What resources to explore the Wiccan belief system?

I’ve heard some about the Wiccan belief, and am curious to learn more, but I don’t know if they even have a group (coven?) in my area. I’m thinking online access might be a little easier, at least to start with.

7 thoughts on “What resources to explore the Wiccan belief system?

  1. easy:

    1 – make it up for yourself
    2 – pretend it’s ancient pagan wisdom
    3 – ???
    4 – profit!

  2. http://witchvox.com/ will be a vital jumping off point for you. They’ve got dropdown menus towards the top of the page that have links to find local groups, lots of essays from all kinds of Pagan viewpoints, and info on the basics. Spend some time exploring there, and you’ll find a list of interesting links, and what is essential, a list of books to read. By the way, expect any Wiccan worth their salt to tell you to read, read, read…even when you know the basics, there’s always more to study, just as there is in any religion. Good luck!

    Edit: More advice! There *are* some kind of Pagan in your area, I can almost guarantee it. When you do meet them, what will bear you in good stead is a combination of humility (because you don’t know everything) and discernment about what they are saying (because they don’t either!).

  3. Listed below are a few of the resources I can recommend. But I’m a former witch, now an atheist, so I’m not recommending beyond that you investigate. I still have quite a few witch friends and they have no problem accepting that I’ve given it up.

  4. People on here will give you some good resources, but please…PLEASE do NOT believe in the people that tell you we are “Satanist” and “Worship the Devil”!! Please, if your really interested, learn about this religion before believing in such nonsense..

    Well, when I started to learn, people recommended

    http://witchvox.com/
    and
    http://wicca.timerift.net/
    or a basic
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca

    I am a pretty “new” Wiccan or more like a Wiccan seeker, and I know you will get A LOT of great info from the good natured people on here…

    Good Luck! =)

  5. The best site for a good, accurate overview would probably be http://wicca.timerift.net

    A good site for networking and local resources is http://witchvox.com – you can look to see if there are any groups in your area. Also there might be some meetups or other events you might be interested in.

    I would suggest you quickly move on to some books. Two books that you should start with are Scott Cunningham’s Wicca: Guide for the Solitary Practitioner and Ronald Hutton’s Triumph of the Moon. The first is a very good basic overview and one that many start their studies with. The second is an excellent resource for the accurate history of Wicca.

  6. 1)Ignore the fundies saying you’ll go to hell and are opening yourself up to demons. We don’t believe in either.
    2)Get the book: Wicca, a Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham (Amazon.com used books is a great resource)
    3)Avoid Silver Ravenwolf, DJ Conway and most Llewellyn books
    4)Do NOT pay for lessons over the internet. You can’t ask for references. Do NOT give out personal information to anyone over the internet. Get a PO Box.
    5)www.witchvox.com http://www.wicca.timerift.net
    6)Learn and keep learning about various paths in paganism.
    7) get the book: “Drawing Down the Moon” by Margo Adler (an older book that’s a little dated, especially concerning Asatru but a good resource) – it gives an overview on a lot of pagan traditions.

  7. Everyone has listed some great links, so I won’t be redundant and list them again. If you have specific questions that you would like answered, I would recommend a book called “Wicca Demystified”. It has specific questions and answers so you don’t have to wade through tons of information and mis-information on the Internet.

    Anything you have a question about, you look up that question in the book, and it will explain it. I sent this book to my family when I was trying to explain my faith to them. The book will give you a good foundation for further research on the Internet. It is not expensive. This is the link on Amazon. You can get a used book if you are short on cash.

    http://www.amazon.com/Wicca-Demystified-Practitioners-Family-Friends/dp/1569243808/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222058001&sr=8-1

    Information is power – get some.

    Blessed Be!

    Witchy Woman

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