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The secret powers of witchcraft revealed! Wicca, when practiced as modern-day witch-craft, is a benevolent force, an earth-centered religion that encourages participants to live in harmony with nature and the seasons. Author Lucy Summers presents a detailed guide to the principles of Wicca--its history, beliefs, and ceremonial tools, with instruction on how to consecrate and use them for magical purposes. Originating in pre-Christian Europe, Wicca's roots trace back to ancient Greek, Celtic, and Roman mystical beliefs. This book reviews Wiccan history, explores the Magic Circle and its other symbols, and explains tools of the craft. They include the athame--a knife used for casting magic circles and drawing pentagrams; the broom--to sweep evil away from sacred spaces; the cal-dron--to make beneficial potions; robes and cords--to signify a witch's rank , and many more, all discussed in the text. This book also instructs on setting up a Wiccan alter and conducting ceremonies that enlist nature's beneficial forces. Other features include expla-nation celebration of the eight major solar festivals, and Wiccan ethics, called the Wiccan Rede. Wicca has provided an answer for thousands who seek a spiritual path away from orthodox religions. This book offers them inspiration and information. Filled with full-color photos and artwork.
Lucy Summers joined the local coven when she was eighteen. Once initiated, she became an ardent student of the arts magical, progressing through the degree system until becoming a high priestess and leading her own coven. After many years of teaching Wicca and visualization techniques to others, she eventually decided that her true path was that of the solitary practitioner, preferring to reach others through writing.
It's a great beginner book, it's in simple english, to the point and takes you step by step thru rituals, as well as explaining magickal tools and seasonal festivals. Read morePublished on June 4 2003 by Sandi
This is a good book for begeners, or people who jsut want to knwo a bit more about wicca. Its not ment for an advanced student, but still good.Published on Dec 24 2002