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Re: Wiccan Book List - List for those starting out
« Reply #210 on: December 28, 2013, 02:43:12 PM »

Philosophy of Wicca - Amber Laine Fisher  ;)
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Re: Wiccan Book List - List for those starting out
« Reply #211 on: December 28, 2013, 03:36:27 PM »

Good boy Draconis :^D i was told by Isis (through my Reki healer) that a book would pressent it's self to me and it felt as though this one did.
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Re: Wiccan Book List - List for those starting out
« Reply #212 on: April 01, 2014, 08:16:50 PM »

I have to ask this since I'm reading it now, but…


What is everyone's opinion on Raven Grimassi, especially in regards to the author's book, Italian Witchcraft: The Old Religion of Southern Europe?


I'll hold back my opinion so I can see others first. :)
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Re: Wiccan Book List - List for those starting out
« Reply #213 on: April 02, 2014, 03:44:04 AM »

Grimassi is not a reliable source for information on Stregheria.
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Re: Wiccan Book List - List for those starting out
« Reply #214 on: April 04, 2014, 11:14:40 AM »

I know I've said this before, but I don't know if it was in this thread. 

Many years ago I coined the phrase "Wicca With Meatballs".  You can just guess my motivation for that.

Italian Folk Magic / Italian Witchcraft have NOTHING to do with W w/M.  Nothing.  There ARE resources for such things "out there", but they take a bit more diligence.   Firstly, having had an Italian family / upbringing / relatives are almost a must.  One needs to understand the dynamic of Italian paese culture - something you don't get from a travelogue or a week's vacation.  Start, for instance, by using the correct term...Stregoneria.  Names such as Solitario, Agostino Taumaturgio, Capravecchio, and Sirena have some fairly good writings "out there".

Some would counter my aspersion by adding that "all info is good info".  To some extent, that is true.  You can glean a nugget or two from any author, even if they are an "auteur".  Even such people as $RW and Fiona Horne have "nuggets" in their rantings...errr..."writings".

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Re: Wiccan Book List - List for those starting out
« Reply #215 on: April 04, 2014, 05:46:21 PM »

Whoops, I did some research on the ways Stregheria and Stregoneria contrast.  It does make more sense that Stregoneria, or Italian folk magic,would be heavily influenced by Catholicism. Stregheria appears to be more Neopagan.
At any rate, Grimassi's take is very new age, so let the reader beware.
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Re: Wiccan Book List - List for those starting out
« Reply #216 on: June 25, 2014, 12:31:05 PM »

Wow!  I've just joined and am new to all of this, and I must say, that is a great list!  I supposed I should start out with the "beginners" books.  Our local Barnes & Noble has a huge section of books on the subject so I'm going to print me a list and go shopping! 

Thanks for all the great info!
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