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Hey Everyone,
I just wanted to apologize/explain about why posts might not show up right away. The G+ spam filters will automatically pull your stuff if you post several things to one community in the same day or across a bunch of communities at once. For some reason it doesn't present the posts to the moderators for approval right away, so a bunch of other stuff might get posted in between and we just don't always see them. So if you've posted something and it doesn't show up, give a holler and one of us moderators can help free your post(s) from G+ Purgatory!
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I experience the same issues in Pagan Humor. Alot of legit posts get flagged. 
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This was another board i made awhile back. I was trying to cut a circle out for another planchette for this board but it broke :*( oh well i have more wood to work with but I'm thinking of possibly trying something different...
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I am so impressed love it if you ever wanna sell pls let me no 
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Calling all pagans with at least 5 years experience!

What is some advice you would give to a new person interested in witchcraft? Specifically Wiccan based witchcraft?

I'm putting together a beginners collection to link newbies to when they have questions about books and resources. I have an advice post that I wish to add to. By commenting you are giving me permission to share your advice on my page. 
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Wiccan Starter Guide Book List:

I get asked alot on what I recommend to beginners. So I made this list. But first info where to find these books.

Besides the obvious library many book stores today have some form of occult section and while I always advocate if you love the book to buy it, checking out the material is fine too. Take a note book and make notes on things you read.

http://Books.google.com has many works by many authors avalible for free. Most books have some length of restricted pages. Some older works like Scott Cunningham's books are 99% available to read. This will allow you to get a feel about Wicca as a religion and witchcraft the practice.

Amazon and eBay have multiple sellers with cheap occult books available. I always look there and while it can be hit and miss most of the time used books is where to start.

Paganism: An introduction to Earth-centered Religions by Joyce and River Higginbotham.

While this book isn't centered on Wicca, its the best place to start. It will give you a better understanding of the greater community that identifies as Neo-Pagan. A lot of people seek Wicca because it's the largest, most visible of the Pagan religions. Some people end up leaving Wicca when they realize that other Pagan religions are a better fit; others mistakenly think that all Pagans are Wiccan-ish in practices. In the Paganism, you'll get to see some alternatives and differences right up front. (Review by Wiccan Sage)

http://www.amazon.com/Paganism-Introduction-Earth-Centered-Religions/dp/0738702226

No prievew avalible on http://books.Google.com

Wicca a Guide for the solitary practitioner by Scott Cunningham.

This book will lay the foundation in an easy to understand way. Similar to talking to a favorite uncle. While there are some historical inaccuracies, its still a great place to start and get the idea.

https://books.google.com/books?id=U3un43fTEOcC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Thea Sabin's book Wicca for Beginners.

She helps to cement those ideas found in Cunningham's book. It also has a tuned down fluffiness that Cunningham seems to have.

https://books.google.com/books?id=ZQDhGFsht4UC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Thea+sabin&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAGoVChMIovCh9p63xwIVTxeSCh0Ctwhr#v=onepage&q=Thea%20sabin&f=false

I also suggest Cunningham's book Living Wicca. He has techniques to help you connect with magic on a daily basis.

https://books.google.com/books?id=L9dchyelZCwC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Living+wicca&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCkQ6wEwAWoVChMI-ZOAl5-3xwIVzgaSCh18pA0y#v=onepage&q=Living%20wicca&f=false

From there check out the actual history of Witchcraft by reading Ronald Hutton's book Triumph of the Moon. Most 101 books have a skewed view. And while this isn't a 101 book, its a nice solid history.

https://books.google.com/books?id=dn_95WZW-VIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Robert+hutton+triumph+of+the+moon&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAGoVChMIj-2AsJ-3xwIVi1qSCh2EsQ6Y#v=onepage&q=Robert%20hutton%20triumph%20of%20the%20moon&f=false

From here I usually teach my students about traditional practices and recommend these books.

Raymond Buckland's Complete book of Witchcraft.

He is a bit dry to read and comes off as pompus but he is the reason we have Wicca in the USA. He has some excellent techniques in here though and its worth the read.

https://books.google.com/books?id=fAED7p4stxwC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0

Stewart and Janet Farrar's A Witches Bible Complete.

These two were trained in the Alexandrian tradition and alot of BTW's still use it to teach. Amazon included for reference only. I was unable to verify if http://books.Google.com had this copy.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0919345921/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1441117265&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70&keywords=the+witches+bible

Gardner's Book of Shadows.

This book is available for free online. Just search for Gardner's BOS, I included amazon for reference only. 

http://www.amazon.com/Gardnerian-Book-Shadows-Forgotten-Books/dp/1605069337

From here I start teaching specifics in witchcraft like Divination, correspondences, Herbal medicines and lore, ect. 
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+Jay Mason Welcome!
+Aurora FireHawk​ pass it along. It's why I wrote it. My friend Ben is giving me some info imma add to my beginners page. 
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Funny!
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WOW Super moons this year..
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Welcome Witches! Pull up a seat and introduce yourself. This is an open forum for all old school witches and new age wiccans. RULES: Post in the appropriate category! Keep discussions civil no personal attacks about religion, race, or sexual orientation; rudeness, and aggressive behaviors, debate the issue not the person. Yes there will be isolated incidents of asshatism. If a continuous habit you will get booted. No advertising, you wish to advertise contact Google not this group. This is NOT a dating site go elsewhere for cyber ass. Spam is not acceptable. No plagiarism. If you find it, link it back, I have a no tolerance policy about stealing. Traditional witchcraft does not follow the rede, three fold law, or other dogma associated with Wicca. These are Wicca concepts only. Witches can and do exist outside of the religious practice of Wicca. Our host, Sycamore Meadow, is an American Witchcraft Coven. Witchcraft can be used by an religion we are not a Wicca ONLY religious organization. http://www.sycamoremeadow.com Thanks!

SC Thomas

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Hi there. I used to be a part of this community, but apparently, I deleted it or something. I noticed I wasn't getting notifications and found I was no longer following. Anyway, I'm back. Thanks for holding the door open!
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+SC Thomas If I were a bouncer, I would definitely card you. 😄
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TheWitch ofShades

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Had an evp and emf session next to my spirit pot after doing offerings for the night. Not only is it putting out emfs in the red, but the ghost box said "wishing, age,remember, slain, plane and tight." 
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+TheWitch ofShades that's cool I can't wait til I'm experienced enough to do stuff like that.
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True!
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Hahaha!
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Wishing the Cauldron family a good morning. Hope everyone has a beautiful and Blessed Day.BB
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Good morning!
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