Renowned Wiccan author Marian Singer uses the ubiquitous biblical rules to frame the ten tenets by which witches should live, allowing you to walk the ancient path of the witch in today s modern world


10 thoughts on “A Witch's 10 Commandments: Magickal Guidelines for Everyday Life

  1. Sarah Goodwin Sarah Goodwin says:

    Shallow, unfocused and missing a lot of key ethical issues discussions relating to Wicca.Also, states that squaw is slang for genitals, rather than an offensive term used for NA women, which is just factually incorrect.


  2. Josh Josh says:

    I read this trying to find atheological discussion and framework for the modern neopagan movement But this book was justof the fluffy Diet Religion Lite, focusingon positive thoughts , the law of attraction , and finding your sacred self rather than anything substantial It s almost like a much cooler version of a self help book That s not religion That s anything goes spirituality The author even mentions several times that Neopaganism is so individualistic that it can I read this trying to find atheological discussion and framework for the modern neopagan movement But this book was justof the fluffy Diet Religion Lite, focusingon positive thoughts , the law of attraction , and finding your sacred self rather than anything substantial It s almost like a much cooler version of a self help book That s not religion That s anything goes spirituality The author even mentions several times that Neopaganism is so individualistic that it can sometimes be anything goes it s all good but then never puts her foot down on any theological issue Instead she actually ends up advocating the anything goes approach I m sorry but a religion without rules is not a religion, it s just a messy ball of opinions The only commonality among all Neopagans I ve gleaned from this book are the basic points that Nature is sacred, humans are sacred, divine immanence, interconnectedness, and an idea of karmic feedback Those are the only hard truths offered, but these are by no means new ideas Also, the author subscribes to monism and the language even borders on monotheism, which makes the discussions a little confusing to duotheists and polytheists Now, concerning ethics, the author does make some good points that tend to repeat themselves throughout the entire book and raises some very important ethical questions that every neopagan should consider But, the author in no way proffers any meaningful answers, especially not backed by tradition or authorities on the subject The author s answer to every ethical dilemma is basically What does your spirit tell you Go with your spirit No That s not how ethics works There are right and wrong answers and actions in the world The book is mainly a discussion, and doesn t give any new information you can t just think up for yourself.All in all, this book was needed because it finally takes a serious look at ethics and morality formation in the Neopagan movement, which is necessary for legitimizing the movement in the eyes of other religions and the world at large I laud the author for this important effort However lofty this ambition was, the book only gives us a grilled cheese sandwich when what we really need is a full meal If you re into love and light no rules required, individualistic, anything goes neo Wicca Paganism then you d actually enjoy this book For someone like me needing details, structure, and even properly cited historical sources of integrity to support a proposition i.e proof I didn t get much out of it


  3. Eishexe Eishexe says:

    This is really sort of a primer on Wiccan beliefs presented in a unique format Running parallel to the Judeo Christian commandments, the author lists and elaborates on equivalent Wiccan beliefs Interesting premise and a fairly decent overview of Wiccan ethics and beliefs.Of course Wiccans don t really have 10 commandments, though.


  4. Michelle Michelle says:

    I read this book for a second time It s a great book for beginners learning about ethics and what some people follow These are guidelines not concrete rules to follow and it s safe to say many do follow but remember not all.


  5. Michele Michele says:

    i like how this book not only talks about the pagan views of the commandments, but also the christian, buddisht, etc this is a well rounded book.


  6. Morgan Lee-Anne Morgan Lee-Anne says:

    Very informational about the things that every witch should know and learn I think it is a must read for any Wiccan Witch.