A Witches' Bible
HP. & HPs. Stewart and Janet Farrar, with the assistance and permission of HPs. Doreen Valiente, present in this guidebook rituals for Gardnerian Wicca practice, along with commentary and instructions, and information about Eight Sabbats For Witches, for seekers of British Traditional Wicca.
After being initiated into Alexandrian Wicca by Maxine Sanders in 1970, he subsequently published one of the earliest books to describe this newly burgeoning religion, What Witches Do (1971). Within only a few months of being initiated, he had risen to the position of High Priest and founded his own coven in south London, with Janet Farrar, whom he would later handfast and then legally marry, as his High Priestess. In 1976 the couple moved to Ireland, where they went about founding new covens and initiating new people into Wicca - according to George Knowles, "some seventy five percent of Wiccans both in the Republic and North of Ireland can trace their roots back to the Farrar's [sic]". With Janet, he also set about writing books about the subject, most notably Eight Sabbats for Witches (1981) and The Witches' Way (1984).
Janet Farrar has been one of the most public faces of Wicca, having appeared as a model for book covers and illustrations in several of the best-read books on the subject. She is a frequent guest lecturer on the subjects of Wicca, Neopaganism and witchcraft in North America and Europe. She met the Sanders in 1970. She was initiated into Alexandrian Wicca by the tradition's founders, Alex and Maxine Sanders.
We met Stuart and Janet a few times and invested in several cartons of this book over the the years. These are the last ones from Nu Aeon, after we closed in 2020 e.v.