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Posted: 02-Apr-2004, 12:16 AM
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Hello,
I am always reading, and as such am always on the lookout for good books to read. I am looking for books on paganism, mostly wicca. I have a few but always looking for more. If anyone has any suggestions I would love it.
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Posted: 03-Apr-2004, 02:18 PM
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Hi Nikki,

I don't know which books you've read so far, so please forgive me if some of these are repeats. I started by reading "Drawing Down The Moon" by Margot Adler. It's a very good book that explains many different Paths, not just Wicca, within the Pagan community. I've seen it recommended by so many people!
Scott Cunningham is a good author -- easy to read, clear explanations, honest and open-minded. I've read several of his books, but my favorites are "Wicca- A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" and "The Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs". You should also read Ann Moura's "Green Witchcraft" series. It's different in that she doesn't necessarily believe in the religious aspects of practising the Craft. Phyllis Curott wrote a book ( "Book of Shadows" ) that was very interesting, too, and gave a modern woman's account of her journey in becoming Wiccan over the course of a year. For a lighter read, pure enjoyment mixed with practical information, try Patricia Tedesco's "Gardening With the Goddess". That was fun, and much lighter in tone. It's the only book of hers that I've read just yet. Everyone will mention "The Mists of Avalon" series--that's a very good set, too, though a lot is pure fiction so read it with a grain of salt, but definitely read it!

My mind is going blank on me now, rolleyes.gif but I know there are many more books that you should know about. I found a lot of them by doing searches on Amazon, and on our local library catalog site. You'd be surprised! Just don't limit your search to phrases including Wicca, or Pagan, or such. Try Goddess, or Celtic Mythology, even Women's Journeys. I found a lot of new authors by following the recommended alternatives listed underneath the books I'd chosen on Amazon, too.

I'm sure that others here will be able to recommend more good books for you. There used to be a thread, a while back (late last year??) that was purely book recommendations. You may want to check through the back pages of this section.

Good luck, and enjoy all the new books! I hope they help you.

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Hi Nikki,

I just found the best thread for your search. Stay in Special Interests, but look at The Book Stop, then you'll find The Other Corner. That's the one you want!

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Hey Vetta,
Check out "The Book Stop" Forum and check out "The Other Corner"Thread. good info there.
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Posted: 27-May-2004, 02:18 PM
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hey Peckery,
Are you talking about "The Idiots Guide to Wicca & Witch Craft"? The reason I am asking is that I have yet to find a "Dummy's" guide with that title even though I have heard about it but, I do have the titled book I mentioned above.

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Posted: 28-May-2004, 08:31 AM
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ok, Great! Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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I reccomend anything by Edian McCoy, she has a lot of books out. Check her out definately. Especially A Witch's Guide to the Faery Folk, really good book.


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I've read many a book, but if you're solely interested in Wicca, this list was recommended to me by a lineaged Wicca:

"The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft" by Ronald Hutton;
"The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles: Their Nature and Legacy" by Ronald Hutton;
"Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain" by Ronald Hutton;
"Natural Magic" by Doreen Valiente;
"Witchcraft Today" by Gerald Brosseau Gardner;
"Witchcraft and the Book of Shadows: The Definitive Record of the Practises of Wicca" by Gerald B. Gardner and A.R. Naylor;
"Lid Off the Cauldron" by Patricia Crowther; and
"The Heart of Wicca: Wise Words from a Crone on the Path" by Ellen Cannon Reed.



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