Book Review: Wheel of the Year
The very nice people at Simon and Schuster sent me some books to review, this is the first one:
The Modern Witchcraft Guide to the Wheel of the Year by Judy Ann Nock.
It is a guide to the Wiccan holidays, although I don't necessarily follow the sabbats personally as such (nor am I Wiccan), it is an interesting guide.
For anyone new to the Wiccan journey it will provide a very good read and some really useful information.
There are myths, history, celestial events, meditations, ritual ideas and practical crafts for each sabbat.
The book itself is a lovely hardback cover with a design that makes it look like an old antique leather bound tome.
Coming in at 226 pages it is a decent sized book too.
The official blurb: From the Modern Witchcraft series comes a complete guide to all of the sacred days and holidays of the Wiccan calendar—with spells, rituals, and other tips to celebrate.In The Modern Witchcraft Guide to the Wheel of the Year, you’ll learn about the most celebrated days in the Wheel of the Year—Samhain, the end of the harvest season; Yule, the celebration of the New Year; Imbolc, the celebration of rebirth; Ostara, the arrival of Spring; Beltane, the celebration of Earth’s fertility; Litha, the song of the summer; Lughnasad, the halfway point between Summer and Autumn; and Mabon, the festival of home and harvest.For each of these special days, there will be information about the history and its meaning, and the ways you can fully celebrate. Each chapter describes the celestial events associated with the sabbat, astrological influences during that time, meditation rituals, and charms to perform. It also includes a practical craft, such as candle making, that you can create to celebrate each day.The Modern Witchcraft Guide to the Wheel of the Year is your complete guide to everything you need to know to celebrate the Wheel of the Year and the Wiccan sabbats, from Yule to Samhain, as part of your own spiritual practice.