The Wiccaning: A Step-By-Step Guide to Becoming a Modern Witch

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The Wiccaning is the initiation rite used to become a witch in the ancient pagan religion of Western Europe called Wicca. Wiccans use ceremonial ritual to help them clarify their intentions, prepare themselves for action, perform actions, and gain results. This creative process is also called magick.

In The Wiccaning readers are introduced to the spiritual basics of witchcraft, and novice Wiccans learn how to refine these values to achieve increasing levels of power to shape ...

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Overview

The Wiccaning is the initiation rite used to become a witch in the ancient pagan religion of Western Europe called Wicca. Wiccans use ceremonial ritual to help them clarify their intentions, prepare themselves for action, perform actions, and gain results. This creative process is also called magick.

In The Wiccaning readers are introduced to the spiritual basics of witchcraft, and novice Wiccans learn how to refine these values to achieve increasing levels of power to shape their spiritual lives. Revealed are details such as how to dress, how to cast a circle, and how to set a Wiccan altar using candles, salt, water, an athame, and incense burners. The magickal use of crystals, candles, and colors; the legerdemain of the calendar; the lore of alchemy; and the magickal use of herbs, oils, and incense--all are unveiled to the initiate. Attunement for healing, astral projection, divining fortunes, and casting spells are discussed, as are the Wiccan feast days and ceremonies. A guide to forming a harmonious working coven completes the book.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780806521282
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.76 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2005

    Great book

    I really enjoyed this book. This was the first book in my collection of pagan/wiccan books. It really does give you a lot of information. Its great for a beginner and some of the spells are pretty easy as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2004

    This is a good book for a quick over view of Wicca

    The reason I like this book is because in a way it is like a Book of Shadows. It gives you a quick over view of what Wicca is about. When you have a BOS its kinda arranged similar to this book except it has more. Although it is not entirely accurate. I do like the doctrine. I didn't like all that Christian info thrown throughout the book. After all this is to teach someone about becoming a Wiccan. I couldn't stop reading it and wished she did elaborate more on certain topics. Like I said its a quick glimpse of Wicca but not entirely accurate. My advice just read a couple of different books and choose whatever you feel is right for you. Just keep an open mind. Everyone teaches differently. Its up to you accept what you read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2003

    it was great

    i bought this book about 2weeks ago and i just loved it. it gave me all the information i needed to know about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2001

    THE MOST INFORMATIVE BOOK I'VE EVER READ

    I picked up this book about a month ago and I absolutely love it! I wasn't going to write a review at first, but after reading the latest review, I felt it necessary. First of all, is there a Christian conspiracy going on? A true Witch would never write anything negative about a Witch because the religion of Wicca is so diverse! But a Christian would write negative things about Wiccans just to 'stir the pot' of negativity. The author clearly states that this is the 'Herediterean Wicca' that she was taught, not what Alester Crowley taught. Alester Crowley definitely leans to a dark path. Sister Moon is open enough to say that most Witches do not even believe in heaven, hell, etc, but that she does because she feels that she has experienced angels, demons, etc. The religion of Wicca is based upon one rule: HARM NONE. The author explains it well and develops a rhythm in which most Wiccans have gone without acknowledging. A true Witch will know that this book is unbiased and an excellent source of information. A 'Christian' calling themselves a 'Witch' will just hate this book. So for you Christians, get off of it, will ya! We're on to you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2001

    WARNING!!! Be careful what you buy!!

    It's really rare these days that I pick up a Pagan or Wiccan book and actually *want* to stop reading it. Usually I just get off track or get into reading 3 or 4 books at once. This time, 'The Wiccaning; A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Modern Witch' by Sister Moon didn't only make me want to put it down, it made me want to demand my money back. Ok, that might be a little bit more harsh than need be, but as a book that tries to show itself as a beginners guide with 'step-by-step' instructions to Witchery, it not only misses the base, it's in a whole other ballpark! Sister Moon doesn't stay long enough on one subject to really teach anything. Things are sort of thrown together to try and give the book that 'ultimate resoucre guide' look. The very first chapter is titled 'The Simple Truth'. Nothing in this chapter really shows truth. Where in this chapter the author goes on to talk about how Witches do not believe in the Christian concepts of sin, Heaven, Hell, and the Devil she talks about demons, posession, and 'dark forces' in a later chapter titled 'Above, Below, and In Between' saying how these are beings from hell. She talks about the seven levels of Heaven and the six levels of hell (interesting to note she capitalized the H in heaven but not in hell). She talks about these dark forces being from Satan and the different types of demons (six types) from hell. The next paragraph in this section, just when you thought you'd heard it all, talks about having sex with demons (the incubus) and how this causes the human to be posessed by the demon. I guess that when the book started out with the author referring to Witches of antiquity as Wiccans and then her discussion about the types of Witches; Gray, White, and Black, I should have started to worry. Gray is a Wiccan who is a novice, not in control of their magickal abilities and who can be called on by a White Witch in ritual work and must comply. White Witches are experienced sorceresses of White magick and they remain at this level for the rest of their lives as long as they are commited to Wicca; the Black Witch is not associate with Gray or White Witches and associated with Satan. This is a book that is not really going to be helpful to the beginner. Nothing is really explained, just touched on to give an attempt at giving lots of information. Information is conflicting, and if someone reads this and then picks up a *good* beginners book, such as a Cunningham book, they are going to be setting themselves back about 10 paces on the yellow brick road. I am giving this book 2 out of 5 stars. The only reason that it gets 2 stars is because of the various, and somewhat helpful, refrence charts for herbs, oils, aromatherapy, crystals, runes, and planetary hours. As for being a 'step-by-step' guide, I still don't understand exactly which Pagan path this is trying to help you walk down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Excellent Title

    This book was just great. I was in need of a Wiccan House Cleansing, and sure enough, I found it in here. Just the layout and the contents seem so 'wiccan'. Must read for any wiccan, be it beginner or elder.

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