Living Wicca

Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner” Scott Cunningham

Living Wicca takes a philosophical look at the questions, practices, and differences within Witchcraft. You’ll learn how to create your own rituals and symbols, develop a book of shadows, and even become a high priest or priestess. Also covered in this Scott Cunningham classic are tools, magical names, initiation, the Mysteries, 120 Wiccan symbols, and the importance of secrecy in your practice. (Amazon)


I liked Living Wicca, however it seemed like it was written solely as a companion book to his “Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner”, like things he forgot to say or wanted to clarify.  But I believe he even says that in the Introduction.  The book is divided into three sections; 1. Topics of Interest, 2. Daily Prayers and Rituals, 3. Creating your own Tradition.  In his first section, he starts out by discussing the different aspects of Learning; Study, Thought, Prayer and Experiment.  He discusses magickal names, self initiation, and basic Wiccan mysteries.  The second section discusses prayers, chants, and rituals, complete with many examples.  He also gives a pretty thorough run-down on what makes up a Wiccan “tradition” in his third section (not that I’d ever probably start my own trad, but it was interesting).  And of course, there was a good reference section and bibliography.  So apart from the fact that I think it could have been organised a bit better, this is definately a good book to read.

2 thoughts on “Living Wicca

  1. I have just finished reading the first book to this sequel (Wicca). I absolutely loved it, and now 40 pages into this one. I love how he clarifies so many things and goes more in depth. There was more humor in the first book, and he really gets down to business in this one. He shows more of his opinions in this book that differs from Covens, ect. I think this is definitely a good read if you are serious about dedicating yourself to this Path.

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