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Beyond the Basics: What Should I Study Next?

Postby QuestionableEnergy » Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:35 am

After reading the solitary practitioner I am not sure were to go from here..I have printed out the vocab and their meaning and also all the herbs and how they can relate to a spell. I am at a point in the book where their teaching rituals spells and so on...Where can I gain more knowledge in the healing and crystal sides of things. My sister guided me to the hippocratic oath which was interesting...is there more knowledge out there in that kind of path?
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Re: WHAT TO DO NEXT

Postby Garnetsun » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:22 am

Hum. Maybe you can begin to read books on a more advanced state ? If you are ready to practice though, you can do a ritual for that too ? Or reasearch what can please you that you didn't find in this book.
Or even begin to write a Book of Shadow, try to test you knowledge by writing it without a book by your side ? It can help you to see what you have, and what you think you should research more. Or maybe what you like the most, and the less in what you have read. As Cunningham said in his book, it is also by questionning what you have read that you grow.
I know that where I live, i can find books on natural healing, either by herbs or stones. Try searching for them maybe, to see which rock do what etc.
I believe you can find books on stones quite easily on internet and libraries! On healing, you can even try books on druidism, they often have a part on that.

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Re: WHAT TO DO NEXT

Postby QuestionableEnergy » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:33 am

Do you have any suggestions on other books or authors that may give me more information? I liked how Cunningham wrote the book..more like a guideline then instructions..very open minded..I started my BOS when I started to meditate and have questions through my reading. The one who originally guided me told me in my BOS to write anything and everything..dreams..meditations..questions..nothing could be wrong in your BOS...I am looking to be on a path of the more natural if thats even how you put it...however I feel such energy that I may expand to more. Just being cautious until I know as much as I can...Which will be never cause there's always something to learn..Not to be confusing..
I have seen you post on a couple of my question..and I am happy that I can get sound advice from you! I send good thoughts and blessings your way!
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Re: WHAT TO DO NEXT

Postby Garnetsun » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:45 am

Thank you ! I really hope i can help you, since i've been in almost the same position. And well, we are here to help each other too, so if i can help you troughout, my day is done!
And indeed, nothing is wrong in your BoS, since it is personal and follow you along your path. You can see your growth and return to things you've written months ago.
Hum, the problem with books, is I don't really know if the author is available in english, since I'm french. If something more natural but has the same roots as Wicca may interest you, I have the author Viviane Le Moullec. She wrote a book about druidism for everyday, which is quite interesting. I don't really know the author, but I've seen a book about the four elements, and how to work with them on different matters, maybe for your healing path ? Also, search for books about the energic proprieties of stones and crystals, and their use for everyday.
Sorry not to be able to give you specific author though. I am not sure if they will be available to you.
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Re: What to do next?

Postby QuestionableEnergy » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:11 pm

No you have helped greatly..Dont be discouraged just because we have a langue barrier..I am going to go into town and see about some books about the elements and healing. I am just trying so hard to learn and create a stable healthy non judgmental atmosphere for my family. So far how i have been guided has helped a lot. I am not quite sure because everyone says their opinion..but I haven't casted my first circle, spell, and or ritual..I have just projected my natural energy...So before I decide fully if I am going to dedicate myself I am interested in all knowledge. However the one thing I am certain of is healing and natural energy path I will take..as far as the rest..I am a more seeing is believing type of person..
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Re: What to do next?

Postby Garnetsun » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:51 pm

I am sure you can find some books about stones, herbs, and gardening in general in your town. It's quite the basics. Maybe try on the internet for something more advanced.
For more about the craft, Cunnigham wrote something for more advanced wicca if i remeber correctly. I also found e-books that are quite interesting about Witchcraft and Wicca (and paganism in general). Try here too ! Especially if you want to know a lot. Maybe try to find a book about meditation, visualisation and grouding too, since you already work with energies. Or try to find on this forum :)
I haven't done any rituals or spells, nor did I cast any circle yet. I feel i am not ready for that, but I pray and meditate quite a lot. It is thanks to that that I found my spirit animal! So maybe, try to work on that too, since it doesn't need many things except yourself and time.
If you are this type of person, meditation can work a great deal. I wasn't really sure of my path, nor of my connection with the Deities until I prayed for a guide, and a vision appeared. Since then, I grew more confident on this path.
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Re: What to do next?

Postby Vervain » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:39 am

If you liked Cunningham's Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, then I highly recommend his Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner. It is written in the same "guide not instructions" manner, and answers many of the questions you've been asking on this board.
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Re: What to do next?

Postby Heartsong » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:13 pm

In the same vein, I would recommend Nocturnal Witchcraft by Konstantinos and Green Witchcraft by Ann Moura. Both authors provide a great deal of information and how to practically apply it. They also give excellent lists, references, correspondences, and are generally a very interesting look into just how varied the paths of Wicca can be. :flyingwitch:
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Re: What to do next?

Postby QuestionableEnergy » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:07 pm

I thank you for all the recommendations. I will try to read them all. However most my knowledge may just come from here. I am not in a position to just go out and buy 5 books...but eventually I will. I am trying to do a lot of my "education" online and so far its been great. I can sorta tell who's information (like youtub) is real and authentic..All my choices from this time on I will do in confidence and pure intent.
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Re: What to do next?

Postby Garnetsun » Mon Nov 11, 2013 3:43 pm

I know that I found Cunningham's further guide as a free e-book. Maybe try for it ? There is a chance that you can find the ohter one too. Or maybe for a smaller fee, if not free of charges.
We have the chance to live in a world where many things can be reached by the internet!
I have a few scans on Green witchcraft and herbal books that I haven't read yet, i can find a way to copy them for you maybe, if you are interested ?
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Re: What to do next?

Postby QuestionableEnergy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:57 am

Garnetsun wrote:I know that I found Cunningham's further guide as a free e-book. Maybe try for it ? There is a chance that you can find the ohter one too. Or maybe for a smaller fee, if not free of charges.
We have the chance to live in a world where many things can be reached by the internet!
I have a few scans on Green witchcraft and herbal books that I haven't read yet, i can find a way to copy them for you maybe, if you are interested ?


You know that would be great. I was looking for the free ebook but it wouldnt load. So I am going to see if there is some way of getting it today. I would love to read the few scans you have..Can I send you a message on here with my email? I dont want to post for everyone to know...
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Re: What to do next?

Postby QuestionableEnergy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:00 am

Garnetsun wrote:I know that I found Cunningham's further guide as a free e-book. Maybe try for it ? There is a chance that you can find the ohter one too. Or maybe for a smaller fee, if not free of charges.
We have the chance to live in a world where many things can be reached by the internet!
I have a few scans on Green witchcraft and herbal books that I haven't read yet, i can find a way to copy them for you maybe, if you are interested ?


You know that would be great. I was looking for the free ebook but it wouldnt load. So I am going to see if there is some way of getting it today. I would love to read the few scans you have..Can I send you a message on here with my email? I dont want to post for everyone to know...
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Re: What to do next?

Postby DPhoenix » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:01 am

I have a bunch of free ebooks on my site. Feel free to download anything you might find helpful! :)

http://www.themagicknook.com/ebooks/free-ebooks.html
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Re: What to do next?

Postby QuestionableEnergy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:05 am

Thanks DPhonenix..I will look into them
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Re: What to do next?

Postby QuestionableEnergy » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:07 am

Your webiste isnt showing any ebooks..When i click it says something about copy write and thats it
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