A Practical Guide to Paganism & Witchcraft
By Vikki Bramshaw

“Our everyday lives are moved by the energies of nature and the power of magic, which is available to all whom genuinely seek it out and recognise it within the simplest of things. Magic is life, and life is magic; and to practice, it is not to master but to understand the natural energies which surround us all of the time.” – Vikki Bramshaw, Craft of the Wise

Craft of the Wise communicates a balance of accepted Craft methods together with a wealth of information relating to the origins, beliefs and tools of this fascinating practice. Craft initiate and teacher Vikki Bramshaw brings together factual evidence from the past and references it to modern practices, dispelling common misconceptions and allowing the reader to grow in both wisdom and spirituality.

Discover the early origins of the Craft, the nature of the elements, the true meanings of the magical tools and how to use talismanic symbols. Learn about the mechanics behind magic, cosmology, creation and manifestation, and the science of the Craft. Study and practice various forms of circle casting and ritual, the origins and meanings of chants, rare seasonal rites, and the ancient Gods.

2018, 278 pages. Hardback with dust jacket, paperback & Kindle editions available.
ISBN 978-1-910191-12-5
B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on Creme w/Gloss Lam

ISBN 978-1-910191-13-2
B&W 6.14 x 9.21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Gray Digital Cloth™ Cover w/Jacket on Creme w/Gloss Lam

Craft Of The Wise by Vikki Bramshaw

  • Introduction
    The Craft of the Wise
    Ritual & magic of our ancestors
    Revival of witchcraft
    The elements & tools of the Craft
    Giving the gods a name
    Creation & manifestation
    Ritual components
    Ritual practices
    The solar year
    Wortcunning:  the art of herbs & incenses
    Manifesting deity within
    Psychic self defence
    Planning, practice & the planes of existence
    Magic & spellwork


  • Vikki Bramshaw is an author and researcher committed to studying folklore, religious history and the esoteric since the late 90's. Some of her passions are theurgy, initiatory rites and folk magic.

    Her ground-breaking 'Dionysos: Exciter to Frenzy', was published in 2013 exploring the numerous facets of the god Dionysos, revealing the hidden faces of the thrice-born god and the extent of his influence in the mysteries of the ancient world.

    Vikki has also contributed to a number of anthologies, journals and magazines over the years and speaks at a range of events.

    Vikki Bramshaw lives in rural Hampshire together with her young son, cats, hens and horses.