When Someone You Love Is Wiccan Chapter Summary

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When Someone You Love is Wiccan by Carl McColman is written in question and answer format for the purpose of educating spouses, family members, and friends of witches about the practice of Witchcraft. It answers the most popular questions and dispels the most popular misconceptions about the religion. Paganism, nature spirituality, Goddess spirituality, and Wicca are all names to describe the same religion. While they all describe the same overarching religion, they each have small differences- much like the denominations of a church. Wiccans like to call themselves a new religion, but they do draw their inspiration from Witchcraft. While the religion of Wicca is occult, there are rumored to be anywhere between 750,000 and 2 million Pagans…show more content…
It lacks all the terminology that only Pagans would know and describes it in a way that is very simple for non-Pagans to understand. There was nothing in the book that was hard to understand or know what the author was talking about. When Someone You Love is Wiccan was also a very interesting book to read. It touched on topics that are not discussed often in society and therefore are interesting to learn more about. The question and answer format broke up the sections and changed topic quickly enough that there was not time for the reader to lose interest. The book is written by a Pagan who has been practicing since 1990, so the views are quite biased, as one would imagine. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but the reader should know that the book is very convincing and persuasive towards Wicca. The author also threw in a lot of personal views that were at times off-putting, especially views about conservative Christians. Whenever mentioning conservative Christians, even if it was meant to be brief, the author seemed to rant about them and do a lot of…show more content…
I was always under the impression that witches were much like practitioners of voodoo, but this is simply not the case. While voodoo is purely demonic and dark, witchcraft seems to harness demonic power in a much lighter feeling way by claiming to provide healing, not harm. This book definitely showed me what witchcraft truly is to those who practice it, rather than the dramatic misconceptions from Hollywood and other media. From a spiritual aspect, this book was a challenge to read. I went into it knowing that I had to be careful and make sure that I kept reasserting the truth in my mind, and I did. This kept me from being pulled in by it, but the book itself is very appealing. Witches themselves seem like nice, genuinely good people. They want to heal, they want to help the environment, they do not want to do anything to hurt others, they respect women, and more. And I think that in reality they probably are good people, they just got caught in Satan’s
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