Mar 15, 2007

Wicca Beginner

Wicca Beginner

Wicca is one form of witchcraft.

And many Wiccans are not actually practicing witches.

So you can be wiccan and not practice the craft. And you can be a witch and not be wiccan. And of course you can be both.

Wicca is a relatively new pagan religion that traces back to Gerard Gardner. Who due to his frustration with both Christianity and Ceremonial Magic (which uses psychic skills through rituals, traditions and the laws of nature) that was at that time the only 'alternative' offering, prompted him to create something different.

Some suggest that it came about in 1951 and other texts claim it was in 1954 - suffice to say it was in the 50's that Wicca came into being.

Wiccans are taught to think for themselves, take responsibility for their lives and live by the Wiccan Rede which has the 'golden rule' of "An ye harm none, do what ye will"

A lot of Wiccans are attracted to The Craft because it draws on and strengthens their personal power.

They learn to create consciously outcomes that bring themselves and others that given them permission to cast on there behalf, joy.

Wicca very much has a "live and let live" philosophy. There is room for everyone and for everyone's personal belief system.

Most Wiccans believe it is unethical to impose their beliefs on others, let alone tell them how to worship.

Wiccans also know the power of belief - and that what you believe will happen in life will in fact be the outcome you experience.

That 9 times out of 10 we are creating unconsciously - and that may then mean we are creating what we don't want. As we are busy caught up in our emotions about something - and that emotion/feeling is sending out an energy wave that then brings back in like your experience.

Wiccans recognize that life is a mirror - and that it is possible to focus on what you do want - and so it becomes.

As stated the Wiccan Rede is very much the Wiccan Golden Rule. It reads as:

Wiccan Rede

Bide the Wiccan laws ye must, in perfect love and perfect trust.

Live and let live - fairly take and fairly give.

Cast the Circle thrice about to keep the evil spirits out.

To bind the spell every time, let the spell be spake in rhyme.

Soft of eye and light of touch - speak ye little, listen much.

Deosil go by the waxing moon - sing and dance the Wiccan Rune.

Widdershins go when the Moon doth wane, and the werewolf howls by thr dread wolfsbane.

When the Lady's Moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.

When the Moon rides at Her peak, then your heart's desire seek.

Head the North wind's mighty gale - lock the door and drop the sail.

When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss thee on the mouth.

When the West wind blows o'er, the departed spirits restless be.

Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them quick and burn them slow.

Elder be ye Lady's tree - burn it not or cursed ye'll be.

When the Wheel begins to turn, let the Beltane fires burn.

When the Wheel has turned to Yule, light the log and let Pan rule.

Heed ye flower, bush and tree - by the Lady blessed be.

When the ripping waters go, cast a stone and truth ye'll know.

When ye are in dire need, hearkin not to other's greed.

With the fool no season spend, or be counted as his friend.

Mind the threefold law ye should - three times bad and tree times good.

When misfortune is enow, wear the blue star on thy brow.

True in love ever be, unless thy lover's false to thee.

Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill, an ye harm none, do what ye will.

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