One of the great things about living near Artes and Craft is availability for great books to review. The book I’m sharing with you is, in my opinion, great for any Witch, Wiccan, or Pagan (beginner to advanced). As 3 Pagans and a Cat, we love to bring books to the awareness of the Pagan community. A Book of Simple Rituals: Ready-to-Use Pagan Rituals by Wendy Wilson is no exception. Here is a brief synopsis from Amazon:
“This is a book of easily-staged, ready-to-use rituals to celebrate the eight Wiccan holidays. If you are new to ritual or simply need some help with ritual, this is the perfect book for you. These are a selection of the rituals I have written and led over the past 20 years. I have included the rituals that conveyed their central themes clearly and were easy to do in a practical, logistic sense. They are intended for a small group, but most can scale up for a larger group and most could be done by a solitary witch.”
A Book of Simple Rituals is an excellent resource. Using the Wheel of the Year, plus throwing in a couple of bonus rituals, the author provides clear, concise instructions, walking the reader through ritual set-up and performance. Wendy Wilson is a Wiccan with over 20 years experience, which she lends to this book.
As a self-published work, I find A Book of Simple Rituals to be well written and executed. The book is short and easy to read. A Witch, Wiccan, or Pagan could work through the Wheel of the Year using this book or as needed. The rituals are interesting and creative without being repetitious. Whether one works as a solitary or in a group/coven, A Book of Simple Rituals: Ready-t-Use Pagan Rituals is useful and is (in my opinion) a must have in a magickal library.