My Top 10 Reasons I like
this Book, October 3, 2003
Occult Guy from Port
Charlotte, FL USA
No long intro here, just my reasons
for loving this book.
1. A book that finally teaches people
that psychic development is the bases of
ALL "magick." I quote my own
teacher here "The moment someone
learns and realizes that thought creates
they become a magick user."
2. Though I am not into wicca, or
rather wasn't, this book helped me to
become interested becuase
3. it had an absolutely wonderful
historical, well researched, section on
4. it present numerous wicca
traditions/paths. Though not a lot was
said about them (around a paragraph
each), the author makes it very clear
that he is an Eclectic "witch"
and that if people want to choose one of
the other paths they are welcomed to.
They just have to do a little extra
research on them. His course does start
the beginning foundations for being
involved in most any of them.
5. His writing is clear, clever,
intelligent, and at times funny. It's
very rare that I read a text book type of
book and can say those things.
6. He provides an overview of the
Calendar that most Pagans go by without
getting into it in a heavy way. This will
allow newbies to absorb and understand it
and start to ask questions about it,
which is the mark of good teaching.
7. He does NOT throw ritual magick at
you. Based on my understanding it is rare
that most covens allows a newbie to
practice magick when they first join
because of the consequences that could
happen when someone does so without
knowing what they are doing. Here he
teaches how to do "mind magick"
or rather what I learned of as psychic
development techniques. Even so, it is
much safer then some of the more advanced
ritualized magical aspects and it's also
much easier to understand.
8. There is a self test at the end of
the book so you can measure how well you
are doing as you go along.
9. The book is meant to act as a
traditional year and a day study course
that most adapts who are being initiated
into covens go through. His second book
(Coming in 2004) most likely will do the
same for the 2nd degree.
10. Topics Covered include: History of
Wicca, Wicca Paths, The Magickal Mind,
Meditation, The Magick of Science, The
Science of Magick, The Art of Defense,
The Power of Light, Energy Anatomy,
Journey Work, Spirit Work, The Inner
Temple, Healing, and Initiation. There
are 34 exercises that support the lessons
and a companion CD (buy separately) which
contains over half of those exercises
done via guided visualization and lead by
oh and one more
11. He does not bash any of the wicca
traditions or indeed any other religion.
He realizes that he has no need to stoop
to such low tactics. Indeed, if anything
he will help those people of other
religions who have a simi open mind to
understand more about the wicca religion.