For the next few weeks Iâ€™ll be updating and expanding Witchcraft: A Concise Guide into a new book my publishers (Citadel Press) have decided to call Bonewitsâ€™s Essential Guide to Witchcraft and Wicca.
Currently, Iâ€™m planning to update the materials on Classic Witches, the Burning Times (everything we knew was wrong), and a few new titbits on Gerald Gardner and his competitors. I hope to add a full Wiccan ritual script, advice on how to choose a teacher, how to spot frauds, and basic Wiccan magical techniquesâ€”in short, everything a newcomer to the Craft would need to get started on the path, plus interesting materials for experienced Wiccan clergy. In part, this is based on my Wicca 101/301 class that Iâ€™ve taught in the past, with beginnersâ€™ material spiced with insights from thirty years of practice.
I would like to hear from those who have read the earlier versions(s) about what you would like to see added or changed. What could I do to make this book as valuable as possible to its readers? What have you never seen in a Witchcraft book that you really want to know?
Yes, folks, itâ€™s the dawn of interactive book writing! Hereâ€™s your opportunity to influence a new book that will be as widely distributed as anything from Llewellyn.