Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Whats Is Wicca?

When you first learned that witchcraft was alive and well today.
What did you think Witchcraft was?
So many Ideas have gotton attached to the name of The Craft.
Even definitions is an ongoing effort.
Just defining what we mean when we say Witch-Craft and Witch.
If we can review some basic definitions with you, It makes my job easier.
So here goes a glimpse inside a Witch's Lexicon....

Witchcraft is an old religion:
The Craft, a way of thinking about Deity.
As a Religion it encourages growth in the individual preparing the way for the spirit to reach toward our guide. The Elders Ones, and toward the Ultimate Deity.
Witchcraft implies a set of ethics summed up in the Wiccan Rede.
Eight words the wiccan rede fulfill..
If it Harm None,
Do what you Will..
I never really studied The Craft growing up,
But the Bible just didn't work for me.
It was then that I took a serious look at studing of Wicca. I was both surprised and pleased
to discover that Wicca was much more then the practice of Magic..
Wicca is very sincere and caring.. Down to Earth Religion.
The true Magic of Wicca has turned out to be the Lord and the Lady, the caring and sharing,
The desire to explore and the understanding the ability to live in harmony with ourselves and with Nature..
Therefore, from this presented above. It is simple to see that Satanism and Witchcraft are two very different things. Nor are they related. Nor of the same.
Wicca is the Five pointed Star, The Pentagram.. In the center of everything is the Deity.
Like gravity, the Deity is impersonal. It treats everyone alike. It transcends gender and human
type emotions.
I believe in the unknowable God who is the sum of all creation. God is not black nor white. God has no gender. And the God and Goddess who are reflections of that power. They were conceived by the need of the Ancient Wise Ones, and born of their knowledge and faith as Witches.
Wicca is a Church and a way of life..
Who profits from all this, Rarely does the Parishioner..
It is full of boundless choices.
The choice to learn and grow through knowledge, A choice to search for that which pleases ourselves, A choice to be different from the normal, A choice to be.. All this and so much more comes to us because " WE CHOOSE" to belong and to be Witches..
The bottom line is Wicca is chosen! And chosen by you...
Blessed Be

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