About the App
The Wicca Plus app is the result of over a decade of experience using an electronic Book of Shadows within the Circle.
Back in 2001, I was looking for a way to make it easier to read from my Book of Shadows and Light while in an outdoors circle, lit only by candles and moonlight. At the time I was using an Apple Newton Messagepad MP2100 as a PDA, and with its backlit screen it seemed an obvious solution. In April of 2001, I began copying my handwritten Liber Umbrarum et Lux into an electronic Newton Book format.
As an e-book, my Book of Shadows and Light went through a few revisions. When I switched my PDA from the Newton to an HP LX200, I re-created my Book in the form of a Palmtop database.
The next big leap came in 2009, when my Liber Umbrarum et Lux was expanded into a simple iPhone App format. It was released in the autumn of 2009 as a free app.
Since its initial release, the Liber Umbrarum et Lux app has seen four major upgrades, including continually-expanding content, and keeping it up-to-date with Apple’s development technology.
Over the past four years, my Liber Umbrarum et Lux app has been downloaded by over 125,000 people.
Wicca Plus expands on these foundations, bringing the Liber Umbrarum et Lux to the iPad format, with greatly expanded content, many new features, and a friendly, attractive, and easy-to-use interface.
Wicca in the app’s name refers of course to its origin and its core – at heart this is a modern Liber Umbrarum et Lux for a modern witch. Plus references the additional content such as Divination or Amulets Talismans and Charms, as well as expanded features and capabilities.
Wicca Plus is for both newcomers and established witches alike. It contains everything a new witch needs to get started in the craft, and the app may be customized by adding and removing content at will, to align it with the ways of established witches or covens.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy using Wicca Plus.
About the Author
My name is Stephanie, and I am a witch. I was first drawn to Wicca back while I was in high school. I began by reading what books were available to me at the time, and I quickly came to realize that my path lay with Witchcraft. I was initiated at the age of eighteen.
In those early years, I found the works of Doreen Valiente and Janet & Stewart Farrar were the most helpful in advancing my understanding. They had a strong influence on me when I began this journey.
As I learned and progressed, I have found that the spiritual aspects of Witchcraft have resonated for me a little more than ritual or spellcraft. Nonetheless, all facets of Wicca do have a place within my life. I am not out in the Circle every single Sabbat, often preferring to simply pay attention to nature and the yearly cycle with quiet respect.
Although I am currently a solitary practitioner, I have at times been a part of a small Coven. Several years ago, I was granted the very great honour of conducting the initiation of a dear friend.
I am fortunate enough to live in a home with a large-ish and somewhat-private backyard. I have set up a permanent Circle there, with a stone-block altar, and stepping-stones to mark the cardinal points. While working with a small Coven, we learned that (for us at least) outdoor rituals are far more powerful and effective than indoor ones.
Holy Goddess Isis, come into our hearts.
Grant us, Thy children, Love and Joy, Wisdom and Strength.
We offer Thee our loving care for all who are born of Thee.