(subtitled: 366 Days of Magical Practice in the Craft of the Wise)

Normally I am a strong supporter of Mr. Roderick's writing. His Dark Moon Mysteries has been a foundational (and transformational) teaching work for me since it was first published in 1996.

But I didn't love the first of this group, Wicca: A Year and a Day, and the problems I had with the first volume remain in the second,
Wicca: Another Year and a Day, subtitled: 366 Days of Magical Practice in the Craft of the Wise. My main criticism is that you must have gone through the first book for the second to be of use. The upside of which is that you'll have a lot of the 'fiddly bits' that Roderick requires on hand already (like a number a fairly obscure essential oils that you will end up working with).

Witchcraft is not for the faint of heart, but I feel that many who glance at these books (which really are volume one and two, not separate books) will feel that Wicca is technical, elaborate and complicated. Which it isn't. Even traditional witchcraft isn't as technical as these volumes make it seem to be (perhaps especially).

That said, I *still* recommend Wicca: Another Year and a Day (and the previous volume) because there is a ton of material here that is valuable. If you have the discipline to take yourself through it, you can feel justifiably proud of your achievement.

I recommend these book for anyone who is good at self-study and willing to truly engage their magical practice on a deeper level.

~review by Lisa Mc Sherry

Author: Timothy Roderick
Llewellyn Publications, 2015
pp. 360, $29.99

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