When Someone You Love is Wiccan

A Guide to Witchcraft and Paganism for Concerned Friends, Nervous Parents, and Curious Coworkers


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224 Pages


5.5 x 8.5


Trade Paperback

Pub. Date





Red Wheel Weiser


  • Author Carl McColman

    Carl McColman is the author of several books on Christian mysticism, paganism, and goddess spirituality. Carl’s work is characterized by an optimistic, expansive understanding of spirituality, rooted in Christianity while embracing the wisdom of the world’s contemplative traditions. He is a professed Lay Cistercian—a layperson under the guidance of Trappist monks. He regularly speaks, teaches, and conducts retreats on contemplative Christian practice and blogs at www.carlmccolman.com.Kathryn Hinds (d. 2018) was a teacher, novelist, poet, and writer of more than 50 nonfiction books on world history and mythology, including The Celts of Northern Europe. Kathryn was a student of Norse, Irish, and Welsh literature and a priestess in the Welsh bardic tradition.

“This is the best book to break the ice when someone decides to come ‘out of the broom closet.’”—Spiral Nature
An accessible introduction to one of the world’s most misunderstood spiritual practices to share with family and friends.

 At last, a book that explains Pagan spirituality to non-Pagans in a balanced, accessible way. It acknowledges the natural anxiety many non-Pagans may feel when confronted by a son, daughter, sibling, friend, or co-worker who suddenly proclaims, "I'm a Witch!"

Wicca and Paganism are among the world's fastest growing religions. It's apparent that much of this growth is due to teenage and young adults involvement. While this may be a positive sign to veteran practitioners, it may be understandably worrisome, even frightening, to many of the parents, family members, friends, and associates of today's witches.

Aimed specifically at those who may have little interest in practicing Wicca themselves, When Someone You Love Is Wiccan includes:

  • A brief introduction to Wicca and Paganism.
  • Reasons why so many people are attracted to Paganism.
  • Understanding the ethical and moral dimensions of Wicca.
  • What not to do when interacting with Wiccans and other Pagans.
  • Why the "Burning Times" are essential to understanding Wicca.
  • Advice for those who might like to explore Wicca themselves.

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