Reading With Katrina

Exploring Wicca: The Beliefs, Rites, and Rituals of the Wiccan Religion
Author: Lady Sabrina
New Page Books, Career Press 2006

ISBN: 156414884X

I think that this book had alot of information in it and read by the right person could be a great gift. However, I must say that while this was called Exploring Wicca, this book really went in depth about the different Gods/Goddesses, different Sabbats and esbats and then had some myths in the book as well. What concerned me and this is not the first book to do this, is that this book contained rituals for Sabbats and esbats and talked of casting circles, concecrating sacred space and tools, and this to me should not be in a book called Exploring Wicca. All too often, one seeking their religious path and feeling that Wicca is it, is already being shown how to cast circles, do rituals, etc. With books such as this, and again while this is a book full of knowledge and education about the Wiccan religion, I know that many out there will read this book and begin doing the rituals inside feeling that through one book, they now know all and begin casting circles, performing rituals, spells and the like. One day I hope to see a book on the shelves about Wicca that stresses to read read read and to educate oneself greatly before being introduced to spells and rituals.I would have loved for this book to do just what it claimed…to explore Wicca, not teach it.


author bio:

My name is Katrina Stiles and I am a born and raised Pagan. I am a wife, mother to two natural children, my daughter age 17, my son 19. We have 3 furbabies and 1 furgrandbaby. Yes, a full house and yes, some days, I think I am going to go crazy! I own and operate a business from my home called DreadfullyYours. I make dread wraps, bandanas and fabric bags. I also own a wire wrapping gemstone jewelry business called Standing Stones Designs. I also read alot. I find that when I need quiet time, I dive into a book and disappear for awhile…it’s the best medicine! If you ever have any questions, drop an email to me at [email protected]