Here is the first real look at the facts about Witchcraft and the religion of Wicca. As renowned author Scott Cunningham plainly states, the practice of magic is not supernatural or Satanic. Witches and folk magicians are only utilizing, through timeless rituals, natural energies found within the Earth and our bodies to enrich life by creating positive change. It's all revealed here in the easy-to-read, understandable style that was Scott Cunningham's trademark.
Praise for The Truth about Witchcraft Today
"A really good introduction to Witchcraft and Wicca. . . . I thought it was wonderful." -Marian Zimmer Bradley, The Mists of Avalon
"… the first book I recommend to those seeking information about my religion." -Ellen Cannon Reed, The Witches' Tarot
"One of the best introductory books about Witchcraft and folk magic." -The Broom Closet, BroomCloset.com
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