…in 1954, Wicca became a popular way for people to embrace their spirituality without the constraints and dogma of organized religions.
This wonderful little guide teaches about what it means to be a modern Wiccca.
It begins by explaining what the Wiccan way is – including the history and origins of the religious movement.
From there, the book discusses how Wicca developed into its modern form – including different sects and their beliefs.
This part was particularly interesting to me – considering I went in with next to zero knowledge and was surprised by how many different types of Wiccans there are.
We delve a bit into the traditions and holidays – including core beliefs surrounding magic.
Every action has a reaction. What is sent out will return. You are free to do whatever you want, but you are responsible for whatever you do.
And from there the book explains the spiritual practices common in most Wiccan beliefs.
Nature plays an important role in Wicca. Wiccans are mindful of the rhythms of the natural world and are firmly rooted in Mother Earth…
The book ends with the more “traditional” aspects – meaning the Magick (spelled with a “k” to keep it separate from the magician type of magic). Spells, rituals and rites round out this book.
As someone who is not overtly familiar with the Wiccan way but is always hugely curious, I was quite satisfied with this book.
It lays out Wicca in an easily understandable way and provides quite a lot of lovely resources for further reading.
The spells in this book seemed simple and kind (if that makes sense – no warts on other people, just good luck and happiness).
All in all, if you are curious about what Wicca is and how it fits into the modern world, I definitely recommend giving this book a gander!
A huge thank you to Rockridge Press, Callisto Publisher’s Club and Rowena Morgana for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.