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A social and spiritual activist, Phyllis Curott has been an attorney and Wiccan priestess for more than 20 years.


Witchcraft, or Wicca as it is often referred to, is the fastest growing religion in America. It's estimated that there are about 4 million practitioners in America alone, most of whom are learning from books -- and now from websites.

As I was privileged to travel around the world teaching and lecturing after the publication of my first book, Book of Shadows, and as thousands of letters poured in from readers, I realized that people wanted, and needed, more than just another "how-to" book of spells and formulas. They wanted more. People want to know "why." People want to understand Witchcraft, not just as a means towards an end, but as a meaningful religion. Understanding the why behind the how unlocks the real power of Witchcraft as a religion -- the power that makes real magic work and that transforms everyday life into a spiritual adventure.

And so I have written Witch Crafting: A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic, (along with this website). It's meant for both new and skilled practitioners because it not only explores the how and why of Witchcraft. It also debunks the dogma that's begun to develop over the last fifty years. It provides a new definition of magic, the secrets of successful spell casting and explains why the Threefold Law is not the basis for Wiccan ethics providing a much needed alternative.

Witch Crafting is a radical revisioning of Wiccan spirituality based on more than twenty years of very shamanic Wiccan practice. It's intended to provoke our thinking, and re-empower your practices with profound principles and new skills.

This website will introduce you to some of those key principles and practices that are explained in greater detail in Witch Crafting. It will also provide you with my schedule of lectures and workshops, an opportunity to join my mailing list, and lots of links to wonderful resources. It is a portal into a spirituality full of holy magic and sacred beauty. My hope is that you will find this site and Witch Crafting valuable sources to help you live a divinely inspired, magically empowered, and deeply fulfilled life!

Merry meet, and merry part, and merry meet again!
Phyllis Curott

Witch Crafting
A Spiritual Guide to Making Magic

by Phyllis Curott September 2002
Trade Paperback

From Witch Crafting. Copyright (c) 2001 by Phyllis Curott. All rights reserved.