Additional books on the Wiccan religion:
|| Shanddaramon, "Self-initiation for the Solitary Witch:
Attaining higher spirituality through a five-degree system," New Page
Books, (2004). Aside from one picky interview, Amazon.com reviewers gave
this book the maximum, 5 star, rating. Review/order
|| Starhawk, "Spiral dance: A rebirth of the ancient religion of the
Great Goddess," HarperOne, San Francisco, (2011) This is a revised
version, published on the occasion of the original edition's 20th anniversary.
It "leans heavily toward the feminist aspects of Wicca..." Review/order
|| Paul Tuitean & Estelle Daniels, "Essential Wicca,"
Crossing Press (2001). This book "covers all the bases -- core
beliefs and practices, basic and group rituals, festivals and
gatherings, holy days, and rights of passage." It contains a
glossary with over 200 entries. This book comes very highly recommended
by Amazon customers, who gave it a perfect "5" rating. Review/order
A series of novels for youths:
|| Cate Tiernan has written a series of novels for youths from 12 or 13
and older. They form the "Sweep" series: "Book of
Shadows, "The Coven, Blood Witch, Dark Magick,
Awakening, Spellbound, The Calling, Changeling, Strife, Seeker, Origins,
Eclipse, Reckoning, and Full Circle.
Results of a search by Amazon.com
Other Wiccan books:
|| Raven Grimassi: "The Wiccan mysteries: Ancient origins and
teachings," Llewellyn Publ., (2002). Review/order
this book According to Amazon.com: "Raven Grimassi traces
the origins of rites and practices peculiar to the craft and uncovers their
|| Judy Harrow, "Wicca covens: How to start and organize your
own," Citadel Press, (1999). Review/order
this book This book has been given high ratings by reviewers.
However, its title may be confusing. It deals mainly with resolving
conflicts within existing covens, not describing how to start a coven
from scratch. "Covencraft" (see below) may be a better guide
to help form a new coven.
|| Ellen Hopman & Lawrence Bond, "People of the Earth: The
New Pagans speak out," Inner Traditions Intl. Ltd., (1996) Review/order
this book. This book contains interviews of dozens of Pagans, from
Margot Adler to Oberon Zell. It describes the tremendous
diversity within Neopaganism.
Evelyn Heinemann, "Witches: A psychoanalytic exploration of the
killing of women," Free Association Books, (2000). Review/order
this book This is a book about the burning times. The author argues that Freud and others were seriously
mistaken in their understanding of why women in the 16th and 17th century were accused of being witches and were executed. She:
"asserts that the witch
phenomenon is an example of the potential for destructiveness by the
human imagination and shows the necessity of understanding unconscious
processes in social phenomena today." The first
chapter is available online.
|| Ronald Hutton, "The Triumph of the Moon," Oxford
University Press, (2003). Review/order
this book This book describes the precursors to Neopaganism in the
19th century which led to modern Wicca in the UK. Thoroughly researched.
|| Amber K, "Covencraft: Witchcraft for three or more,"
Llewellyn Publ., (2002). Review/order
this book A "...complete guidebook for anyone who desires to
practice Witchcraft in a caring, challenging, well-organized spiritual
|| Marian Singer, "A Witch's 10 Commandments: Magickal Guidelines for Everyday Life."
Provenance Press, (2006). Review/order
this book A "Ten tenets witches should live by, such as: thou art God/Goddess; maintain an attitude of gratitude; honor the ancestors, your elders, teachers and leaders;..."
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