Hi there, I've been a solitary, eclectic pagan for about 20 years, off & on. I have always felt the draw of the Goddess & have acknowledged Her even when I really wasn't practicing. I'm not Wiccan & I really don't strictly follow a Celtic or Asatru path. I'm not into a lot of New Age hoo-ha that has infiltrated Paganism. I'm currently reading into the 1734 Tradition & Clan of Tubal Cain. I read books on Traditional Witchcraft, the Occult, The Robert Cochrane Letters, Evan John Jones, Doreen Valiente, Robin Artisson, Peter Paddon. I'm on a few Yahoo groups devoted to these topics, as well as others. I tend to stay away Llewellyn books, as I tend to find them on the "Fluffy" side of things. I'm currently learning all about the lost art of Enchantment through gesture & Visceral Magick. I am also a student of Southern & Appalachian Conjure.
Got a brand new book today...a splurge. It was recommended on Little Mysteries' YouTube video by Renee. My friend Lisa also read it & said it was an amazing book. I just started it, so I really can't say what it is all about. What I have read so far, it is about learning all about the 4 elements Pagans frequently use in ritual. There are little quizzes to see what element you are or what you are drawn to. No, it's not like what the element is that corresponds with your zodiac sign. So far, as I read, I'm more of a water-Earth type person. I am a Capricorn, an Earth sign, but I was surprised to see a lot of water coming up with me. I'm only on page 75, as I write this, but so far I really like it. I know we all invite the elements into ritual, but do we really know about them? I find, so far, that this helps out a lot about the 4 elements. It's a basic book, packed with a lot of info. Great for newbies & adepts alike. Why am I starting to sound like a book reviewer?? I'll update this posting as I read.