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: Wicca is an initiatory magickal tradition incorporating both Pagan spiritual philosophies and witchcraft practices, with ceremonial magick. In doing so it combines magick, mysticism and spirituality into an experiential, practice based tradition, which works with the divine as both masculine and feminine, emphasising growth through balance and discipline. It provides a spiritual way of life, constantly growing and evolving, placing the responsibility for spiritual growth and fulfillment firmly back into the hands of the individual. This book explores the core practices of the Wiccan Tradition, providing insights on the symbolism and the ceremonies, including: * The divine feminine & masculine, Goddess & God * Wiccan ritual structure * The ritual tools * Planning your ritual * Preparing your temple space * The magick circle * The Guardians of the Watchtowers * Ritual content (including spells, divination & invocation) * Cakes and wine * Ritual refinements (including the use of visualisation and voice) * Purifcation and psychic protection * Ritual timing (including lunar, planetary, solar and elemental) * Elemental and other magickal gestures * Elemental pentagrams and landscapes Circle of Fire - A Practical Guide to the Symbolism and Practices of Wiccan Ritual by Sorita d'Este and David Rankine was first published in 2005. This second edition has been revised and expanded by the authors for this new 2008 edition. About the Authors: Sorita d'Este and David Rankine The authors are initiates of the Western Esoteric Tradition who have taught and lectured extensively for many years, as well as being experienced workshop and ritual facilitators, Coven leaders and ritualists. Between them they have authored more than 20 books on topics ranging from Celtic, Greek and Egyptian mythology, the Qabalah, Ceremonial Magick, Wicca, Witchcraft and the Grimoire Traditions. These include: "Wicca Magickal Beginnings", "The Isles of the Many Gods", "Practical Planetary Magick" and "The Guises of the Morrigan".