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Publisher's Summary

A masterful gem of insight and wisdom, Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide reveals the time-honored practices of initiatory Wicca, thought all but lost by many, but hidden like so many occult secrets in plain sight. 

Drawing a clear and respectful distinction between eclectic Wicca and its older, more traditional sibling, Thorn Mooney takes us on a personal journey exploring the powers and the pitfalls of the initiatory inner court, revealing the persistence of a thriving and dynamic craft.

©2018 Thorn Mooney (P)2018 Tantor

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Wish Thorn would have narrated her book....💔

This is a wonderful book, full of first hand experience from Thorn Mooney and a few others, but mostly from Thorn.

I think it is ideal for the solo practitioner ready to take their practice into a group setting. This is the first time I've read something from this perspective. I found it very refreshing. I've been consuming many books on the topic because I am not sure where I stand. This book has made me realize that I have a long way to go, and that's ok.

I would have rated it 5/5 but I listened to the audiobook. I didn't get along with the narrator. I wish Thorn would have narrates it.

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Excellent

An excellent work and must-read/listen for anyone interested in or curious about Traditional Wicca. Don't assume you already know: read this. Incredibly enlightening.

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Listening to this nearly intolerable. It sounds like a computer reading it. Like I paid to her stuck on a robo-call.

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wish this was narrated by the author

Good content. Terrible choice for narrator. The narrator's delivery is mechanical and souless. This narrator is best suited to technical manuals. Great book from an interesting person. Narrator awful.

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The narration is horrid

I wanted to love this. No time to actually read so why not try this instead. The narration is just awful. Robotic. So disappointing. I will buy the book and carve out some time to read it. I’ve found so many audibles are this way. I just can’t get past the 1st chapter....

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Required for all Seekers

Excellent narration. Quality content. I have listened to it twice, and I have been given the best advice for seeking a Coven. Highly recommended.

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Great book for Trad seekers

For many years I was confused by the many books and ways to do things. It wasn't until I was initiated into a BTW coven that I really understood a lot of what I read. This book would have helped immensely, especially in trying to find a coven and how to go about it. Thorn writes like she's talking to a friend, this is such great information for anyone looking for their path, Trad or not.

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Brilliant Guide For Any Type of Witch

Traditional Wicca: A Seeker’s Guide by Thorn Mooney is one of those books that I’m surprised hadn’t been written before, but seems so greatly needed. The book isn’t about embracing Wicca as a personal eclectic practice, but rather a guide for someone who is seeking out a Traditional Wiccan path (a term that refers to the Gardnerian and Alexandrian lineage of traditions). Most books written on these subjects seem to be a bit outdated and none seem to be aimed at the seeker of Traditional Wicca in modern times.

Mooney shares what to expect and explains the basics regarding seeking out a Traditional Wiccan lineage. While exploring this, she also remains respectful of non-Traditional Wicca and Witchcraft traditions and never comes across as trying to convert the reader to Traditional Wicca itself. In fact, she writes that “This book is not necessarily intended to sell you on Traditional Wicca. I believe that sincere, dedicated seekers will still find their way, without the need for prodding and proselytizing. There’s also a whole world of incredible Witchcraft and Pagan traditions that are worth exploring. Rather, this book is designed as a resource for those who are already in the process of seeking.”

Her writing style is reminiscent of writers such as Silver Ravenwolf and Scott Cunningham, which is a high compliment, and I have a feeling that this book will make as strong of a mark on the witchcraft community as the works of those authors have. Her writing is approachable and easy to follow. My favorite sections of the book were on initiation, lineage, and hierarchy. What makes this book even better is Mooney’s guidance on pitfalls and things to beware of when seeking out traditional training.

Mooney makes it clear that most public knowledge on Traditional Wicca is just scratching the surface of the deep lore and practices still guarded to this day. I often come across strong opinions about Wicca and Traditional Wicca by other outsiders like myself who are not initiated into the Gardnerian or Alexandrian lines but think they fully understand all there is to know about these traditions. I have always found this odd. As a non-initiate of these lines, I have known for a long time that there’s more to these traditions than presented in books, but I can’t think of any other book that has actually stated this point blank.

As someone who is not Wiccan myself, I still enjoy reading about other traditions. I finished this book understanding Traditional Wicca so much better and had many misconceptions about these traditions cleared up. This is a book that would serve any seeker looking to see which tradition is right for them, whether that’s Traditional Wicca or not, because it lays out such grounded wisdom about traditional ideas as well as how they can be twisted with abuses of power. Guidance which can be helpful to any tradition of witchcraft.

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Good book, poor naration

I enjoyed the book & it’s information. I did not however like the narration. It was too “sing songy” in it’s delivery.

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Wonderful

I'm a Traditional Wiccan, and I rather enjoyed this. It's helpful for both seasoned and new Wiccans who want to understand Wiccan basics and covens.