I have books that seemed to call to me to be purchased yet are rarely opened. There are three books in particular that really “called” to me which I have slacked on reading. Those three are:
- The Temple of Shamanic Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak
- Wicca for Beginners by Thea Sabin
- The Witches’ Goddess by Janet and Stewart Farrar
Today I have been reading Wicca for Beginners. It seems fitting after watching a documentary last night about how Gerald Gardner founded Wicca. Although I don’t consider myself Wiccan, the religion does provide a foundation for modern witches to learn from. There are also certainly aspects of the religion that jive with me. Some of its basic principles that I connect with are:
- Divine is too large and transcendent for us to fully comprehend. Thus, Wiccans perceive Deity in different facets/aspects.
- Psychic abilities are real and innate within each of us.
- Magic is real. To practice magic (or magick, as I prefer to spell it) is to create change in accordance with one’s will.
- Sex is sacred. Thus, sexual relationships should be approached with consideration.
- An ye harm none, do as ye will. Or in other words; Do your own thing as long as you are not behaving like a horrible person.
As you may have assumed, I finished reading the chapter on Wiccan principles before typing this post. I believe I have read from the next chapter before. It is about the fundamental energy tools of grounding, visualization, and and shielding. I figure it will be good to reread that information.
I hope you are all having a lovely day. Perhaps somebody else will be inspired to dust off a book and open it.