Wicca is a fluid and decentralized nature-based pagan faith that connects directly into the Divine, often through ritualistic seasonal practices alone or with others. Because there is no central church doctrine or holy religious text, many Wiccans have different ideas about what “divine” means. This allows a personalized path, encouraging Wicca believers to seek their own spiritual journey. Wiccans honor both a God and Goddess and associated deities, both male and female, in the creation cycles of birth, growth, death, planting, harvesting, dying, and celestial events such as summer and winter solstice in order to find balance with the earth. Magic is a related practice. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.
Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone have skillfully put together a guide which grants the reader the capability to learn in ways never before possible, they have created a powerful tool that embraces and opens new doors to Progressive Witchcraft for all who wish to enter.
Margot Adler has been a priestess of Wicca for 19 years, and is the author of Drawing Down the Moon. She lectures and gives workshops on the Craft and women’s spirituality throughout the country. In her “parallel” life, she is a correspondent for National Public Radio.
Today a vast majority of Pagans are solitary in their practice, and a slim majority describe themselves as eclectic. Books like “Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner” provided an affirmation that this was acceptable, healthy, and normal. - Jason Pitzl-Waters
I grew up in a fairly atheistic household, perhaps an atheistic, Jewish, Marxist household would be more accurate, and yet, thinking back on it, my mother was a very spiritual person, and going through the books on her shelves, after she died in 1970, I found all these works by Alan Watts and books ...