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Sarasvati
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young witch

hello my name is sarasvati,

 

im 15 years old and i am a wiccan and i'd love to talk to people older about it and if you have any books that you think would be good for me to read please feel free to let me know.

thank you

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Re: young witch


Sarasvati wrote:

hello my name is sarasvati,

 

im 15 years old and i am a wiccan and i'd love to talk to people older about it and if you have any books that you think would be good for me to read please feel free to let me know.

thank you


Sure, not a Wiccan, but a pagan.

 

What kind of books were you looking for; spellbooks, mythology, cultural standpoints?

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Re: young witch

Try www.llewellyn.com.  Excellent starting point for books and also supplies.
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EcclecticReader wrote:
Try www.llewellyn.com.  Excellent starting point for books and also supplies.

Good publishing house, they do a good 35% of the pagan market in fact. But it would help to know what you're looking for, perhaps what you already have. Not all spellbooks are created equal, so to speak.

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Re: young witch


Sure, not a Wiccan, but a pagan.

 

What kind of books were you looking for; spellbooks, mythology, cultural standpoints?


  no i truley am a wiccan.

 

 i wasnt looking for spell books or mythology more along the lines of historical books and culutral books

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Re: young witch


Sarasvati wrote:

Sure, not a Wiccan, but a pagan.

 

What kind of books were you looking for; spellbooks, mythology, cultural standpoints?


  no i truley am a wiccan.

 

 i wasnt looking for spell books or mythology more along the lines of historical books and culutral books


 

I think Tigger meant that she is pagan not Wiccan, not you. Maybe try Scott Cunningham

The New Encyclopedia of the Occult is good for reference

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Re: young witch


debbook wrote:

Sarasvati wrote:

Sure, not a Wiccan, but a pagan.

 

What kind of books were you looking for; spellbooks, mythology, cultural standpoints?


  no i truley am a wiccan.

 

 i wasnt looking for spell books or mythology more along the lines of historical books and culutral books


 

I think Tigger meant that she is pagan not Wiccan, not you. Maybe try Scott Cunningham

The New Encyclopedia of the Occult is good for reference


Bingo, sorry for any confusion there.

 

oh then defiately  the latest version of Margot Adler's "Drawing down the Moon"

Drawing down the Moon 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can skip the spells and go for the main topics in Star Hawk's "Dreaming the Dark" 

Dreaming in the Dark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for a start... 

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Re: young witch

I would also ask the question what are you interested in? There are many paths. Maybe being new to this you may want to keep an open mind and read many different paths so you can determine what fits your needs. What I have found is wicca is a great label but you may learn it is not your path, maybe druid or shaman or maybe wicca is for you.

 

I to have classified my belief system as pagan and not wiccian. I have read many books by Ann Moura For a green path. She also has a great book "Origins of Modern Witchcraft: The Evolution of a World Religion."

Many of these other books are also really good. I own and have read most of them. I simple search using www.bing.com will bring back an offer whelming amount of topics. Maybe study each one carefully.

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Re: Witchcraft

Folks here interested in witchcraft might like to listen to this BBC Radio 4 broadcast on the history of these beliefs. 
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I am also pagan, not wiccan, but one of the books that I found very comforting and informative as I was beginning my transition was All Women Are Healers.  It isn't specifically wiccan, but covers a broad number of healing tecniques and traditions.  Enjoy.
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Re: young witch

Dear Young,

 

Lots of good suggestions people here have offered you, to which I would like to add: Witch Crafting: a spiritual guide to making magic, by  Phyllis Curott.  Broadway Books, 2001.  ISBN 0-7679-0825-2. 

 

Good luck in your pursuit.

 

 

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Hey no offense but WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS A WICCAN AND PAGAN IS SPELT P-E-G-A-N. Like I said no offense. And if you mean witch hope you know what that is if not look it up. Or I'll tell you from a Christian view

Witch- Someone that has sold their soul to the devil or santan for supernatural powers.

Npw I'm not trying to be rude or tell you your belifs are wrong but I'm not sure what your talking about so please explain.

P.S.. I wear a cross regularly so don't try nothing witchy.

:mantongue:

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Re: young witch

Ohhh your looking for historical books look for Salem Witch Trials of 1692. That's pretty historical.

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Belwulfs wrote:

Hey no offense but WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS A WICCAN AND PAGAN IS SPELT P-E-G-A-N. Like I said no offense. And if you mean witch hope you know what that is if not look it up. Or I'll tell you from a Christian view

Witch- Someone that has sold their soul to the devil or santan for supernatural powers.

Npw I'm not trying to be rude or tell you your belifs are wrong but I'm not sure what your talking about so please explain.

P.S.. I wear a cross regularly so don't try nothing witchy.

:mantongue:


 

 

Wow are you ignorant!

 

Please start here for Wicca

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca

 

and here for pagan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagan

 

No, it is not spelled pegan.

 

Just for a start...

 

Since not even Satanists sell their souls.

Since your definition involves nothing beyond Catholic propaganda.

Since a cross protects you from ... (chuckle, sorry but it's just soo absurd) spells as much as my pentagram protects me from your prayers.

 

Even though you may have meant no offense, you defiantly did offend. Go do a little research, if you want clarification, feel free to ask. Just don't break your own commandments to do it.

 

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Belwulfs wrote:

Hey no offense but WHAT IN GOD'S NAME IS A WICCAN AND PAGAN IS SPELT P-E-G-A-N. Like I said no offense. And if you mean witch hope you know what that is if not look it up. Or I'll tell you from a Christian view

Witch- Someone that has sold their soul to the devil or santan for supernatural powers.

Npw I'm not trying to be rude or tell you your belifs are wrong but I'm not sure what your talking about so please explain.

P.S.. I wear a cross regularly so don't try nothing witchy.

:mantongue:


 

 

Belwulfs -- Well. in answer to your other thread, my first comment would be, find someone who can tell you face-to-face some of the ways this post errs relative to your objectives to bear witness.

 

 

And, yes, I probably am being rude, so don't take me for an example either.  The old adage about actions speaking louder than words may be trite, but is probably still worth considering.

 

I find a church community and prayer my strongest supports for bearing witness, along with openess to the presence of the Holy Spirit, which I usually find present wherever two or more are gathered together.

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy
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Re: young witch

Hey I just wanted to know what it was and I just stated all I know about witches and not saying she sold her soul or anything. I just need to clear some things up. And I apologize if I offended anyone that was not my Intention. So sorry and I guess you were right on how to spell pagan. So again I am sincerely sorry can you guys and girls forgive me.

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Re: young witch

 


Belwulfs wrote:

Hey I just wanted to know what it was and I just stated all I know about witches and not saying she sold her soul or anything. I just need to clear some things up. And I apologize if I offended anyone that was not my Intention. So sorry and I guess you were right on how to spell pagan. So again I am sincerely sorry can you guys and girls forgive me.


 

 

Ok

 

Just try to remeber that all that you know before, was a nothing but a insult.The heavy nasty insult that gave several people a "reason" why it was ok to kill millions over 500 years. We call it the Burning Times. We are kind of touchy about it.

 

Did you read those posts in Wiki? Do you have questions?

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Re: young witch

P:  What does 'bearing witness' mean? 

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Re: young witch

Sorry I meant no offense.

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Re: young witch

 


Belwulfs wrote:

Sorry I meant no offense.


 

Ok