A great book that i have used so many times the cover is falling off! Dr. Buckland got the information to write this book from the late Aiden Breac "a real life Scottish Witch" who lived all of 92 years,this book is anything but a fluff wicca book,this is a book that focuses predominantly on solitary ritual,and can be adapted to small circles of hedge witchs.For the uninformed, Pictish and Scottish are virtually one and the same,being that the Scots interbred with the Picts to the point of total absorption.In my opinion you cant go wrong with this book, but its important to know that the rituals are mostly for out of doors. True to Life PICTISH WITCHCRAFT IS WHAT YOU GET HERE.
It's interesting to me to find so many "reactionary" reviews here on Amazon, giving admirable works such as this 1 or 2 stars max, then trashing it as if it is totally useless. Don't make your review less useful than the work you are trashing, please. I will also try to stick to my own advice!
Buckland's approach is slightly sensational and exaggerated. Now, that being said, this book - like so many of his others - is filled with unique insights, factual data about time, place and activities; not to mention fanciful but substantial musings and experiential approaches to the subject that prove very workable.
With many books published by Llewellyn approaching ideas from an accessible, highly useful format, one should glean the insights then move forward into other works to add to this knowledge.
For instance, coalescing Buckland's ideas with those of Israel Regardie and Christopher Hyatt will prove a multi-dimensional and hearty meal certainly worthy of your time and energy.