Last year before I was a wiccan, or even knew it existed my friends and I were on our computers. One of my friends Della pulled up the pentacle. At the time I thought the pentacle was just a star, because asides from Black Butler I had never heard of it. My friend Ali looks over at us and sees the symbol. He looks at us horrified and starts freaking out a little. He told us that symbol was evil. I tried to calm him down and tell him the symbol was just a star. He looked at us worriedly and tells us because of his religion he hates that symbol. (Actually don't know what religion Ali is but seeing how he reacted I think he's Christian).
Fast forward a bit and I discover Wicca. I become extremely dedicated and research as mush as possible.
Today in class I was looking "Witchy" on the inter-webs stuff and Ali snuck up behind me. I didn't notice him because I was copying thing into my book of shadows. When I did notice him I quickly shut my laptop. He looked at me all suspicious and said, "I know what you're up to." Then walked away. At first I was a little worried but I shrugged it off. Later, Ali snuck up on me AGAIN to see what I was doing. Again I shut my laptop. He looked At me and asked."Lulu, are you a witch?" I pretended I didn't hear him. "Guys, I think Lulu is a witch." He told the people sitting around me. I tried to tell him that witches do not exist (Which crushed my soul to say that) but I'm not sure he believed me. I was going to tell Ali I was a witch but I don't want to ruin our friendship. And now I'm worried he found me out what should I do? (-_-;)
Embrase the witchiness. It'll take a while to proudly announce that you're different, and unique. If they don't accept you, then that's their loss. Talk to him and just calmly say that he's a snoop and shouldn't be sticking his nose where it doesn't belong. Okay, no, don't actually say that, lol. Just explain to him that you are, and why you are. Explain that the pentacle/pentagram isn't an evil symbol. It's really not, and when you look into the history of the symbol, you'll discover why. :)
It's a symbol used to recognize other fellow practitoners of the craft, and represents the elements as a whole. I read somewhere that people used to use it as a mathmatical symbol. But Hollywood and other influences has distorted the symbol and adopted it into something evil, which is most likely what you'll see in witch related horror movies. But they're just that- movies. They aren't real life. And most people who don't bother looking into the symbol fear it for that distorted reason.
Hey I'm glad you're finding your way, if you enjoy wicca and it helps you stay with it. Try and make your friends understand and if they're actually your friends then they will understand and love you just the same.
Well no sense in lying about it. Friendship should be built on trust and acceptance, otherwise it is not really friendship. You could try sitting down and explaining what you do to him. No need to go into detail, but bringing up things such as the basics, the beliefs of wicca, and the various equinox's is usually a good place to start and is not threatening nor does it sound evil. Good luck and remember that if they are a true friend they will stick by you regardless
Re: my friend ffound me out.. By: Nekoshema / Novice
Post # 6 Mar 25, 2015
Decide for yourself what path makes you happiest. Word to the wise though, lying about who you are to keep a friend isn't worth it. You could try talking to him about his faith since you don't know it. If he asks about yours, be vague. Don't label yourself 'Wiccan' but say you believe you shouldn't do harm, and whatever else you feel. Leave out things like spell casting and the Lord and Lady. Test the water before saying you're a witch. Like I said, if he doesn't want to be your friend because you 'pray to a different invisible man' then while sad, it's better to end the friendship now.
You might try meditating, it seems to help me when I have a difficult situation to work out. Unfortunately only you have the right answer it is your life and you know what is right for you. Good luck and Blessed be.