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Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, by Scott Cunningham

Wicca Solitary Practice

Many Wiccans are more often than not solitary practitioners. Some of these solitary Wiccans do, however, attend gatherings and other community events, but reserve their spiritual practices (Sabbats, Esbats, spell-casting, worship, magical work, etc.) for when they are alone. Eclectic Wiccans now significantly outnumber lineaged Wiccans, and their beliefs and practices tend to be much more varied.

Covens and Affiliatiions: Lineaged Wicca is organised into covens of initiated priests and priestesses. Covens are autonomous, and are generally headed by a High Priest and a High Priestess working in partnership, being a couple who have each been through their first, second and third degrees of initiation. Occasionally the leaders of a coven are only second-degree initiates, in which case they come under the rule of the parent coven. Initiation and training of new priesthood is most often performed within a coven environment, but this is not a necessity, and a few initiated Wiccans are unaffiliated with any coven.

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

Wicca, A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner Scott Cunningham's book for solitary Wicca practitioners:

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner

Editor's note: This book is an excellent, long-standing resource for the solitary Wiccan practioner that includes the author's Book of Shadows.

Scott Cunningham's classic introduction to Wicca is about how to live life magically, spiritually, and wholly attuned with nature. It is a book of sense and common sense, not only about magick, but about religion and one of the most critical issues of today: how to achieve the much needed and wholesome relationship with our Earth. Cunningham presents Wicca as it is today: a gentle, Earth-oriented religion dedicated to the Goddess and God. Wicca also includes Scott Cunningham s own Book of Shadows and updated appendices of periodicals and occult suppliers.

Review: Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner is the essential primer from one of the best known authors on Wicca. Focusing on the importance of individualism in your spiritual path, Cunningham explains the very basics of Sabbats (holy days), ceremonies, altars, and other nuts and bolts of Wicca that a solitary practitioner may have trouble finding elsewhere. While Wicca shouldn't be your sole point of reference when considering Wicca as your way of life, it is one of the best starting points. --Brian Patterson

Wicca: A guide for the Solitary Practitioner:
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