Confessions of a Teenage Witch: Celebrating the Wiccan Life

Confessions of a Teenage Witch: Celebrating the Wiccan Life

by Gwinevere Rain
     
 

Forget flying broomsticks-this book unveils the real workings of the Wiccan Craft. Gwinevere Rain, a practitioner since she was fourteen, shares her witchy insights and experience as she illuminates the true practice of Wicca. Confessions of a Teenage Witch reveals such Craft as how to:

- Set up a sacred altar
- Form a personal circle

Overview

Forget flying broomsticks-this book unveils the real workings of the Wiccan Craft. Gwinevere Rain, a practitioner since she was fourteen, shares her witchy insights and experience as she illuminates the true practice of Wicca. Confessions of a Teenage Witch reveals such Craft as how to:

- Set up a sacred altar
- Form a personal circle casting
- Celebrate the Wiccan holidays
- Harness the power of the full moon
- Cast Gwinevere's spells for teens: nix bullies, find a job, study for an exam, fall in love, and even get a good night's sleep.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA
Meant to be both a meditation on witchcraft and a guide for teens starting on the Wiccan path, Rain's overview of Wiccan practices, rituals, and beliefs offers comments from online contributors and excerpts from her Book of Shadows. Starting with a "Quick Wicca Q & A," which briefs readers on the history of Wicca, the Goddess and God, and how to become initiated as a witch, Rain covers the essentials for beginners. These include instructions on creating and blessing an altar, a guide to the eight Wiccan holidays, and details on circle casting. In addition to these practical matters, Rain examines important aspects of Wiccan life such as the ethical use of magick, the implications of "coming out of the broom closet" to family and friends, and the image of Wicca in our culture. This thoughtful primer on Wicca also would be a useful guide for curious family or friends. The author uses her experiences as a teenaged Wiccan and her contributors' comments for different perspectives on each topic, although their uniform earnestness can feel a bit sanitized. In the discussion of rituals and spells, Rain is careful to include ways to personalize or adapt each one based on preference and circumstance, making this guide particularly useful for beginners. Teens interested in Wicca will find this title appealing and helpful. VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J S (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2005, Perigree/Penguin Putnam, 206p.; Photos. Biblio., Trade pb. Ages 11 to 18.
—Lorraine Squires

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399531613
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.26(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Meet the Author

Gwinevere Rain, a teenage witch, has been practicing Wicca since she was fourteen. She has also written Spellcraft for Teens: A Magical Guide to Writing and Casting Spells and Moonbeams & Shooting Stars: Discover Inner Strength and Live a Happier, More Spiritual Life.

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