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The Beginnerís Guide to Wicca:
How to Practice Earth-Centered Spirituality

by Starhawk

      Starhawk is a leading authority on earth-centered spirituality. In The Beginners Guide to Wicca: How to Practice Earth-Centered Spirituality, a 70 minute CD, she offers the historical background for a particular earth path, called Wicca. Wicca is a spirituality that honors the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine in nature. On this CD, Starhawk discusses the eight celebrations within the Wiccan year and explains how they were originally based on agricultural seasons.

In addition to discussing Wicca, Starhawk also talks about her own particular tradition, a new one called Reclaiming, that focuses on peace and justice issues.

As an added bonus, also included on the CD are three guided meditations. These alone are worth the price of the disc, no matter what your spiritual background is. The first is a simple grounding exercise that relaxes the body and prepares it for deeper meditation. The second is a way to connect with nature, and the third, called "A Journey to Your Place of Power," is a common meditation technique that is often taught to people as a way to manage stress. During the course of this meditation, listeners create a special place in their minds where they feel safe and where they can relax and go into a deeper meditation. With Starhawkís gentle voice and clear instructions, this visual meditation is easy for almost anyone to accomplish.

If you want to find out about earth-centered spirituality, this is the place to start. It only takes a little over an hour to get a background and experience some of what Wiccans do. Highly recommended.

The Book

Sounds True
December 28, 2006
Audiobook - 1 CD (70 minutes)
ISBN-10: 159179031X
ISBN-13: 978-1591790310
Non-fiction, New Age spirituality
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The Reviewer

Janie Franz
Reviewed 2007
NOTE: Reviewer Janie Franz is the author of Freelance Writing: Itís a Business, Stupid!, Relaxation Techniques for Children, Relaxation Techniques for Adults; Co-author of The Ultimate Wedding Reception Book and The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book. Coming Soon: The Ultimate Wedding Workbook, Get Rich on Love, and Sacred Breath (a sound recording of relaxation meditations).
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