Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

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Llewellyn Worldwide, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 218 pages
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Cunningham’s classic introduction to Wicca is about how to live life magically, spiritually, and wholly attuned with nature. It is a book of sense and common sense, not only about magick, but about religion and one of the most critical issues of today: how to achieve the much needed and wholesome relationship with our Earth. Cunningham presents Wicca as it is today: a gentle, Earth-oriented religion dedicated to the Goddess and God. Wicca also includes Scott Cunningham’s own Book of Shadows and updated appendices of periodicals and occult suppliers.
  

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Good basic overview of Wicca, a nice starting point. - Goodreads
Great reference book and intro. - Goodreads
A good, down to earth introduction to Wicca. - Goodreads
The gentle approach and nice illustrations. - Goodreads
His writing makes learning enjoyable! - Goodreads
The book contains a lot of good and practical advice. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Madeline Moritz - Goodreads

Very concise and highly accurate for a fundamental basics text! Enjoyable explanations and open to most branches of Wicca. Read full review

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

One of the first books I ever read when I started on my Path. It's a classic for a reason. ;-) Read full review

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Contents

Wicca and Shamanism
3
The Deities
9
Magic
21
Tools
27
Music Dance and Gesture
39
Ritual and Preparation for Ritual
47
The Magic Circle and the Altar
57
The Days of Power
65
Words to the Wise
121
The Seasonal Festivals
137
A Ritual of Gestures
151
Recipes
161
A Guide to the Use of Herbs and Plants in Wiccan Ritual
167
Wiccan Crystal Magic
179
Symbols and Signs
185
Rune Magic
187

The Spiral of Rebirth
73
Concerning Initiation
79
Practice
83
Exercises and Magical Techniques
85
SelfDedication
95
Ritual Design
101
The Standing Stones Book of Shadows
117
Introduction to The Standing Stones Book of Shadows
119
Spells and Magic
197
Occult Suppliers
201
Wiccan and Pagan Publications
205
Glossary
207
Suggested Reading
219
Index
231
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Scott Cunningham practiced magic actively for over twenty years. He was the author of more than fifty books covering both fiction and non-fiction subject matter; sixteen of his titles are published by Llewellyn Publications. Scott's books reflect a broad range of interests within the New Age sphere, where he was very highly regarded. He passed from this life on March 28, 1993, after a long illness.

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