Backlogged Book Review: The Wiccan Year by Judy Ann Nock

I was digging through the closet in the room I stayed in as a teenager and found about 10 books I forgot I had. Some of them I’m fond of. Some, not so much.

That being said, I’ve had this book since I was 18. I’m 25 now, so I’ve had it for a while. I haven’t looked at or read it in years. Despite it being a Wiccan book and me not being Wiccan, I still think it’s a good book.

Before we really get started this is a well written book with a good layout.The copy I have has ripped edges (it was printed that way, all copies on the shelf had the same edging) that can make it kinda hard to turn pages. My copy also has crayon and pencil marks in it from small children.

The book starts off with some of the usual stuff. Acknowledgements, a well thought out Preface, and the Introduction has a ton of valid information in it. Yep, the usual stuff.

Unfortunately, this book is more myth, astronomy, astrology, and meditation than anything else. The guided meditations aren’t bad. I actually like a few of them.

She makes it very obvious that she’s a follower of Hecate. Many of the few rituals in the book involve Her. I personally don’t work with the goddess.

At the back of the book you can find a chart with the dates and correspondences for each holiday. As such I use this more as a reference book than anything else.

Over all I like this book. That’s why I’ve had it for so long.


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