Pagan/Wiccan Religion/Beginner

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I want to learn more about the craft, but I'm not sure where to start. Do you have any recommendations on some books or anything I should read?

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First you have to determine which of the Crafts you are talking about.  Craft comes from the Saxony word Acht meaning Way.  There is Druidcraft, Witchcraft, and Wiccacraft.  Many so called practitioners will try and tell you that Wiccacraft and Witchcraft are the same thing.  In fact, people who read my answer and tell you that I am wrong, when History supports me.

You have to decide if you are a true practitioner or a hippy wiccan bigot.  A True Practitioner seeks knowledge, all knowledge, and then overlay it on a core of required knowledge.

Druids are Warriors, Healers, Priests, and Bards
Witches are Healers and Priests

This is why a lot of Apothecaries (a place herbs are sold) are run by Witches.

The people who cry that Druids were not Warriors, or trained as Warriors, those will be NeoDruids.  Neo Druidry is a form of Wicca created in the 1970s so that people would not have to go to Church.

Wicca was created in the late 1940s and early 1950s, by Gerald Gardner. He got kicked out of a Druid Order for refusing to train a Black Man, whose Ancestry was English Moor, stating he was not British enough.  After getting kicked out, he created his first Coven (Sex Cult), a place where you had to be Straight, White, and British to Join.  Alex Sanders and his wife left because Gardner required all the Women in the Coven Sleep with him.  He had no respect for the Vows of Marriage.

As far as your Question goes, I would start with the Works of Shakespeare, Poetic/Prose Eddas, Beowulf, Art of War by Sun Tsu.  These books will give you a starting mindset for the Old Religion.  There are a great many things in Modern life that are based on the Old Religion.  In fact, when Republicans talk about Family Values, Working for a Living, Family Dinners, and Military Service, those all came from our Religion.


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You need to find out how to balance the Warrior Spirit and Honor with the Pagan an Heathen Path. I can help you find your balance. You want to find the step between Neo-Pagan/Wicca and Meso-Pagan/Older Forms of Religion. I can help you. If you start your question, talking about how much magical power you have, I will call you on it. Do not brag about your magical powers to me. Do not tell me your a 15 Year Old Uber Dragon Wiccan High Priest. I will tell you the truth. I will tell you to make yourself better. Do not start your question that way. If you do, I will call you on your bullshit, then I will tell you how to make yourself stronger/better.

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I am well versed Heathenry, Teutonic Religions, Germanic Religions, Celtic Religions. I have been a Law Enforcement expert in Occult and Non Conformist Religion.

Organizations
Wild Hunt Order - Founding Member. Pagans who were Law Enforcement and Military were being Ostracized by Kansas City Pagan Groups. We started drinking together and talking about the Old Religions, and eventually become the Wild Hunt Order. Celtic Heathen Federation - Founding Member. Celtic Pagans and Heathens who are dedicated to Family and Home, before all things, even Gods, like the Old Gods taught us. We are Tuatha (Tribes), a Gathering of Tuath (Tribe). We are Families gathered together, with one heart and one might. ICKF -International Chito Ryu Karate Federation United States - My Sensei was Scott Marks

Education/Credentials
GED KCKCC - Studied Criminal Justice and Political Science KDOC - Former CO1A TnT - Close Quarters and Hand to Hand Instructor Senshi - Okinawan Karate Kage Senshi - Ninjitsu Trained as a Druid and Hold the Rank of Master Druid. Recognized by the ADO, AOD, BDO, and Culdee Druids.

Awards and Honors
The Titles Senshi and Kage Senshi. Rank Master Druid I was given the title of Black Dog because I have a tendency to protect the weak and go after the dishonorable. Every person that I have gone after has been proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, to be without honor. Kinslayers and Oathbreakers.

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Several Members of Law Enforcement and Military.

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