Founded in the late 1950 by Gerald Gardner, Wicca is one of the fasting growing religions under the Pagan umbrella. Focusing on a God and Goddess, Wicca is a religion of balance and self-choice. There may be few rules, but the individual must decide for themselves based on their own morals what is right and wrong accordingly. Wiccans are one of the most peaceful groups in Paganism, believing in magick, but only to help, never to harm./p>
Goddess: Triple Goddess (Maiden, Mother, Crone) Lady, represented by the Moon.
God: Horned God, Lord, represented by the sun.
Further information on Wicca can be found in our covens article on Wicca linked here: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html?ritual=2675&coven=758
A strong pull for many to join our little family is the Draconic Path. This is not a religion, but a dogma; a belief system. Most who practice Dragon Magick incorporate it into another religious path like Wicca. It is the belief that Dragons are Astral creatures who can be called on to guide us with their wisdom, protect us with our strength, and aid us with their energy. They are not physical, they are now evil, they are neutral beings who observe and guide those who are willing and at the right stage of study to follow a very spiritually demanding path.
Further information on Dragon Magick can be found at this link: http://www.spellsofmagic.com/coven_ritual.html?ritual=2269&coven=6
Faerie Magick (also known as Fae Magick) is similar to Dragon Magick in which Astral beings are called upon for their help instead of a deity. Faeries are astral, but they wander the Earth like spirits, typically seen as orbs by humans. Fae Magick is also incorporated into another religious path as it too is more of a dogma than a religion.
Further information can be read here: http://whisperingworlds.com/fairies/fairies.php
While not a religion, Divine Essence has a strong footing in divination techniques, and does provide many articles, spells, and forum discussions on such topics. Tarot, Oracle, Palmistry, Pendulum, Skrying, Runes, and I-Ching are just a few divination tools and topics we have discussed. Ouija Boards are also a major field of study here, providing a plethora of information to members on these subjects.
Some have a deep understanding of the historical information of a society, while others know a great deal about the religion. Celtic, Kemetic, Hellenic, and Italo-Roman Neopaganism are the common ones we discuss. However, if you follow another path, and wish to join, we are more than happy to welcome you and learn about your path in the process.