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« Topic Start: November 17, 2010, 03:18:58 am »

Hello all. I was in Borders the other day going through their selection on books on Wicca and witchcraft and the Complete Idiots Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft caught my eye. I was wondering what my fellow board members have to say about it and if I should get it or pick up a different book?

The title seems perfect for me since I am new to Wicca and witchcraft. So should I get it?
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« Reply #1: November 17, 2010, 05:16:17 pm »

Hello all. I was in Borders the other day going through their selection on books on Wicca and witchcraft and the Complete Idiots Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft caught my eye. I was wondering what my fellow board members have to say about it and if I should get it or pick up a different book?

The title seems perfect for me since I am new to Wicca and witchcraft. So should I get it?

Personally I found it a very useful, practical primer on Wicca and parts of Witchcraft. IIRC you should take the history with a grain of salt, but otherwise it's worth if not a purchase, then definitely a read-through.
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« Reply #2: November 17, 2010, 07:03:03 pm »

Personally I found it a very useful, practical primer on Wicca and parts of Witchcraft. IIRC you should take the history with a grain of salt, but otherwise it's worth if not a purchase, then definitely a read-through.

Thank you. I am gonna go pick it up and read it. My friend has the 2nd edition of the book, he says it is a good reference to have.
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« Reply #3: November 17, 2010, 08:19:52 pm »

Hello all. I was in Borders the other day going through their selection on books on Wicca and witchcraft and the Complete Idiots Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft caught my eye. I was wondering what my fellow board members have to say about it and if I should get it or pick up a different book?

The title seems perfect for me since I am new to Wicca and witchcraft. So should I get it?

I did not think it was a bad beginner book (I can think of much worse), but from what I remember it barely scratched the surface of many things, and did not give much detail in energy work. 
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« Reply #4: November 21, 2010, 07:17:42 pm »

Hello all. I was in Borders the other day going through their selection on books on Wicca and witchcraft and the Complete Idiots Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft caught my eye. I was wondering what my fellow board members have to say about it and if I should get it or pick up a different book?

The title seems perfect for me since I am new to Wicca and witchcraft. So should I get it?

I have it and think it is a great beginners book. Min you it only provides the bare-bones facts so you're definatley gonna want supplemental reading material.
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« Reply #5: January 28, 2011, 08:12:56 pm »

The title seems perfect for me since I am new to Wicca and witchcraft. So should I get it?

   I found it to be a good beginner's book. It doesn't really go in-depth to any subjects, but it is a nice introduction. Actually, my Circle Opening and Closings come from this book, but I have modified them to a point. So it has definitely helped me. For someone experienced in Witchcraft, No. But for someone who is new, Yes.

Bottom Line- Better than average Beginners Book.


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« Reply #6: February 07, 2011, 07:26:33 am »

The title seems perfect for me since I am new to Wicca and witchcraft. So should I get it?

Funny, I checked it out of the library not too long ago and found a lot that made sense in there. Perhaps see if your library has it as well, before buying.
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« Reply #7: February 07, 2011, 10:49:30 am »

Hello all. I was in Borders the other day going through their selection on books on Wicca and witchcraft and the Complete Idiots Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft caught my eye. I was wondering what my fellow board members have to say about it and if I should get it or pick up a different book?

The title seems perfect for me since I am new to Wicca and witchcraft. So should I get it?

I bought it on my Kindle and just finished it last week.  I enjoyed it, and did learn alot.  As any good beginner book does, it raised lots of questions in my mind and made me want to do more research and learn even more.  I am now reading Scott Cunningham's Wicca A Guide for the Solitary Practioner and I would recommend that also.  But I am a newb, so... Grin
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« Reply #8: February 07, 2011, 10:52:47 am »

 


STAY AWAY FROM SILVER RAVENWOLF!

I keep seeing this...was just curious why?  Have not read any of her books, I do own the broomstick one but have not even cracked the spine of it.  Just haven't been drawn to it.  Is she nuts or something?
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« Reply #9: February 07, 2011, 10:58:33 am »

I keep seeing this...was just curious why?  Have not read any of her books, I do own the broomstick one but have not even cracked the spine of it.  Just haven't been drawn to it.  Is she nuts or something?

Her attitude is patronizing, her ethics are missing, and her facts are dubious at best.  And that's the polite version.
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« Reply #10: February 07, 2011, 11:18:14 am »

Her attitude is patronizing, her ethics are missing, and her facts are dubious at best.  And that's the polite version.

Good to know...thanks!
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« Reply #11: February 07, 2011, 05:19:28 pm »

Her attitude is patronizing, her ethics are missing, and her facts are dubious at best.  And that's the polite version.

She summarises with grace.
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« Reply #12: February 08, 2011, 03:46:34 pm »

She summarises with grace.
lol,I think I might go take a peek at some of her stuff just to see what all the fuss is about,LOL.
the only books I've read so far that I didn't like for various reasons were that satanic witch book(a well meaning gift from an admirer long ago) and some stuff published by lewellyn. lewellyn makes me think of hallmark cards. it's fluffy and just a big melange without any background on the individual elements or deities it's tossing together.
a book I do like a lot is the green witch herbal.
everything I've ever read though even online and in Ebook form,you have to do a lot of deciphering and extra research and cross-referencing.
I'm defiantly getting to a point in my online searching that I want to take a trip to the big downtown main library and spend a day in there.
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« Reply #13: February 08, 2011, 04:01:15 pm »

lol,I think I might go take a peek at some of her stuff just to see what all the fuss is about,LOL

If you don't mind a bit more online searching, there are previews of most of her books on Google Books. I wasn't impressed, myself. Even if the facts and such weren't wonky (and I haven't studied enough of others to be sure), I don't like the way she talks down to her audience. Teens are young, not universally stupid.
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« Reply #14: February 08, 2011, 07:34:59 pm »

I think I might go take a peek at some of her stuff just to see what all the fuss is about

That's why I finally broke down and watched "The Craft".

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