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Old 04-09-2016, 01:17 PM
SilentMoon SilentMoon is offline
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Wicca books for beginners. What do you recommend?

Hi guys, I apologise in advance if this question has already been asked.
I have become intrigued by Wicca for the last while. Having felt something was missing in my life and not really seeing things as others do, I feel Wicca might be what I've been searching for, (hope that makes some sort sense). I have been searching for quite a while now on books to get myself more educated on it and see how it connects to me. I have found two books that seem to show up everywhere and I cant seem to decide on one of these so I'm hoping you guys can be of help.

One is what seems to be the most popular Scott Cunningham Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner and also Thea Sabin Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice.

Thank you :)
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:13 PM
Jenny Crow Jenny Crow is offline
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Why not start reading the books the actual founder of Wicca wrote - Gerald B.
Gardner and then read the books by Doreen Valiente who was one of Gardner's High Priestesses.

Then read A Witches' Bible by Janet and Stewart Farrar - you will then understand all about the Wheel of the Year, how to cast a circle and just about everything else you'll need to know. The rites in this book are written for coven but you can easily tweak them for a solitary practitioner.

If you get a good grounding from these books then you can branch out into what interests you - you may become more interested in the Celtic Paganism branch or one of many other paths you can walk.

Scot Cunningham simplifies things down in his books but they'r not too bad. There's an interesting book by Orion Foxwood called The Flame in the Cauldron which also explains a lot for you and gives you some exercises you can do to become more aware of the earth's energies, meeting the deities and many other things,

Word of advice - don't get caught up in the Three Fold Law - it is not a universal law and Gardner's covens never acknowledged it. It has been taken out of context by the new age neo-wiccans and blown up out of all proportion.

Further down the road I'd recommend Paul Huson's book, the title of which I can't remember at this moment, but will post it when I remember, lol.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:07 AM
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Hello [again] Jenny ! One important point to remember for beginners in Wicca. This path, at it's heart, relies on a core of British Traditional Witchcraft. If this does does not fit with your beliefs, then real wicca is not for you. THERE CAN BE NO SUCH THING AS CHRISTIAN WICCA !
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:16 AM
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Yes but you can learn principals from the teachings that can be applied any way you want. There are rules but many paths.

You don't have to be Wiccan to read a book about Wicca. A person might learn something that will help them find their own path.

I don't want to be Wiccan but I was taught some similar principals by my own guides. It is ok to learn from other traditions and explore to find where you fit in.

A lot of people who practice the Arts are former Christians and they got the calling and were guided to explore other paths. You don't give up your faith in a single moment. It is a transformation and that takes time, research and self-examination.

I like Raymund Buckland and Doreen Valiente and I have books by them that I have consulted but that material is reference only to me. You should be guided to what is right for you. I would look on Amazon.Com and see what appeals to you and read the reviews. Allow yourself to be guided.

There is a lot of information available on the internet, explore however you like.
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Old 21-06-2020, 02:00 PM
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Hi there my name is Tracey and I am really interested in spiritual growth. I have been reading Raymond buckland books as I was drawn to them and found it very interesting. I then started reading Scott Cunningham as well as I have an interest in herbs and also Doreen Valiente. I am have started meditation, my mind was always wondering lol so I kept going and improving gradually lol
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Old 09-08-2020, 10:16 PM
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Myabe it helps you. my favorite authors are silver ravenwolf and scott cunninham.
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Old 12-08-2020, 03:46 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenny Crow
Why not start reading the books the actual founder of Wicca wrote - Gerald B.
Gardner and then read the books by Doreen Valiente who was one of Gardner's High Priestesses.

Then read A Witches' Bible by Janet and Stewart Farrar - you will then understand all about the Wheel of the Year, how to cast a circle and just about everything else you'll need to know. The rites in this book are written for coven but you can easily tweak them for a solitary practitioner.

If you get a good grounding from these books then you can branch out into what interests you - you may become more interested in the Celtic Paganism branch or one of many other paths you can walk.

Scot Cunningham simplifies things down in his books but they'r not too bad. There's an interesting book by Orion Foxwood called The Flame in the Cauldron which also explains a lot for you and gives you some exercises you can do to become more aware of the earth's energies, meeting the deities and many other things,

Word of advice - don't get caught up in the Three Fold Law - it is not a universal law and Gardner's covens never acknowledged it. It has been taken out of context by the new age neo-wiccans and blown up out of all proportion.

Further down the road I'd recommend Paul Huson's book, the title of which I can't remember at this moment, but will post it when I remember, lol.

Excellent selections.

The person might want to also study books on herbs.
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