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Whilst Wicca initially started off as one of the new mystery religions, the majority of current generation Wiccans decided that it was best not to continue working under a blanket of mystery. Hence information about Wicca is abundant - in books, articles and on the Web. There are no secrets anymore. Even the key to it all lays open and exposed, namely that all things (people, animals, plants, rocks, water etc) are connected and that Wiccans, because of this connection holds all things sacred.

Anybody can practice the religion, art and science of Wicca. Externally, it merely requires a willingness to work hard to learn the many, varied aspects of the Craft and internally, a dedication to Spirit. Wicca Beginners (seeker) do not need to join a specific sect, coven or family to start off with. As you learn and grow, you will know whether you wish to form part of a group or continue as a solitary.

The most important part for a Seeker embarking on the Wiccan Path is gathering information, understanding the information - in other words allowing the information to become knowledge - and then applying the knowledge gained.

1. Book of Shadows
Start keeping a BoS from Day 1. This is a collection of the spiritual lessons you learn and will contain the spells you used, magickal rules and all sorts of information you gathered around incense, oils, brews, herbs, candles, colors etc.

2. The Goddess and God
Read as much as you can about Deity. This will include reading about the Myth of Creation and the Charge of the Goddess. Both the Lady and the Lord go by many different names. Familiarize yourself with the various names of the Goddess and God as well as the story behind the names. The Goddess is Maiden, Mother and Crone. Based on the stories you have dead, identify those names you feel the greatest affinity to, for these three aspects of the Goddess.

3. Life and Death
Understand how Wiccans view Life, Death, the Summerland and Reincarnation - in other words their philosophy on the cycles of Birth, Death and Re-birth.

4. Daily Devotions
As with any other religion, Wiccans too do daily devotions to reaffirm our faith and to speak to Spirit. We also meditate because that is the time when we listen to the messages from Spirit. You will need to set up an altar, which can even be your bedside table or a table somewhere in your house. There you can place a fresh flower, fruit or a crystal (anything natural) as an offering to Spirit. If the offering has perished, you bury it in the garden to return it to nature.

5. Tools and Altars
Read up on how to set up the altar you will use inside the Magick Circle. Read up about Wands, Staffs, Athame, the four elements, ceremonial jeweler, robes and so forth. Don't just rush out and buy though. You can easily make most of the tools you will need.

6. Signs and Symbols
Learn to recognize the signs and the symbols of the Craft such as the pentagram, sacred spirals, goddess symbol and equal armed cross. Also learn how to draw invoking- and banishing pentagrams.

7. Incense, Oils, Brews, Herbs, Crystals, Candles and Colors
This part of as Wiccan's study is truly a never ending journey. The internet has an extensive amount of information available.

8. Casting the Magick Circle
Learn everything you can about the Magick Circle and how to prepare yourself emotionally, physically and mentally. Casting a Circle is a mental technique you should learn early on in your training. This is a very important aspect of the Craft as it serves as a temple, the place where we keep the power until we decide to release it. The Circle is also holy ground and keeps negative energies away from our workings. Know your directions and the elements that correspond to each direction. This is important in calling the quarters. Read various invocations to the Goddess and God. Use those that you are the most comfortable with. Later on, you may even decide to write your own.

9. Cone of Power
You will also have to learn what the Cone of Power exactly is, how to raise it and how to release it.

10. Releasing the Circle
Learn how to release the circle properly, always remembering good manners and thanking Deity for their attendance.

Follow the ten points above in sequence. Admittedly there are some overlaps, but this is just about the most logical structure that can be achieved. Wicca requires of the Seeker to apply their minds, to go to some effort and to learn by their mistakes. Ask Deity for their blessing and assistance in your search for truth. You will find amazing coincidences, such as obtaining the right information at the right time, the right crystal popping up from nowhere and the right advice being given when you feel most in need of it.

Blessed Be!
Rose Ariadne has been practicing ancient forms of Witchcraft for over 25 years. Get more info about wiccan beginner here: http://www.askroseariadne.com/editorials/wiccan-beginner-guide.html
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The Wiccan religion believes that all things in nature including ourselves are sacred and have magickal properties. The rituals and ceremonies in this religion focus on using objects from the earth such as stones, sticks, crystals and herbs. Some of these items are used in the altar and "charged" with positive energy believed to protect the person holding it or wearing it.

Most jewelry used by followers of this religion are objects that promote healing and spiritual completeness. It can also be a symbol of of transformation and appreciation of the Wiccan beliefs and traditions. The pentagram in a circle is the most recognizable symbol in the Wicca culture and it symbolizes the integration of the physical and spirit worlds.

Due to the aggressive nature of the organized religions, the Wicca or other pagan religions sometimes had to resort to secrecy in their daily lives, wearing symbols that are sacred to them mysteriously disguised as flowers or other intricate designs on pendants, bracelets, etc. Sometimes the jewelry may be in the shape of weapons such as the Athame, Sword or Thor's hammer to signify protection for the wearer.

The planets, the Sun and the Moon are also very important for Wiccans. As a result, moon shaped pendants, earrings, rings and amulets are very commonly used. Sometimes the combination of the new moon and full moon is worn to represent the Horned God, who represents the masculine polarity of the Universe. Also, the three phases of the moon, waxing, waning or full are used in several designs to revere the Lunar Triple Goddess.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs are also used in designs such as a circle with extensions for the cow goddess Hathor, who represents feminine centered Pagans. Other symbols that are used in Wiccan Jewelry are the Wheel of the Year with eight spokes and the Witch's sign, which is used to mark ritual tools.

The emblem of Seax-Wicca which symbolizes the sun, moon and the eight holy days and Hecate's wheel, an ancient Greek symbol also is used by certain practitioners of the religion. The seven pointed Elven Star is also used by followers of Celtic style Faery Wicca.

Asatru symbols as well as symbols from African and Native American cultures as well as ancient Hindu and Greek symbols are also used in Wiccan jewelry. Other themes for jewelry are female deities, male deities, Stonehenge, witches and wizards, Tree of life, Gothic Cross, Dragon and Fairy designs, Viking Axes and Shields, Viking Ships, Runic Horses, Bat wings, Tetragrammaton, Triquetra, Chakra wheels, Ravens, and Cat symbols.

Tarot card designs such as the Moon, the Sun, The Star and the World as well as the signs of the Zodiac (Aquarius, Taurus, Gemini, etc.), are very popular when used in traditional Wiccan jewelry.
Rose Ariadne has been practicing ancient forms of Witchcraft for over 25 years. Get more info about Wiccan jewelry here: http://www.askroseariadne.com/editorials/wiccan-jewelry.html


Three years ago I was watching the news when a report about a man winning the lotto caught my attention. This man said he was a practicing Wiccan and had a premonition he would win the Lotto.So he bought a ticket and won a huge sum of money.

I had heard about Wicca before but now I was intrigued. What was the power of Wicca that this man attributed he good fortune to it?

I immediately began to search on the web to learn all I could.

The problem is that unlike Judaism or Catholicism , Wicca has different meanings to different people. While I personally think this is a plus, as I never believed that there is one set of rules to follow when it comes to religion, it makes it extremely difficult to get real information regarding Wicca.

Because Wicca has been underground for so long due to persecution it has attracted many people who simply want to take advantage of people like me. They use miss truths and false knowledge for power and control. However, there are many good people filled with knowledge just waiting for you to find them.

How do you find them?

Finding good information is no longer hard. All you have to do is search on Google and you will find many communities filled with good knowledgeable people. Sites like these tend to weed out the people trying to spread misinformation. In these communities you will find people at every stage of learning from beginners like me to life long second and third generation practitioners.

These communities will welcome you with open arms and be filled with useful information. Following Wicca no longer has to be a solitary pursuit.

Blessed Be.
Want to find out more about Wicca, then visit Brian Kleiner's Wiccan Community .


There was once a time, when magickal beings started appearing on earth; wise ones who knew that since they came from nature and would return to nature it was urgent that they didn't affect the delicate balance of all that constituted our environment on this paradise. They revered the land, the seasons, celebrated the Sun and the Moon and held all animals sacred to their hearts.

As civilizations grew and selfishness and greed enveloped the world, wars and destruction became common and human beings found weapons to kill each other and thought of themselves as civilized and advanced societies. They created new religions and almost destroyed the old magickal cultures.

Deep in their hearts, some of these beings still held on to old beliefs and traditions which were the secret to the survival of our universe. These religions were called "pagan religions" by the ignorant warlords who used the new religions to conquer and destroy magickal people they called "savages" and "heathens". They also tried to kill and burn people who did not believe in these new religions and called them Satanic or evil to incite the common people to destroy them.

Further, they came up with the idea of "Hell" where people would go to, if they did not believe in these new religions.

However, magick always prevails. In spite of the greed and ignorance of these so called "advanced" religions, some of the wiser, gentler, nature worshipping religions survived. They didn't bomb each other, they didn't create havoc and they didn't pollute the world. They respected the environment, taking only enough, leaving plenty for others and never breaking the laws of nature.

Wicca is one of those nature loving religions that was practiced in Northern Europe before the advent of the middle-eastern Judeo-Christian religions and is now on its way to a revival in many parts of the world.

The Wiccans celebrate the cycles of nature and the four seasons, the Sunrise and Sunset as well as the phases of the Moon. They worship the Female Goddess as well as the Male God, and believe that all of us have the power of the cosmic energy that created us. "Wicca" is the old English term for witch. All ancient religions practiced some form of magick. Most of the witches worshipped nature and looked upon all creation as sacred.

Unlike some of the other religions which accept a male God and give up everything to HIS will, Wiccans believe that the Goddess and God are divine powers WHO guide us in our search for spiritual harmony and our urge to CREATE.

Nature had to take a backseat to wars and politics while fundamentalists attacked each other with bombs and chemical weapons to manipulate nature for selfish purposes. The answer to this catastrophic behavior is simple - to return to a peaceful, nature loving way of life.

Natural religions are being accepted back into cultures as a response to the tremendous damage done by modern religions on the earth's resources and environment. Wicca seems to be one of the answers to such a dilemma.
Anyone can join the Wiccan religion. Although there are groups of Wiccans (covens) that make rules and initiate others into this religion, there are no basic requirements to join this religion other than a yearning to live a life of peace and joy in harmony with nature.

Anyone wishing to join the Wicca religion can read and study its history, principles and practice, perform the self-initiation ceremony and start practicing the religion immediately.

Wiccans usually have certain objects that are used for rituals and spells. To increase concentration, objects such as candles, incense, large pots (cauldrons), cups (chalice) and natural treasures such as sticks, stones, wood, etc are used. The symbol of a 5 pointed star, called a pentagram is especially significant to this religion and is used in rituals and ceremonies. To emphasize the importance of these ceremonies, Wiccans use ceremonial robes and wands. There are many books and websites on the Wiccan tools and sacred objects used in rituals.

Wiccans believe that whatever we do in life, whether it has a positive or negative outcome, we get it back three-fold. This is sometimes called the Threefold Law. Because of this belief, Wiccans always think before doing harm to anyone.

Magick is the method of directing energy that is around us to produce a pre-determined outcome. Magick is a command that is directed to the world with the expectation of immediate action. It's a reinforcement of an expected outcome, without a hint of a doubt that it may not happen. Magick not a plea to an all powerful God, it's a command to the divine Goddess of nature who is always ready to make it happen.

Tis the witching hour of night,
Orbed is the moon and bright,
And the stars they glisten, glisten,
Seeming with bright eyes to listen
For what listen they?
John Keats (1795 - 1821)

Wicca is a healing tradition that is based on the love of the Earth. Herbs and healing crystals as well as stones are usually used in rituals. The more they practice the religion, the better they get at understanding how spirituality can restore the world. Wiccans can help heal people with herbal remedies and other holistic healing methods such as Reiki and Meditation.
Rose Ariadne has been practicing ancient forms of Witchcraft for over 25 years. Get more info about wiccan religion here: http://www.askroseariadne.com/editorials/wiccan-religion.html


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.
Rose Ariadne has been practicing ancient forms of Witchcraft for over 25 years. Get more info about Wiccan Beliefs here: http://www.askroseariadne.com/editorials/WitchcraftWiccanReligionBeliefs.html


Wicca is a personal, positive religion that is based on respect of nature and celebration of all things that exists in the physical and ethereal world. Practitioners of Wicca follow the precepts of Shamanism, 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 evident in daily life.

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 law of Karma which decries that whatever we do to others will return to us three fold. According to this dogma, there will be no bad witches, for as soon as they do dreadful things to others, they will be destroyed.

Wiccans are called 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 their minds to control the energies. Others use tools such as the Athame, the Besom, the Wand, Chalice, etc. 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 can cleanse and purify 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.

Newcomers to this way of life will first need to learn the art of meditation so that they can strengthen their concentration and focus regardless of whatever distractions exist in the environment. By practicing Magickal rituals religiously and increasing their self-confidence, these rituals help to firm up the foundation of their practice.

Results of our spells depend on many reasons

There are several types of Magick. The ritual that uses different colors and shapes of candles is called Candle Magick. Other forms of Magick use herbs and spices, plants and twigs, Gem stones and rocks, and various other natural items for rituals.
Rose Ariadne has been practicing ancient forms of Witchcraft for over 25 years. Get more info about Wiccan Magick here: http://www.askroseariadne.com/editorials/WitchcraftWiccanMagickWhatisMagick.html

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