Paperback - $25.00
Hardcover - $35.00
Eschaton Books was approached by our old friends at Witch School International about
developing their The Common Book of Witchcraft and Wicca project. This is a crowd-
funded collection of material that is being published under a Creative Commons Attribution
4.0 International License ... “Approved for Free Cultural Works”.
A copy of the Table of Contents is available HERE.
To set the context for The Common Book of Witchcraft and Wicca, here are a couple of quotes from the introductory materials:
From Rev. Don Lewis' Foreword:
The Common Book of Wicca and Witchcraft is a compendium of copyright free materials dealing with Wicca and Witchcraft. All the materials within it may be freely shared without the need for any further permission. These materials have been created for the world, and are explicitly intended to be shared. Why? Because we believe that sharing knowledge can create a better world.
From "Ed The Pagan" Hubbard's Preface:
The current teaching manuals of any coven, circle, or temple — unless they are using their own personal home-grown Book of Shadows — have to be purchased from a publisher, who printed them for the original authors. While this is “standard procedure” for the dissemination of materials such as these in our society, it has produced an “unintended consequence” of many of our faith practices and rituals ending up subject to copyright regulations which potentially cause them to only be able to be shared under certain narrow conditions. And as nominal “ownership” of much of the teaching material slides from the original authors and to corporate entities, the “bean counter” drive to protect intellectual property could make it much more difficult to use any copyrighted material beyond the scope of reading and practice.
This is why we want to have a book of common knowledge that allows covens, circles, witan shrines, temples, and groves to teach at least the basics to people who want to learn. This has always been our goal; to provide an education to anyone, anytime, anywhere.