Amber Laine Fisher has been a practicing Wiccan for nearly a decade. She runs MothersMagic, a popular online community where pagans and nonpagans come together for interfaith dialogue. She lives in Austin, Texas.
Philosophy of Wiccaby Amber Laine Fisher
While many books focus on spells and magic, few have comprehensively addressed the philosophical underpinnings of nature-based faiths. Philosophy of Wicca fills this void. This book details Wiccan beliefs and reveals the "how" and "why" of this burgeoning religion, exploring its place within a predominantly Christian society. Beginning with the idea of Deity and
While many books focus on spells and magic, few have comprehensively addressed the philosophical underpinnings of nature-based faiths. Philosophy of Wicca fills this void. This book details Wiccan beliefs and reveals the "how" and "why" of this burgeoning religion, exploring its place within a predominantly Christian society. Beginning with the idea of Deity and its manifestation, the book explores how Wiccans relate to the Divine. Amber Laine Fisher investigates the evolution of the soul, addressing sexuality and gender, identity, personal discovery, and transformation. Practical too, Philosophy of Wicca delves into issues faced by the Wiccan community: How to practice within a Judeo-Christian society, how to reconcile abstract theology with daily living, and how to make difficult moral choices within such a loosely structured religion. Drawing upon poetry, history, and myth, Amber opens multiple doors of understanding into the complexities of Wicca. Philosophy, language, and practice come together in Philosophy of Wicca to illuminate Wiccan theology like never before.
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The only downfall here is, very simply, that the author hasn't written on any other subjects. Philosophy of Wicca is by far the single, most-inspiring, thought-provoking title I have ever read in dealing with not only Wicca, but all of paganism in general. Amber Laine Fisher has done something truly unique here she has outlined the basics and delved even further to bring out the true beauty of the Wiccan faith without rehashing the same old material nearly every other book on Wicca does. She does not find it necessary to explain the basics, cram a Book of Shadows in the back, or even include a dictionary of terms. Fisher's book is a respectful, in-depth look into what so many other books fail to cover: the nature, mythology, and beauty of Wicca. She has given us a Wicca book for the intermediate practitioner- one who knows their way around the circle, but still needs something more. Philosophy of Wicca IS that something more. This is a book that nearly anyone can appreciate. There is, absolutely, NO ONE I would not recommend this book to. No matter if you're a total novice, curious onlooker, or someone who's been following the Goddess for many years: READ. THIS. BOOK.
This has to be one of the best and most informative books I have yet to read on Wicca. It is a great book for any level of interest. I couldn't put it down....
Fisher writes a book that uses comparisons instead of the usual dogma that is associated with Wicca. She gives people the ideas that are needed to explore a new path. Way to go!!!
What an awesome book!! It was so great, I just could't put it down. I caught myself hi-lighting something on every page, not a book for 'fluffy bunnies'. This book actually makes you think...