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Wicca is a personal, positive religion that is based on respect of nature and celebration of all things that exist in the physical and ethereal world. Practitioners of Wicca follow the precepts of Shamanism, which is believed to be the first "religion" on Earth.

Most practitioners of Wicca commune with the Goddess and God during rituals that allow them to understand and guide these energies which created our Universe. These rituals are usually enhanced by the use to tools, chants, music, dancing, etc. that increases the practitioner's mental acuity and intuition to high levels not easily available in most other religious practices.

These altered states of consciousness allowed human beings to communicate with the powerful energies of the Universe and persuade them to move in the direction of their intentions. Stated simply, many practitioners of Wicca are able to change the direction of their future. This ability of these practitioners is called Magick and the actions that are required to perform Magick are called Spells.

Wiccans use Magick to effect change in their lives as well as in the lives of others who request their help. By communing with the deities and listening to the messages from nature, they understand what needs to be done and go about doing it.

The most important rule of the Wicca (or the Craft as it is called) is that people can choose to do anything so long as it doesn't harm anyone. Wiccans believe in reincarnation and the thee-fold Law which states that the effect of what we do to others will return to us three fold. As a result of this dogma, Wiccans usually stay away from negative Magick, for if they practice it, they will feel the devastating effects of their actions.

Wiccans are practitioners and not followers because they do not "follow" anyone. This way of life believes that each one of us is capable of communing and communicating with the Powerful energies that created life.

Magick is used in many ways. Some witches can use just their minds to control the energies. Others use tools such as the Athame, the Besom, the Wand, Chalice, etc to supplement the power of their own energies. Wicca is a very personal religion and communing with the Deities may be performed anywhere since the energies exist everywhere.

Most celebrations are held outdoors if possible because the Wicca practitioners believe that nature cleanses or purifies our surroundings easily. Also, communing with the deities mean communing with nature, so the best place for this meeting would be where most of the energies exist.
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It's never too early to start practicing Wicca! There are a lot of resources out there for the burgeoning teen witch. Lots of the books on Wicca that are available are appropriate for a new witch, but it's important to remember that no one author knows all the answers. Therefore, it's important, especially when you're just starting out, to think critically about everything you read. Not everyone is honest, especially if you decide to use the Internet to help your search, and some people prey specifically on questioning teenagers.

Then there's dealing with your parents, who may disapprove of your spiritual choices. First, remember that your parents have the law on their side, so do your best to work within their wants. Minors are effectively second class citizens, so your parents really are the ones with the power!

If you want to pursue a discussion with your disapproving parents about Wicca, try and figure out why your parents are opposed to your interest in witchcraft. Is it because they practice a religion that disagrees with Wiccan practices? Is it because they don't really know what Wicca is about? Maybe they have some ideas about Wicca that aren't true; for example they may be likening it to Satanism, and therefore might be worried for your safety.

If the issue is misconceptions about Wicca, then you have a chance at opening a dialogue with them. You can try and educate them, sharing your adventures into Wicca with them. It might help, for example, to show them some of the books and websites you've read or are reading. If you have Wiccan friends who are good people, you might introduce them, so that your parents can see that the majority of those who follow Wicca are healthy people who don't sacrifice goats in their spare time! If you choose the education route, make sure that you are well read and have done your research. After all, you will have to be able to support your beliefs, not only through emotion but through logic and the strength of your sources. Remember that your parents care about you, and only want you to be happy and safe. If you can prove to them that Wicca is not a threat to either your happiness or your safety, then you're well on your way to bringing them around to your side.

Just remember, there is no "rule" that you absolutely have to tell anyone that you are a practicing Wiccan.
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