The fast-growing Neo-Pagan religion of Wicca has produced a large number of books on practice. Back to the Beginnings is unique among these, meant for both those just discovering Wicca and those who have practiced it for years. It does this by providing not just what to do, but why it’s done. This is a complete Book of Shadows, plus a commentary explaining what is behind each part and what meaning it expresses. When Gerald Gardner and his friends founded Wicca, they used the best scholarship of the time. Back to the Beginnings addresses the question of what Wicca would look like if it were being invented today, using the best scholarship of our time. The result is a new system of Wicca which is truer to ancient practice, while still keeping the crucial elements of Wicca.