1. So......what exactly is Wicca?
an earth-based religion having the belief in two Dieties: The God and The Goddess. They also honor them in their many forms,
such as Isis, Astarte, Demeter, Kali , Pan, Apollo, Zeus, Mercury, and so on. We believe that all in the world is holy. From
the proud eagle, to a rock on a trail, to a butterfly, and even trees. It is a peaceful path, stressing that you should not
only show respect for others, but for yourself and our earthly mother.
2. How long has Wicca been around?
The Wiccan religion, sometimes called the old religion, also known to many as "Witchcraft", has existed since pre-Christian
times. With the advent of the Christian system of beliefs, the followers of the old religion were forced into hiding. The
new Christian followers were attempting to convert the non-Christians, or Wiccans, to their religion. Rumors of the old Gods
being devils and therefore no good were quickly spread. The Christians believed that anyone who chose not to follow their
religion was a heathen and would be doomed to burn in a place they call "Hell". The non-Christians were called "Witches" and
were persecuted and thrown in jail for many years because of the vicious stories created about them.
3. What is the
basis of the Wiccan religion?
Today with the freedom to choose any religion that one may want, some
of the misconceptions created about the old religion are finally beginning to be cleared up. The Wiccan religion is a nature-oriented
religion. The Wiccan, or "Witch" is concerned with preserving nature's beauty and trying to solve some of the present problems
of pollution. The Witch has a deep appreciati0on for nature and all of her wondrous woodland creatures as well. With this
focus, we are in agreement with one of our fellow pagan groups, the Amerindian.
4. Do Wiccans believe in God?
The belief of most Witches is that "God" is a supreme force which is genderless. This image is hard to picture in the
mind's eye. Therefore, in order to create an image that is easy to imagine and relate to, the Wiccan pictures a God and a
Goddess as their source of worship. Just as there are male and female in most of nature's creatures, so is there also a male
and a female God in the Wiccan religion. The male God of Wicca has been named many different names according to the different
traditions of Witchcraft. Some of the names are: Cernunos, Pan, Faunus and Osiris. Different names by which the Goddess is
known by are: Aradia, Isis, Diana and Cerridwen. Some Witches prefer to generalize by calling them "Lord and Lady", or simply
"God and Goddess". The nighttime and moon are attributes of the Goddess. The sun is associated with the God, hence the terms
"Moon Goddess" and "Sun God". The Witch decides upon the image of the supreme being or God and Goddess with whom they feel
communication flows most easily.
5. What holidays do Wiccans celebrate?
celebrate full moons and holidays that are called "Sabbats. These are times when natural Earth energies are a peak. Sabbat
gatherings are celebrational services acknowledging seasonal changes. In ancient times, the common people used the forces
of these periods to aid in the growing of their crops, which were necessary for their survival.
6. What are some
of the holidays?
In order to help facilitate the inbringing of Pagans to Christianity,
the Christians adopted many Pagan holydays, such as what is celebrated as Easter, names after Eostre (one of the Wiccan Goddesses)
in March, and of course, Christmas. Wiccans celebrate the birth of the sun, not the son. December 21st, the day the sun comes
back to life, is called Yule. All of the non-religious items usually associated with Christmas, such as a tree, yule log,
and so on, were Pagan first.
7. What is Sympathetic magick?
use a type of visualization or meditation which is often termed "Magic(k)". One type of magick that some Witches utilize is
called "Sympathetic" magick. Sympathetic magic has been used for centuries. It is the theory that like attracts like. It is
believed that prehistoric man also used this type of magick for successful hunting. As an example; the prehistoric man would
make an image of a bison out of mud and sticks. He would then hunt and kill the image with the thought that this is what he
would do to the real bison. It was believed that this ritual would bring them good luck. After the bison was killed, the prehistoric
man would thank the spirit of the bison for its gift. In the same way, some Witches may use a clay or wax image of the object
they wish to obtain, or a person who needs to be healed.
8. Are there other types of magick?
Another type of magick used by the Wiccan is when he or she will picture in his or her mind the goal that is wished
to come true. The person will concentrate and/or meditate on this picture in his or her mind as if it had ALREADY come true.
This method of magick is often called "Creative Visualization".
9. How does the moon relate to Wiccan ceremonies?
Whatever type of magick utilized, the ritual is performed according to the different phases of the moon. During the
time that the moon is waxing (growing larger) positive spells for increase, beginning a new job, good luck and fertility are
performed. During the time that the moon is waning (growing smaller) negative spells such as for decrease, ending a job or
breaking a bad habit are performed. Wiccans celebrate both the new and full moons. So there are 13 of each, approx. every
2 weeks, plus the 8 Sabbats.
10. What do Wiccans use to do their spells?
use "tools" to help them with their magical practices. The tools are articles that help the Wiccan to concentrate on what
he or she is trying to accomplish. Tools such as the athame and wand are simply objects through which the Wiccan and direct
his or her energy for use during the ritual.
11. What does it mean to ‘cast a circle'?
An invisible circle is often drawn by the Witch with his or her tool of choice. The circle is drawn to mark the sacred
space where the ritual will occur. It is also believed that this invisible boundary will keep out all negative vibrations,
and condense the persons personal energies. The use of herbs, incense and candles are all means of helping to "set the mood".
12. Do Wiccans
do animal sacrifices?
WITCHES TO NOT SACRIFICE ANIALS OR PERFORM BLACK MAGIC OR ANY KIND
OF HARMFUL RITUALS!!!!!!. Hollywood
movies and television both depict horrid scenes of people worshipping Satan and performing black magic. Many people construe
this as being the same thing as Witchcraft. There is a very distinct difference between Witchcraft, black magic and satanisn.
13. The first
law of Witchcraft comes from old English and states: "AN' IT HARM NONE, DO WHAT THOU WILT" Do Wiccans worship Satan?
Witches do not believe in Satan or perform fiendish acts of black magic. The followers of the old religion believe
in the three-fold law of karma. This law states that any type of magick being performed, whether for good or evil, will eventually
"boomerang" back to the sender three times as potent as whatever is being sent out. For example: a spell performed to make
a person sprain his wrist may come back to the sender and cause him to break his leg, a fate considered three times worse.
Likewise a spell performed to send a person good luck will also come back to the sender. He may receive three times as much
good luck as he or she has sent out in the spell. A Witch would obviously not want to perform any evil spells for this reason.
14. Do Wiccans
try to convert people?
The goal of today's Witch is not to convert anyone back to the old
religion. The Wiccan respects the fact that everyone has his or her own religious choices and that everybody may or may not
hold the same opinions as the next guy. Witchcraft does not claim to be the ONLY way. Each person in every different religious
tradition interprets his or her own religion in a slightly different way then everyone else. This writing may not reflect
the EXACT feelings of all witches. It is only and explanation of the basics of Wiccan beliefs so that the religion may be
viewed for what it really is. The Wiccan religion is a natural, peaceful religion. For further information concerning Witchcraft,
please contact the following source:
The Witches League for Public Awareness
P O Box 8736
15. What is the difference between
Pagan and Wiccan?
All Wiccans are pagans, but not all pagans are Wiccan. You can compare
it to saying, all Baptists are Christian, but not all Christians are Baptist. Wiccan is just one branch of Paganism, as are
Amerindians, Buddhists, Satanists, voodoo, etc.
16. Do Wiccans have Church?
meet in Covens, usually having 13 members in it, but that is not a rule. Thirteen is a manageable number of people to contain
within a 9 foot circle (or 13 foot). Wiccans meet in something called a covenstead, which is usually a members home, different
each time. However some covens meet in the Unitarian Universalist churches, which are very friendly towards us.
17. Do Wiccans
have funerals, baptisms and weddings and if so, how do they differ?
Yes, we have all
those. A wedding is called a handfasting,and may be legal or not as the people prefer. If not legal, it is usually called
for one year, and then performed again this time for 9 years if both parties wish to continue. I have done many, both legal
and otherwise. Baptisms are called Wiccannings, and are done when the baby is new born, and then again, at age 13 or thereabouts,
when the child is ready to commit, since we have no right to commit a child to something he/she might not want as they grow
older. We do have ceremonies for weddings. Yes, we have funerals, sometimes an entire ceremony, or sometimes a high priest
or priestess will speak a few words at a Christian ceremony providing the minister/priest will let us.
18. Isn't this
I seen some spells on your page, and I’ve read in the bible that Witches
were evil and worshiped the Devil.
19. Is this true?
Okay first question.
Is this witchcraft? To some degree yes. But no all Wiccans practice witchcraft and not all Witches are Wiccan. Think of it
as like this: Wicca is the Job, and Witchcraft is a tool used in that job. Witchcraft is nothing more than prayers that use
natural object to increase their force. In answer to the second question... No, No.. no no no, and no. Wiccans do not believe
in the devil/Satan. We believe that by giving evil a name, it gives it power. Thus our reasons for not even paying a grain
of sand’s worth attention to this devil/Satan guy. Satan is a Christian concept, and they can keep him.
20. So you hate
No. As a matter of fact, some of my very dear friends are Christians.
Though I may not believe what they believe, I accept and respect that they have those beliefs and they do the same for me.
What I do not like is Christians who proclaim that Christianity is the only right and true path, and who constantly try to
shove their beliefs down my throat. All we ask is to be accepted, and we will do the same for you.
21. If you don’t
worship Satan, why are you wearing that Satanic symbol?
This symbol is a pentacle. It
is a five-pointed star incased in a circle. It represents the four elements (Earth air fire and water) and Akasha (Spirit)
Upright (one point up) It is a positive symbol, just like the Christian Cross, and the Jewish Star of David. Inverted (two
point up) is much the same as an inverted cross, it is a holy symbol corrupted by Satanists.
22. Are you Jewish?
No, a Jewish star has six points, my pentacle has five.
23. Do you wear black everyday (is it required?)
No, but I do favor it. I also wear purple, green, blue and even sometimes white. Black is not an evil color, it
is a mixture of all colors known, thus having the energies of all the colors. It is a calming, protective color and those
are my reasons for wearing it.
24. Can you give me a love spell to make someone fall in love with me?
Okay let me create a picture for you. Imagine
the most vile person on the planet. You know the kind I’m talking about. The kind that hasn’t met the wonders
of a shower in about 3 months, has greasy hair, pimples and is totally rude and obnoxious. Lets call this person.. Frank/Sue.
Well Frank/Sue has a HUGE Crush on you. Yes you, my friend..... you. And one day he/she hops on the wonderful internet and
finds him/herself a love spell. Then casts it on you (oh the horror! THE HORROR!) and you fall madly head over heals in love
with him/her. And you get married and live happily ever after hand-feeding him/her grapes and popping their pimples. THE END.
Did I scare you? Good. This is why we do not do love spells. They control the will of others, and that is against the rede.
Which will lead to bad Karma.
25. Can you fly?
Yes. on an air plane just like everyone else.
Though I will not be doing that any time soon, because I have a big fear of flying.
26. Can you shoot fire out of your
No. That is not humanly possible. Besides, if you could, wouldn’t you get
a massive third degree burn each time you did it?
27. I want to be a king warlock. Can you help me?
Yes, I will help you. I will educate you about some terminology. A warlock is not a male witch. Warlock comes from
the Scottish word for oath-breaker, and was bestowed upon people who ratted out members of their Coven during the burning
times. This is not a desirable title. In Wicca, men are also called Witches.
28. What is this "burning times"
You speak of?
The burning times happened when the Witch Trials of England, Salem and various other countries took place. Millions were killed by
being beheaded, hanged, crushed, and burned alive at the stake. And the sad thing is, a vast majority of these people were
Christian. But their "friends" had something against them, so they cried "WITCH!" getting them murdered. This was a very scary
time for Pagans. Much of our teachings, books and other texts had to be burned to keep people alive. Thankfully oral traditions