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Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice Paperback – April 8, 2006
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"Sabin offers a practical and cohesive look at the earth-centered religion of Wicca...Highly recommended." -- Library Journal
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I appreciate that she addresses ethics within Wicca, which many authors seem to avoid, or present in a highly simplistic manner.
The book is clearly meant for beginners, hence the title, and is possibly the best overall introduction I have yet seen.
Something made me click the link to this book and I'm glad I did. I bought the book based on the previous good reviews, and it paid off for me.
Thea Sabin starts the book with a wonderful introduction into the history of Wicca. Bits of humor are littered among the facts, keeping it from being too dry (hey, history is boring to me). From there she goes into a full chapter on the principles and ethics...topped off with a great section of "What Wicca is NOT".
I appreciated the first two chapters and the scope of what they covered. She made sure to point out that everyone's path is unique and that while you may not practice everything mentioned, it is important to know about it.
By the end of the second chapter so many of my questions were answered I was eager to read on. The exercises she gives to help you along are fun and challenging, working your magical muscles in an effective way.
For me this book was a great start, and a wonderful accompaniment to the aide of friendship I have in my pagan friend so far away.
This book covers the Sabbats (the Wheel Of The Year), although briefly) introducing us to the celebrations of Sabbats and Esbats. Sabin discusses some of the Wiccan Gods and Goddesses, the practical tools of the witch including the invisible (grounding, centering, visualization, casting a circle) and the physical tools (the altar, athame, bells, candles, wands, etc). Your altar can be as simple or elaborate as you wish.
She covers the Elements and the Quarters (directions associated with Elements), Meditation, Ethics, the Wiccan Rede, and lastly putting together all the information you've gathered and putting it to good use. I highly recommend making Sabin's book and Williams' book your first books along the way to finding your own Path. There are many other books to branch out from, including the highly recommended `The Way Of Four' by Deborah Lipp that gets into intimate detail regarding the Four Elements (a special focus of mine, along with celebrating Sabbats). I highly recommend this book. Enjoy!
This is a fabulous book! And I have found my true religion. The ideas of Wicca coincide with what I have always felt. This book is truly a wonderful resource. It is informative in a gentle way. There is not a lot of bibitty bobbity boo, just good old fashioned facts. The meditation exercises are wonderful.
Now, as long as I don't talk about this near my husband and his family, all will be well.
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This is the best and simplest book on Wicca I have ever read. Many of my friends have borrowed it and now understand me a lot better. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Norma Hayward
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