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Can someone recommend some info or literature on the Wicca?

I am very interested and would like to know more. Also I am under the assumption that is based on pagans? is that correct or is it 2 completely different beliefs.

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luvschocolate

Asked by luvschocolate at 5:32 PM on Aug. 2, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I have more information than I could possibly fit in this little answer box. lol!


    First, let me offer you my assistance. If you have any questions I would be more than happy to answer them.


    Secondly, I have a blog with some great intro information on Wicca Here and I'm always adding information about Paganism and Wicca... Beyond that you should check out About.com's Pagan/Wicca Page, PagansPath.com which is general more than Wiccan and ReligiousTolerance.com for general Wicca Information...


    cont...

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:41 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • If you are interested in serious study, I have some other great more in depth websites for you as well, just let me know.

    As for reading... The first ones I direct anyone too are "The Idiots Guide to Wicca & Witchcraft" "Wicca & Witchcraft for Dummies" and "The Everything Wicca & Witchcraft Book" All of these series have "Paganism" versions as well if you would like something more broad. Beyond those are "Solitary Wicca For Life: Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own" " Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" and " Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice"

    I know that's tons of books! And I have more! lol! But I would say take a look at them and see which ones you like over the others... They are all available on Amazon for rather cheap...

    Again, let me know if you need more... Or what you need & I'll get it to you!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 5:48 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Sabrina nailed it!! ;o)
    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 7:56 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Well, Thanks Morgain!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:45 PM on Aug. 2, 2010

  • Sabrina got it!

    The only thing I have to add, is stay away from any book by Silver Ravenwolf... that is all :) and many blessings
    Kaelansmom

    Answer by Kaelansmom at 3:17 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I have to disagree Kaelansmom... I LOVE Silver Ravenwolf. I know a lot of people seem to think she's just in it for the money, but they ALL are... I have a good bit of her books on my "must read" list and own and still read them. They are wonderful books for people who are starting out or who want more information. As with any book or author when it comes to Paganism, you aren't going to agree with everything they say - it's up to you to decide what is right for you.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:17 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • While I don't care for Silver Ravenwolf's books myself, I think she gets bad mouthed way too much. She is just ONE of MANY different Wiccan and Pagan authors out there. She presents HER version of Wicca and it is just as valid as any other version. If her view on Wicca is not your cup of tea, that's ok! Just don't read her books.

    I think a great place to start is with the book The Well-Read Witch by Carl McColman. It's basically a book about which books to read. It's a great resource and one that I wish would be updated, but unfortunately the author is no longer Wiccan. *sigh*

    I also recommend Scott Cunnigham, especially Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner and Living Wicca. They are very good beginner books and are not as "path specific" as some other authors. They are the ones I passed on to my son when he first decided to follow a Wiccan path. Dan and Pauline Campanelli have good starter books too.

    CONT.
    jessradtke

    Answer by jessradtke at 1:59 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Books made for children or families can also be a good starting point. They present topics in a simpler, more playful way than some of the more serious adult books. Circle Round and The Family Wicca Book were two of our favorites.

    jessradtke

    Answer by jessradtke at 2:03 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • My main issue with Silver is the fact that she paints Christiniaty as a horrible religion, tells teens to go to such lengths to get her book as stealing it.. and that her way is the only way (most of her books are directed towards teens.)
    This was on her website: Teen Witch! Is at the bookstores NOW. Call 1-800-THE-MOON to place your order, or bug, bother and pester your neighborhood book store till they can't stand it any more. Oh, and for the adults that don't like this statement? Maybe you don't care about their future, but I do (old I know, but ya... )
    Kaelansmom

    Answer by Kaelansmom at 3:22 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • #1 Wiccan : Pagan :: Baptist : Christian

    #2 Scott Cunningham is a great author for beginners.

    #3 Read $ilver(dollar) Ravenwolf with a BARREL of salt.
    MamaK88

    Answer by MamaK88 at 4:23 PM on Aug. 3, 2010

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