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WICCA

To understand wicca you must first know the ways, laws, powers, and rede of a witch. One who practices wicca or witchcraft is called a witch. This goes for a woman OR a man. Wicca is a beautiful nature and goddess focused religion. PLEASE do not call yourself a witch if you are satanic. Satanism is the farthest possible thing from Wicca . Below I have listed for you the ways of a wiccan witch. Also there is a link at the bottom of each page for the Wiccan Week. This is a description of each day and it's corresponding nature. Also I have a nice page for the Sabbats of wicca. If you have any questions feel free to email me at Angel_Link@hotmail.com

The Wiccan Ways

  • As often as possible, hold the rites on deserted mountaintops. Listen to the whisperings of the wind and the roar of the water if ye are fain to learn the magick forests, by the sea, and in fragile herbs and the cries of wild birds or near tranquil lakes. If this be impossible, a garden or some chamber shall suffice, if it is readied with fumes or flowers.
  • Seek out wisdom in books, rare manuscripts and cryptic poems if you will, but seek it out also in simple stones, for it is here that the old secrets are preserved.
  • Books contain words; trees contain energies and wisdom that books ne’ er dreamt of.
  • Ever remember that the old ways are constantly revealing themselves. Therefore, be as the river willow that bends and sways with the wind. That which remains changeless shall out live its spirit, but that which evolves and grows will shine for always.
  • Mock not the rituals or spells of another, for who can say yours are greater in power and wisdom.
  • Be sure your actions are honourable, for all that you do shall return to you thrice fold, good or bane.
  • Be ever wary of one who would dominate you, who would control and manipulate you, in your workings and reverences. True reverences for the Goddess and the God occur with in. Look with suspicion on any who would twist worship from you for their own gain and glory, but welcome those priestesses and priests who are suffused with love.
  • Honour all living things, for we are of the bird, the fish and the bee. Destroy not life, save it be, to preserve your own.

And this be the Wiccan Ways.

The Law

  • We are of the old ways, among those who walk with the goddess and god and receive their love.
  • Keep the Sabbats and Esbats to the best of your abilities, for to do otherwise is to lesson your connections with the Goddess and God.
  • Harm none. This, the oldest law, is not open to interpretation or change.
  • Shed not blood in ritual; the Goddess and God need not blood to be duly worshipped.
  • Those of our way are kind to all creatures, for hurtful thoughts are quite draining and aren’t worth the loss of energy. Misery is self-created; so too, is joy, so create joy and disdain misery and unhappiness. And this is within your power. So harm not.
  • Thou shall not reveal the secrets of another of the Craft or another coven. For others have laboured long and hard for them.
  • Refrain from speaking ill of others, for not all truths of the matter may be known.
  • Speak not of the affairs of the craft or of the coven to those who do not follow the path of the wise. Teach only what you know, to the best of your ability, to those students whom seek you out, but teach not to those who would use your Instructions for destruction or control. Also, teach not to boost pride, forever remember: she who teaches for vainglory shall take little pride in her handiwork; she who teaches out of love shall be enfolded in the arms of the Goddess and God.
  • Ever remember that if you would be of our way, keep the Law close to your heart, for it is the nature of the Wicca to keep the Law.
  • If ever the need arises, any law may be changed and new laws written to replace them, so long as the new laws don’t break the oldest law of all:
    harm none.

And this is the Law.

Wiccan Beliefs

  • We of the Wicca believe in the polarity of the Deity.
    Therefore, the Goddess and God are revered.
  • All souls enjoy a series of re-incarnations.
  • Power can be sent in non-physical form to affect the world in positive ways. Therefore we accept both the practices of Magick and its effectiveness.
  • The energies you send out are the same that you will attract.
  • The Earth is a living, breathing organism - Honour Her always.
  • We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of the life forces, marked by the phases of the moon, the seasonal quarters and the cross quarters.
  • We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with nature.
  • We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but we do honour those who teach and respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom.
  • Calling oneself witch does not make a witch. Nor does heredity or the collecting of titles. A true Witch will use themselves to control the forces around them in order to live wisely and well without harm to others and in harmony with nature.

    We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any entities that represent evil.
  • We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor accept personal gain through denying something of another.
  • We believe that we should seek within nature that which is beneficial to our health and well being.
  • Wicca accepts members from both sexes. Racism and prejudice in any form is not in our nature.

    Wicca does not ask for money in exchange of worship or tutoring.

And these BE our beliefs.

Wiccan Power

  • The power shall not be used to bring harm , or to injure or control others. But if the need arises, the power shall be used to protect your life or the lives of others.
  • The power is used only as need dictates.
  • The power can be used for your own gain, as long as by doing so you harm none.
  • Accept not money for the use of the power, for it quickly controls its taker
  • ( be not as those of other religions )
  • Use not the power for prideful gain, for such cheapens the mysteries of Wicca and the Magicks.
  • Ever remember that the power is the sacred gift of the Goddess and God, and should never be misused or abused.

And this be the law of the power

Wiccan Rede

Bide the Wiccan Laws we must.
In Perfect Love and Perfect Trust
Live and let live,
Fairly take, and fairly give.
Cast the circle thrice about
to keep the evil spirits out.
To bind the spell every time,
let the spell be spake in rhyme.
Soft of eye and light of touch
speak ye little, listen much.
Deosil go by the waxing moon
chanting out the Witch's Rune.
Widdershins go by the waning moon,
chanting out the baleful rune.
When the Lady's moon is new,
kiss the hand to her times two.
When the moon rides at the peak
then your heart's desire seek.
Heed the North wind's mighty gale
lock the door and drop the sail.
When the wind comes from the South,
love will kiss thee on the mouth.
When the wind blows from the West,
departed souls will have no rest.
When the wind blows from the East
expect the new and set the feast.
Nine woods in the cauldron go,
burn them fast and burn them low.
Elder be the Lady's tree,
burn it not or cursed you'll be.
When the Wheel begins to turn,
Let the Beltane fires burn.
When the Wheel has turned to Yule
light the log, the Horned One rules.
Heed ye Flower, Bush and Tree
by the Lady, Blessed Be.
Where the rippling waters go,
cast a stone and Truth you'll know.
When ye have a true need,
harken not to others' greed.
With a fool no season spend,
Lest ye be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part,
bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind the Threefold Law you should,
three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow,
wear the blue stone on thy brow.
True in love ever be,
lest thy lover's false to thee.
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill,
"An ye harm none, do what you will".

 

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