“Why do I need a mentor?” Jessica asked. “So many books could help me learn
what I need to, right?”
“Yes, you can learn a lot from books,” I began. “But the good stuff, the advanced stuff, isn’t in books. That’s where a mentor comes in.”
Having a mentor, you get to go deeper than any book can offer. Authors, if they’re candid, will admit this.
So much to learn isn’t available in books. You can only learn certain secrets and techniques from someone who has actual experience—which was supported by their own mentors.
Having a mentor helps you focus your efforts and keeps you safe from making rookie mistakes. Your mentor can help you get out of trouble, if you get in over your head.
Mentors let you know if you’re doing the energy work correctly so that you won’t hurt yourself. Your mentor can help you control your energy in your spellwork.
Mentors often fill several roles: friend, teacher, confidant, priest/priestess and more.
Books describe how to do things. Mentors help you experience things. Big difference.
If you read about rollercoasters in a book, you wouldn’t know the experience of riding a rollercoaster. Oh, the book could express, in lovely poetry, something about the feelings and the motion.
Only your actual ride on the rollercoaster brings true understanding.
The truth is: Your mentor is crucial for your real advancement. Mentors will have the right answers at the right time, when you need them.
If you’re looking to deepen your knowledge of the Craft, it may be time to find a mentor. See my post on Finding the Right Wiccan Mentor for You.
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As a Wiccan I found this an inspiring read. Written in a way that makes it accessible to everyone irrespective of their current knowledge. – Shona Cathro
I don’t generally write reviews on books I’ve read…but this time i feel lead to. This book spoke volumes to me, as if the author knew exactly where I’m coming from and what I’m struggling with. It’s not often a book can make me cry, but this one did by making me see the many blocks I’ve put up in my life. I knew they were there, but I’ve gotten skilled at pretending they’re not. Thank you for helping me see I’m not some freak because of circumstances throughout my life that have caused the blocks, and that i need to stop hiding from or burying them and face them one step at a time. – Crystal Sparks
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Through simple guided meditations and tips on living a happy healthy life this book takes you on a journey that will teach you how to love yourself, better your self image, and rid yourself of the negative energies that prevent you from reaching your goals.
This book covers many wonderful topics that will teach you basic magical practices as well as the theory and idea of “like attracts like” From setting up an alter to casting a circle and how to perform and find the magick that you are seeing in your life this book has so much to offer.
MoonWater SilverClaw is truly an inspirational writer for a newer generation of Wiccans and those seeking to use the natural energies of the earth to make changes in their life. Her writing style speaks from the heart because she has been where the reader is, she has used these techniques and steps to better her own life and now she is helping the reader use the Law of Attraction to better theirs – Amazon Customer
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Ms. SilverClaw has written a book that is really great for the beginner wanting to learn about Wiccan or wants to start practicing the art of Wicca. I found this book wonderful, easy to read, and extremely helpful and informative. It covers everything from what Wicca is, the history of Wicca and how Wicca became misassociated with evil, along with how Wicca can help/save people’s lives. Ms. SilverClaw also discusses practicing Wicca either in a Coven or Solo, and all the things you need in order to have in order to perform your ceremony, and she explains what each item means. She explains how to create spells and gives examples to use, and explains the pitfalls of creating certain types of spells. Ms. SilverClaw has truly created a book that is a cast all net the seems to cover everything that I needed to know to begin practicing Wicca. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is searching for their first book on the topic and wants to start practicing the art of Wicca or is just curious about the topic. This is truly a Must Have book. – Tamra L. Shipman
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