What is the “wiccan”religion?

Question by Steph: What is the “wiccan”religion?
yeahh, what is it?

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Answer by Ignited Lite
wow you took the time to post this question when you could have used google…

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11 thoughts on “What is the “wiccan”religion?

  1. It’s basically witchcraft and all the associated wicked stuff that witches and warlocks do.

  2. It is for religion people who are fat gingers that attend ren fairs and star trek conventions.

  3. Wicca (IPA: /ˈwɪkə/) is a pagan, nature-based religion popularised in 1954 by Gerald Gardner, a retired British civil servant, who at the time called it Witchcraft and its adherents “the Wica”.[1] He said that the religion, of which he was an initiate, was a modern survival of an old witchcraft religion which had existed in secret for hundreds of years, originating in the pre-Christian paganism of Europe.[1] The veracity of Gardner’s statements cannot be independently proven, however, and it is possible that Wiccan theology began to be compiled no earlier than the 1920s.[2]

    Various Wiccan lineages or ‘traditions’ have since branched out of that popularised by Gardner, which came to be called Gardnerian Wicca. Each lineage has distinctive beliefs, rituals, and practices, and most remain secretive and require that members be initiated. Other traditions have also formed independently of Gardnerian lineage, including a growing movement of Eclectic Wiccans who do not believe that any doctrine or traditional initiation is necessary in order to practice Wicca.[3]

    The term ‘Wicca’ has somewhat different usage between Britain and North America. In Britain ‘Wicca’ has traditionally referred only to initiatory witchcraft in the lineage of Gerald Gardner and the New Forest coven (e.g. Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca), sometimes referred to as British Traditional Wicca in North America. In North America the term ‘Wicca’ has become more inclusive and encompasses a number of traditions inspired by but independent of that lineage.[4]

  4. Wicca is a earth based religion that worships three goddesses, Hecate, Diana, Selena. Also two male gods names Kurnunos and Pan. It has been around since the dawn of time. It’s nothing new. There has been a revival of covens in the last decade. You worship the moon by focusing your mind on it and calling upon it for guidance. They aren’t bad people, just lost folks who need to expand their horizons beyond what they know.

  5. Something to do with nature and I think you have to pick a dead relative to help you carry out your spells.

  6. The common beliefs among most Wiccans are:
    Belief in and honoring of the divine masculine and feminine – God(s) and Goddess(es).

    Honoring/respecting nature and the natural cycles of the year (solstices, equinoxes, planting/harvest times, moon phases, etc. There are 8 holy days in the year celebrated by Wiccans that are called Sabbats.)

    Living by a code of ethics based on the Wiccan Rede.

    Beyond that, details and practices may vary as there are many different traditions of Wicca (like different denominations of Christianity).

    Witchcraft, the magical practice, is an accepted practice within the Wiccan religion, but not the central focal point of the religion, and not required to be Wiccan. Some Wiccans practice witchcraft – others do not. As there are witches that are not Wiccan and may belong to another religious system or follow no particular religion at all.

    For the most accurate info on various basic aspects of Wicca, I would recommend this site:
    http://wicca.timerift.net/

  7. Wicca is a religion. Different Wiccans will define the religion differently but there are 3 core tenets that most can agree upon –
    1. Honor the gods. Which gods are honored and how they are honored will vary depending on the tradition or individual Wiccan.
    2. Acknowledge the Sabbats. Again, how they are acknowledged will vary. There are 8 traditional Sabbats.
    3. Embrace the Wiccan Rede, which states: An it harm none, do as you will.
    There is much more that could be written about those 3 tenets and much more to the religion. For more information, I suggest this website – http://wicca.timerift.net

    To clear up some of the other things that have been posted, Wicca and Witchcraft are not synonymous. Wicca is a religion. Witchcraft is a practice and it can be practiced by one of any religion or no religion at all. Some Wiccans practice witchcraft and many do not.

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