The Beginner's Guide to Wicca

  • by Starhawk
  • Narrated by Starhawk
  • 1 hrs and 20 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Nature's miraculous energy - the same energy that turns the ocean's tides - is all around us. What if you could bring that energy more fully into your life? To hear the voice of trees, and know the radiant power of the stars? The great power of transformation in nature - in Wicca what is called "The Goddess" - can help you make transitions in your own life, connect more deeply with your own inner power, and bring healing to yourself, your community, and the world around us. In The Beginner's Guide to Wicca, Starhawk invites you to look at life from the perspective of this earth-based tradition that draws from wisdom and nature. Take a journey around the magic circle of the elements, the seasons, the moon, and the cycles of birth, growth, death, and rebirth that are the essence of this ancient tradition.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The Beginner's Guides are informative and very interesting to listen to. If you have ever wanted to know what Wicca is all about, this is the book for you. A general and sometimes in depth description of the different facets of what Wicca is and does, this book is a great guide for anyone interested in practicing or just curious about the oldest religion of man. (Maureen M.)

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Not quite what I was expecting.

I was expecting this book to go in to some detail about the basic practices of Wicca as well as the beliefs, but found actually it's just a very long description of how the author herself perceives Wicca.

The narrator of the book is the author and, as a previous reviewer mentioned, she isn't a particularly good narrator. She speaks as if having a conversation with you and occasionally leaves strange pauses mid-sentence.
She also barely mentions the male side of Wicca. She briefly gives a small description of the male deity, but also very early on quotes, "When God is male, men are God" and talks a LOT about feminism and speaks as if the Goddess is the only deity in Wicca, which is far from correct. Wicca is about nature and life and that involves both male and female.

The author seems to believe that her personal interpretation of Wicca is what all Wiccan's believe, but I definitely would recommend further research after listening to this as on a few points she's actually pretty far off.

The last 25 minutes of the audio book is actually just a meditation that the author herself does every day, which I felt was a little unnecessary.

I've already downloaded her other audio book, so I can only hope it's an improvement on this one.
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- Kayleigh

Not very inspiring

I was interested in Wicca and thought this would be a good place to start.

The narrator has a strong American accent. As I'm not familiar with some of the terminology I couldn't catch some words even after replaying. Therefore alot of crucial information is missing through her accent.

At the start she pauses in odd places, so much so that I checked my iPod thinking there was a fault.

So, if you can understand her, I think it probably would earn 4 stars, but I'm sure there is a better audiobook out there than this one.
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- Denise

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-03-2003
  • Publisher: Sounds True