I am new to this site but not to wiccan kinda. I have been around wicca all my life. My aunt was wiccan and I was around it as a baby and a kid and in my recent few years as a teenager/young adult I have been around fellow wiccans.
I am very interested in learning. practicing and living and believe in wicca. Like I said I have a few wiccan friends in my age group that I am around. I have got a lot of knowledge from them over the years and have watched and learned things from them but at the end I didn't wish to join them due to they focus purely on dark and evil.
I wish to be pure light. I may not look it from my picture but don't judge a book by its cover. My main issue is I have so many years of knowledge I don't know where to start because I don't want to start from the very beginning and relearn stuff I already may know.
I was thinking of doing the one year and one day training but I am not sure where to start such as what books to get and follow. I was hoping maybe this site could help me.
So any information or guideance would be well appreciated. If you wish to know more or need to know more about me then I am always up for a convocation and you can view my profile and go to my facebook.
Re: Hello, I am kinda new xD By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Sep 18, 2013
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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.
Re: Hello, I am kinda new xD By: Cycosis Sep 18, 2013
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I thank you for this information. I live in a small town and they don't have a library with these kind of books or a shop near by. I can buy all these books online at the first of the month and I plan on doing so. My question would be in which order should I read them. I am a very fast read. I would spend a few hours a day reading but it would take some time to read them all. so what would be the most important to read first.
Re: Hello, I am kinda new xD By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Sep 19, 2013
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I would start with "A Witch Alone" and then with "Wicca: A Year and a Day". Then go on to "When, Why...If" and "Before You Cast a Spell".
By the way, the term "Year and a Day" is not meant to be taken literally. It actually means until some time in the future. Many Wiccan Trads like their students to study for at least a full turn of the Wheel (which takes a year) so that they can be certain that they are truly dedicated to this path and it isn't something about which they might change their mind. This is a life-long journey, don't be in a rush to do things. Take your time, think about what you are doing, and follow your heart.