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searching for answers
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Post # 1
I would like to say I am a christian but I don't feel that is accurate anymore. I have suffered with many things in life and always wondered what I had done and why people suffer in general. Why is there murder, abuse, incurable illnesses. I am looking into alternatives as to why things happen. I need guidance not lectures. Wicca is something that seems so natural, more of bringing peace to yourself. If someone can point me in the direction of where to start my learning of this religion I would appreciate it. I have no idea where to even begin.
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Re: searching for answers
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Post # 2

Hi there, I?ve been practicing Wicca for a good many years now and one of the first questions that comes up is the one about where to start. My suggestion is always to start by doing some reading and studying to make certain that you understand what Wicca is really all about, and so that you can then decide whether this is truly the path that you want to follow. So with that in mind I thought I would offer some books and websites that are full of sound I information which can help you get started on your path.

To start with, here are some books that I would suggest.

''A Witch Alone'' by Marian Green
''The Elements of Ritual'' by Deborah Lipp
''Witchcrafting'' by Phyllis Curott
''21st Century Wicca'' by Jennifer Hunter
''Before You Cast a Spell'' by Carl McColman
''When, Why...If'' by Robin Wood
''Practical Pagan'' by Dana Eilers
''Wicca; A Year and a Day'' by Timothy Roderick

You can also find the recommended reading list that my coven uses at: http://www.tangledmoon.org/reading_list.htm

Here's some websites that you may find useful in helping you with questions.

http://www.witchessabbats.com/

http://web.archive.org/web/20031218001055/www.draknetfree.com/sheathomas/index.html

http://wcc.on.ca/faq/faq1.html

http://wicca.cnbeyer.com/

http://www.witchvox.com

http://www.tangledmoon.org/wiccan-exercise.htm

http://www.tangledmoon.org (this is my own coven site.)

Hope this helps you get a good start on your studies. And feel free to ask me, or the others here on the board if you have any specific questions we can help you with.

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Re: searching for answers
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Post # 3

Hi sassy2013,

I think Silver RavenWolf's books are pretty easy to start with.
She writes in a way that is simple to follow and breaks down the whole concept from history to the actual practices.

From my many years of experience, the best way to learn about Wicca is to dive into a book and start researching from there. You'll come across many interesting facts, people, and even other types of documentations. It is all about taking your time to fully get an understanding.

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