What Witches Do
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|Publisher||Coward, McCann and Geoghegan|
Farrar was a practicing witch and a member of an active coven. In this book, he explores his version of the fundamental beliefs and premises of Witchcraft and explains his interpretation of its symbolism. The ceremonies presented are primarily from Alexandrian Wicca, as practiced by the author and his wife, Janet Farrar.
Much of the book concerns itself with quoting participants in Wiccan rites, with some academic description for the uninitiated. At the time of the book's writing, the author was studying Witchcraft with Maxine and Alex Sanders, with whom Farrar collaborated on the book.
- Farrar, Stewart (1971). What Witches Do: A Modern Coven Revealed. New York: Coward McCann, Inc. Revised edition (1983). Blaine, Washington: Phoenix Publishing. ISBN 0-919345-17-4
- "Farrar, Janet (1950-) and Stewart (1916-2000)". www.themystica.com. Retrieved August 29, 2007.
- "Priestess of the Goddess: TWPT talks with Maxine Sanders". The Wiccan/Pagan Times. Retrieved August 29, 2007.
- Burland, C. A. Review: What Witches Do: The Modern Coven Revealed by Stewart Farrar in Folklore, Vol. 82, No. 3 (Autumn, 1971), pp. 257–258
- Book Review: What Witches Do - Stewart Farrar (in Hebrew)
- Wigington, Patti. Pagan / Wiccan Religion: Top 10 Authors You Need To Read