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The Beginner's Guide to Wicca: Practical magic for the solitary witch

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  14 reviews
A compendium of Wiccan knowledge, ideal for the novice witch.

The Beginner’s Guide to Wicca is the essential companion for anyone new to the ancient practice of magic. Whether by necessity or choice, many witches start out on their spiritual journey alone. Kirsten Riddle provides the solitary witch with a friendly, straightforward introduction to witchcraft, filled with pra
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 11th 2014 by CICO Books
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❄️✨ Kat ✨❄️
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, 4-stars, magic, witches, wicca
3.5
This is a very basic introduction to Wicca with beautiful images. It includes various definitions and descriptions of the tools, plants/herbs, and "spells" used, as well as of the various followers of Wicca throughout history (Egyptions, dryads, etc.). I would have enjoyed this more in my teen years, but I liked this quick, easy read nonetheless.
Emily Donnelly
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I would recommend this to someone with a cheerful and colourful personality, because the full colour pages in this book will appeal to them. It is a book that doesn't go too deep with any subject, but rather provides you with a broad overview of many aspects of Paganism (specifically Wicca) so it is great for beginners who can feel overwhelmed by too much information at once on a single subject. It also looks into different types of witchcraft (like hedge witches, lunar witches, and kitchen witc ...more
Maggie Gordon
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
The Beginner's Guide to Wicca was another library whim when I decided to learn more about witchcraft. I'm not really sure how to review this book as Wicca is certainly not part of my personal beliefs and the idea of spellcraft is definitely not up my alley. But if I was a teenager again, I think the graphic illustrations and lists of astrological and herbal connections would have appealed to me. If you are into Wicca, this does give some very basic overviews of spells, though doesn't do a great ...more
Chromium Kitty
Jun 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
I don't recommend this to a beginner. Which means I don't really recommend this to anybody trying to learn about this religion. The reason for that is because it doesn't properly explain anything. It brushes on topics, but then gives very, very little information about those topics. The book is cute and has nice, full-color illustrations, but as with another book about Wicca that I read recently, pretty drawings do not a good book make.

...unless the book is specifically about art, but that's not
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Maria Cecília Millar
Jan 31, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020, wicca
3,5 ⭐️

Muitos dizem que é um livro básico para iniciantes, e em partes concordo. Mas confesso que achei básico DEMAIS para quem caiu de paraquedas e não sabe qualquer coisa sobre a religião. Há pouco ou praticamente nenhum aprofundamento em qualquer assunto. Obviamente muitos livros sobre Wicca para iniciantes apenas pincelam os assuntos, já que buscam trazer uma ideia básica. Entretanto, este em específico acaba sendo ainda mais enxugado.
Apesar disso, gostei de algumas dicas interessantes que m
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Hannah
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is the reason I got interested in Wicca. I can't stand how Wicca is stereotyped to only be thought of as the "dark magic". Kirsten Riddle really opens your mind to the natural essence of the practice and the good, light side of Wicca that I really wanted to explore.
Sonya
Aug 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this, discovered how much 'wiccan' is simply nature connection and so me.
Arielle Morin
Oct 18, 2019 rated it liked it
It was okay.
Christina
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read several beginner's guides and this was the easiest to comprehend. I loved it
Kat
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: research
Good basic primer. The watercolor style illustration appeased my inner teen witch.
Zara Steen
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an incredible resource for someone who is new to Wicca or is rekindling their spiritual side like myself. I absolutely loved the attention to detail in the writing and the care and beauty in the images included in this book! Riddle's easygoing approach was perfect for my sensibilities and I know this book is one I will reference and use again and again over the years.

My favourite thing about The Beginner's Guide to Wicca, was the quiz included at the beginning of the book. It was great
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Sarah
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this book has been very good for a beginner. it has given you an insight into different paths and has given a few basic spells for you too try. it has also explained about the seasons as well. very highly recommend
Jodie (J.C.T)
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
An interesting and easy paced book. You have a choice of flipping to pages your intrested in or to read all at once.

A good book for people wondering what wiccian was about.
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