What is Wicca? What is Wicca?
Wicca. Witchcraft. The Path. The Craft. Whatever you call it, it's more than just a religion or magick, it's a way of life -- in perfect love and perfect trust. The Religion of Wicca. The Religion of Wicca No one should ever assume the title of Witch lightly.
To call yourself a Witch is to set yourself apart from most humans, to appoint yourself a priest or priestess of the Goddess. It is a binding contract to serve the life force (Eileen Holland). Bid ye the Wiccan Laws ye must, in perfect love and perfect trust. Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An ye harm none, do as ye will. For those of you new to The Craft, the above quote is from the Wiccan Rede, the rule by which we live: Do what you want as long as you don't hurt anyone. The most important thing to remember about Wicca is that there is no right or wrong. Glossary For further reading Get a Rune or Tarot reading, dream interpretation or astrological report. Gemstones, E. Gemstone, E Click on a name to be taken to the info on that stone.
Emerald Courtesy of R.Weller/Cochise College Stone: Emerald Color: Green Associated Element: Earth Energy: Receptive Magickal Powers/Uses: Emeralds have been associated with love for thousands of years. Wicca and the Deities. Deities Wiccans call upon the deities to help themselves.
The Goddess and God can help us change our lives. Because the Deities are the creative forces of the universe, not just symbols, we can call upon them to empower our rites and to bless our magick. That power is in the hands of every practitioner. We have direct links to the Deities. The All Wicca acknowledges a supreme divine power, unknowable, ultimate from which the entire universe sprang. ( Scott Cunningham ).
Charge of the Goddess. Charge of the Goddess Listen to the words of the Great Mother, who of old was called Artemis, Astarte, Dione, Melusine, Aphrodite, Cerridwen, Diana, Arienrhod, Brigid, and by many other names: Whenever you have need of anything, once in the month, and better it be when the moon is full, you shall assemble in some secret place and adore the spirit of Me who is Queen of all Witches.
There shall you assemble, who have not yet won my deepest secrets and are fain to learn all sorceries. To these shall I teach that which is yet unknown. You shall be free from slavery, and as a sign that you be free you shall be naked in your rites. The Charge of the God. The Principles of Wiccan Beliefs. The Principles of Beliefs 1.
We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal quarters and cross-quarters. 2. We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with nature, in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept. The Wiccan Rede. The Witches' Creed. The Witches' Pyramid. What is Wicca?
The Religion of Wicca. Wiccan traditions. Which Witch Are You?
There are several different traditions of Wicca. Here are some of the more well-known traditions. You could practice one, none or mix and match as you see fit. If you are not immediately drawn to one, research a couple until you find the one that fits. If you are a practitioner of a tradition not on this list, e-mail Apythia the information, and we will be happy to add it. Alexandrian Tradition: Founded in England during the 1960's, Alex Sanders referred to himself as the "King" of his Witches. Amythystian : Founded in 1968 by Lady Amethyst. Aquarian Tabernacle Church : An American Tradition of Wicca based on English Traditional Wicca, and focused on service to the larger Wiccan and Pagan community through open worship gatherings. Black Forrest Clan: This is Silver RavenWolf's group and is considered Euro-Wiccan, drawing from Silver's German heritage and Pow-Wow and training she received from her Old Guard Wiccan magickal teachers.
Next Page. How to make an altar. How to make an altar An altar is a space dedicated to the God and Goddess of the Wiccan. It is a place where witches can respect their belief, celebrate the year feasts and perform rituals or spells. An altar can be set up in any way you want, but here is an example to guide you if you need some starting points. First of all you need a space to name your altar. This can be erected and dissembled if you are still in the 'broom closet'. Secondly an altar usually consists of four quarters; the North, East, South and West. A very important part of your altar is the middle, also known as Akasha (Spirit). Here's an example of an altar using the descriptions above.
Another important thing are your God and Goddess familiars. Some witches have a pentacle as their altar symbol. For these quarters all the same representatives can be applied as the ones described above.