Essential Wiccan Reading Master Post

This is a reading list for the new as well as the more advanced Wiccan. It is also handy for Neopagans and other occultists interested in Wicca and Neopaganism.

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This is a reading list for the new as well as the more advanced Wiccan. It is also handy for Neopagans and occultists interested in Wicca and Neopaganism.

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Wiccan Holidays

Wiccans, some Witches and Neopagans celebrate what is called the Wheel of the Year; eight sacred days – Sabbats – spread out over the year.

Wiccans, some witches and Neopagans celebrate what is called the Wheel of the Year; eight sacred days – Sabbats – spread out over the year.

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Astrology: The Signs of the Zodiac

What roles do the signs of the zodiac play in astrology?

The Planets on the horoscope show us WHAT is happening. The houses show us WHERE it happens and the zodiac signs shows us HOW it happens.

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13 Goals of a Witch, explained

A discussion of Scott Cunningham’s “13 Goals of a Witch”.

The 13 Goals of a Witch is taken from Scott Cunningham’s popular book Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner, so these are goals for the WICCAN witch. Not for all Witches – not all Witches are Neopagan; there are Satanic Witches and I quite confident their goals would look a bit different. Without further ado, here are the 13 Wiccan goals for a Witch.

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The Feminine Solar Energies

An article about working with feminine solar energies.

During meditation on Imbolc 2017, I got the notion to write about Sun Goddesses and the feminine solar energy. Below is the resulting article.

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Wiccan Traditions

An article on a few traditions and a couple of organizations within modern Wicca.

Here are a few, but by no means all, traditions of modern-day Wicca. Also, a term I’d like to define right away is “Solitary Wiccan”; this refers to a Wiccan who practice the religion and magickal work on one’s own and is not affiliated with a coven. Doreen Valiente famously wrote self-dedication rites in the 1970’s which marked the start of solitary practiced Wicca.

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Who founded Wicca?

A short history of the creation and development of contemporary Wicca.

Here is my attempt to bring some light on the cloudy and complicated backstory that is the evolution and development of Wicca.

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Wiccan or Witch?

What is the difference?

The Difference between Wicca and Witchcraft

A Wiccan is a follower (of any gender) of the earth-based neopagan religion Wicca. A Witch is someone (of any gender) who believes in magick and practices Witchcraf.

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What is a Book of Shadows?

What goes into a Book of Shadows?

A Book of Shadows is a concept of the Neopagan religion of Wicca, often abbreviated as BoS in writing. A Book of Shadows contains guides on rituals, information on herbs and crystals and notes on astrology, divination and the like.

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