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Old 17-07-2017, 09:15 PM
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Wicca Book Recommendations

Hi all,

Lately, I've been on this whirlwind "regime" on learning about different world religions and it's been a set goal to read as many books as possible on different religions. I've been looking for a really good book on Wicca (the history, fundamentals of philosophy, practice, etc.). Basically, the type of book that gives a very good (yet, thorough) introduction to someone who knows absolutely nothing about paganism or wicca, but would like to learn more about it. I recently finished reading a great deal about Islam, so I feel like I'm ready to move on to another new and exciting religion!

Is there a particular book you like or would suggest to current avid reader?

(I should add as a side note, that I don't mind the possibility that I'll have to order a book online if you guys suggest a great find. I tried hitting up my local library, but all their books on Wicca or paganism are either 1) stolen; or, 2) long overdue, like from as far back as 2009.)

Thanks in advance!
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Old 17-07-2017, 10:21 PM
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This is a classic book on Wiccan history:
Ronald Hutton: The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Many books on Wiccan philosophy and practice teach grossly inaccurate ideas on Wiccan history - unintentionally. Before the 1990s, the Wiccan community was simply unaware of current historical research.

I have read only a few Wiccan books. Then I realized that Wicca isn't for me. I can't recommend any of them to you due to scholarship issues, among other things.
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Old 18-07-2017, 01:57 AM
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This is a classic book on Wiccan history:
Ronald Hutton: The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Many books on Wiccan philosophy and practice teach grossly inaccurate ideas on Wiccan history - unintentionally. Before the 1990s, the Wiccan community was simply unaware of current historical research.

I have read only a few Wiccan books. Then I realized that Wicca isn't for me. I can't recommend any of them to you due to scholarship issues, among other things.

Wow, thanks! I definitely will look into that one. Do you consider it better to try to find books that discuss its history more from the modern approach, then?
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Old 18-07-2017, 02:33 AM
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Wow, thanks! I definitely will look into that one. Do you consider it better to try to find books that discuss its history more from the modern approach, then?
I recommended a history book simply because you were also interested in Wiccan history. If you read serious book on Wiccan history, you'll later recognize when there is bad history in a Wiccan book. You can separate the wheat from the chaff and enjoy the good parts in that uneven book.

There are also Wiccan books with good scholarship. I just haven't personally read them, so I can't recommend them.
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Old 07-08-2017, 05:38 AM
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I'm in the same situation about the thirst for knowledge of the many religions and magical ideologies of this world. I don't have much strong knowledge on wicca but I'm extremely interested. I did have a wiccan friend named Suzan.
Her recommendation and main reference was "Book of Shadows". Another well revered witch suggested "The Spiral Dance" by Starhawk.

Please note that I have not read these books, I cannot give my feedback on them. They're just ones many wiccans I've witnessed suggest or brought up. I doubt everyone does though and there's many difference interesting titles I have yet to discover.
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Old 20-08-2017, 04:43 AM
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Thank you Nuummite and crocro!! I'll definitely look into your suggestions!
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