To Ride a Silver Broomstick: New Generation Witchcraft

To Ride a Silver Broomstick: New Generation Witchcraft - Silver RavenWolf When I originally picked the book up nearly a decade ago, it might have gotten three stars. Unfortunately, the book is simply outdated--there are entire chapters devoted to letter writing and CDs, but nary a mention of the internet at all. The original edition was rewritten in the 90s, yes, but almost nothing was changed for the 2002 version. For a book allegedly written for the "new generation" of witches, it does very little to connect to the world of the current generation.

As the for the content itself, it's standard solitary Wicca 101. While a few terms and concepts are considerably outdated and the Murray "Goddess cult" theory has been thoroughly disproved, it does try to lay a solid foundation for starting solitary practice. Unfortunately, it's interwoven with anti-Christian tirades and a condescending attitude. It's not a book I'd recommend to beginners, since they wouldn't know how to tell the quality content from the bullshit, but it's a solid read for anyone curious about one of the biggest commercial successes in the witchy world.