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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press (May 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564146227
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564146229
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,460,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Carl McColman writes about the spiritual life. He explored many paths before taking refuge in the Catholic Church, which he joined in 2005. His newer books all reflect his love for contemplative, monastic and mystical Christianity. His older books covered a variety of topics including Celtic, Nature and Goddess spirituality.

Carl's work is characterized by an optimistic, expansive understanding of spirituality, rooted in Christianity while embracing the wisdom of the world's contemplative traditions. In his own words, "I am passionate about helping people to embody creative, joyful lives of love and service, formed by prayer, silence, and the wisdom of the saints and mystics."

Carl McColman learned the practice of contemplative prayer at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is a professed Lay Cistercian -- a layperson under the guidance of Trappist monks. He regularly speaks, teaches and conducts retreats on contemplative Christian practice, and blogs at www.carlmccolman.com.

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Many introductory books exist that purport to explain this material. However, WSYLIW is written so smoothly, and presents such a balanced and well-researched viewpoint, that it wins my premier recommendation.
McColman thoughtfully and succinctly dispels the false myths that surround Wicca with a loving tone that respects all religions (no bashing here). This necessity for mutual respect and love echoes (rightfully so, IMHO) throughout his work. Furthermore, unlike many authors who couple shimmering content with narcoleptic prose, McColman presents 1st-rate background information with a flowing, extremely approachable style that will captivate the reader.
I would even recommend this as an introductory book to those who are interested in Wicca themselves and seek an unprejudiced prospective.
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I have been Wiccan for 18 years, and after awhile you get tired of the endless cycle of explaining what you believe, what you do not believe, and dealing with the inevitable arguments and debates. During a period of my life when I simply did not have the time or energy to explain the same thing over and over again, I discovered this book. It is a very straightforward, easy to understand introduction of Wicca and Paganism that covers most of the bases and challenges the reader to think as well as listen. My only criticism might be that it is a little simplistic, but the fact is that the subject is so complex it is necessary to simplify or else you would end up writing a series of books, not just one! So far, all the non Pagan People I have lent the book to have liked it and were able to come to a greater understanding of Pagan beliefs. The author's easygoing tone is non threatening and promotes respect for all faiths.
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First, I LOVE books that are written in Q&A, They are fun and allow me to think for myself on the answers before I read what the author believes the answers are and I was looking forward to this one after a friend sent it to me.

The first thing I noticed is that the author says that he will use the words Wiccan and Witch interchangeably as if they are the same thing and have the same meaning which they do not.

A Wiccan is someone who practices the religion of Wicca, believes in God and Goddess, follow the rede, the law of three, etc Some Wiccans claim to not even practice magic these days which I feel deviates from the original beliefs and practices but...I digress.

Witches can be religious on their own, following and forging their own path through the woods and have nothing at all to do with Wicca as the book suggests...

Also, right away there is a question...Are Witches evil?

No, we are not Satanists.

Satanists are evil?

NO. Something the author does not seem to know is that Satanism is a religion or philosophy with many similar beliefs to the Religion of Witchcraft, though not Wicca. And a Witch can be a Satanist, male or female. And saying you are not Satanists so you are not evil is quite ignorant to other religions, I would not trust much else in the book after coming across this tidbit of information so I sent the book away.
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This book regularly oversimplifies and misrepresents Wicca and other forms of Paganism.
While some will chalk this up to his target audience, "Concerned Friends, Nervous Parents, and Curious Co-Workers" are the *last* people you want to be seen as being over simplistic to.
I gave this work to my sister, unread... big, dumb mistake because within days she was pointing out the differences between what she has witnessed me practice for 23 years and what this book seemed to say I was practicing.
I understand the need for such a book, but this one is just *too* oversimplistic, and his definitions are often awful.
I just keep imagining a teen buying this for a parent who is really antiwiccan and getting in worse trouble when that parent interprets the oversimplication as *lies*.
That being said, well, if you give it to people who know he over simplifies, you should be okay, but *do not* give it to someone who is already biased as a cure because it will just make things worse.
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In search for a book that will explain in simple terms Wicca I came across this one. It is written in a fun way making the reader comfortable with its contents and its arguments are well structured. What is unique about it is that it's not written for those who are on the Wiccan path but for those who want to know what Wicca is without practicing it for themselves. Trying to explain Wicca can be complicated and with all the misconceptions around it gets more difficult. This book is perfect for both Wiccans who want something to help them explain their path and non-Wiccans who are curious, interested or afraid for their beloved ones being involved in Wicca.
Am I recomending it? Definately. It gives solid information without being boring and can be a great start point or just a great help to clear away negativity and fear about this path.
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Frankly, I was very concerned when I first ran across this book. I wondered if it was a 'fundie' text imploring people to convert my Wiccan friends to Christianity. What a pleasant surprise when I opened up the text and found out it is not.

As others have accurately noted however, the well-intentioned author simplifies Wicca. He then attempts to lump this in with Paganism. Wicca and Paganism are two different concepts. Perhaps the text itself could be toned up in another version of the book.

Overall, this is a useful resource for people who want to be supportive, but are not sure what they are supporting. It would be an important purchase for local libraries---where `concerned people' might turn after learning the news about a loved one.

The title is important as it is in order to reach the wavering people who would otherwise be susceptible to 'bible-thumping' propaganda about these very practices. Most importantly, the book does not condemn the practitioner and instead encourages readers to accept them as they are.
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