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Solitary Wicca for Life: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own

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A complete guidebook for the serious--and solitary--Wiccan practitioner.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 1st 2005 by Adams Media Corporation (first published January 1st 2005)
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Helena
Apr 23, 2011 Helena rated it did not like it
Solitary Wicca for Life from its first sentence distinguishes itself from Wicca 101 books. The author establishes from the onset that this book is targeted towards the intermediate practitioner, pledging to delve further beyond the practices and rituals, offering an alternate point of view to challenge the pre-existing assumptions we hold. With bated breath, I turned to Chapter One, preparing to be thoroughly enlightened and inspired. To my disappointment, neither occurred.
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Elizabeth
Aug 17, 2010 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Wiccans in search of an intermediate book.
Shelves: ritual, wicca, magic

I came into this book with low expectations. I'd read The Way of the Green Witch: Rituals, Spells and Practices to Bring You Back to Nature, also by Murphy-Hiscock, had been underwhelmed, sold the book, and then kicked myself when I realized I owned another book by her. I put off reading it for years until I finally decided to get it over with and get it off my bookshelves. Surprise: this book is quite good! (So good in fact, that I looked up The Way of the Green Witch to see if I'd misremembere

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Aug 31, 2016 Natalie.M rated it it was amazing
Shelves: occult
I gave this book five stars because it was the right book for me at the right time. I can't promise you'll have the same reaction to this book. I picked up this book because it was a) free and b) because after 2 years of practicing wicca I wanted to delve deeper. Now I recognize that this book does not go into depth about theology or practices of wicca. But to be honest, I haven't found any that have and I've studied some of the books from founders of wicca. That's the thing with wicca though. I ...more
Laura Stuart
Mar 09, 2016 Laura Stuart rated it it was ok
I was able to get some good information out of this book. However, the writing came off as condescending. Not to mention self-contradictory at times.
Em
May 03, 2016 Em rated it really liked it
def a beginner wicca book, but one of the better ones that ive read.
S H
Aug 23, 2013 S H rated it it was ok
I cannot say to be satisfied with this book, I wasn't throughout reading it, but the real last straw came with the list of wicca principles, in which the author expresses complete disregard ( if not disrespect) for tradition, and for the History of the Craft. To be concerned about present and future is fine, but nothing just springs into existence from nowhere. As most things, the Craft has a long and honoured tradition and fascinating history that shouldn't , in my opinion, ever be disregarded.
Mia McInnis
Apr 21, 2012 Mia McInnis rated it really liked it
Shelves: research-fantasy
Lots of great advice for a Practitioner and solitary witch who is looking for information on spells, history and the outlines of the holidays. It gives one a deeper depth than is usually available to the solitary witch.
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Currently a resident of Montreal, Canada, Arin works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of Power Spellcraft for Life: The Art of Crafting and Casting for Positive Change (2005), Solitary Wicca for Life: A Complete Guide to Mastering the Craft on Your Own (2005), The Way of the Green Witch (2006), The Way of the Hedge Witch (2009), and Pagan Pregnancy: The Journey From Maiden to Mo ...more
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