Re: help pls
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 18, 2013
Post # 3
Hi Bluebird. I'd be happy to answer some questions for you. I've been a practicing Wiccan for some 30 years and led my own coven for 12 of those years. Now I am the High Priestess of a Wiccan Tradition with three covens that I oversee.
You might want to start at http://www.spellsofmagic.com/read_post.html?post=580909 There are links there to a number of threads about Wicca and to one thread with recommended books and websites that will help you.
Hi there, witchcraft or wicca is NOT a religion what most people think it is, its a way of life. Wicca is based upon experiance for example the more you practice casting a circle the better you will get at it. Wicca involes magick not like the one you see in movies.
Magick is everywhere for example when you pray you are doing magick, when you cook you are doing magick but you may just not realize it, it takes a lot of practice, time and knowledge to learn wicca and to be good at it.
i recommend that you look at the book, Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham. he is a very reliable source when it comes to Wicca. i have a pdf copy of this book. mail me if you want me to send it to you. :)
Re: help pls
By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable Nov 19, 2013
Post # 7
Evanora, I will disagree with you on one thing. Wicca certainly is a religion and the most important part of being Wiccan is honoring the God and Goddess and following the beliefs and practices of the religion. Spellcraft is but a tiny part of being Wiccan, and many Wiccans I know do not practice spellcraft at all. That doesn't mean that Wiccans don't use magic. Every time we cast a circle, charge a tool, etc. we are using magic. But to even suggest that Wicca is more about casting spells is to miss the entire point of what Wicca is all about. Yes, Wicca is a way of life, but it is also and most importantly a religion. Perhaps you should try reading more about Wicca from its very beginning, including the writings of Gerald Gardner.