Common Book of Wicca and Witchcraft Essays Sought:
Each essay we are seeking is for the purposes of creating a collaborative Common Book, which will move immediately into the Public Domain upon publishing to be shared by the community. This will allow others to share at will, and make an impact on the future of our community. Once published, the writings will be spread out worldwide and likely to be translated into numerous languages as well. In order to have an essay accepted you must be willing to create something that will be used and shared, without reservations.
This will be a curated book. We reserve the right to not publish any essay we receive. We also reserve the right to edit, and with all good writing it is likely. You can send your ideas and text to Ed@witchschool.com.
Timeline of events, people, and places that had a major impact (This is very collaborative).
Histories of Wicca and Witchcraft personalities that made a difference including
Gerald Gardner, Doreen Valiente, Alex Sanders, Sybil Leek, Donna Cole, as well as national, regional and local leaders.
Festivals: Pan Pagan, Starwood, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Heart Pagan Festival, and many more.
Events: Pagan Pride Days, St. Louis Picnic, Goddess 2000 project, American Witches Congress, etc.
Histories of Wicca and Witchcraft in different nations.
This section is about the various Witchcraft and Wiccan Traditions, including Gardnerians, Alexandrians, BTW, Blue Star, Corellian, and dozens more. This is an important section and probably the single most important one. This is not about revealing oathbound secrets, but it is about the essentials.
Theagenesis (Done by Oberon Zell)
Five Mystic Secrets (Done by Don Lewis)
Differences in types of beliefs (Pantheism, Polytheism, etc).
Holidays and Rituals:
The Wheel of the Year, as well as separate pieces for the holidays.
Full Moon and New Moon.
Rituals for each Holiday
Life Passage rituals
Cast a circle
Set up an Altar
How to conduct a study group
Pagans in Politics
Small Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses
Vocabulary of Witches
This is just the first call, and if you are interested, you can email me at Ed@witchschool.com , with what you are interested in. we also have a working group at http://www.witchschool.com/group/common-book-of-wicca-and-witchcraft