One of the main characters is a folk singer & wiccan priestess , Juniper MacKenzie & her deaf daughter, Eiler. Through out the series but especially in book one, the author would throw out little bits of information about the goddess, wiccan life & Juni's coven. As I read, I remember thinking, "I want to know more. I want to be more." The more I read about Juniper & Eiler and their lifestyle, especially when the world as they knew it fell to pieces, the more I was pulled toward wicca. The thoughtful choices she made, the strong kind of woman that she was made me realize that there really was a big hole in my life. A spiritual void & a life creed were just not there.
I was raised in a fairly liberal Christian home but church was just what you did on Sunday mornings. Christianity never really took hold in my heart. At any rate with fictional witch Juniper MacKenzie as my hero, I read everything I could get my hands on about wicca, witchcraft & the pagan path.
And really it was about as simple as that. There were some difficult moments of truth. The "what if" moment. You know, "what if I am wrong?" (and end up in hell or worse?) The time when I really did say & really knew it, that Jesus was a man, a good man, and a prophet but not my ticket to the ever after was a lot like stepping off a cliff of unknown height. But I jumped & landed on my feet.
I like a spiritual path that compels me to be good NOW. Not to stock pile it so I can go to heaven. I like being nice because it is the right way to behave. The Rede & the Law of Three are more compelling to me than the Golden Rule ever was. And you have to admit that women have really gotten the short end of the stick in most religions, right? And that is is. A fictional witch pulled me along with her to the witch life.