TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword……………………………………………………………….. 2
Table of Contents……………………………………………………. 8
Chapter 1 – Introduction to Wicca…………………………. 12
What is Wicca……………………………………………………….. 13
Present Focused and Experiential……………………………. 13
Deeply In Tune with Nature……………………………………… 14
Aware of Magic………………………………………………………. 17
What Wicca………………………………………………………….. 18
Basic Ethics and Principles of Wicca………………………. 20
The Polarity of the Deity………………………………………….. 20
The Immanence of Deity………………………………………… 21
The Divinity of the Earth………………………………………….. 21
A Belief in Psychic Power……………………………………….. 22
A Belief in Magic……………………………………………………. 23
The Reality of Reincarnation…………………………………… 24
The Sacred Nature of Sex………………………………………. 25
The Rede and the Threefold Law…………………………….. 25
Chapter 2 – The History of Wicca and Witchcraft….. 28
The Early Earth Religions……………………………………….. 29
The Rise of Christianity………………………………………….. 30
Witch Hunting……………………………………………………….. 31
Malleus Malleficarum……………………………………………… 31
Ongoing Witch Trials…………………………………………….. 32
Into the Shadows and Out……………………………………… 33
Chapter 3 – Modern Wicca…………………………………… 36
Wiccan Traditions………………………………………………… 37
Gardnerian………………………………………………………….. 37
Alexandrian…………………………………………………………. 38
Algard…………………………………………………………………. 39
Georgian…………………………………………………………….. 40
Seax-Wica…………………………………………………………. 40
Feri……………………………………………………………………. 40
Dianic………………………………………………………………… 41
Other Traditions………………………………………………….. 41
Covens and Coven Life……………………………………….. 42
Earning Your Degree…………………………………………… 43
Ongoing Coven Membership………………………………… 45
Solitary Practitioners…………………………………………… 45
Other Forms of Witchcraft…………………………………… 46
Pros and Cons of Covens……………………………………. 47
Pros and Cons of Solitaire…………………………………… 48
Chapter 4 – The Wiccan Deities………………………… 50
There Is No Evil Counterpart………………………………… 52
The All………………………………………………………………. 53
The Goddess…………………………………………………….. 54
The God……………………………………………………………. 58
Considering The Pantheons………………………………… 62
Chapter 5 – Deciding to Become a Witch…………… 66
Dedicating Yourself to the Craft……………………………. 68
Self-Dedication Ritual…………………………………………. 68
Choosing Your Magickal Name……………………………. 70
Chapter 6 – The Magickal Cabinet……………………. 74
Shopping for the Tools of the Trade……………………… 75
Exploring Magickal Tools…………………………………….. 75
Candle Magick…………………………………………………… 76
Common Wiccan Tools……………………………………… 78
Athame…………………………………………………………….. 78
Wand……………………………………………………………….. 79
Chalice…………………………………………………………….. 80
Cauldron…………………………………………………………… 80
Broom………………………………………………………………. 80
Censer and Incense…………………………………………… 80
Salt and Water…………………………………………………… 81
Bolline………………………………………………………………. 81
Book of Shadows………………………………………………. 81
Other Tools……………………………………………………….. 82
What About the Pentagram?………………………………. 83
Storing Magickal Tools……………………………………….. 85
Where Do I Shop?…………………………………………….. 86
Chapter 7 – Herbs and Crystals……………………….. 88
Plants and Wicca……………………………………………… 88
Crystals and Wicca………………………………………….. 90
Chapter 8 – Understanding Ritual……………………. 96
The Wiccan Personal Altar………………………………… 96
Casting a Circle……………………………………………….. 97
Taking Down the Circle……………………………………… 99
Points of Ritual Etiquette…………………………………… 99
Chapter 9 – Wiccan Terminology…………………….. 102
“The Rede of the Wiccae”…………………………………. 114
Afterword………………………………………………………… 118
Suggested Reading…………………………………………. 122
Metaphysical Supplies Online……………………………. 126
Index………………………………………………………………. 128