Whether you are new to the Craft or have been practicing for awhile, you are sure to find this book highly informative. Well-researched, it covers nearly every aspect of Wicca and Paganism imaginable. I was especially impressed with the section on goddesses from around the world, and I found the detailed information on the various Wiccan traditions to be enlightening. I have been a practicing Pagan for well over 30 years and did not really expect to find anything new in this book that I hadn't already read elsewhere, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned from it. However, the title is a bit misleading, as the book covers much more than just Wicca. Astrology, ceremonial magick, hexcraft, Satanism, and other paths are also included. It is nicely illustrated with old black and white drawings and woodcuts. It is one of Gerina Dunwich's better books to be sure. However, it is an alphabetically-arranged mini-encyclopedia. It is not a book of Wiccan rituals or spells. If you are looking for rituals and spells, look elsewhere. But if you are looking for an excellent guide to the many facets of the magickal world, be sure to add this book to your collection!
I saw this book in the library, and I decided to pick it up and leaf through it. It was...dissapointing. I don't know how she made a glossary of pretty basic Wiccan terms into a book, but that's all it is. The info was pretty limited, and it didn't really talk about the religion, rituals, etc. This is something you can find in nearly ever Wicca 101 book in the back, save your money, this just isn't worth it.
However, I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 because this is a great book to give to frinds and family who are curious about Wicca and won't get too freaked out. (Just skip the Skyclad definition) lol