Book Review: The Wiccan Book of Shadows

reviewcover-the wiccan book of shadowsTitle: The Wiccan Book of Shadows

Author: Ambrosia Hawthorn

Genre: Non-Fiction, Wicca

Rating: 5 Stars

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Description/Synopsis:

As you journey down the path of Wicca, you’ll nurture a unique set of traditions and beliefs to guide your way. The Wiccan Book of Shadows walks you through developing your own Wiccan practice, from those traditions and beliefs to everyday spells and rituals. Using the journaling spaces throughout, you can record the key elements of your practice to create a Book of Shadows—a sacred tool you can refer back to any time.

Grow your knowledge with a foundational overview of the craft, and find practical information about tools, altars, building a Book of Shadows, and other basics of Wiccan life. Then explore a variety of simple spells, recipes, and rituals including herbal brews, spiritual baths, and candle magic—all using easy-to-find supplies and ingredients.

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If you are interested in learning about Wicca and the fundamentals of its foundations and practices, The Wiccan Book of Shadows by Ambrosia Hawthorn is a good place to start.

The book is filled with the historical beginnings of Wicca, it’s deities, holidays, and general beliefs. It also contains information on ruins, sigils, scrying, spellwork, and their related components. All along the way, the author stops to ask the reader to consider their own beliefs and reminds them of their ability to chose and decide for themselves how best to practice their own Wiccan beliefs.

The book was easy to read and well-organized. If Wicca is something you are wanting to look into for either personal reasons or as an academic interest, this would be a good start to understand Wicca as a whole.

Book Review: Seasons of Wicca

cover-seasons of wiccaTitle: Seasons of Wicca

Author: Ambrosia Hawthorn

Genre: Non-Fiction

Rating: 5 Stars

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Strengthen your practice, deepen your faith―Wiccan rites and rituals for every season
Rooted in nature, spiritualism, and a reverence for the divine, Wicca is a religious practice focused on the balance and harmony between life and nature. Seasons of Wicca offers practical guidance and empowering rites and rituals that will bring the magic of Wicca into your daily life.

Discover the origins of Wicca with an overview covering the importance of working with nature and the deities. Explore in-depth primers on the Wheel of the Year and the crucial purposes of the elements, and embark on your own spiritual path with step-by-steps for Sun Celebrations, Moon Celebrations, and Wiccan Rites.

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Seasons of Wicca by Ambrosia Hawthorn is a great resource for beginner Wiccans who are looking for an all-encompassing reference for modern Wiccan Rituals. The book features a comprehensive list of not only rituals, but Wiccan holidays, and general knowledge. Each ritual comes with a complete list of tools, steps to follow, and offers alternatives of practice based on the reader’s preferences. It is a solid book to add to anyone’s Wiccan library.