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

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Red Wheel Weiser


Carl McColman writes about the spiritual life. His books published since 2010 express his love for contemplative, monastic and mystical Christianity. His older books, published before 2005, explored a variety of topics including 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. In his own words, "I am passionate about helping people to embody creative, joyful lives of love and service, formed by prayer, silence, and the wisdom of the saints and mystics." Carl McColman learned the practice of contemplative prayer at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. 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.

“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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