Wicca emerged in the United States in the 1960s as an Earth-centered religion that incorporates diety and ritual.
If you’ve ever been curious about Wicca, then this is the book for you!
This handy little guide begins by discussing what Wicca is – including its origins and core beliefs.
One thing that surprised me is how low-commitment you can be and still be considered a Wiccan.
Somehow, I always thought it was an all-or-nothing sort of thing. But, apparently I was very mistaken.
It’s possible to have a full Wiccan practice without harnessing energy or casting spells.
From there we talk about the popular Wiccan traditions and typical aspects of the spiritual side.
Everyone’s spiritual journey is different, and what makes your journey unique is the fact that you have your own goals, ideas, and convictions.
The rest of the book focuses on the rituals involved.
It begins by laying out the basic requirements (i.e. cauldron, crystals and candles) and the core rituals (i.e. purification circle).
From there, we learn about the Sun Celebrations (Sabbats), Moon Celebrations (Esbats) and various Wiccan Rites.
I really enjoyed reading about the history of the rites and how modern Wiccas go about them.
I felt like learned a lot and love the idea of some of the rituals (which focus on celebrating nature and promoting goodwill).
All in all, this is a great introduction to Wicca and its holidays!
A huge thank you to Rockridge Press, Callisto Publisher’s Club and Ambrosia Hawthorne for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.