13 thoughts on “How does the Wicca religion work?

  1. You basically kind of make up whatever you want. There’s no central book or authority to tell you that you’re wrong (some people take it upon themselves to tell you you’re wrong, but they have no authority to do so).

    Mostly it’s based on Celtic pagan agricultural religions–or the 20th century beliefs about those religions–but can also include elements of anything: Egyptian, Kabbalah, Eastern religions, Native American, anything goes.

    Many wiccans do magic. It’s not necessary, but it’s common.

  2. We honor the Lord and Lady. How they appear to us depends on the individual. I honor the Egyptian Pantheon. Others may go for Greek, Roman, or Celtic god/desses.

    Wicca is a reconstruction of the old pagan ways. It’s new, only been introduced into the mainstream since the 1950’s. Wiccans are either self dedicated (solitaries) or initiated into covens..

    Some Wiccans are witches who cast spells. Others are not. Wicca has no dogma so we are free to follow our path that best suits our spiritual needs.

    For more info go to http://www.witchvox.com and http://www.wicca.timerift.net

  3. yes and they used diffent spiritale being do perdaction and education meditation prayer…

  4. Wicca is an umbrella term for a number of Neo-pagan religions that more or less trace their origins back to Gerald Gardner who first wrote about the religion in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

    There is no universal “orthodoxy” that all follow. Most worship a God and Goddess, but may have varying names for these. Some only worship a goddess though (Dianic Wiccans). Some forms of Wicca are initiatory, and these tend to be the more “traditional” varieties, such as British Traditional Witchcraft.

    Most do call themselves witches, and do cast spells. They tend to celebrate the seasons, and do so at the Solstices, Equinoxes and the cross-quarter days of Imbolc, Beltaine, Lamas, Samhain. They also worship during lunar cycles.

  5. the wiccans worship a god and goddess, many gods or use the gods as an example but do not necessarily believe they exist. Wicca is a religion that some wiccans do cast spells (equivalent to a christian prayer) some don’t. Not all wiccans are witches though.

  6. 1) We honor and adore the Goddess and the God of our religion. How They are represented differs from Tradition to Tradition and, in the case of solitary Wiccans, from individual to individual.

    2) What makes us Wiccan is choosing to honor our Gods in a Wiccan context (a certain theology and style of worship), observe Their holy days (the esbats and the sabbats), and abide by the Wiccan Rede as a code of conduct.

    3) Most of us practice witchcraft, which is a technique, not a religion. Some of us don’t. But most Wiccans do.

    http://wicca.timerift.net has an excellent Wicca 101 section which should answer your questions.

  7. We honor the god and goddess, the law is this do as you will but harm none.
    Spells have a rigid protocol too, we need your agreement if we cast a spell about you. If you are doing bad things to us we can not retaliate with magic, it can not be used for personal gain. We can prevent you from doing further harm by binding your negative energy toward us.
    We can not cast a negative spell with-out the negativity returning three fold. That’s not something you want because the cost could be very painful.
    It is important to acknowledge and offer gratitude to the god and goddess for good things.
    Be aware that the shows and movies are fake, spells are much like prayer, we cant blink somewhere or fly or any of the things they show. Blessed be )0(

  8. It works much like any other religion. Holidays, belief in higher power, rituals.

    They worship a God and a Goddess. Their religion makes them Wiccan. Yes we actually do spells.

    http://www.paganlibrary.com/introductory/wiccan_sabbats.php

    Spells can work for anyone. Magic is a system, not a religion. It’s also not good or bad. It’s how you choose to use it.

    I know magic works because I’ve been doing it for years. Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic. But Wiccans and Witches aren’t
    the only ones who use magic.

    You can be both a Wiccan and a witch, these two words are not the same. None of these words has anything to do with devil worship.

    One of the biggest sore points among Wiccans is the improper usage of the terms “Wiccan” and “Witch”. Too many people use the terms interchangeably,
    presuming that they both mean the same thing. They do not.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at http://tinyurl.com/AmyBlackthorn

    Wiccan
    Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic. Wicca is a religion, and someone who follows that religion is called a Wiccan. Sometimes it
    can be difficult to accurately define Wicca, and not all Wiccans will define themselves the same way. Observing the 8 Wiccan Sabbats, honoring the
    Gods and/or Goddesses, creating sacred space for rituals, to name a few. Many traditional Wiccans also feel that belonging to a coven is also a
    requirement and that those who practice their religion as a solitary, should not refer to themselves as Wiccan. Personally, I’m still not sure on
    that point. Typical Wiccans also practice magick, and therefore are also witches. You cannot be a “natural Wiccan” any more than you could be a
    “natural Christian”.

    Witch
    The practice of witchcraft is not associated with any religion, therefore you can be a witch and yet also be a member of any number of
    religions (or none). Using the natural energies within yourself, along with the energies of herbs, stones or other elements to make changes
    around you is considered witchcraft. Though the skills and gifts that are part of witchcraft can be inherited from parents or grandparents,
    you aren’t automatically a witch just because your grandmother may have been one. The use of magick takes practice, experience and learning.
    On a side note, a male witch is called a witch, not a warlock.

    Pagan
    While I’m explaining terminology, I thought I would throw in “Pagan” as well. Paganism refers to a variety of non-Christian/Jewish/ Islamic
    religions that are usually polytheistic and are often nature-based. Wicca is only one Pagan religion, but there are others such as Santeria,
    Asatru, or Shamanism. Many people do not necessarily identify with a specific religion, and just use the broad term “Pagan” to define their
    spiritual path. Pagan religions are distinct and separate from each other, and it should not be assumed that they are just different names for
    the same faith.

    Suggested Reading List

    Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

    Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

    Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham

    Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman’s Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess by Phyllis Curott

    Green Witchcraft by Aoumiel (Ann Moura)

    True Magick by Amber K

    Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development by Christopher Penczak

    Heart of Wicca: Wise Words from a Crone on the Path by Ellen Cannon Reed

    The Spiral Dance by Starhawk

    Natural Magic by Marian Green

    Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life by Pauline Campanelli

    The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan
    Witchcraft by Ronald Hutton

    pagan.meetup.com
    wicca.meetup.com
    witches.meetup.com

    ecauldron.net

    paganwiccan.about.com

    witchvox.com

    wicca.timerift.net

    Christians becoming Wiccan
    http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/christian-wicca.html

  9. Wiccans worship more than one God or Goddess (or each). There are, for lack of better terms “main God/desses” and “secondary God/desses”. The names for any of them can vary depending on the pantheon(s) you study (Celtic, Italian, Greek, Egyptian, etc).

    This is personal interpretation, but I think what makes someone “Wicca” is the feeling of closeness they get with nature and the Gods. The oneness…the understanding that all things intertwine. Others will say that’s not right, but as far as my own words, not something taken from a book, that says it for me.

    Wiccans are a branch from Pagan roots. Wiccans are witches at heart, however, not all practice witchcraft. Some really do practice, but because they aren’t doing spells, they don’t like to say they are a witch. The choice of terminology is a personal one. Some of the other “stuff” witches do is healing, herbalism, divination, etc…bottom line that separates Wiccan witches from others (and this is many times why a Wiccan doesn’t want to be called a ‘witch’) is that they do nothing with intent to harm others. Many people think of a witch, and they automatically think of someone doing evil. Don’t get me wrong, a Wiccan is well capable of defending him or herself, but we don’t set out with intent to harm anything…living or dead.

    Wicca, like any other religion protected under the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights, has an outline of the faith. Much like the Christian “10 Commandments” lays out the general idea for that faith. There are thirteen “laws” we abide instead of ten. These had to be adopted for Wiccans to be acknowledged as a protected faith in the U.S. Dispite that most (if not all) of us would defend a person’s right to follow what they believe is their path, not all religions or faiths are protected. They must have a doctrine to be. Below are the basics:

    The 13 Principles of Wicca

    The following set of thirteen principles was adopted by the Council of American Witches, in April, 1974.

    1: We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters.

    2: We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with Nature, in ecological balance offering fulfillment and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.

    3: We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called supernatural, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.

    4: We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity ~as masculine and feminine~ and that this same Creative Power lies in all people, and functions through the interaction of the masculine and feminine. We value neither above the other, knowing each to be supportive to each other. We value sex as pleasure, as the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energies used in magickal practice and religious worship.

    5: We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological, worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconscious, Inner Planes, etc. ~and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magickal exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.

    6: We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.

    7: We see religion, magick, and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it ~a world view and philosophy of life which we identify as Witchcraft~ The Wiccan Way.

    8: Calling oneself “Witch” does not make a Witch, but neither does heredity itself, not the collecting of titles, degrees, and initiations. A Witch seeks to control the forces within her/himself that make life possible in order to live wisely and well without harm to others and in harmony with Nature.

    9: We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.

    10: Our only animosity towards Christianity, or towards any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be “the only way”, and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief.

    11: As American {Or World-Wide!} Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the Craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present and our future.

    12: We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any

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