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Wicca: The only introduction you'll ever need (Principles of) (Thorsons Principles Series) [Paperback]

Vivianne Crowley
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20 Oct 1997 Thorsons Principles Series

A modern view of Wicca which will explain the philosophy and practice of this increasingly popular tradition. The book will give some simple guidelines to show the beginner how to start practising Wicca e.g. exercises for spiritual and magical developments, simple rites, making magical tools and ropes.

The book explains:-

what Wicca is
• the role of the Priest and Priestess
• the relationship between the Shaman & the witch
• the Wiccan year
• how to work close to or contact practising groups
• magic and spellcraft

Product details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Thorsons (20 Oct 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0722534515
  • ISBN-13: 978-0722534519
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.5 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 396,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Wicca is the religion of Witchcraft or Wisecraft. It is based on the spirituality of our ancestors – a worship of Goddess, God and the natural universe – in a form meaningful to women and men today. Wicca is a magical path which empowers us to grow, change and heal. It is a spiritual tradition which helps us to live in harmony with the universe, others and ourselves.

'This introductory guide explains:'
Witchcraft ancient and modern.
The Divine as Goddess and God.
Veneration of Nature.
Magic and Spellcraft.
Creating ritual.
Where to find out more.

Vivianne Crowley is the author of the best selling 'Wicca: the Old Religion in the New Millennium, Principles of Paganism' and 'Phoenix from the Flame'. She is a priestess and teacher of the Wiccan way. She has a doctorate in psychology and is a university lecturer and therapist.

About the Author

Vivianne Crowley, Ph.D., is an international teacher of Wicca and the Western magickal tradition. She is a psychologist and was formerly Lecturer in Psychology of Religion at King’s College, University of London. She is now a professor in the Faculty of Pastoral Counselling, Cherry Hill Seminary, South Carolina.

She is the author of many books including Wicca, A Woman’s Guide to the Earth Traditions, A Woman’s Kabbalah and Jung: Principles of Jungian Spirituality.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By "velf"
I love this book even though I am a lone practictioner of witchcraft and not actually Wiccan I bought this book while I was still defining my beilefs in paganism. the book was simple and easy to follow perfect for anyone wanting to Know more about Wicca. It is sometime repetitive however, and would be a bit over simple for a more advanced reader. I have returned to this book over an over again and it is an indespensible part of my book shelf. (Excuse spelling and punctuation I am Dyslexic)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this book is fantasticly faultless! 23 July 2000
By A Customer
I have always been interested in the occult and nature. I decided to explore wicca several months ago and purchased this great value book. It is fantastic. I genuinelly cannot fault it. It explains what to wear, purchase, the gods, seasons, and the pentagram, plus much more. If this subject interests you or, like me you wish to become more at one with nature and start to become a wiccan, then this book is made for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This book in one word : Great 24 May 2000
By A Customer
I began with the Wicca and I never found a book easier than this book but It's only for the beginner, for advanced people, it's a little bit too simple.
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4.0 out of 5 stars If you buy anything, buy this 24 April 1999
By A Customer
Excellent source of material and information with regard to the Wiccan tradition. Ms Crowley's heritage shines through in this most informative Wiccan text I have read to date. No emotive mumbo jumbo, just the facts and history of this positive pathway of life. If you want one book on Wicca, this is the one to buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to Wicca 30 Nov 1999
By A Customer
Over the past few years I have developed more than a passing interest in Wicca. I decided to buy a book as an introduction and chose this title.
When it arrived I began to read it immediately and just couldn't put it down. It was informative, interesting to read, and doesn't assume that you know ANYTHING on the subject.
If like me, you are looking for a unbiased, and interesting introduction to Wicca then this book is for you. After reading it my interest has soared!
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This book was the first i ever bought on the topic of Wicca, and it is brilliant. It covers the main topics in Wicca in an enlightening and enticing way. The book is set out in such a style, which means that the intake of the content is not too heavy and can be absorbed easily. I would highly recommend this book to beginers of Wicca for it answers most of the questions that new followers would have.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good on the practice, but not on the theory 13 Jun 2000
By A Customer
If you are going to read it, read it as one of the first 2 or 3 books on wicca you get. VC covers most aspects of Wiccan practice, and covers them fairly comprehensively (at least, considering how small the book is), although she *is* very authoritative, telling you how to do it, rather than encouraging you to find your way and do 'what feels best'. Maybe, however, that's not a bad thing if you are completely new to Pagan practice, just to get you started. On theory, though, there isn't much at all, and what there is, isn't particularly good. In fact, I'd say, if you decide afterwards that Wicca is right for you, you might well do so in spite of Principles, rather than because of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No messing around with this one. 4 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really enjoyed this book. Plenty of information that is straight to the point. Great idea to have a quick information tester at the end, served well as a recap on the beginning. Loved it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good place to start...
Chose to read this as it was on the reading list of another book I'm studying at the moment. Enjoyed the informative read although doesn't tell you that the 20 mins abridged... Read more
Published 1 month ago by freda baxter
5.0 out of 5 stars A great informative and practical book
Im writing this review before I even finish the book.

Lots of information and myth busting, set out in an easy to understand and enjoyable to read, way. Read more
Published 1 month ago by CM
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative
Vivian's books are clear and instructive . I do prefer paper books though being able to have this particular book it is worth using kindle
Published 3 months ago by Maureen Mailley
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
This is my husband's purchase and he is very much engrossed it. When he has finished it perhaps I will know how he enjoyed it! +++++++++++++++
Published 3 months ago by C. A. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Vivienne Crowley is the best
I would recommend this to anyone who has a serious interest in learning about Wicca
Very informative and wonderfully written
Published 7 months ago by Echo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction
Clearly written and set out to provide informative topics with plenty of opportunities for free thought. If you like to learn without being preached too, this is a good start
Published 9 months ago by quite cool I'd recommend it
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased
This book was just as i suspected...very well written and us a great resource for the beginning wiccan to read and is a very good adition to the new wiccans collection of... Read more
Published 16 months ago by CelticPgn
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