Wicca...where does one begin ?

@mari61960 (4895)
United States
April 15, 2007 4:26pm CST
After years of battling within I've decided I believe that Wicca is for me. I took a couple of days off from life to really soul search about it. I now feel sure but I really don't know where to begin or rather what is best to begin with. I did just ordered "The complete idiot's guide to Wicca and Witchcraft" I've looked at and bookmarked many sites from links I've found here and on my own. Any and all advice would be helpful.
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6 responses
• United States
16 Apr 07
Scott Cunningham has a book called Wicca: A Guide For The Solitary Practitioner which I found to be informative. Actually anything by Scott Cunningham has a lot of information about Wiccan practices. I have heard many that don't like anything by Silver Raven Wolf, but I found them to be good books as well. Also Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland is something that my mom recommends a beginner to read. I don't know many websites since I am bigger about reading books than I am websites. So I hope that the authors and books I have listed are of some help. Good luck and hope you find what you are looking for in the path you have chosen.
• United States
16 Apr 07
You took the words right out of my mouth, er off of my fingers. *grin* Cunningham's Solitary Guide and Buckland's Complete Book are INVALUABLE resources that I've read numerous times. Sadly, I think Mr. Cunninghamd passed away some years back, but I could be mistaken--please, correct me if I'm wrong. But Mr. Buckland has a wonderful website that you can peruse at your leisure: http://www.raybuckland.com/
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• Canada
16 Apr 07
Your right, silver raven wolf has a wonderful book called - solitary witch, i loved that book, read it every day, something new, or re read a part in it, i just loved it, so yeah, that book is a for sure, there are lots of people who don't like her books, but i think it's because it's a little deeper than most.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Thank you all so much...I've about turned my eyes to rasins I'm reading so much....I'll be book shopping on Wednesday. I'll let you all know what I end up with. Thanks again.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
15 Apr 07
read all you can read, let the spirit move you. Dont listen to the nay sayers, they will always know better than you. Follow what you feel. If it is right for you, then it is right. blessed be
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Thats great! I have always been interested in it since my cousin told me a few years that she was wiccan. I have read a few books but they only confused me some and other people trying to put their two cents worth in didn't help. And needless to say all the people who are against it. To get tonques wagging all you need to do is mention the word wiccan and their never seems to be the end to the bashing and all so I tried to read a few books as I said and just got a little confused maybe I should have ordered the books like you. Because when it comes to wicca I feel like a idiot about it. I hope you really get to enjoy yourself and find your way to a complete peaceful existance and be happy. If you find out anything interesting let us less unfortunate "dummies" know okay..enquireing minds want to know...
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Maybe we could get someone to start a club....Wicca for Dummies. I'de sign up that's for sure...lol
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I'd sign up too even though my dad would through his bible at me. My mom has been interested in such things also but since they started going to church they have changed. But my father is the worst you can no longer go for a nice visit because he is constantly wanting you to read the bible or something he has written about the bible for his bible study class and wanting me to go I hate being pushed into things and He would probably disown me if I became a wicca but I htink people should be able to pratice their own beliefs and still be able to get along. but dad is like a pit bull on a tasty t-bone steak he won't let up. But.. I would be there in line with you wanting to sign up the only thing stopping me is not having the knowledge I need to do this..........
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Well if this helps any...I've had my brow ring for over 7 years and half my family still can't get used to that....My father is probably making diamond out of his ash ... He was a Jehova's Witness...lol
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• United States
17 Apr 07
Honestly, I think my first priority would be to find a local coven. I am certain that they would be able to help you and give you all the support you need. Good luck! Blessings to you!
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Well I found this church http://www.uumiddleboro.org/index.htm It may be a good place to learn anyway. They are having a blessing of the animals this month too.
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
23 May 07
Good for you girl :) I'm fairly new to it myself, but someone suggested this site for me and it is very helpful. http://www.witchvox.com/ I can't practice it very open or get any books, since my born again hubby isn't too fond of me choosing that path, so the learning process is slow in the coming. Enjoy :)
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
25 May 07
Yes I have that site bookmarked. Hmmm that makes it tough. Well who knows maybe he'll change his mind. I have several family members that would come unglued if they knew...lol
@Robyn28 (385)
• Canada
23 May 07
I have that book to that's too funny I've been practing for 10 years now I saw it on sale and had to buy it ,but I make my own spells alot I was 18 my mother is really religious and forced me to go to church I was kind of geared towards that side and I had a tutor he was to teach me math he taught me about witchcraft I was interested though then I never looked back on it I think it was a great choice for me
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
25 May 07
Oh I love the book. I can look up a lot of things quickly when I think of them. I'm starting to write in it now so I know what book to find more info in and stuff....lol I like that it gives you enough information and also tells you where to find more.