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Wednesday, 27 July 2005

What Is The Best Age To Become A Wiccan

What Is The Best Age To Become A Wiccan Cover Many young readers write us asking if there is a certain age they must reach before "becoming" Wiccan. One email read "I'm 13 ... is it okay for me to learn Wicca now"? Later that day, another asked "I've been Christian my whole life and I'm wondering if it's too late in life for me to change faiths?" We get a great deal of email from individuals asking for guidance on when or how they can become Wiccan or be a Witch. Is there a proper age to take up this path? I don't believe that age matters. What's more important, is WHY a person is drawn to a specific path.

Young people may be born into a family that has generations of witches. Which means that they are positively disposed and open to the concept of witchcraft. And the teaching would be passed down through the family. For those that have not had that formative experience, it's important to take on board that there is ABSOLUTELY NO BARRIER to you with practicing witchcraft. Or rather - the only barrier is yourself and your own attitude to it.

Those who are drawn to these paths because they want to cast spells, control others or command the forces of nature, are seeking the old ways for all the wrong reasons. Most in this category are still in their teens or younger. Our late webmaster Herne wrote "Simply put, it doesn't make sense for the novice to want to command the forces of nature and the universe when you don't fully comprehend or understand them. To do so, only invites total failure or worse if you are successful in casting a spell or opening a portal and letting some nasty out to follow you around."

Become a witch could be shrouded with mystery - and witches do love their mystery (and it has also been needed for survival from those that do not fully understand or are ill informed about the craft, it's workings and teachings). Who wants to do good in her/his own life, and in the lives of others who give permission for them to act on their behalf (the power is always with casting spells for yourself as opposed to paying other's to cast for you - as your energy is most powerful in attracting what you want)

If you think you might be too old to change faiths, ask yourself if you're actually CHANGING faiths, or just finally embracing beliefs and practices you have always known to be true? In his article, Herne continues to write that "Many find the philosophies of how wicca and witchcraft view nature are the same as the one's they currently hold. They just didn't know there was a specific belief system that shared their views. If you've seen striking similarities between what you believe and what you've found in the old Earth-based religions, there are generally accepted ways to increase your awareness and find communion with others who feel the same. The following are the steps I would recommend to any one who wishes to learn more..."

To read the rest of this article, click the first link below or copy and paste it into your browser. At the end of the article you'll find a link to an index with many pages of information about Wicca and Witchcraft paths. The second link below will take you to an area containing other articles written by Herne. Many of our regular visitors are already familiar with these writings, but if you are new to the site, or have not yet been to this area, we think you'll enjoy the thoughts Herne left behind for us.

The answer to that is simply START.

Start by working with spells. Pick a spell that you are drawn to. And then work with yourself to move yourself into that place inside where you truly believe and feel certaint that what you want to have happen will. A powerful witch is able to see, feel, and essentially put themselves into a space where they feel as if they have what they want already... And so it becomes.

Free eBooks (Can Be Downloaded):

Solomonic Grimoires - Lemegeton I The Lesser Key Of Solomon Goetia
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