No, I would never recommend Buckland for beginners, not only did he break his oaths and divulge information he had no right to share, he has also written books with historical inaccuracies. His book on “Scottish” witchcraft declares that the ancient Picts practiced Wicca and he also has a book on “g*psy” magic that is a disgusting and inaccurate “representation” of the cultures slurred with the word g*ypsy. He would not be a good resource for beginners.
Scary thing is that I have one of his books. It was like 50 cents with the lot of books that I got when I first found out that I was a witch.
Gonna sell it ASAP :D
Good thing I never cracked into it. It seems kinda sketchy anyways :P