological order and has estimated dates for each section, ranging from 1949 to 1961.

We hope this information helps you gather information and interest into the practice of witchcraft.


Janet and Stewart Farrar .

Casting the Circle
Drawing Down the Moon
The Charge
Initiation: First Degree
Initiation: Second Degree
Initiation: Third Degree
Cakes and Wine
The Sabbat Rituals: November Eve
The Sabbat Rituals: February Eve
The Sabbat Rituals: May Eve
The Sabbat Rituals: August Eve
On Chants
To Help the Sick
The Scourge and the Kiss
The Priestess and the Sword
The Warning
Of the Ordeal of the Art Magical
The Eightfold Way
To Gain the SightPower Of The Witch (1971)
Properly Prepared
The Meeting Dance
To Leave the Body
The Working Tools
A Revision of the Casting Procedure
The Prose Charge
Cakes and Wine
The Sabbat Rituals: Spring Equinox
The Sabbat Rituals: Summer Solstice
The Sabbat Rituals: Autumn Equinox
The Sabbat Rituals: Winter Solstice
The Eightfold Path or Ways
The First-Degree Initiation
The Second-Degree Initiation
The Third-Degree Initiation
The Witches’ Chant or Rune
Consecrating Tools
The Old Laws
The Verse Charge
Casting and Charging
Forming the Circle




Cert Year 2

Dear Fellow Student
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Simply click anywhere on the wording
your name here
and delete each letter with
the delete button on your keyboard then re type your name also please remember to
change the dates in the same manner.
wishing you all the best
Dedication & Initiation Ceremonies

Dedication & Initiation Ceremonies

A Wiccan Themed Series

Self-Dedication, Initiation and Some Final Thoughts

Year 1 in Witchcraft: A Wiccan Themed Series

How to mark the end of your first year of Wiccan study? You are now at an important stage in your Wiccan life; having completed the basics you are in an excellent position to answer the question “Is Wicca for me?”

There is no shame in saying no.
Ask your self truthfully, is what you have learnt the way you want to live?
Do you feel affinity with the Goddess and God?
Are you comfortable with the philosophy and practices of the Craft?
If doubts remain, or if it is not for you, now is the time to tell yourself.
Assuming you wish to continue, you now have a couple of choices to make.

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Wiccan Beliefs about the Levels of Being

A Wiccan Themed SeriesWiccan Beliefs about the Levels of Being

Wiccan Beliefs about the Levels of Being
Year 1: A Wiccan Themed Series
In this lesson you will learn about:
Witches’ beliefs about the levels of being.
Continuing on, there is a research project for you to complete.
Finally, there is a blessing
To all of us it is obvious that we have a physical presence on the planet. We have a body and with it we are able to see, taste, touch, feel and hear. More than this, we are able to experience life through our intellectual faculties and our emotions. We can think about our place in the world, and what we think impacts on our feelings. Such is our conscious experience of our lives and our surroundings. Yet Witches believe that there is more to a human being than this explanation would suggest. There are other levels of being that are hinted at through experiences we have, that cannot be categorized under the heading of everyday consciousness. All of us have dreams that are created when we are asleep and unconscious. Some of us have past life recollections, or have seen ghosts. Others have had near death experiences and a spiritual revelation. And some just believe that we are spiritual creatures inhabiting a physical form.

Witches seek to explain the composition of a human, and give a basis to the above phenomena, with reference to the Theory of Levels. Moreover, having such a theory is important for a variety of magical practices. Witches believe it is possible to travel through the levels and work with the energies met there, not only to effect transformations within the individual but to cause change to happen in the outside world.

Lughnasadh and Samhain

Lughnasadh and Samhain

A Wiccan Themed SeriesThe Greater Sabbats, Part Two:

Lughnasadh and Samhain

The Greater Sabbats, Part Two: Lughnasadh and Samhain
Year 1: A Wiccan Themed Series by BWS
In this lesson you will learn about: The Wiccan celebrations known as Lughnasadh and Samhain.

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Lughnasadh Celebration
Lughnasadh Foods
Make a Witches Bottle
Make a Corn Husk Doll
Party Ideas
Remembering the Dead
Samhain Ceremony
Quick Reference Guide for Samhain
Research Project
Attitudes towards Death
Choosing a Craft Name
A New Working Tool
End Blessing
Appendix to Lesson 10
Glossary of Wiccan & Witchcraft Terms
Glossary of the Wheel of the Year