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PostSubject: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:36 pm

I would like to learn about the Wicca craft, beliefs and practices.

Do any of you have any suggestions for her please? Any recommended books to get her started? Your help will be much appreciated. Thank you. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 1:49 pm

I would recommend the books of Ronal Hutton and Marian Green. Not strictly Wiccan but I think you need to know the history and the basics. She should also read Gerald Gardner as he invented Wicca. She should also join reputable forums like this one, Pagan Network and UK Pagan and steer clear of anyone who calls themselves Lady Dolphin Unicorn Fairydust or some such thing - bound to come to a sticky end
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:25 pm

Just a friendly warning: never read anything with Silver RavenWolf on the cover...it's scarey how deluded she is :S...

Get The Learned Arts of Witches and Wizards by Anton + Mina Addams...best book I ever bought about Witchcraft...

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:32 pm

I thought you might slag off....I mean mention, Silver Raven Wolf. (For the record, if you didn't, I would have. Smile )
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:49 pm

i read Silve Ravenwolfs fiction novels!!! dunno bout her non-fiction, but her fictions are funny!

im as new to Wiccan or witchcraft as much as u, so i cant really recommend anything....i've learnt m,ost of what i know from the internet or the guys off of here, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:57 pm

Teresa Moorey is BRIllIANT, i can lend you my beginners guide to witchraft by her when joe gives it back, or she could borrow my complete guide by her which is a slightly mroe indepth verison. I also have one called the Craft which is a lovely book to read after a teresa morrey introduction! x
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:41 pm

What a fantastic round of responses! Thank you so much everyone. We've looked at the books available and it's a bit of a mine field since we don't know what to look at so your advice narrows down the slection to a manageable number. Thank you. Smile

Kim, your offer is so generous - thank you, it really is very kind of you. We will order several books and will probably order your recommendation as well so we won't need to inconvenience you by borrowing the book from you. Does the Willow Tree hold any of these titles in stock? I'll call this week to see. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:17 pm

The Willow Tree hold many books of varying Esoteric topics, and if you drop by, I'm sure Sarah or Annie would be happy to point you in the direction of a few decent ones, or if you can't find any you are drawn to, they will probably order some in for you...

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:24 pm

Thanks, that sounds like a plan to me. I'll pop in and see which titles we need to order then. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:22 am

I know it will sound as if I am doing myself out of some business but I am keen to know that you have the possibilty to access all resources and one of the best that I have found (and it is free) is the Introduction to Wicca on-line course offered at http://www.magickaschool.com/ - it takes a full 12-months to work through the course and, once completed (and on payment of a subscription) it is possible to then move on to an advanced course. They also offer classes on learning the Tarot, which are good too.

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:02 am

Thank you very much Lunarcraft, the gesture is most appreciated. I'm sure we will meet soon so I can thank you personally. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:23 pm

Thanks


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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:21 am

Sabouki wrote:
i read Silve Ravenwolfs fiction novels!!! dunno bout her non-fiction, but her fictions are funny!

Silver Raven Wolf writes non-fiction?! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:25 pm

Logmadr wrote:
Just a friendly warning: never read anything with Silver RavenWolf on the cover...it's scarey how deluded she is :S...

Get The Learned Arts of Witches and Wizards by Anton + Mina Addams...best book I ever bought about Witchcraft...

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lmao I started reading Silver's stuff but when I read into wicca more i realised that most of her stuff was quite frankly... crap rubbish... but in a way some of her stuff did help a little... not much... but a little

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:28 pm

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Sabouki wrote:
i read Silve Ravenwolfs fiction novels!!! dunno bout her non-fiction, but her fictions are funny!

Silver Raven Wolf writes non-fiction?! Shocked

Indeed she does!! I have some of her nonfiction books!!! They are good, if u like complete fantasy, as that what they are, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:40 pm

As are her bleeding factual books!
Complete fantasy tht is!!

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:39 am

How can someone write so many books if they are misleading. Surely it is damagingfor the Wiccan name?
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:45 am

She has so many books because she aims for teenage Witches who are looking for something to believe in: in this case, she targets Wicca, and she has completely butchered it. She tries to make everythin about Wicca seem ancient (when it is far from it!) and although I have nothing against Wicca or Wiccans, I hate the way some Newbie's who have ONLY read her books think they know everything but what they really know is a bunch of Gaelic Gibberish!

[[rant over]]

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:15 pm

Logmadr wrote:
She has so many books because she aims for teenage Witches who are looking for something to believe in: in this case, she targets Wicca, and she has completely butchered it. She tries to make everythin about Wicca seem ancient (when it is far from it!) and although I have nothing against Wicca or Wiccans, I hate the way some Newbie's who have ONLY read her books think they know everything but what they really know is a bunch of Gaelic Gibberish!

[[rant over]]

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wow breathe Tomi dear.

Lets not forget, that sometimes it the only information some 'teenagers' can get. I mean, if been into book stores and found only a select few books related to Wicca and for people that have no local Pagan or Esoteric shop near them, such a the Willow Tree, like i don't in MK, its all they have to go on.
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:17 pm

Which is why I feel orry for them: they are learning what is basically fiction and if/when they come into a group of Pagans, they would either be laughed at or told off for being so naive...

What needs to be done is a series of books on Witchcraft that is authentic, from actual experiences and made cheaply, so it is affordable and available to teens...

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:20 pm

Logmadr wrote:
Which is why I feel orry for them: they are learning what is basically fiction and if/when they come into a group of Pagans, they would either be laughed at or told off for being so naive...

What needs to be done is a series of books on Witchcraft that is authentic, from actual experiences and made cheaply, so it is affordable and available to teens...


Get writing Tomi!
As you've taken it upon your shoulders to write this, i get the first copy free =]
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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:22 pm

Trust me, nothing in this life is free...

We should be able to come to some agreement...

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PostSubject: Re: Advice for a newbie Wiccan?   Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:23 pm

Logmadr wrote:
Trust me, nothing in this life is free...

We should be able to come to some agreement...

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And so this agreement would involve what Tomi Justice?
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