Cover of Marian Green’s “A Witch Alone”
I can see that a lot of my fellow bloggers are what one would call Solitary Practitioners instead of members of a Coven of Witches, and i am posting this for them. Even though i have been the high priest of an older coven for over 30 years i still consider myself a solitary in many ways because i think i do my best magicke alone or with a quiet friend out in the woods. I like both methods, solitary and group coven work. They both seem to fulfill different parts of me – the hermit and the priest.
The other day i ran across this link to Marian Green’s 1991 book “A Solitary Witch” in PDF, which i had never read before, and am about one third through right now. I thought from when it was written it might me a little “new agey” for me, but it does not read that way at all, and she writes a genuine teaching from her own experience and heart about her relationship in Nature to the Goddess and God of Witchcraft. According to the Wikipedia review she is a little pro-Hutton and anti-Gardner but more in her methods not in a personal way. Here is a quote from that review:
“Green rejects the idea, dominant in the period after the revival of pagan witchcraft by Gerald Gardner, that witchcraft needs to be coven-based and organised around formal initiations conferred by coven leaders She teaches that the old divinities are elemental forces which can be encountered in the natural world, alone and without prescribed ritual forms”
I always feel a little guilty giving a link to a PDF of a book still in print, because it takes money away from the author, so here is the Amazon link to purchase the book in real or Kindle formats. I think many of you will benefit from and enjoy this book. Blessed Be.