London, Orion Publishing, 2018. Hardback, viii+229 pages. New.
Harmony Nice’s Wicca: A Modern Guide to Witchcraft & Magick is an introduction to the path of Wicca. The author leads the reader through the essential elements of modern Wicca, dealing with its different traditions, practices, its benefits, and much more. She discusses how to relate to deities, the practice of spellcrafting, methods of divination, and how to create and keep one’s own Book of Shadows. She expounds on the three-fold law of magic, the Wiccan Rede, and the rules of magical practice. She also explains the importance of the tools used by magical practitioners, and provides handy tips on the use of crystals, herbs and incenses. She explains how to practice the Sabbats, how to cast a circle, and how to deal with issues such as other people not accepting one’s faith. She encourages the reader to explore the positive impact that ritual, meditation and embracing nature can have on one’s life and how it can enhance creativity, confidence, and sense of self-worth. A useful and gentle introduction to contemporary Witchcraft practice, Wicca will delight anyone taking their first steps into the practice of Witchcraft.