Wicca: The Facts
- The Goddess and God are at the heart of all Wiccan practice
- The Threefold Law of Wicca forbids a Witch from using his or her magick negatively
- Magick is the ability to alter consciousness at will
- Witches can practice in covens or as solitaries
- Witches do not give credence to the notion of a devil or any other evil force
- Witches practice rites that attune them with nature
- Witches do not recognize an authoritative hierarchy
- A combination of the spiritual, the psychological, and the scientific grants Witches an intellectual depth exceeding that of the average person
- Witchcraft laws were repealed in England in the 1950s
- Wicca was legally recognized in the United States in 1986
- To be a Witch is to celebrate Earth
- Paganism dates back to Paleolithic times*
One strong belief among most wiccans is that the Earth is our home; our Goddess. We feel that it's not a tool that we can ruthlessly abuse which is why many rituals are performed to give healing strength to the Earth. Even though ecological concerns are rather new in Wicca, but now pay an important role.
Reincarnation is another one of the most wide-spread of Wiccan beliefs. Precisely how and why we incarnate several times is open to mystical speculation though. We feel that power can be sent in a non-physical form to affect the world in positive ways, which is why we accept both the practice of magick and its effectiveness. To further evaluate this point we feel that what is done will be returned to the doer, but how this energy is returned has been a matter of great speculation.
Another strength about our beliefs is that wiccans don't charge for private lessons or for initiation. Yet we still believe that physical objects created by Wiccans and other services can and should be paid for, but not personal or private Wiccan instruction or initiation.
Wiccans do not sacrifice animals or people in rituals!! That idea goes against the law of wicca which is do not cause physical, spiritual, mental, or any other form of harm to others. There is one exception to this rule and that is if it is in self defense and only in self defense!
Wicca does not discriminate! We accepts members from both sexes, every race, national origin and, usually of every sexual preference. **
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