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Family Wicca: Practical Paganism for Parents And Children

by Ashleen O'Gaea

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Release Date: 2006-05-30

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Reader's Review: Not what I expected....BUT so much more!

I just got done reading the book Family Wicca: Practical Paganism for Parents and Children (the revised and expanded edition) by Ashleen O'Gaea. While the book was not exactly how I thought it was going to be as far as giving pointers on how to raise your children as Pagan.....it became so much more than that to me. I absolutly loved this book! It gave great ideas of what families can do to celebrate the Sabbats and Esbats (Which Mrs. O'Gaea refers to as Suns and Moons) together as well as celebrating passages in life such as...coming of age, Croning, Dedication, and Death. I also find this book a valubale asset for any "family" such as a Practicing group, or Coven. As a matter of fact I have gotten some great ideas of things to do with the Coven I belong to, and would love to do the Queening ritual for the Women's Mysteries group I am in.

The book also deals with some spiritual questions children might ask, and gives pointers on how to go about answering them. There is alot of talk about morals and ethics throughout, which I think is very important. The author also gave alot of personal antecdotes on her past expierences in raising her child on the Wiccan path. (who is grown now, and is no longer Wiccan)

Another great point the author brings up in this book was that even if you raise your child in a Pagan tradition, they may not choose to be Pagan when they are an adult....and that's OK. It's a lesson that tells me the religion the child chooses to follow is no big deal because at least the parent raised them with the best of intentions and instilled a good moral and ethical foundation in that child.

I found out that this same author has another book called Raising Witches: Teaching the Wiccan faith to Children That book goes more indepth on how to teach your children. It has a Wiccan Curriculim for 5 different age groups. The book talks about how children grow and learn so one can teach thier children what is appropriate for thier age level. And I am shure those that aren't specifically Wican can benefit from this book as well, adapting things to suit thier particualr Pagan path. I havent reas this one yet but will be ordering it on Amazon probably after I am done typing this.

In conclusion I have to say that I highly reccomend this book to not only Pagan families, but other types of families as well such as Pagan groups, and Covens. Kudos to you Ashleen O'Gaea, and thank you for blessing me with such wonderful words to read. May you and your family be blessed always!

~Kelly

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