Re: Brand new to Wicca By: Star.Child / Novice Jun 17, 2015
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In forums find the General Info section. Read Starting Out and Basics Expanded. They have info for a beginner, and for those who need reminding. Read, learn, study, practice, repeat as often as necessary. Welcome to Spells of Magic!
Re: Brand new to Wicca By: Nekoshema / Novice Jun 17, 2015
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don't run out and buy all the shiny new toys. read the pinned threads in this section, and buy a book or two [not 50] on the subject. study, then practice. i would also recommend for your year and a day to meditate and journal your thoughts and feelings to try and figure out if this is the right path for you. ask yourself questions like why you want to be Wiccan [and try to answer with more than a one word answer. i'm guilty of doing that]
Re: Brand new to Wicca By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Jun 18, 2015
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Oh,Vicki, here we go again about spells! Gardner,who started Wicca, wasn't too much bothered about spells. I know many Wiccans, two or three even originals who actually knew Gardner; and they don't bother with spells. Many Wiccans never cast spells.So, concentrate on learning about the religion and beliefs of Wicca, and leave the spells for very much later.
Re: Brand new to Wicca By: Nekoshema / Novice Jun 18, 2015
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to be Wiccan [even a witch] does not mean spell casting. yes it sounds cool, and when i started out i remember wanting to learn all i could on spell casting, from from Samhain [october 31] until now, i can tell you [excluding circle casting] i have cast two spells [cleansing and protection on Imbolc] because i only cast when i've hit a wall and need the extra help. many people use spells as a crutch or bandage when they are more of a safety net. [plus Wicca isn't about spell casting]
since you're both starting, two things. one, make two lists [or write a letter] one of the reasons why you wish to become a Wiccan and two define the Rede [as in harm none do as ye wilt] from your viewpoint [what is morally acceptable to you, what is harmful, what you should do and should never do] when you are satisfied, put these lists away. 4 months later, pull them out, review them, and revise them as you see fit, then put them away again. repeat this every 4 months until your year and a day is up. by this point you should know what you stand for and have a 'code of conduct' if you will you can present to the Lord and Lady when you dedicate yourself.
the second thing i would like you to do is to read and reflect on Scott Cunninghams 13 Goals of a Witch. he said you can add/remove the list as you see fit, but over his years of study, this was a list of things most witches live by with one or two exceptions.
1. Know yourself
2. Know your Craft
4. Apply knowledge with wisdom
5. Achieve balance
6. Keep your words in good order
7. Keep your thoughts in good order
8. Celebrate life
9. Attune with the cycles of the Earth
10. Breathe and eat correctly
11. Exercise the body
13. Honour the Goddess and God
I am so glad someone requested information I'm new as well and found out that my husband has been for years he works a lot so I'm having to do a lot of this research on my own. I just wanted to thank everyone for posting this helpful information. I don't want to rush in blindly I want to know what I'm getting into.