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Much as the martial arts incorporate Buddhism and Confucianism, Cuhulain strives to incorporate various Wiccan philosophies into the "Warrior tradition." Cuhulain, a police officer, former Air Force officer and influential Wiccan practitioner, explores everything from the historical warrior tradition discussed by Sun Tzu to the philosophical musings of Carlos Castaneda's Don Juan Matus. Although the book is written for the practicing Pagan, much of it is bound to make more traditional Wiccan readers uncomfortable. Cuhulain makes it quite clear that "Wiccan Warriors think for themselves. They eliminate useless habits and routines. They are not fettered by dogma." Dogma includes following practices based on Judeo-Christian roots or following "traditional" rituals from popular Wiccan books. Cuhulain painstakingly documents the origins and histories of several oft-used rituals in an effort to encourage creativity and imagination among Covens. He encourages the use of chi (the energy force of tai chi), meditation, and music. Non-Pagan readers will find the Warrior qualities Cuhulain discusses throughout the book fairly interesting, but the real story for them will be the glimpse into the struggles and differing philosophies of a very private community. (Mar.)
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A former Air Force officer, Kerr Cuhulain (Vancouver) has been a police officer for the past twenty years, and a Wiccan for thirty. He's served on the SWAT team, Gang Crime Unit, and hostage negotiation team. He travels throughout North America as a popular speaker at writers' conferences and Pagan festivals, and he has been the subject of many books, articles, and media interviews. He is the author of The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca.
This is a must read for any practitioner in the moving arts who is also interested in magical studies. Coming from a credible source this book is both easy to read and apply!Published 13 months ago by Karen Sparks
I stared at this book for several minutes, several times at the book store. I kept coming back to it and I didn't know why. Finally, I had to buy it. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2004 by Kelli Riffle
I found that Wiccan Warrior is one of the best useful books for the beginner and the advanced. This book high lights everything that wicca should be looked at (but, does not speak... Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2003 by Larry M. Smith
Kerr Cuhulain has done it. I find that this book has introduced a new way to look at wicca. He shows us how to incorporate the warrior path with our daily lives and the... Read morePublished on April 28 2003 by milleniumpete
I found myself after reading 'A Witches' Bible' confused and disheartened after reading the massive amounts of male bigotism in it I thought that this was how all of wicca was... Read morePublished on March 17 2003 by Jeff Bunting
This book reads the way so many tarot books do. They are fast to point out that the death card doesn't always mean death, but short in telling you that sometimes it does. Read morePublished on Sept. 30 2002
I once said that Scott Cunningham's books "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practioner and Living Wicca were the two main books to be found on any Wiccan's shelf. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2002