What’s with the fascination with Wicca religion these days?

I mean why would anybody follow witchcraft……………..? And then Wiccans are pretty happy with their faith which is something I really don’t understand!

I am interested in knowing about Wicca. Please help.

18 thoughts on “What’s with the fascination with Wicca religion these days?

  1. Wiccan rituals are hot. In general Wiccans are hotter than women of other religions, I’m not sure why though.

  2. It’s not about the religion at all usually…

    Everyone wants to be “themselves” because everyone is “different”. They’re so wrapped up in their own self worth that all they care about is being unique. What’s more unique than witchcraft? It’s like living out a fantasy in real life, except that it doesn’t really mean anything.

  3. look up sky clad.

    that’s the one thing that makes me think these wiccans are onto something. lol

  4. Dude, didn’t you watch BUFFY!? Those witches had mad crazy power yo! And they were hot lesbians too! WICCA FOR THE WIN.

  5. I’m an atheist, but have noticed that Wiccan chicks are generally hotter and more interesting than Christian females.

  6. Wicca is not about witchcraft. It’s about the gods. And why wouldn’t we be happy with our faith? Aren’t you happy with whatever it is you believe (or don’t believe, for that matter)?

    Here’s a really good site that can give you some information: http://wicca.timerift.net/

  7. The Wicca religion promotes tolerance and love, irregardless of a persons beliefs or sexual preferences.
    Christianity teaches that it is evil, but it is far from that, it is merely another religion, with a different set of beliefs.
    If you are a christian seeking to understand this, I’d have to say that you never will. You need to free your mind of the christian beliefs first, because they will act as blinkers on your thought, stopping you from seeing from the wiccans perspective.

    Check out the wiki entry:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca

  8. Because it brings them back to nature. Witchcraft is nothing to be afraid of. It’s purely superstitious drivel, driven by the church to stay faithful to that belief system, rather than to explore the potential that is out there. Fear mongoring is very popular within the church system…unfortunatly that system is failing (hence the facination with Pagan beliefs systems)

    Let me ask you something…are you happy with your religion? Why? I don’t understand why someone can be so closed minded to something new and could potentiall expand your mind to include new ideas and beliefs. Im sorry you’re so closed that you would deprive your mind of the potential that open mindedness can provide.

    If you TRULY want information on Wicca, try here
    http://wicca.timerift.net/wicca101/index.shtml

  9. Permit me to paraphrase your question thusly:

    What’s with the fascination with Protestant fundamentalism these days?

    I mean why would anybody follow conservative Protestantism……………? And then Evangelicals are pretty happy with their faith which is something I really don’t understand!

    The big difference is that I’ve always been encouraged to investigate faiths that are different from mine (Episcopalian), and I’ve done so. I’ve even taught Comparative Religion on the college level. If I am “interested in knowing about” any faith other than mine, I look into it: What do they believe–and why? How do they live and worship—and why? How does this new faith that I’m investigating offer more satisfying answers to my questions than mine does? These are some of the questions I ask myself as I look into other religious traditions—with an open mind.

    You can always start with Wikipedia, and go on to check out the links that are always listed.

    Re Wicca specifically: I’m familiar with it, I understand where they are coming from, and I have several friends who are committed, intelligent Wiccans. Wicca, however, offers me nothing.

  10. Wicca is a religion, people who follow this religion don’t have to be involved with witchcraft if they don’t want to be. Most Wiccans input witchcraft into their practice, not not all Wiccans are witches.

    Witchcraft is not a religion it is a practice. Witchcraft has no deities within its structure, People who are involved with witchcraft tend not to believe in any deities. While Wiccan witches (like myself) like to practice witchcraft because of its connection to the universe as well as with deities (my opinion) To me magick is energy and witchcraft is the manipulation of energy to cause change in the physical realm.

    Most young people get into witchcraft because of the media especially Harry Potter along with other “supernatural” shows like charmed, buffy the vampire slayer, angel etc.

    Young people either get involved with witchcraft for these reasons:

    Actually have a real interest in the magickal arts and study the in depth workings

    Want to impress/ get attention from people usually friends – like to show they are “strange and unique” and to show off how “different” they are.

    Rebel against their family (parents) to show they can be whatever they want to be

    Want to have control over their life and have direct influence with what happens to them

  11. Wicca is not congruent with witchcraft I include a link to the Wiccan Rede, the doctrinal basis of Wicca. Read it if you really want to know,

  12. Wicca is not witchcraft. Witchcraft is a technique used in a number of different religious contexts. Wicca is a religion concerned with honoring the Gods of our faith and serving Them as Their clergy. Many Wiccans do not practice witchcraft and witchcraft is not the point of Wicca.

    Hopefully that cleared things up. 🙂

    If you want accurate information about the religion, the best site I can recommend is http://wicca.timerift.net

  13. You start by asking why would anybody follow Witchcraft and then say you’re interested in knowing about one of it’s more popular traditions? So you insult and then ask for help. Interesting. But ok, I’ll bite.

    Many people argue that Witchcraft is a craft of magik and not a religion. It’s an argument that will never be resolved as opinions greatly vary even within the craft community itself. A religion is any specific system of belief, often involving a code of ethics and a philosophy. By this definition Witchcraft is indeed a religion. It’s a notion that I personally agree with. It’s a common misconception in the US that Wicca is a religion. But it’s really a denomination of the larger religion Witchcraft or neo-Paganism.

    Witchcraft sets the foundation of belief and the denominations (what we call traditions) put those beliefs into practice. In exercising those practices, the traditions further define the beliefs for that particular path. Some other popular Traditions are Strega, Romani, many Celtic versions, Alexandrian, Dianic and the list goes on and on.

    Think of it this way; Wicca is to Witchcraft what Baptist is to Christianity. Not everyone who practices the religion of Witchcraft is Wiccan, but all Wiccans are practitioners of Witchcraft. Wicca is a fairly new tradition that was established in the 1950s by Gerald Gardner, who based his initial coven on a combination of practices he learned from two Traditions he was involved with in Europe.

    Witchcraft IS NOT about Devil worship, or spells and potions. Witchcraft is a religion of Indo-European origins based in the foundation of respect and honor. Recognizing and believing that all things, seen and unseen throughout the Divine universe are interconnected. I alone am not the Goddess, you alone are not the God. But you and I and all things seen and unseen make up the interconnected Divine Universe.

    Truth be told, not all Pagans honor a Pantheon set. Pagans who follow shamanistic paths see the Divine a bit differently. We see the Divine Consciousness of the Universe as an all encompassing force seen and unseen throughout the natural world. I alone am not the Goddess, you are not the God, but you and I and all things seen and unseen make up the Divine Spirit of the Universe.

    If you want to know more, read the articles listed below. If you have questions, email the site.

  14. somehow, i don’t think you’re actually interested in knowing about wicca, or you wouldn’t have phrased your question in such a negative and judgmental way.

    wicca is not witchcraft. it is a ceremonial, mostly duotheistic religion that reveres nature.

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

    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.

    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.

    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. Wiccans believe we go to the afterlife, to a place called the
    Summerland. You cannot be a “natural Wiccan” any more than you could be a “natural Christian”. People aren’t born Wiccan.

    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.

    For help in finding books free from your local library use this link:
    http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=ukgb2&c=words&id=12652

    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

    RealmofaGreenWitch.blogspot.com

    AmysGreenDreams.etsy.com

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

    azuregreen.com

    abaxion.com

    ecauldron.net

    paganwiccan.about.com

    witchvox.com

    wicca.timerift.net

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

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