Sunday 3 March 2019

Since becoming Wiccan, I've done an awful lot of reading on the subject. There is so much to Wicca, and it can all be a little overwhelming at first, but once you start understanding things more, it's not that scary at all! There is a lot of content online surrounding the subjects of Wicca, Paganism, Witchcraft, and Lunar Cycles etc... and as much as I LOVE reading up about things online, I do love a good physical book too. I've been heavily invested in two specific Wiccan themed books recently, and here's what they are about, and why I'm obsessed with them...

Wiccapedia: A Modern-Day White Witch's Guide by Shawn Robbins and Leanna Greenaway is a marvellous book jam packed with everything you need to know about Wicca. Focusing on the more traditional aspects of Wicca and Paganism, this book educates you on everything from the colour candles you should burn for an array of different reasons, rituals, and spells; the herbs you can use to make different pouches (protection pouches etc...); and the different traditions that weaves Wicca and Paganism together such as ceremonial hand fasting, moon rituals, numerology, divination, and crystals. This book has two different narratives throughout, which is brilliant, as each of the authors give an insight into their personal spiritual journey, whether that be working with angels or the best animals to keep as pets as a Wiccan Witch. There's also a handy glossary at the back, which is perfect if you're not familiar with any new terms when you begin your Wiccan journey.

Wicca by Harmony Nice is another brilliant book. Written by a modern eclectic Wiccan Witch, Harmony narrates the entirety of this book. Talking you through each and every step you need to take to embark upon your Wiccan journey, this book is incredibly descriptive and explains everything you need to know perfectly. The perfect book for newbie witches, this book gives you ideas for your BOS (Book of Shadows), aids you in creating/adding to your altar, lists the main Deities that you may decide to worship/follow, lists the main herbs and crystals, explains the different type of Wiccan Witch (e.g. eclectic, solitary, kitchen etc...), and lists the sabots (e.g. Samhain, Yule, Imbolc). I adore this book, and find it incredibly useful – I use it as a guide for my BOS as it outlines the colours, rituals, and symbols that should be used for each of the sabots, so it's great to refer back to again and again. 

Moonology by Yasmin Boland is the final book within this 'must-read' piece. Although not a traditionally 'Wiccan' book, this book is SO helpful for any budding Wiccan/practising witch/spiritual being. Explaining the moon cycles and phases in great depth (yet effortlessly, and easily understandable), this brilliant book is jam-packed full of information, rituals, and detailed explanations. From the different astrology houses, to the different signs the moon might be in at different times during the cycle (and how they might affect you and your sign), to the rituals you may want to carry out at different times in the moon's cycle (e.g. new, waxing, full). I find this book so helpful, and I thoroughly enjoy having a flick through every now and then, especially around big lunar events!

The above three books are my absolute favourites, they have really helped me on my path to becoming a Wiccan Witch! I highly recommend each of these books to anybody who may be interested in the lunar cycles, witchcraft, astrology, crystals, Wicca, spirituality or Paganism. 


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