WICCA FOR BEGINNERS, FINDING YOUR PATH, AND LIVING A MAGICAL LIFE
Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Wiccan Journey Although it is estimated that there are over 1 million practicing Wiccans around the world today, Wicca is one of the world’s few religions that is more likely to be studied entirely on one’s own than through in-person guidance.
Depending on where you live, you might be able to find a coven or circle where you can meet fellow Wiccans and ask questions, but most newcomers to Wicca find themselves traveling solo. Luckily, there is no shortage of information about the “Old Religion” in print and online. Yet with all of the diverse and often conflicting perspectives out there, it can be hard to know where to begin. That’s why best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain created the Wicca Starter Kit, bringing together three of her most popular guides—Wicca for Beginners, Finding Your Path, and Living a Magical Life—to get your journey underway.
Wicca for Beginners: a Guide to Wiccan Beliefs, Rituals, Magic, and Witchcraft Wicca for Beginners was created as an entry point for anyone seeking information about this fascinating religion. It is intended as a broad introduction, addressing the most commonly asked questions by people new to Wicca.
Lisa covers the history of Wicca, including its modern foundations as well as its ancient inspirations; the Wiccan God and Goddess; the Sabbats and the Esbats comprising the Wheel of the Year; core elements and tools of Wiccan ritual; basic principles of magic from both ancient and modern sources; and even an example ritual and spell suitable for beginners. By the end of this guide, you will definitely have a solid understanding of the essence of Wicca!
Finding Your Path: A Guide to Wiccan Traditions, Solitary Practitioners, Eclectic Witches, Covens and Circles One of Wicca’s greatest strengths as a spiritual practice is the variety of paths one can choose from. Perhaps you want to join a coven within an established tradition, or maybe a more individualized practice is your calling.
In Finding Your Path, you’ll learn about the wide spectrum of contemporary Wiccan practice, from traditional “orthodox” covens to looser, more “eclectic” covens and circles, as well as the more recent phenomenon of solitary practice, which has appeal for both traditional and eclectic Wiccans alike. Lisa covers everything you need to know about covens and circles, including their history, their structures, and how to find your Wiccan community. You’ll also be introduced to the main
Wiccan traditions: Gardnerian, Alexandrian, and Dianic, as well as other less common traditions. If you don’t already have a sense of the amazing diversity of this innovative religion, you certainly will after reading this book! Living a Magical Life: A Guide to Initiation and Navigating Your Journey in the Craft New Wiccans will encounter two essential questions: 1) should you formalize your practice of the Craft with an initiation ritual? and 2) how do you integrate your new beliefs into your day-to-day life?
In Living a Magical Life, Lisa addresses questions regarding coven initiation and solitary self-dedication, as well as less often-discussed topics like navigating common obstacles along your spiritual path, leaving behind old beliefs that no longer serve you, and developing and strengthening your inner psychic guidance system.
There’s also a step-by-step solitary initiation ritual you can perform when (and if) you feel the time is right, and spellwork for helping you stay in touch with your magical perspective every day—not just on Sabbats and Esbats! Get Started Today! Embarking on a new spiritual path is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming.
The Wicca Starter Kit is a unique and comprehensive collection of books designed to welcome you to the Wiccan world and encourage you on your journey. Blessed Be!