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Attn: Pagans - What are your top five sources to recommend to newly interested?

Wow, that seemed wordy.

I made a post yesterday about which books, movies, etc. misrepresented and accurately represented what your faith is. If those answers are the same here, then let me know.

If not, please post your answers. I moderate a Beginner's Advice forum and I'm looking for more sources of information for new folks signing on to that forum.


Asked by _Tam_ at 10:49 AM on Sep. 28, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • If I had to recommend 5 places to gather information for those newly interested in my religion, I'd probably say:

    3.) Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Paganism (despite the slightly derogatory name, it's easy to understand, and I haven't found any inaccurate info in it)
    4.) any of Scott Cunningham's books
    5.) After all of the above, I'd recommend they look into their own heart. I was told when I converted to Wicca that if it was meant for me, when I called on the God and Goddess, they would answer. For me, they did, in a very apparent way.

    Books I also liked:

    "The Philosophy of Wicca" by Amber Laine Fisher
    "The Witch in Every Woman" by Laurie Cabot

    IMHO, I'd also tell them to AVOID any Silver Ravenwolf book. She has a tendency to repackage the same information under a new title and call it a new book. It's a waste of money.

    Answer by geminilove at 11:48 AM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • 1.)
    3.) The Everything Paganism Book
    4.) The Idiots Guide to Wicca & Witchcraft OR Wicca & Witchcraft for Dummies (either one is great)
    5.) My Blog - - Add my site once launched this Samhain


    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:18 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • 1. Witches' Goddess and Witches' God by Stuart and Janet Farrar.
    2. Anything by Scott Cunningham
    5. NOTHING by $ilver(dollar) Ravenwolf

    Answer by MamaK88 at 5:40 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I also agree with geminilove accept for the Silver Ravenwolf part, I love her books and HIGHLY recommend her Solitary Witch book!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:22 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • 1.) "Paganism: An Introduction to Earth Centered Religions" and "Pagan Spirituality" by River and Joyce Higginbotham
    2.) "Real Magic" by Isaac Bonewits
    3.) A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches Handbook by Janet and Steward Farrar
    4.) "Creating Circles & Ceremonies: Rituals for All Seasons and Reasons" by Oberon & Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart


    Answer by isabellalecour at 12:27 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • I happen to agree with geminilove about Silver Ravenwolf. I don't recommend her books to anyone. My issues with her are far more that repackaging of info.  <~ That site is a good start for what's wrong with her books.


    Answer by isabellalecour at 12:31 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • isabellalecour: I have read that same blog... and I agree with it...

    anyway, I am a Kemetic Orthodox, who practices Witchcraft so:
    3. The Egyptian Book of the Dead (The Papyrus of Ani)
    4. Egyptian Paganism for Beginners by Jocelyn Almond & Keith Seddon

    Answer by Kaelansmom at 12:46 PM on Sep. 28, 2010

  • geminilove - Agreed about $ilver Ravenwolf
    isabella - I'll have to check that site out.

    Awesome sites and sources, ladies; thank you.

    Comment by _Tam_ (original poster) at 1:23 PM on Sep. 28, 2010