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I’ve been looking up wicca. and I just think it seems so interesting and I would love to start to learn it but I need ideas on books to buy and stuff so if anyone wants to help me then please do. (:
and it’s not just a some random thing I just thought hey it is is cool let do it. xD I’ve been thinking of this for a while.
and my friend whats to try it as well do you think we should learn together or start of doing by ourselves

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  1. Have fun, but do yourself a favor and keep a log book of all the spells you cast and keep track of the outcomes of the events you are trying to influence.
    You could also test the false positive rate by casting the opposite spell that you should and tracking the outcomes of events.

  2. Give yourself over to the LORD! If you don’t want to do that, you could just go to Hot Topic and ask for the Wicca kit. $29.99 and you’ll never have to see your friends again.

  3. I gave you a star for my contacts. I am not Wiccan so I really don’t know what books for you to read.
    Edit to clarify : I have read books on Wicca but from a Wiccan viewpoint I don’t know what would be considered a “good book”. As most Wiccans say to stay away from certain authors.

  4. Yep, like the person before me said, Scott Cunningham is a great place to start. Clearly written and without all the ridiculous whiz-bang Harry Peter er, (sorry)…Potter crap.
    A good source of reading material is Inner Traditions/Bear&Company. You’ll find great books that are more intellectual and a lot less sparkly than Llewellen books.

  5. Cunningham or Starhawk. Maybe Phyllis Curott. But just maybe.
    Avoid RavenWolf like the plague.
    If you are into the True history of Wicca, read “Triumph of the Moon” by Hutton.

  6. Check out the books in the store on on Amazon for some browsing. Your local library might have some as well – can be under Faith, Alternative Religion, Paranormal, Mythology, etc. It depends on how the person or group that classifies and files the books regards the faith. Some people have it under Pagan or Wiccan, even.
    Don’t let yourself get too caught up in using special equipment, though. It might be easier to trust your abilities when working with a special $20 candle, but a dusty votive candle from the back of the cupboard really works just as well in most applications. It can be hard enough to scrape up a few candles, let along get them in the right colors! So just do the best you can – and have some faith it will be close enough and try using your own abilities to make it work.

  7. I would suggest books by Scott Cunningham.
    This is the only author I’ve ever read that does NOT tell you to run out and buy hundreds of dollars worth of crap. After all – it’s a nature-based religion…anything you need, you can find in nature.
    He explains things simply, and anticipates all questions you’d have.

  8. Wicca can be fun and fulfilling, if you’re serious about it. A good place to get a start would be a local bookstore. More often than not, they’ll carry good starting guides for the beginning practitioner. A good one that we used was Wicca: A Guide For The Solitary Practitioner, by Scott Cunningham.

  9. The best books I can recommend for a beginner are by Scott Cunningham: Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner and Living Wicca. There’s no problem with working together – you might even find it helps to have someone to bounce ideas off of.
    eta: Opinion seems to be unanimous for Cunningham!

  10. 1)Ignore the fundies saying you’ll go to hell and are opening yourself up to demons. They don’t believe in either.
    2)Get the book: Wicca, a Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham (Amazon.com used books is a great resource)
    3)Avoid Silver Ravenwolf, DJ Conway and most Llewellyn books
    4)Do NOT pay for lessons over the internet. You can’t ask for references. Do NOT give out personal information to anyone over the internet. Get a PO Box.
    5)www.witchvox.com http://wicca.timerift.net
    6)Learn and keep learning about various paths in paganism.
    7)get the book: “Drawing Down the Moon” by Margo Adler (an older book that’s a little dated, especially concerning Asatru but a good resource) – it gives an overview on a lot of pagan traditions. Might help you narrow things down.
    8)I probably won’t be able to help you beyond basics. I haven’t been Wiccan in over 15 years.

  11. http://wicca.timerift.net
    Read that site. All of it (it’s not very big). It will give you a good idea of what Wicca is, more importantly what Wicca ISN’T, and some of the issues facing our religion today. It also has an excellent book review section to help you find good resources and steer clear of bad ones.
    I would recommend three books to you:
    1) “Wicca for Beginners” by Thea Sabin. It will give you a solid grounding in the theory behind Wiccan practice (which is essential).
    2) “Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner” by Scott Cunningham. It will give you the information you need to start practicing the religion on a daily basis.
    3) “The Triumph of the Moon” by Ronald Hutton, for ACCURATE history on the origin of Wicca (there’s a lot of bad mythology floating around out there).
    Start off practicing individually. Two beginners working together can go astray pretty quickly. You can network with other more experienced Wiccans and Pagans in your area through http://www.witchvox.com/xvn.html
    Best of luck to you.

  12. Totally agreed with Prairiecrow.
    For now, you and your friend should each start some beginner reading and research on your own. After you get through some of the basics, you could, if you like, form a little study group – compare notes, discuss what you’ve read, share books, etc. and go from there.

  13. Merry Meet,
    If you are interested about learning Wicca and/or Witchcraft here are a few legitimate sources to glean knowledge from. First being Witchvox at http://www.witchvox.com/. Here you will gain knowledge through fellowship with other of like mind and knowledge through the countless articles posted. If this is not enough one could look into getting online training through the Sacred Mists at http://www.workingwitches.com/wicca/cour… or OZ Wicca at http://www.ozwicca.com/ , both are pretty decent for learning the Craft on the Web.
    Also if you are close enough to a group that specializes in education and development like the SCWF try and join them even if it’s on a limited capacity. Ultimately, study, study and then study some more. Find all you can and definitely cross reference whenever possible, this way you can get the best out of all you learn.
    I also suggest that you get your hands on Wicca for Beginners by Thea Sabin and/or The Circle Within by Dianne Sylvan. Both of these books are very good reading and both will give you some deeper insight to the Craft and how it relates to you. Also you cannot go wrong with anything by Scott Cunningham.
    If you are a teen, I suggest Elements of Witchcraft: Natural Magick for Teens by Ellen Dugan. Teen Witch by Silver Ravenwolf is also good. But neither is completely accurate, but they will help you out.
    Ultimately, study as much as you need to before deciding that you are Wiccan. Find those near you who are reputable and knowledgeable. Also stay away from those who are playing Wicca if you are serious about the religion and the craft, they will only slow you down and/or mislead you. Also, read all the books you can the good ones as well as the bad ones.
    Remember, you are the one that decides who’s a good or bad author not someone else because every author in my belief has something to offer, all you have to do is ignore the information that is not accurate. Oh and when the opportunity raises cross reference the information learned for accuracy.
    I hope my blurp helps out.
    Blessed Be
    Nyjh

  14. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at http://tinyurl.com/AmyBlackthorn
    Spells can work for anyone. Magic is a system, not a religion. It’s also not good or bad. It’s how you choose to use it.
    I know magic works because I’ve been doing it for years. Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic. But Wiccans and Witches aren’t
    the only ones who use magic.
    You can be both a Wiccan and a witch, these two words are not the same. None of these words has anything to do with devil worship.
    One of the biggest sore points among Wiccans is the improper usage of the terms “Wiccan” and “Witch”. Too many people use the terms interchangeably,
    presuming that they both mean the same thing. They do not.
    Wiccan
    Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic. Wicca is a religion, and someone who follows that religion is called a Wiccan. Sometimes it
    can be difficult to accurately define Wicca, and not all Wiccans will define themselves the same way. Observing the 8 Wiccan Sabbats, honoring the
    Gods and/or Goddesses, creating sacred space for rituals, to name a few. Many traditional Wiccans also feel that belonging to a coven is also a
    requirement and that those who practice their religion as a solitary, should not refer to themselves as Wiccan. Personally, I’m still not sure on
    that point. Typical Wiccans also practice magick, and therefore are also witches. You cannot be a “natural Wiccan” any more than you could be a
    “natural Christian”.
    Witch
    The practice of witchcraft is not associated with any religion, therefore you can be a witch and yet also be a member of any number of
    religions (or none). Using the natural energies within yourself, along with the energies of herbs, stones or other elements to make changes
    around you is considered witchcraft. Though the skills and gifts that are part of witchcraft can be inherited from parents or grandparents,
    you aren’t automatically a witch just because your grandmother may have been one. The use of magick takes practice, experience and learning.
    On a side note, a male witch is called a witch, not a warlock.
    Pagan
    While I’m explaining terminology, I thought I would throw in “Pagan” as well. Paganism refers to a variety of non-Christian/Jewish/ Islamic
    religions that are usually polytheistic and are often nature-based. Wicca is only one Pagan religion, but there are others such as Santeria,
    Asatru, or Shamanism. Many people do not necessarily identify with a specific religion, and just use the broad term “Pagan” to define their
    spiritual path. Pagan religions are distinct and separate from each other, and it should not be assumed that they are just different names for
    the same faith.
    Suggested Reading List
    Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
    Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
    Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham
    Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman’s Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess by Phyllis Curott
    Green Witchcraft by Aoumiel (Ann Moura)
    True Magick by Amber K
    Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development by Christopher Penczak
    Heart of Wicca: Wise Words from a Crone on the Path by Ellen Cannon Reed
    The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
    Natural Magic by Marian Green
    Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life by Pauline Campanelli
    The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan
    Witchcraft by Ronald Hutton
    AmysGreenDreams.etsy.com
    pagan.meetup.com
    wicca.meetup.com
    witches.meetup.com
    azuregreen.com
    abaxion.com
    ecauldron.net
    paganwiccan.about.com
    witchvox.com
    wicca.timerift.net
    Christians becoming Wiccan
    http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/christian-wicca.html

  15. Start with Scott Cunningham, Ray Buckland, Anne (Ann?) Moura. Another good one is The Idiots Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft. Good authors and good books.

  16. I have been researching and practicing The Craft for about 7 years now and I have to say that Scott Cunningham is a very good resource. However, the true guide to the left hand path should be your inner connection to the goddess, I would suggest that you go to a used bookstore and try to find the metaphysical section. Try to find a book that speaks to you, one that draws you in by title and graphics. rember that just beccause something is written and published dosn’t make it a reliable resource. I would also suggest seeking out some groups of like minded individuals either on witchvox.com ( a pagan networking website) or in yahoo groups. feel free to email me if you need further guidence as I always welcome contact from fellow believers and open minded people.

  17. I suggest reading:
    Wicca For The Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham.
    Wicca For Beginners by Thea Sabin.
    To Ride a Silver Broomstick by Silver Ravenwolf.
    Solitary Witch by Silver Ravenwolf.
    Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland.
    Those books really helped me!
    Feel free to check out my wishlist on Amazon, I have a ton of Wiccan books on there.
    Good luck!

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