My Wicca Views
By: Darkbarron / Beginner Feb 28, 2013
Post # 1
My Wicca Views
The Wiccan belief of reincarnation is that you are the flow of energy, a colorless, shapeless, and sexless form that travels from one body which is no longer needed to the next body. We are placed on this earth to learn life lessons. Each time we reincarnate we have to learn or relearn a different lesson. Your soul will travel from life style to life style until you are ready to move on to the next lesson.
Satan is a deity that was created by the Christians founders. It is a misconception that witches worship him in anyway shape or form. Satan does not have a part in the Wiccan religion. True wiccans do not believe in it or worship it. The concept of heaven and hell is a Christian belief. Most witches believe in a place called 'The Summer Land' and some believe in the concept of reincarnation.
What is important is learning to experience Death in the right manner. Death to us is not a punishment or means of torture. How I see Death is a good thing, it just means I completed one more step in my incarnal ladder and it is time to move on. When we die were brought before the Goddess in the Summer Lands. The Summer Lands is a resting place for our souls until it is time to move on to the next body. It has been described as a meadow of untold beauty and creation of life, also referred to as the Land of Eternal Summer. Death holds only peace for us, sometimes in our lives we cherish the thought of Death, we need remember when it is our time Death will find us.
Karma has more to do with our reincarnation than many Wiccans give credit to. Through our karma we learn what needs learning. Let me give an example: You constantly bully kids at school, or in general youre a terrible person, in the next life you will learn what its like to be made fun of and treated badly. Have you ever asked yourself why is this happening to me? Maybe because in the last life you did it to someone else, so now it is your turn. This is not punishment, but only to help you understand what we put those around us through. We may not understand why it is were being punishment, or why its happening, what we know is Karma, and Karma is our book for life lessons.
Nobody understand fully what will become of us when we reach our final stage of enlightenment, we know its what were working for. We know what will happen to us will be more atomic than we can fully understand. My Goddess knows, even now I can always hear her telling me what I am doing is meant to happen, what were all doing is meant to happen. The only advice I can give to you is try to be a good person, learn your life lesson, praise Death with joy and when its our time, do not be scared embrace that peace that fills your soul with release.
I too have similar views on reincarnation. I don't think you have to wait till another life to get your karma. It can come back to bite you in the rear at any time. I think karma is as simple as what you put out comes back to you. If you are mean to someone, someone is going to be mean to you. May happen in this life, maybe the next. It will probably come back to you at the best time to help you learn the lesson, in this case to be nice instead of being mean.
Re: My Wicca Views
By: Nekoshema / Novice Mar 01, 2013
Post # 6
@ patricia53 as witches, he was probably reincarnated. like Ezanias said, many believe in Summerland, similar to heaven, it's a place where your soul would go to rest before reincarnation. if he feels some attachment to our world for whatever reason, he could be lingering as a spirit until he is ready to move on. no heaven or hell for him, just a cycle of death and rebirth. don't know if that's comforting, but it's what many belief. we also belief people are normally reborn in the same group or area, so your friend could return as the spirit of a future pet or child. [be the child yours or a friends child]
Re: My Wicca Views
By: WitchyKid / Knowledgeable Mar 02, 2013
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Neko, Ezanias said that Witches don't really believe in the Summerlands, because it is predominantly a Wiccan/Neo-Pagan idea. He was asking for people to not make such sweeping statements. Just correcting you there, he wasn't agreeing with all of this.