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Home > How to Learn Witchcraft Witchcraft or wicca is a pagan religion--a religion of nature. The first step to learn witchcraft is to study the religion itself. You can do this by studying as many books and journals both offline and online. The next step is to explore the magic. Magic is not a hocus pocus way of bending the laws of nature to suit your needs. For this you need to understand the fundamental principles of casting circles, calling quarters, invoking God/ goddess, raising and directing the energies and finally, grounding, centering and closing the circle.
Try to understand the various phases of the moon, its waxing, growing full and waning and their effect on your moods and body. You must also do some meditation and visualization exercises to increase your concentration and focus. Now you can begin your basic spell work starting with your new moon ritual. Do not go after the word-for-word rituals that you read everywhere.
Witchcraft Training. Witchcraft Training Witchcraft today is folk magic, a gentle and ancient use of little known and even less understood forces to effect positive change. Wicca is a modern term for a spiritual path rooted in the worship of the Goddess and God, with a deep and loving respect for nature. Magic and reincarnation are also accepted parts of this path, which has many diverse traditions. With the word about Witchcraft spreading today you may find yourself seeking out the craft; but how does one become part of it? There, for many, is the snag. Book of Shadows - Sabbat Newsletter, Free Spells, Rituals, Magick Articles, Magick Associations, and More. Wicca Altar Tools And Their Uses. What do you need on your Wicca altar?
Altar tools don't have to be complicated or costly. You don't really need anything other than what you have on hand, but you might want the customary Tools of the Witch Trade . . . See List Below. Ritual tools are as individual as the witch who uses them. But it helps to know what the basic tools are and how to use them. In the old Wicca, there are specific rules about these things. In modern Wicca, your own heart is your best guide to what you need on your altar. WITCH TIP: Don't Have An Altar? Altar tools are Wicca ritual tools - you need them even if you don't have an altar. If you haven't decided yet whether you should have one or why you need an altar, read Your Wicca Altar.) There are some standard Wiccan altar tools.
While this article deals specifically with your personal altar, you may want to use your ritual items on public altars as well. WITCH TIP: All altar tools have symbolic meaning. Athame (It is pronounced AH-tha-may or ah-THAW-may.) Bell. Personal Experience: Nikki333. How to Perform a Wiccan Ritual: 19 Steps. Wiccan History, Practice and Beliefs – Articles and other Free Information & Resources. The Sabbats of Wicca. Learn Wicca / Wicca 101 / Faerie Tradition Because witches honor nature, they have eight festivals, or Sabbats, that mark the year as it turns through its seasons.
The following is basic information about these Sabbats, and includes both standard Wiccan information as well as my personal Sabbat lore and experiences, in other words, what I perceive the Sabbats to be. Samhain happens near Halloween and is when the Wiccan year begins. My altar cloth is black, because we are in the time of year that is dark. On my altar is the harvest, our "dead Lord" whose life is in the crops and "sacrificed" when the crops are killed to become our food. Yule or winter solstice happens near December 21, which is the longest darkest night of the year. Brigid or Candlemas, on February 2, is the festival of the Goddess Brigid, patron of poetry, healing, and metalsmithing. Spring Equinox happens about March 21, and I pass from one time into the other, yet am between one time and another.