I've studied and practiced the religion of Wicca for a while, and i was wondering do you have to preform classic spells to be considered a part of the religion? I have a close connection with God and Goddess and i often meditate and pray to them, but so many people have told me part of the religion is casting spells.. and i suppose my personal belief is that being apart of the Wiccan community is having the freedom to practice as you will, so long as its what you feel in your heart and if it fits certain of its main points...opinions? No nasty comments..i am willing to learn and eager to hear your opinions
Re: Help On Spirituality? By: prsona / Knowledgeable
Post # 2 Mar 20, 2016
I am not Wiccan. But from what I understand, you are correct: Wicca does not require casting spells. The rituals may involve some aspects of magic, such as casting a circle and other similar things. However, you are correct as far as I understand in my limited reading on Wicca.
You don't have to cast spells in order to be a Wiccan. Some wiccans don't even cast spells. Being a Wiccan doesn't necessarily mean you have to follow a certain way. Wicca isn't a strict religion, you practice how you want.
you don't have to cast spells. [i rarely cast spells] if you understand the Rede and Threefold Law, and have a close connection to the deities, you're Wiccan. spells are just a small part of the overall religion.
Re: Help On Spirituality? By: Lark Moderator / Knowledgeable
Post # 5 Mar 21, 2016
The idea that casting spells is an important part of Wicca is a common misunderstanding. The fact of the matter is that spells have no part in the religion of Wicca. A Wiccan could cast spells if they wished, but they certainly don't have to do it. In fact I, and many other Wiccans, rarely if ever cast spells.
That being said, magic is a core part of Wicca and sometimes the misunderstanding is the difference between using magic and casting spells. Magic is a core belief of Wicca. We use magic to cast a circle, consecrate our tools, Draw Down the Moon, etc. None of these things involve spells, but they certainly require magic.