15 thoughts on “Is wicca a religion that is hard to practice?

  1. I think you are confusing magic with the Wiccan faith, I’m sure those tools were for magical workings. The Wiccan faith isn’t all about magic, it is about respecting nature abiding by the wiccan rede and celebrating the Sabbats. 🙂

    It’s not “hard” to practise, no. No religion is if you believe and have faith in what you believe in

  2. It takes a lot of learning and practice..I looked into it..I respect it. I just am not ready to commit.

  3. Satan’s lies are usually easy to get into but the end is total destruction.

    Many wicca practicioners who die are shocked when they go to hell and then ask Satan for the part of the kingdom and eternity he promised only to find out that he laughs in their face and starts to torment and torture them in front of him laughing and saying you actually believed that!

    Don’t fall for that trick

    thousands of wicca practioners are screaming in Hell right now

    Seek truth and run to jesus and you will experience his spirit and presence in your life

    I do daily – he speaks to me!

  4. the only ‘tool’ you ever need is yourself. the other things are just there to help you focus.

    and no, it’s no harder than any other religion. In my opinion, it’s easier because we don’t have a man-made book to live by. our ‘rules’ our practical and to the point.

    Wicca is a relgion based on your own personal experiences, not the experiences of others.

  5. answer: It depends on your level of commitment and if you have others near you that you can work with (and want to work with). Many prefer to be solitary and have the discipline to do a ritual every full moon and holidays without any prodding or encouragement from others. Other people need the social interaction of people of like-mind.

    Putting together the tools can take time but it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Preparing yourself is just discipline. Like Christians setting the alarm to get up for church on Sundays instead of sleeping in, Wiccans and other pagans set aside time for their religion and many incorporate it into their daily lives.

    1)Ignore the fundies saying you’ll go to hell and are opening yourself up to demons. They 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://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.

  6. it is, and expensive too. I practiced for several yrs. I threw out a couple of thousand dollars worth of books/candles/robes/idols/jewelry/music, and several sets of tarot cards when I accepted Christ. Now all I have to do is get to my knees and pray. Oh yeah, you need a Bible, but I’m sure someone would buy you one.

  7. Aside from a bit of reaserch, most of the symbols and rituals and all that can be interpreted to fit what you believe in and what you are capable of committing to.

  8. A branch from the tree of life still bears the fruit from the root of the seed.
    Rituals of nature are a part of this order.
    It is basic and a great way to begin to train your mind.
    You can already feel the moon power when you are a woman, very easily.
    Learning to speak with plant life and opening the spirits eyes is always handy.
    The occult is the name of the science.
    A High Priestess is not a name one can claim from books or give to oneself. One must be chosen and initiated. I would love to hear how a young Lady becomes A High Priestess these days and I challenge that young woman, by asking a question. (((Who Am I???)))(((Dunno???)))(((what have I just sent you???)))
    (((If you feel, see, hear or think of a reply…I will know…Ok…Try 4me)))
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    What do you hope to gain from rituals is the question.
    Details are slightly beside the point.
    Are you being called?
    Do you see Angels?
    Are you a healer?
    Do you plan to use magic powers to help others or for greed?
    Ask your great grandmother 2 guide you.
    If you seek enlightenment, you will also seek the dead!

  9. It is no harder than any other sin. Wicca is odious to God and will be judged so when we all stand before him. Our worship is to be to God alone, and he will not share his glory with anyone!

    EDIT: IT IS SAD THAT THERE ARE ALWAYS THUMBS DOWN ON TRUTH BECAUSE TRUTH NEVER CHANGES NO MATTER WHO LIKES OR DISLIKES IT, NO MATTER WHO ACCEPTS OR REJECTS IT AND BECAUSE GOD WILL NOT ALTER HIS STANCE ON ANYTHING! HE IS THE FINAL AUTHORITY ON EVERYTHING!

  10. I wouldn’t say its hard to practice. However, I think in order for you to get out of it what you’re meant to get out of it (stronger connection with your gods, better understanding of esoteric subjects, etc.) you need to expect to invest serious time and energy.

    That doesn’t make Wicca hard. That makes Wicca like everything else: you can’t expect large rewards for little effort.

    You don’t “need” items. There are a variety of tools many of us find helpful in our spiritual pursuits. I suggest people learn their uses and purposes but ultimately decide for themselves which ones work for them.

  11. Sorry jiloth – but you *believe* your way to be the only right way and others to be wrong – that doesn’t make it so. Truth, much like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I have experienced a different truth than yours – and that’s okay. We don’t have to agree on everything. That’s the beauty of free will.

    I don’t know where Deborah got the idea she needed to spend so much money to be of the Wiccan religion – (let me guess, Silver Ravenwolf?) No “items” are needed to honor the gods, other than oneself – one’s own mind and heart and time and energy.

    If one wants to have altar tools and decor, that’s entirely up to them – most can be made from inexpensive supplies from a craft shop (and don’t discount dollar stores, flea markets, and the like – they’re great for finding stuff that can be easily turned into altar items.) Most of my altar items were either made by me, gifts that were given to me, or items that I’ve found out in the natural world. The only reason I have a huge collection of books is because I LOVE to read and learn on many subjects of interest, NOT because my religion requires me to have an extensive personal library.

    Granted, it’s a good idea to check out some books by various authors when learning about Wicca since there is no one central authority, but going hogwild buying robes, god/goddess images/statues, etc. etc. is certainly not necessary. And if one were to find other Wiccans or a Wiccan coven to teach them, they would save a lot on books. Also, in this day and age, anyone can access all the basic info they need to learn online.

    I completely agree with Nightwind’s answer.

    I think some get interested in Wicca thinking it’s all about spells and kewl magic (which is a skill that takes much time, study and practice to learn and become adept at), and then they find out that Wicca isn’t what they thought it was. When elders in the faith start informing them of what Wicca actually is, advising them to learn about history, about other religions, about mythology, about the seasons of the year and the associated folklore, etc., and stressing personal responsibility and accountability for their actions – they may think it’s “too hard”.

    But really, anyone on any spiritual path seeking enlightenment should be striving to learn all they can and grow both spiritually and personally.

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