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Topic: WWP Round 34 - Ostara Traditions - Sign up 02/04-02/12 - Send out 03/12/2012  (Read 16130 times)
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« Reply #30 on: February 12, 2012 07:57:22 PM »

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a Pagan book for dummies or at least a book that is written in easy lingo. I am new to the Pagan tradition and everything I find online is so over whelming. I need to start from the basic like a kid. LOL  Tongue

There is of course "Wicca and Witchcraft for Dummies" and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism". I haven't read either, so I can't recommend them, but isn't it comforting to know they really exist? Cheesy

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Thanks, I'll look them up on Ebay tonight.  Grin
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« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2012 08:08:29 PM »

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a Pagan book for dummies or at least a book that is written in easy lingo. I am new to the Pagan tradition and everything I find online is so over whelming. I need to start from the basic like a kid. LOL  Tongue

There is of course "Wicca and Witchcraft for Dummies" and "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Paganism". I haven't read either, so I can't recommend them, but isn't it comforting to know they really exist? Cheesy

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Thanks, I'll look them up on Ebay tonight.  Grin


I love Scott Cunningham, he has a book for everything

Also Awesome partnering Wulf! If I can find the mats I know I have around here, then I have the perfect plan for Radmom
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« Reply #32 on: February 13, 2012 02:34:25 AM »

looking forward to crafting for you Wulf  Grin
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« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2012 07:04:34 AM »

Great partnering indeed! Can't wait to get started!
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« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2012 04:19:43 PM »

Glad to hear people are happy with their partners. It mostly just sorted itself out -- twelve people is such a good number of participants! Less would be hard to match partners, and more is more work!

I agree about Scott Cunningham, and I also like Pure Magic by Judika Illes. Really the problem is that now there are so many entry-level Paganism books that it's hard to pick any one of them.

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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2012 06:49:01 PM »

Indeed. And some are written by journalist -people that doesn't really know paganism or Wicca other then what they read on it. 
x2 for Scott Cunningham. His books are very user friendly Wink
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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2012 07:15:01 PM »

I have all of Cunningham's books
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« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2012 07:42:34 PM »

I think he is one of the more loved persons of Wicca and paganism in general. I've several of books too, and one thing when I first started out he made anyone that was raised Christian as many are, understand and transition really easy and comfortably takes all the eebie geebies that many of us were told we're fact and aren't. If you get what I mean with that.
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« Reply #38 on: February 14, 2012 06:32:26 AM »

I'm new to this path and I've been reading/collecting every WWP book that I can find.  I'm reading "Drawing Down the Moon" by Margot Adler.  I can normally read a book in 2-3 days but some chapters in this book are bewildering to a newbie, but then some are very informative. I've also read "Pagan Ways" by Gwydion O'Hara- I loved it.  It was like a summary and made me want to find out more.  I feel like I'm home when I read/discover/learn something new on this path- It's an amazing feeling! Grin
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« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2012 04:46:58 PM »

There was a time when Drawing Down the Moon and Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner were pretty much it for entry-level books. And while Scott Cunningham was very user-friendly, as Maman says, the Margot Adler requires more work to get practical instruction from. I haven't read D.D.T.M. for 20 years, and I wonder if it's dated now. Probably time I read it again to find out.

Among the "classics" I also like anything by Doreen Valiente and Janet and Stuart Ferrar.  Old School Wicca in both cases (Valiente is the one who actually wrote many of the "traditional" Wiccan texts, including The Charge of the Goddess) but they're good teachers and good writers (which is a fairly rare combination.) For "Green Witchcraft", I like Moura's books.

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