Hello everyone. I am Meralia, I am 48 years old. I have four children (2 boys and two girls that are his, mine, and ours) and six of the most beautiful grandchildren woman could be blessed with (3 girls and 3 boys).
By most people's standards I am new to the craft, though I admit two years ago I started reading books on Paganism, Wicca, and Magick. I have since read more books than I can remember by several different authors. I have found much of it to be the same thing rehashed or reworded which I find to be very frustrating, or complete and utter nonsense which sounded like it was written by my 9 year old granddaughter.
I do not really have an interest in joining a coven at this time, either here on SOM or where I actually live but I do know that I have reached a point that I need some direction and/or personal one-on-one instruction.
So while I really would like someone to work with one-on-one I am going to ask a question first. If you could only refer a single book to someone who has had a life-long interest in the craft which book would it be and why? I am trying to discern if what I have read up to this point has been fluff or if I really am on the right road. I like to do as much research as I can before I jump feet first into things, you avoid bruised knees and shins better that way.