Ann Moura is a little odd. She says she's from a "Craftwise" family, but her mother and grandmother were Catholics. Yes, they could theoretically know some witchcraft techniques, or be Christian Witches. That, I do not have a problem with. The material she presents, however, is INCREDIBLY Wiccan. The rituals, the theology, the ethics, the elements. It's all Wiccan. She does do some things a little backwards, saying that you initiate yourself first, and after a year and a day do a dedication, which is completely contrary to everything I've ever read or heard of. Other than that, and a few other little odd things I think she might have done backwards in order to make people think she's not *too* Wiccan, this is, yet another, Wicca 101 book. If you're going to read this, I would also recommend "Out of The Shadows: Myths and Truths of Modern Wicca" by Lillith McLelland, "Triumph of The Moon" by Ronald Hutton, and "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practioner" by Scott Cunningham. I actually think "To Ride A Silver Broomstick" might actually be better for a beginners book than this one.