author of The Way of Four and Elements of Ritual, suggests that the
reason there are not more advanced Wicca books is because advanced Wicca
happens when you stretch beyond Wicca itself. She goes on: When I was
trained as a young traditional Wiccan, I was expected to make an
extensive study of topics that ranged far beyond Wicca and witchcraft.
For Lipp, the areas beyond memorizing the elements of the pagan calendar
and spell casting that young Wiccans ought to be exploring include such
obvious topics as the evolution of modern Wicca from Freemasonry and the
history of witch hunts. However, she breaks new ground when she
encourages readers to explore such traditional spiritual practices as
meditation and the study of comparative religion. She writes, Certain
advanced Wiccan skills, such as deep trance or channeling, depend on a
greater ability to still the mind, quiet the ego, and reach an inner
balance. Indeed, Lipp invites readers to enter into psychotherapy in
order to gain deeper self-awareness. Each of her chapters is
supplemented with a helpful homework section and an annotated
bibliography for further reading. Advanced practitioners of all stripes
should be delighted with this 176 page trade paperback. 17.95
Wicca Handbook by Eileen Holland
This book is both a tutorial for
new witches and a reference book for experienced practitioners. Covers
the many ways there are to be a witch as a solitary practitioner, or
part of a coven following one of many traditions. Holland shares useful
information for writing spells, creating rituals, and making tools,
charms, and potions. She also includes an index of spells, ancient and
modern, making this an all-inclusive reference manual for all skill
This is a well researched 309 page
trade softcover book.
Wicca for Beginners by Thea Sabin
In her first book-length work, Sabin presents a first-rate, fresh and
thorough addition to the burgeoning field of earth-based spiritual
practice volumes. Sometimes using examples that young people can relate
to (SATs, dying grandmothers), she opens the door to this path for
people of all ages who want concrete beginnings to "work actively and
spiritually to develop as a person." Sabin covers well the familiar
territory of the calendar, circle, pentagram, tools, etc., but she
shines distinctively in several areas. The first is in Wiccan history,
written in a light, informative style that magically mines depth,
breadth and brevity. Another is in the emphasis on personal will and
ethical practices that transcend reliance on external paraphernalia. She
also deftly shows how the various tools and spells can be put into use,
but always encourages practitioners to utilize their own experiences,
environment and spiritual intelligence to shape their practice.
Especially helpful are the criteria to assess groups and potential
teachers, and the volume is capped by a fine bibliography. Sabin
advocates consistent study, practice and evolved learning. Gently
admonishing her reader not to become a "one-book wonder," Sabin has
nearly voided her own advice with this important first effort that is
perfect for novice Wiccans. Paperback 262 pgs. 14.95
Be Blessed by Denise Dumars
Books of Daily devotions for
traditional religions are plentiful, but few such books exist for Wicca
and Paganism. That`s why Be Blessed is so unique and valuable. It will
help pagans and Wiccans access deities in their everyday lives and
provide practitioners of magick simple ways to improve their abilities.
With her lively tone, author Denise Dumars also recounts humorous
stories of her own mistakes and what she`s learned from them. Use the
affirmations in the book when you get up or before you go to bed, as you
travel to and from work, in the office, at home, on vacation, or
whenever else you might need help or guidance. Be Blessed is not a
calendar book; most of the devotions and other workings can be done on
any day of the year. Indeed, within you will find such workings as: Chi
Gong stretches to wake up your body; Ritual Bathing for purification;
Ways to improve self-esteem; Talking to Gods and Goddesses; Sample
visualizations; do-it-yourself meditations. This is a 224 page soft
cover book. 17.95
Book of Shadows by Lady Sheba
Llewellyn announces the exciting
re-release of what many consider to be authentic holy book of Wicca.
Lady` Sheba`s The Book of Shadows was the first Book of Shadows ever
published in the United States.
During the time of the persecutions, this holy book was handed down by
word of mouth to new inititates. When Lady Sheba was initiated into her
first coven, she hand-copied The Book of Shadows. It was her wish that
publication would bring to light the authentic beliefs of Witchcraft and
reestablish the respectability of this ancient art.
The Book of Shadows includes:
Secret initiation rites
Laws of the craft (162) .
Eight ceremonies for the
Actual chants and dances for
calling on the gods.
Lady Sheba was one of the first people recognized in the United States
to officially establish the Craft as a legally recognized religion. She
registered "The American Order of the Brotherhood of Wicca" as a
religious organization in Michigan on August 13, 1971. She stated that
she was a Witch "by traditional heritage" and a "Gardnerian Witch by
This is a 186 page softcover book.
Encyclopedia of Wicca and
Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi
Whether you`re looking for a
description of "Witch marks,"
the words to the classic verse
"Invocation of the Horned God," or the magical meaning of a rooster,
you can find it in this
comprehensive encyclopedia of Witch history, theology, and lore.
Craft Elder and author Raven Grimassi has revised and expanded his
indispensable reference work, the award-winning Encyclopedia of Wicca &
Witchcraft. The first book of its kind to be written by a practicing
Witch, this guide presents Wicca/Witchcraft as a spiritual path,
connecting religious concepts and spirituality to both a historical
background and modern practice. With a wealth of information on European
folklore and Western Occultism, and material relevant to any tradition,
you can us this book to research any aspect of the Craft.
This paperback book contains 525 pages.
Wiccan Bible by A J Drew
Mythology and science converge
as the author details a life`s journey into a religion with both old
world ritual and new world science, fusing both into a creation myth
which satisfies not only mind, but soul as well. A Wiccan Bible
not only shows a religious path filled with joy, but one that offers the
ability to accept and manage sorrow. It is filled with ritual and with
the reason why ritual is fulfilling, rewarding, and a necessary part of
everyday life. As A. J. addresses each issue, he demonstrates how he
found the solutions in Wicca and the many ways in which science and
magick have helped him to do so. A Wiccan Bible also
contains select recipes that the author has collected, including
mixtures for incense, oils, and baths.
This is a 427 page paperback
The Wiccan Way by Rae Beth
The Wiccan Way is filled with simple acts of
sacredness and ways to bring magic to your daily life. This evocative
book for connecting with the wisdom of prayer, enchantment, and healing
magic begins with a thorough description of what prayer means to the
Pagan mystic. Prayer and spells are highlighted throughout this
enriching book. Paperback 172 pgs 13.95
Postive Magic by Marion Weinstein
is the complete new version of Positive Magic, the
classic compendium of magic for personal use that has been a popular
favorite for more than 25 years. With updates of Wiccan history,
philosophy, tools, and techniques, it also contains a wealth of entirely
new material. Addressing the needs of today`s readers -- beginners and
adepts alike -- this edition explores new territory which includes:
channeling, spirit contact, dealing with the future as well as the past,
and the connection between quantum physics and traditional magic.
A rare gem. One of the only
magical self-help books that is beautiful, moral, and wise. Marion`s
methods of working have greatly influenced my life.
-Margot Adler, author of Drawing Down the Moon
"Well written and fascinating,
Positive Magic is a book you must read and keep by
your side. Weinstein explains what you need to know and does it in a
way that keeps you all the way through. An intelligent approach to
using magic in your life."
-Merlin Stone, author of When God Was a Woman and
Ancient Mirrors of Womanhood.
"Marion Winstein`s book is
amazingly practical, helpful, knowledgeable, sensible, and easy to
understand. Reading it makes you aware of powers you probably never
knew you had, and what`s more it tells you precisely how to use them."
-Dan Greenburg, author of 55
books, including How to
Be a Jewish Mother
"Written by one of America`s
Witch elders, this revised and expanded edition of this beloved
classic can enrich the spiritual practice eof long time practitioners
as well as those beginning their explorations of magical realms."
-Selena Fox, High priestess,
Circle Sanctuary, Psychotherapist, and Shamanic Healer.
This is a 301 page softcover
Complete book of
Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland
This classic text is the most
complete self-study course in modern Wicca available, written by the
author who first went public with "the Old Religion" in the United
States. One of modern Wicca`s most recommended books, Buckland`s
Complete Book of Witchcraft has been used by hundreds of covens to train
new initiates and by thousands of solitaries looking for a detailed,
step-by-step course in Witchcraft.
This revised and expanded edition includes additional photographs and
illustrations, a new preface, and an index. The revised workbook format
now includes exam questions at the end of each lesson, building a
permanent record of your spiritual and magical training.