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Offline Jen♀

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Interested In Wicca
« on: January 09, 2014, 06:17:11 pm »
Hey all!
As the subject states, I'm pretty interested in Wicca... What I don't want to do is be overzealous simply to be "different". I don't really think this is the case; from the research I have done it seems like it is a very fitting spiritual system for me. I guess I'm just saying that I really do mean to be taking this seriously.

What age where you all when you were first "seriously" introduced to Wicca?
What are some good sources I could start with to do some more formal research?
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Re: Interested In Wicca
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2014, 06:41:59 pm »
What age where you all when you were first "seriously" introduced to Wicca?
What are some good sources I could start with to do some more formal research?
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I identified as Pagan for many years, starting when I was around 13 or so, when I became great friends with a Pagan family.

For your question on sources, I found the best was befriending an old, wise witch. :) Learning for another hands on is always the best.

Good luck on your journey.
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Re: Interested In Wicca
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 03:50:21 pm »
There actually is a witchcraft shop just outside of my town. I'll have to go there eventually and talk to some of the people who work there :) in the meantime I picked up Scott Cunningham's "Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" from the library to get started on further educating myself.
Thanks for the tips and good wishes!

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Re: Interested In Wicca
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 04:31:45 pm »
Thats a great book, that was the first book I read too. I also recommend "Practical magic for Beginners" by Brandy Williams, also "Wicca for beginners" by Thea sabin. I found both of these easy to read and useful.

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Re: Interested In Wicca
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 04:38:36 pm »
There actually is a witchcraft shop just outside of my town. I'll have to go there eventually and talk to some of the people who work there :) in the meantime I picked up Scott Cunningham's "Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" from the library to get started on further educating myself.
Thanks for the tips and good wishes!
I have that book too, as well as "All One Wicca" by Kaatryn MacMorgan. My own Pagan practice is more eclectic than truly Wiccan, though most of the Pagans I interact with and rituals I attend are Wiccan.

Oh, I should add that I'm having my First Degree Initiation next week (24 January) into an Alexandrian/Wiccan coven that has at least 2 other Christo-Pagans already in the coven.

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Re: Interested In Wicca
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 06:50:45 pm »
Thanks for the other titles, I'll definitely check into seeing if any libraries have them!

Oh, I should add that I'm having my First Degree Initiation next week (24 January) into an Alexandrian/Wiccan coven that has at least 2 other Christo-Pagans already in the coven.
That's awesome! :D I didn't realize there were so many Wiccans just within the Susans community

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Re: Interested In Wicca
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2014, 12:53:58 am »
I heavily recommend Dedicant: A Witch's Circle of Fire by Thuri Calafia.
She has month-by-month lessons-- it's just altogether my favorite book on Wicca by far. Put that Silver Ravenwolf down!
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Re: Interested In Wicca
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2014, 02:39:33 pm »
Also consider any books by Starhawk or Ray Buckland.

Another good source is Circle Sanctuary in Wisconsin

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As below I concur about Scott Cunningham also
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Re: Interested In Wicca
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 10:40:56 am »
A really great book is "Witchcraft In Theory & Practice" by Ly De Angeles. It's not full of fluffy new age references like Silver Ravenwolf, and provides a very practical approach. Another great author to consider is Scott Cunningham. In fact, his book "The Truth About Witchcraft Today" is a great place to start.
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