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Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  26 reviews

“A masterful gem of insight and wisdom, Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide reveals the time-honored practices of initiatory Wicca, thought all but lost by many, but hidden like so many occult secrets in plain sight. Drawing a clear and respectful distinction between eclectic Wicca and its older more traditional sibling, Thorn Mooney takes us on a personal journey explorin

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Published July 8th 2018 by Llewellyn Publications
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Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: may-2018
The writing is wonderful, the author never talks down to the reader and instead feels like they're right there talking to you. I enjoyed this book even though it was not quite what I was expecting. It really focuses on covens more than anything else and I have no desire to be with a coven, tried once and it was not for me. So if you're looking into a coven, wondering how to go about it, how to even find one in the first place: this book is for you. Otherwise... there really isn't much more here. ...more
Dawn Thomas
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Traditional Wicca by Thorn Mooney
Review by Dawn Thomas

216 Pages
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Publication Date: July 8, 2018

Nonfiction (Adult), Religion, Spirituality

Thorn Mooney wrote her first book on witchcraft when she was a teenager before heading off to college. Later she realized she did not know everything she thought she did on the subject and began searching. As a Dianic, I am always interested in learning about other traditions. Thorn is a Gardnerian and practices traditional Wic
Andrew McAuliffe-Shave
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I cannot praise this book enough! At last!! A book about Traditional Wicca. No filler. All killer information. Written in such a friendly and straightforward way which reminds me of the Silver RavenWolf books which those of you who know me know I am a freaking huge fan of. It's chock-full of helpful insights and nuggets of wisdom for the Seeker. I especially love how it outlines the importance of knowing what to expect when you approach a group for training and the rule of self-protection. If so ...more
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't been this excited about a book on Wicca as I have been for this one. With this comes a certain degree of expectation, of course. I have been following Thorn on YouTube for many years now and always valued her opinion, which usually differed from other Witches I followed on YouTube not working in a Traditional framework. I was sure if anyone could write a down-to-Earth book about Traditional Wicca it'd be Thorn and I was not disappointed. Her style of writing is academic in a digestable ...more
Ron Spomer
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have followed Thorn Mooney for sometime in the Pagan community. Knowing she is such a wealth of academic and experiential knowledge, I couldn't wait to read this book! I was not disappointed. Thorn's writing style is captivating yet practical. She delivered incredibly valuable information about Traditional Wicca, coven practice, etc. in a way that felt accessible and relatable. This book pulled me back to the excitement and purity of 90's witchcraft; the thrill of the search and the reverence ...more
Russell Holbrook
May 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've always wanted to learn about traditional Wicca and this book offered me a wonderful starting point. Thorn's writing is nerdy and enthusiastic and draws the reader in. I'm thinking that people who read this are already interested in the subject matter, but I think this would also be a great read for anyone who enjoys reading about different faiths and religions. :)

Yvonne Aburrow
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for a clear explanation of lineaged, initiatory witchcraft, this is it. If you are looking for a coven, thinking of joining a coven, or merely curious, I would recommend reading this book. Even if you are an experienced Wiccan initiate, you could benefit from the perspectives offered in this book.

If your coven is open to seekers, this book should go straight to the top of your recommended reading list, for seekers, new initiates, and even old hands. It's clearly written, engag
I misunderstood what this book was about when I originally picked it up - I expected more info about what exactly Traditional Wicca is and what it's practitioners do; however, this is more of a guide for people already familiar with it who are looking to join a coven of practicing Traditional Wiccans. For that purpose, this is a really thorough and thoughtful guide, but I was a bit lost at points without the more basic information. That being said, this was a really interesting read.

*Thanks to N
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Traditional Wicca gives a description of the history and modern practices of Wicca. It is told in a straight forward manner, the author explains wicca in an easy to follow manner. It focuses on covens in particular, and I found this to be interesting reading.

This is a terrific book for anyone interested in learning more on wicca and is perfect for complete novices who are only beginning their journey.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advance copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my
May 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful book, full of first hand experience from Thorn Mooney and a few others, but mostly from Thorn.

I think it is ideal for the solo practitioner ready to take their practice into a group setting. This is the first time I've read something from this perspective. I found it very refreshing. I've been consuming many books on the topic because I am not sure where I stand. This book has made me realize that I have a long way to go, and that's ok.

I would have rated it 5/5 but I listen
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the way this book is written, the author seems very sincere and like a great person. Definitely recommended for any seekers of Traditional Wicca, or anyone interested in practicing with a coven in general.
Nicholas Pearson
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book that pertains to more than just traditional Wicca. There is great advice for all.
Edric Unsane
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
A damn good look at what to expect from getting into Traditional Witchcraft.
Jennifer Odum
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lovely book, I love the advice and no bullshit approach of this amazing traditional wiccan high priestess. She also has a youtube account
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A thorough, well written, guide to traditional Wicca. Mooney speaks with a clear and eloquent voice, her years of experience in the Craft shine through into the pages of this book. Highly recommend.
Angela Natividad
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Raised interesting, productive questions while putting murky ones to rest.
Alyssa Gudenburr
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult
Very detailed book that has showed me I am definitely not a traditonal Wiccan.
Karrie Stewart
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very informative book if you are interested in Traditional Wicca. A few pictures would have helped to break things up a bit.
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great intro book. Very true to the experience without giving away too many things about this mystery religion. I'd recommend to anyone considering looking into wicca or joining a coven.
Daylee Willis
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Really excellent overview on the role that traditional covens play in British Traditional Wicca, why one might seek them, and how to do so while showing some perspectives from different practitioners.
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May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good book, very useful for people who want to have a better understandment of what Traditional Wicca is and how it works.
It's also gives a lot of food for thought to whoever in involved in any type of Wicca.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to Llewellyn Publications and Netgalley for this ARC
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