The Path of a Christian Witch

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A unique mix of memoir and how-to that includes practical daily Pagan rituals, this inspiring book shows how one woman blended Christian traditions with the magic and beauty of a Wiccan practice.

Raised in the Catholic faith, yet strongly drawn to Paganism, Adelina St. Clair spent many years questioning and soul-searching before she found a way to blend aspects of Wicca and Christianity into a vibrant and loving belief system. Filled with personal anecdotes, this book tells the ...

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Overview

A unique mix of memoir and how-to that includes practical daily Pagan rituals, this inspiring book shows how one woman blended Christian traditions with the magic and beauty of a Wiccan practice.

Raised in the Catholic faith, yet strongly drawn to Paganism, Adelina St. Clair spent many years questioning and soul-searching before she found a way to blend aspects of Wicca and Christianity into a vibrant and loving belief system. Filled with personal anecdotes, this book tells the story of St. Clair's journey of self-discovery and revelation, from her initial fear and guilt to her ultimate sense of peace and joy.

With warmth and heartfelt reverence, St. Clair discusses vital aspects of Witchcraft and Christianity, as well as the commonalities between the two.

— Monotheism vs. polytheism
— Magical practice
— The teachings of Christ
— Goddess worship
— The femininity of God
— The Wheel of the Year
— Praying the rosary
— Sacred space

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738719825
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 385,385
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Adelina St. Clair (Quebec) has studied fields as varied as microbiology, bioethics, Reiki, somatics, shamanism, theology, and herbalism. She works as an occupational therapist in a Cree community in northern James Bay, Canada, where she lives with her husband and two children, and spends part of the year in Montreal with her family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2011

    Took the mystery out of the indecision I was feeling

    I dont even know where to start. I am just floored by the fact that I have so much in common with this writer. I was searching through the B&N nook store looking for more books on Wicca - a path that I've been called back to several times throughout the course of my life. I saw this book and it struck a nerve because I was raised Catholic and couldnt understand why I felt I was drawn to another path. When I read the book's synopsis I knew right then and there that I needed to learn more from this author. Everything she felt is what I'm feeling and many of her experiences before finding her true path were my own. I was raised to love and honor the Christian God and Jesus Christ yet I felt an innate emptiness within myself for years. I felt that the Catholic religion didnt hold anything in the way of fulfillment within my life and I was lost. For years I walked around with no sense of spirituality and now that I'm older I finally feel like something is missing, and that was it. I thought that the answer for me was to turn Pagan when I first started feeling the pull towards Wicca, however my upbringing and my love for MY God would not let me veer from that course. After reading Adelina's book I realize that it isnt my God that is stopping me from worshipping in any way that I choose but the politics of the Catholic church. I wont get into more without giving away the story inside but it's unbelievable what an open eyed experience it gave me. I definitely feel more at peace now, knowing that there are other people out there who feel the way I do.

    When I first started reading about Wicca and Paganism quite some time ago, I devoured everything I could get my hands on. Many famous and well respected authors in the field state that you cannot follow Catholicism AND be Wiccan at the same time, that one of them have to go. At the time of reading this I did google searches for Catholic Witches and thought the sites were ridiculous because I believed what I was reading. I thought it was an oxymoron, that each cancelled the other out and I knew I was not atheist. What was unbelievable to me was the fact that there is, according to the author, a Judeo-Christian Pantheon of deities that can be worshipped in Wicca. I will admit that I found this portion of information most fascinating, so I did google searches on that too and I could not find any information on the lists of names that she says were available to her to choose her deities. I would like to get a look at that list if I could figure out where to find one.
    All in all I would say that this book is for anyone who is having a crisis of religion - someone who is caught between two worlds, having grown up practicing one religion that you believe in but being pulled by some unseen force in another direction. The author is brilliant, having studied not only the Bible and Wiccan but also having gone through college studying to be a medical researcher and all the years invested in the scientific community. Her story is eloquent, poignant and at one point brought me to tears because it was so touching. She found the path that I've been searching for, for so long. It gave me hope that I can get on the same path and find something as fulfilling as she has.
    There is a wonderful section comparing the Wiccan holidays to the Christian holidays which the author celebrates all. After all, the Catholic religion was taken from the old ways so most of the holidays coincide. Recom

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    Hits really close to home

    My oh my...this story walks along the same path as my own. Born and raised Catholic, but had another calling. Guess what...this book made me realize I really am NOT alone. Reading another review of this book confirmed my statement. This is definately a book to read for those coming from a strict authoritive religion. There is no discrimination or prejudice. This book is a simple path to a simple fulfilled life. It's worth the read, the time and the money.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2013

    it truely bridges the gap and helped me find balance in a very d

    it truely bridges the gap and helped me find balance in a very difficult situation

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Very good!

    I like the way she said every thing I was feeling. I feel much better about those feelings now. I wish that she would of wrote more of her rituals and more onhow to do them. I have to say that I like how she helped me to see that I can have magick and not feel bad about it, I can have my mother Goddess and not feel like I am doing some thing wrong.

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