Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice

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Llewellyn Worldwide, Sep 8, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
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"In her first book-length work, Sabin presents a first-rate, fresh, and thorough addition to the burgeoning field of earth-based spiritual practice volumes...written in a light, informative style that magically mines depth, breadth and brevity."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

Due to the sheer number of Wicca 101 books on the market, many newcomers to the Craft find themselves piecing together their Wiccan education by reading a chapter from one book, a few pages from another. Rather than depending on snippets of wisdom to build a new faith, Wicca for Beginners provides a solid foundation to Wicca without limiting the reader to one tradition or path.
Embracing both the spiritual and the practical, Wicca for Beginners is a primer on the philosophies, culture, and beliefs behind the religion, without losing the mystery that draws many students to want to learn. Detailing practices such as grounding, raising energy, visualization, and meditation, this book offers exercises for core techniques before launching into more complicated rituals and spellwork.


Finalist for the Coalition of Visionary Resources Award for Best Wiccan/Pagan Book


 

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User Review  - Rowan.Maza - LibraryThing

Great introduction to Wiccan ideals and practices. Includes practical advice on obtaining or making your own tools and basic information and exercises for energy work, visualization, grounding ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sassers - LibraryThing

A great fundamental book for those who are curious as to what Wicca is. It has some really great exercises to get you started as well. If you are just studying the material or starting a dedication to the religion this is a must read. Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Some Basic Wiccan Principles
Energy
Trance Meditation and Pathworking 65
A Wiccans Sacred Space 89
The Four Elements and
Getting to Know the Wiccan Gods 117
Tools Toys and Altars 137
Wiccan Holidays and
Using What Youve
So Youre Curious about Magic 195
Where Do I Go from Here? 215
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Thea Sabin is a professional editor and writer whose work has appeared in numerous publications, both pagan and non-pagan, and is a former newspaper astrology columnist. A practicing Wiccan since her teens, the author received formal training in a British Traditional path and currently she and her husband run a coven of the same tradition. Sabin holds a Masters Degree in Education, is an avid organic gardener and lover of Hong Kong gangster movies. She makes her home in the Pacific Northwest.

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