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 a British researcher and author of books specialising in pre-christian religion and esoteric traditions including religious history, theurgy, initiatory rites and trance. As an author she specialises in pre-Abrahamic religion and esoteric traditions. Some of her passions are religious history, theurgy, initiatory rites and trance.

    Her first book, 'Craft of the Wise: A Practical Guide', was published with JH Publishing in 2009, with a second edition published by Avalonia in 2017.  She also wrote for several anthologies with Avalonia: Swaying with the Serpent for Hekate Her Sacred Fires in 2010 and 'The Scorpion & the Bridal Bed' in VS: Thou Art That - That Thou Art   in 2011. Her latest book, 'Dionysos: Exciter to Frenzy' was published by Avalonia  in 2013.

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