A complete witchcraft 101 course for beginners, To Ride a Silver Broomstick by Silver Ravenwolf presents both the science and religion of Witchcraft so you can become an active participant while growing at your own pace.
To Ride a Silver Broomstick is wonderfully non-sectarian. You’ll learn about numerous Wiccan traditions, from Alexandrian to Teutonic. But RavenWolf adds something new to this lively and growing spirituality: New Generation Witchcraft. This idea is based on flexibility so that you can use techniques and ideas from any previous tradition. As she writes, “There is no end to the combinations that will make you happy, successful and at peace with humankind.”
This book is far more than an instruction manual on how to be a Witch. It is also an encyclopedia of Wiccan lore. Do you know the meaning of those strange words Witches use? Look on page 17 for a lexicon of Witchcraft jargon. Did you know that each of the full moons of the year has a special name? You’ll find them listed on page 39. What sort of tools and items do you need for your magical and spiritual practices? See page 92. How do you keep a record of your rituals? Look at page 108. The meaning of the Tarot cards? See page 162. And page 164 reveals the secrets of using the Tarot to determine when events will happen. Don’t overlook the names and meanings of the runes on page 169. Color and candle magick secrets begin on page 191, while the power of stones begins on page 208. Interested in herbs? The magical uses are on page 213, medicinal uses on page 214. There’s even a guide to Pagan newsletters and services.
Paperback, 282 pages.