My name is Angela and I was just
wondering if you could give me a website or a name of a book or anything
that will help me better understand Wicca and witchcraft? I am very
interested in it and I would actually like to become a witch. If you could
e-mail me back I would be so grateful. Thank you.
Thanks for visiting my site. There are a ton of websites (and books)
available if you want to learn about witchcraft and Wicca.
This page has reviews on several
popular witchcraft/Wicca books. You can purchase the books
from there as well if you'd like:
Most Wiccans tend to recommend
Scott Cunningham books. I really enjoyed his books on natural
Earth Power and
Earth, Air, Fire, & Water. They have great ideas for practicing
witchcraft on a low budget using items you can find in nature.
I haven't read Cunningham's
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner or
Living Wicca yet, but they are highly recommended by most witches
Glancing through my copy of
Living Wicca just now, I realized why so many kids have come to me
asking me to "teach" them about Wicca. Apparently, Scott Cunningham has
a whole section dedicated to finding a teacher. Hmm.
Well, just remember that I
can't be your teacher, and if you ask me to teach you I'll merely tell
you to read the books and websites that are available. I don't trust
people very much and it's hard for me to believe that someone would
offer to mentor a new witch if they didn't have a hidden ulterior motive.
Remember too, that as smart and witchy as Scott C. was, he was also
nerdy-looking and would've almost certainly had trouble getting laid if
he weren't a famous Wicca author. Offering to teach people Wicca would
have been a really easy way for him to get a piece of ass that he
otherwise wouldn't have got. Hey, I'm just sayin'. You don't hear Silver
Ravenwolf telling you to find a teacher, do you? It's because she's not
a desperate & horny man (or a lonely, friendless woman.)
Just be sure that you
understand that if someone is offering to teach you for free, they do
have a conscious or unconscious hidden motive for doing so. People are
self-serving, so you should look for the ulterior motive if a stranger
or website is being too generous to you. Most times the motive will be
money or sex. And with witches, the motive is often attention. Young
witches sometimes pretend to have super-witchy-powers in order to
impress you. Just remember that they are sad, lonely rejects in real
life. You'd make up lies too if you were them.
Having said that though, in order
to appease the masses of people who come here requesting a teacher,
we've set up a
Witchcraft School on the EUTM Message Board so that new witches aren't left with
old men (pretending to be harmless and confused teenage girls) who are chomping at the bit to get the chance to "teach you" a
few things. Not everyone gets involved with spirituality because
they are spiritual people. Some view Wicca and New Age belief systems,
and even Christianity, as a place where they can find gullible, needy people
that they can take advantage of. Please be careful who you associate
with, and as one of the banned members of the forum once said, "Don't be
so open-minded that you let your brains fall out." Thanks for the
(By the way, the "school"
mentioned above is really just a forum with beginner info in it. There
are no "teachers" or "classes", just information you can read.)
Another easy thing to do is
to go to
Google.com and just do a search for 'Wicca 101' or 'witchcraft 101'.
When they call an article "101", it's a reference to taking a beginner
class (in case you wondered), so those types of pages are usually good
for new witches.