I was reading a little bit of the witches bible by I believe Janet and Steward Farrar. Some of this information is making me a little bit uncomfortable. One of the parts of the book it states that if someone breaks the laws even through torture the curse of the goddess will be upon them and they will never be reborn on earth and they are sent to the hell of the Christians. after reading that I paused and put the book down, now I'm here. I thought a Wiccan doesn't believe in a hell or even the devil in christian believes. I've heard from some other Wiccans that if a witch were to betray her coven she will be exiled from it and in old tradition sometimes killed, and I'm not even sure if that is true. So...can someone give me some clarity?
Re: Wicca and Hell? Confused By: CrystalGrey / Beginner
Post # 2 Aug 04, 2015
Wiccans generally don't believe in the christian version of hell or the devil. What page of the book does it say that? I have that book but I don't recall it saying anything like that, if you give me the chapter and page number I can have a look for you.
Was given to me from a friend because I told them I was looking into purchasing a physical copy of the book online, but I'm the type of person who wants to skim and read a little to see what kind of information it has, since their is no book store near me who carries this book this is a link they gave me to skim through.
Although I'm not Wiccan, I'm pretty knowledgeable of Wicca and it's theology.
Wicca firstly, doesn't have the concept of hell, at least in it's most common and popular forms.
Yes, the Witches Bible does state this. This book is only one of many Wiccan opinions, and should not to taken as law or literally. However, very few Wiccans actually believe in the Christian Hell to begin with.
Even the mention of the Old Religion is dubious, given Wicca was founded in the 50s.
I wouldn't stress too much about it, especially if you are solitary.
Re: Wicca and Hell? Confused By: Brysing Moderator / Adept
Post # 9 Aug 04, 2015
I have a copy of A Witches Bible, by Janet & Stewart Farrar. I can assure you that the word Hell does not occur anywhere in the book. There is not one mention of Hell!
And by the way, there is no page five! The introduction starts on page 9!
Wicca did not start in the 50s. That was only when it became public. It started long before then!