Wicca : A Guide For The Solitary Practitioner
THIS BOOK, THE result of sixteen years of practical experience and research, is a guidebook outlining basic Wiccan theory and practice. It is written with the solitary student or practitioner in mind; there are no coven rituals or magical group dynamics described herein. The Wicca as described here is "new?' It is not a revelation of ancient rituals handed down for thousands of years. This does not invalidate it, however, for it is based on time-honored practices. A three-thousand-year-old incantation to manna isn't necessarily more powerful or effective than one improvised during a private rite. The person practicing the ritual or spell determines its success. If centuries-old incantations are nothing more to you than senseless gibberish, chances are the ritual won't work, any more than would a Shinto ceremony in the hands of a Methodist. To be effective, rituals must speak to you.