One of Wicca’s greatest strengths as a spiritual practice is the variety of paths you can choose from. While some are drawn to the idea of practicing in total secrecy and solitude, others crave a group of like-minded individuals to learn from and worship with. Indeed, there are many ways to understand and experience the core essence of Wicca, and it may take awhile for you to discover where your individual journey begins.
Finding Your Path, by best-selling author Lisa Chamberlain, was created as an orientation to the many options available to newcomers to Wicca: coven membership, joining a more informal Wiccan circle, and solitary practice. In this audiobook, you’ll be introduced to the wide spectrum of contemporary Wiccan traditions, with tips to help you make well-informed decisions about where you want your journey to take you. You’ll learn about:
The role of the coven in the birth and rise of Wicca
The benefits and potential drawbacks of belonging to a coven
The differences between covens and circles
The pros and cons of solitary practice
The differences between traditional and eclectic practices
Introductions to the most widely-practiced Wiccan traditions: Gardnerian, Alexandrian, and Dianic, as well as a handful of other, less common forms
How to find your Wiccan community, should you desire to join one
By the end of this guide, you will have a solid understanding of the amazing diversity of the Wiccan religion. You will also have a clearer view of what your own next steps along the path will be. If you're ready to learn more about covens and solitary practice, just start listening!
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By Bharune on 16-02-17
A Little TOO Basic
I went into this book already pretty knowledgeable about the concepts behind Wicca, but with very, very little understanding about how to start practicing, choosing a path or deity, Sabbat celebrations or their meanings, ritual tools, etc, and I figured this inexpensive listen was as good a start as any. I won't say there's nothing of interest, but I found it very unhelpful for pretty much any of the things I mentioned.
My issue with this book is that it devoted way too much time (over half the production) to comparing and contrasting the merits of coven practicing versus solitary practicing (and how either is perfectly acceptable). While I'm not denying it's an aspect worth touching on, I felt like it could've been accomplished in a paragraph or so (most of us can easily comprehend the pitfalls of working in a group), rather than being reiterated with slightly shuffled words/contexts for an hour and 45min.
It has a few things of merit, but nothing that couldn't be found in much more informative works. Ultimately, I'd recommend this for teens/students who are vaguely interested but know nothing, because it emphasizes not succumbing to peer pressure in covens or ritual work. For those of us beginners who understand the basic concepts but very little else, pick up Scott Cunningham's 'Wicca' here on Audible instead.
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By T. Pridgen on 09-11-17
great beginner book
This is a very basic beginner book that focuses on covens vs solitary witchcraft. Its a good start for anyone whos starting at groundzero because it clearly discusses the wiccan religion without coming across as judgement to new practitioners. My only complaint is that it was too short.
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