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Friday, 16 September 2005

What Does It Mean To Be Wiccan

What Does It Mean To Be Wiccan Cover To be Wiccan is to worship the Goddess and her companion the Horned God, and to follow the philosophies, ethics and practices of the old religion. Originally rooted in Paganism, Wicca existed long before Christianity and long before the Church was founded.

Wiccans honour the Earth as their spiritual Mother (the Goddess) and the Sky and the wildness of nature as their spiritual Father (the Horned God). In practice, this means that they esteem nature and the planet on which we live. They venture not to harm anyone or anything, because to them, everyone in the world are their brothers and sisters with an equal right to exist. Wicca is a tradition that works to harm none in thought, word, or deed. Therefore, anyone who says they are a witch but works otherwise should not be considered an authentic Wiccan practitioner.

Witchcraft is still the only Spiritual Tradition that raises the female above the male, in contrast to patriarchal religions such as Christianity and Judaism. They venerate an almighty male deity, with little positive mention of the female at all. Because of its veneration of a Goddess, Wicca follows the moral values associated with feminine spiritual powers – such as love, peace, and joy – rather than the more masculine religious attitudes of domination, strength, and authority.

Witches work by peaceful means, seeking to unite rather than to divide, to be of service to our communities, and to be the healers, counsellors, and the guardians of all life on Earth. This is because they see themselves as the children of the Goddess and the Horned God that they honour. When this is a truth within a witch, they can only ever love and look after what has been so lovingly created for us.

Downloadable books (free):

Pino Longchild - Wicca Revealed An Introductory Course In Wicca
Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak - The Arctic Home In The Vedas
Judy Harrow - Exegesis On The Wiccan Rede
Ernest Abraham Hart - Hypnotism Mesmerism And The New Witchcraft
Israel Regardie - The Art And Meaning Of Magic