Good evening everyone.
I have recently finished reading Wicca: A Beginner’s Guide to Witchcraft, Spells, Rituals, and Magick by Cassandra Larsen. so thought I would stop by and write a quick review.
I want to start off by saying that even as a pre-teen I was interested in religion and spent much time researching the various types of worship, beliefs, and deities spanning the world both now and in times past. I remember my first approach to witchcraft too, and believe me when I say the literature you can get today is far more accessible than it was twenty years ago, in fact when I was 14 my local bookshop only seemed to carry one title, and truth be told, it wasn’t very informative. I wish this book had been around then.
As the name implies this book is for a beginner, or even someone who just wants to expand their knowledge on a religion which has been misunderstood and misrepresented on so many media fronts. The book is user friendly and covers the main topics in a simple, easy to understand manner. In fact, armed with the understanding and techniques provided in this book alone, you pretty much have the perfect starting foundation to build upon with your own experiences and preferences. There was one point the author touched upon, which I feel a number of the books I have read has been lacking, and that is that in magical working, the intention behind something is as important, if not more so, than the rituals themselves.
What I liked most about this book, aside from how easy and accessible it makes important information, is that the author has basically given the reader a huge amount of information, which can be used alone, or researched into further. She touches on candle magic, herbal magic, colour magic, and even goes as far as to explain which days and moon cycles best enhance which types of workings, not to mention the more expected elements such as meditation, visualisation, protection, and spell casting.
All in all I found this a fantastic book, and it is certainly one I would recommend to anyone with an interest in learning about Wicca.
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Have a great evening everyone