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Title : Diary of a Witch
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ISBN : 9780451039170
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 221 Pages
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Diary of a Witch Reviews

  • ``Laurie Henderson
    2019-02-24 00:48

    Sybil Leek claims that the witches of England cast a spell during the WW2 British evacuation of Dunkirk, which brought a fog upon Dunkirk, so that the Luftwaffe couldn't bomb the ships coming to the soldiers rescue.

  • Patick Kyteler
    2019-03-09 23:03

    Reading DIARY OF A WITCH again after 31 years is like sitting down for tea with a favorite great aunt that you haven't seen in ages and listening to her life's story. I recently found a copy of the first edition hardcover in a used bookstore and didn't hesitate to snatch it up, which I now consider one of my Wiccan treasures. The book is a fascinating read and in my opinion should be required study for any new witch or wizard. It is essentially a biographical essay by an hereditary witch. Sybil was one of the first witches to come out of the broom closet and her influence on American Wicca (i.e. the so called "eclectic" Wicca) is incalculable. Fortunately, it isn't a difficult book to read and a student can usually finish it in one of two readings. The chapters move quickly, although eleven and twelve do drag a little. Otherwise, the book is perfect. Back in 77 it proved to be the catalyst for a lifelong interest in the craft. My advice is to buy it used while you still can. The book jacket makes the hardcover edition worth having for the funky cover art and the slightly irregular page edges (which remind me of "old books") is a nice touch.

  • Jessica Baumgartner
    2019-02-24 01:51

    This is an essential resource for any Wiccan, Pagan, or spiritualist. Reading about Sybil Leeks amazing life gives me much more insight into trusting my instincts.

  • Tai
    2019-03-13 03:48

    Easy to read biography of one of the most famous witches in modern history. Not at all what most people think of when they see the word witch, especially in the US.

  • Dani Moore
    2019-03-03 22:16

    The memoirs of a modern witch. From Britian, she is puzzled by the American perception of what a witch is and is not.

  • Joseph
    2019-03-19 02:49

    Read this a few years before I met Jesus Christ. When I was lost and looking for God in the wrong places.

  • Kerr Cuhulain
    2019-03-03 23:49

    The book that introduced me to Wicca.

  • J.K. Grice
    2019-03-23 03:06

    This was an interesting glimpse into the world of witchcraft.

  • Mrs.
    2019-03-01 03:49

    I read this book years ago and what was really funny was reading a couple of the reviews by goodreads posters. One woman said it was a lesson in child rearing (what NOT to do), and another poster said that the cover on the original book terrified him.Ditto. I was a voracious reader as a child, came across this book at the library, and read it hiding under my covers. It is the story of Sybil Leek, a modern "witch", and her family at the turn of the century. Interesting reading, whether you buy all the stuff in it or not. Not something I'd go out and buy, but it may still be at your local library.

  • Ann
    2019-03-21 04:09

    I happened across this book at the Exchange -- it is a slim, unassuming little volume. Boy was it fun to crack open. It's the memoir of Sybil Leek. I hadn't heard of her before reading it, but I guess she enjoyed some renown for being self-professed witch. The most intriguing part of the book for me was the beginning, in which she details her early life and upbringing. She came from a long line of witches, and was immersed in her family lore from birth. I enjoyed this book immensely. The end was a little tiresome, but might not be for people who had heard of her and knew about her when she was in the U.S.

  • Maureen
    2019-03-03 22:56

    I found this book to be more of an autobiography than about witchcraft. I suppose the title leads to this notion, but I assumed there would just be a tad bit more witchcraft. Her second book "The Complete Art of Witchcraft" (1971) goes into great detail regarding her religion and the magic that surrounds it. Both are great reads for anyone interested in the Old Religion.

  • Nicole Diamond
    2019-03-05 22:12

    If it has one star I liked it a lot If it has two stars I liked it a lot and would recommend itIf it has three stars I really really liked it a lot If it has four stars I insist you read it If it has five stars it was life changing

  • Malia
    2019-03-27 00:14

    This book, although notably dated in some of its labelling of various cultures and practices, is worth a read for anyone interested in a brief peek into the crossover between the 'Old Religion' of England and occult practices of late 20th century America.

  • Friday Wyrd
    2019-03-24 22:55

    A classic. One of the first books I read when Llewellyn wasn't really around. This book actually made it to the book of the month club and was available when nothing else was around in stores or the library (before internet).

  • David Enos
    2019-03-03 22:59

    The cover of this book was once the most terrifying thing I'd ever seen. I would work up the nerve to pull it out of the shelf and take a look. Its actually just a middle aged woman with eyeliner, nothing really.

  • saffrondaydreams ~
    2019-03-09 02:52

    My copy is the paperback with the red cover with Sybil Leek's picture in the middle. That image is apparently not available at Goodreads to choose from. Still miffed that they are doing away with Shelfari.

  • Nellie
    2019-03-23 22:14

    I read this back when I was in High School but it was so good I'm going to make the time to read it again.

  • Carolina Dean
    2019-03-11 22:05

    The story of the fascinating life and adventures of a modern witch of the 1970's.

  • Shahna
    2019-03-15 06:13

    Glad I finally read this. Interesting and informative.

  • Gaile
    2019-03-14 23:18

    This is the only book I have read on a true Wicca. I found it absorbing but did not feel it necessary to explore anymore in this area. I, however have not been able to forget it.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-11 01:59

    A lesson in child rearing as far as I'm concerned

  • Gretchen
    2019-03-24 23:51

    This was the first book on Witchcraft I ever read- I was 7 or 8 years old! It's a little underwhelming now that I read it again. But she was one of the first, and I got to respect that.