Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Thorn Mooney, author of Traditional Wicca and the new Witch's Path.
One of the questions I receive the most in my travels and hanging out on the witchy internet is, "Where are the advanced books? What should I read to take the next steps?" It's worth asking first, though, "What does it mean for a book to be advanced?"
Is it just a question of containing difficult magical techniques? Secrets? Tons of exercises? Over-the-top requirements that you sacrifice your personal or professional life in order to be a sincere practitioner? Does it have to be exclusive—available only to a chosen few? Or serve as a key to the Mysteries of the
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Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Thorn Mooney, author of the new Traditional Wicca.
I can remember my very first ritual. It was a simple celebration of Samhain, more than a year after I'd picked up my very first book about Wicca. I was sitting on the porch, handing out candy to trick-or-treaters, the sun was going down, and suddenly I could just feel this inexplicable, magical push. It was Halloween! I wanted to be a witch! I had to do something about it!
I don't really know what took me so long. I guess I was nervous, and I wanted to make sure that I didn't mess things up. I felt like I needed to read a lot, study, and figure out what I was doing before I wandered into