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Re: Suggested books for a beginner?

Postby YanaKhan » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:01 am

Hey, stillwood!
First of all, welcome to the forum. It would be nice if you post an introduction so the rest of us get to know you better.
What Siona suggested is a great start. I would also recommend "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft"
by Denise Zimmermann and Katherine A. Gleason.
It's also a good idea to read through this thread - it may help you find what you're looking for.
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Re: Suggested books for a beginner?

Postby nightstar » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:15 pm

Hi there!

Wicca for beginners by Thea Sabin is an awesome recommendation, I use it myself. I also use Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland. He goes into more detail about the how when where and why behind the craft. There is also a lot more subjects in his book such as runes, sigils, herbs and their uses, the uses and different kinds of magic... I could go on and on. However, I find that his rituals that he names in the book to be overly elaborate and complicated (I prefer the simplicity of Sabin though). This is your path though and how you pursue is entirely up to you.
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Re: Suggested books for a beginner?

Postby Lyra_86 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:33 am

Have yet to get my hands on Thea Sabin's book. However I'm finding 'Wicca: A Guide For The Solitary Practicioner' by Scott Cunningham rather informative and have Raymond Buckland's book on standby for the next one to read :)
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Re: Books to Study During Your Year and A Day

Postby MsMollimizz » Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:43 am

GreenArcher,
You might want to check out Christopher Penczak's Temple series,
these are easily a year and a day in these, hope you like it !
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Re: Suggested books for a beginner?

Postby Teeitupmo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:51 pm

I am interested in Wicca..a guy..nice to know some guys are interested. Have you found a book that works for you?
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Re: Suggested books for a beginner?

Postby Sakura Blossom » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:45 pm

I don't have any good book recommendations as I am not Wiccan, however I had to poke my head in to say that I know quite a few males who are Wiccan. ^_^ Religion knows no gender~ Do what your heart wants and be happy doing it! Welcome to the forum, I look forward to seeing more from you and wish you luck with your journey!
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Re: Books to Study During Your Year and A Day

Postby Bella Rose » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:29 pm

Im in a class sheer we are using Wicca A year and a day 366 days to crafting a spiritual practice by Timothy Roderick. It is an awesome guide and next year he is coming out with a part 2 of this book which will be the 2nd year of study
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Re: Books to Study During Your Year and A Day

Postby Bella Rose » Thu Jan 08, 2015 1:31 pm

MsMollimizz wrote:GreenArcher,
You might want to check out Christopher Penczak's Temple series,
these are easily a year and a day in these, hope you like it !
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I also love and recommend The Temple series.
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Suggested books for a beginner

Postby hannahsue11 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:14 pm

I am trying to learn as much about Wicca and Witchcraft as possible. What are some good reads for a novice such as myself? I've seen suggestions online, but I would like your opinions. Thank you! :fairy:
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Re: Suggested books/magazines for a beginner

Postby Vesca » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:12 pm

Hanbana we would love a chance to get to know you! Please take a minute and mosey on over to our introductions section to tell us a bit about yourself.

You may want to take some time and browse through our pre-existing book lists and reviews section:
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Re: Suggested books/magazines for a beginner

Postby Imperious » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:05 pm

Ultimately, though I've moved on, it's hard to beat Ray Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft if you're starting out.
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Re: Suggested books/magazines for a beginner

Postby hannahsue11 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:46 pm

Vesca, I will certainly do that asap! Thank you for your answer!

Imperious, I'll add that book to my reading list. A lot of websites I read mentioned it as well. Thank you!
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Re: Suggested books/magazines for a beginner

Postby Becks » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:48 pm

It's fluffy and simple, but I really think something has to be said for "Green Witchcraft" by Ann Moura. It was a good beginner read and very nature focused. It covers most of the bases including the wheel of the year. I liked her voice and tone. I think Imperious is quite correct in saying Buckland's "Big Blue" (as we like to call it) is an essential foundation about one path. It may not be your path, but knowledge is power and a good foundation builds a good structure.
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Re: Suggested books/magazines for a beginner

Postby hannahsue11 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:19 am

Thank you, Becks!
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Wichcraft Study Book Suggestions

Postby Einarr » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:56 am

I'm looking for some good reading/studying material on solitary and traditional crafting. Just finished Buckland's big blue book. I found a lot of useful information as well as much that I do not feel applies to the direction I feel drawn too. At this point I'm going in the direction of eclectic, solitary, with some traditional roots. Any suggested reading materials would be deeply appreciated.
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