Re: Hi Everyone By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Aug 17, 2014
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.
Re: Hi Everyone By: DezzyT / Beginner Aug 19, 2014
Post # 3
Hi there! Better late than never right?
I don't have a huge list of resources for starters but I can tell you to:
1) check out the FAQ tab (up top) and the new tabs that pop up after you click that tab
2) check out the articles tab (up top) and read some of those to help you get started
3) read some forums if you have questions. Pay special attention to those with ratings of "adept" or "knowledgeable" as they have been recognised to know what they are doing and talking about
4) to make up for my lack of book resources, I recommend using Google. Use your knowledge that you have gained from the first 3 to help you decide weather a book is reliable and accurate.
You can also double check any information you may have by asking about it in the forums or searching for an existing forum thread on that topic.
I hope you learn much and have fun doing it!