what do you think of the religion Wicca?
Wicca is an earth based religion that worships the Gods and Goddess as well as the cycles of the earth and balance. Except good and evil they believe that these are man made concepts and don't exist in nature .
Wiccans do use magick but its not necessary. Wicca is a religion and witchcraft is the use of magick. They believe in no harm done meaning they do nothing magick or otherwise with the intent of harm. They also believe in the rule of 3 which means that what ever you do ,good or bad with magick or not , comes back to you x3. This is also known as Karma.
They don't follow any doctrine such as the bible, but there is somethings that a good wiccan should know like: the Wiccan Rede, 13 goals, general beliefs, Charge of the God and the Charge of the Goddess... They have 8 sabots a year that are in tune with the cycles of the earth such as the solstice, and equinox. These focus on the God while the esabbats new and or full moons, focus on the Goddess.
They use tools like: athames (ritual knifes), wands, pentacles, ect.. to draw and direct energy. These are only tools and a representation of energy.
There are many different types of wiccans. Such as Traditional, eceletic, solitary, coven. Traditional is usually in a coven with strict rules such as Alexandrian or Gardener. Eceletic is one that doesn't follow any coven rules they find what works for them and incorporated that and kinda make there own magic. A solitary works usually alone as opposed to a coven that works together. However sometimes they may work with other solitaries or gather to celebrate a Sabbath.
A Book of Shadows (BoS) is a witches/ wiccans journal for spells, experiences, herbs, knowledge, ect... A book of shadows could be a simple note book to a normal binder.
Traditional it takes a year and a day of study before initiation. For coven members they are usually assigned a mentor to teach them. General they are not permitted to cast spells but are allowed to observe the coven and celebrate on Sabbath. After a year and a day if the mentor and other members of the coven think he/she is ready they will perform an initiation ceremony and they will be welcomed into the coven. Initiation however dose take a coven. Self initiation are commonly know as dedication. This is here you dedication yourself to a God or Goddess or even the belief its self. This is a judgment call on your part. Aging a year and a day is traditional but this is your journey and if you feel you need more time that's okay too. A solitary can study by reading everything they can, or maybe finding another that is willing to be a mentor.
Most of all they don't worship Satan or put hexes on people. They are a peaceful people. Anymore questions e-mail me. Blessed Be
I use to be Wiccan for 8 years until recently. Hope this helps.
Every religion is a branch off of Pantheism so I don't see what would be wrong with it. It seems to have more morals than any biblical earth based religion(speaking from experience & observation & research)
You know, I actually learned something new about it. It was originally pronounced(hold on to your pointy hats ghouls & gals) "witcha", & "witche" for guys. In later centuries the "e" & "a" were dropped & was pronounced just witch. when Crowley "rev ivied" the religion spelt it with only one c which is how the word "Wikka" was born. So it is indeed the same as Witch. Wiccan was the practice, so it's the same as witchcraft. It is indeed ancient. Yet when Crowley revived the religion it seems as though with the birth of a new word there was a birth of a new religion. people who claim to be witch act different than people who claim to be wiccan & vice versa it seems.
it makes a lot more sense than the "top 3 organized religions of the world"
pretty much EVERY religion now days is a descendant of paganism- some will admit it- most of them will not.
"nature " is extremely powerful, as evidenced by tornadoes, earth quakes, lightning, etc. and being closer to nature can help you to read the warning signs- and react accordingly.
and the best part of my beliefs is that I have no one telling me WHAT to believe, and suppressing my humanity. and there is not a HAND IN MY POCKET- to create riches and power for someone else, and to set down 'hypocritical' rules for me to follow- or I will be punished.
I am free to go where my morality will allow me to go, and as long as I do not 'offensively' harm anyone- I can live my life.
I think wicca is beautiful and perfectly wonderful. It feels me with joy just stepping outside in the moning and hearing the birds sing and smelling the wind as it blows past carrying the scents of places I may never have been.
Though it does depend on how you look at it. If your christian you may think wicca is satan worship, I tell you now it s not. If you say this please look into wicca a bit more even if it isn't for you, because it's like me saying hey christian your religion is based on some fake idiot who decided to come along and take over the world because he could and personally your an idiot, I think you get the drift of what I'm trying to say.
I think it's interesting. My older friend, pretty much 2nd mom, studies it.
It seems less dangerous than the organized religions.
interesting but I wouldn't get into it
I think it is non-sence.