The Study of Witchcraft is a compendium for Wiccans who want to deepen their understanding of their traditions. Advanced Wiccan reaches beyond Wicca delving into topics as diverse as history psychology divination and lucid dreaming The Study of Witchcraft introduces the reader to these topics discussing each in depth and offering a one-of-a-kind course of study -- including recommended reading offering readers --increasingly solitary witches -- a self-study guide and a rich resource. The Study of Witchcraft includes information for all sorts of Wiccans; traditional eclectic radical groups and solitary. Wide-ranging topics also include Western occultism myth and folklore meditation astrology the Burning Times history herbalism and much more. Deborah Lipp opens the book with a discussion of the past 40 years of Wiccan history and talks about the diverse people who call themselves Wiccans. Then throughout the study guide portion she offers information tailored to different types of Wiccans. Essentially The Study of Witchcraft is a veritable masters degree in Wicca in book form! * Written for the needs of the modern wiccan who learns primarily by self-study.