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Out Of The Shadows: Myths and Truths of Modern Wicca
This resource reaches beyond the mystical and explains that a true relationship with deity lies at the heart of Wiccan experience. Outlining the advantages and pitfalls of each of the new Mystery religions, this book will empower readers to choose their own best path.
Paperback, 245 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Citadel
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At first, I had a really difficult time with the book, because she writes (at times - more about that later) in the stereotypical "Wicca is KewL!" teenage blog post writing style. It is overly conversational and filled with pop references. I assume that many Wiccan authors these days feel like they must emulate Silver Ravenwolf, because their readers are assumed to be younger and new to the craft. She also is extremely negative and highly opinionated; however, after reading her personal accounts ...more
I'm so sad to see that this wonderful book has gone out of print. This isn't a Wicca 101 book, or a primer for the religion, though it does contain a lot of solid information that would be useful and beneficial for new seekers and the curious. It's a series of well thought out essays about some real world issues that Pagans and Wiccans will most likely have to deal with. There's a whole chapter devoted to exploring First Amendment rights and the court cases which have established useful preceden ...more
This book was very interesting because the main premise is something I find myself thinking about often, and that is basically: if we want to be taken seriously we really have to knock it off with the ridiculous outfits and jewelry and interviews given in "spooky" settings. Of course it goes deeper than that but that's the main gist. I found that there was a lot of common-sense type advice, such as: don't scrub your High Priestess's bathroom floor because she tells you you need to learn humility ...more