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Wicca

Wicca stuff
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Randy Johnson

on 22 April 2010

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Wicca What are the "rules" of wiccan practice? We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces marked by the phases of the Moon and the seasonal Quarters and Cross Quarters.


We recognize that our intelligence gives us a unique responsibility toward our environment. We seek to live in harmony with nature in ecological balance offering fulfillment to life and consciousness within an evolutionary concept.

We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than that apparent to the average person. Because it is far greater than ordinary it is sometimes called ‘supernatural’, but we see it as lying within that which is naturally potential to all.

We conceive of the Creative Power in the universe as manifesting through polarity – as masculine and feminine – and that this same Creative Power lies in all people and functions through the interaction of the masculine and the feminine. We value neither above the other knowing each to be supportive of the other. We value sex as pleasure as the symbol and embodiment of life, and as one of the sources of energy used in magical practice and religious worship.

We recognize both outer worlds and inner, or psychological worlds sometimes known as the Spiritual World, the Collective Unconsciousness, the Inner Planes etc – and we see in the interaction of these two dimensions the basis for paranormal phenomena and magical exercises. We neglect neither dimension for the other, seeing both as necessary for our fulfillment.


We do not recognize any authoritarian hierarchy, but do honor those who teach, respect those who share their greater knowledge and wisdom, and acknowledge those who have courageously given of themselves in leadership.


We see religion, magick and wisdom in living as being united in the way one views the world and lives within it – a world view and philosophy of life which we identify as Witchcraft – the Wiccan Way.


Calling oneself ‘Witch’ does not make a Witch – but neither does heredity itself, nor the collecting of titles, degrees and initiations. A Witch seek to control the forces within her/himself that make life possible in order to live wisely and without harm to others and in harmony with nature.


We believe in the affirmation and fulfillment of life in a continuation of evolution and development of consciousness giving meaning to the Universe we know and our personal role within it.


Our only animosity towards Christianity, or towards any other religion or philosophy of life, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be ‘the only way’ and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other ways of religious practice and belief.


As American Witches, we are not threatened by debates on the history of the craft, the origins of various terms, the legitimacy of various aspects of different traditions. We are concerned with our present and our future.


We do not accept the concept of absolute evil, nor do we worship any entity known as ‘Satan’ or ‘the Devil’ as defined by Christian tradition. We do not seek power through the suffering of others, nor accept that personal benefit can be derived only by denial to another.


We believe that we should seek within Nature that which is contributory to our health and well-being. 1
How do wiccan perform there rituals? They have a set list of regents they need before they start the ritual, then they have a set procedure they follow to complete the ritual. Examples Courage, wisdom, power spell
When: Full Moon

Need:
1x Red Candle
1x Purple Candle
1x White Candle
1x Silk Rope (any length and thickness)

Procedure:

Cast your circle
Light the candles and lay the rope on your altar
Chant as you tie a knot in the rope:

"With this rope I bind thine power,
to be mine for second or hour.
To make me strong when I am week.
To give me wisdom that I seek.
To give me courage as not to flee.
Thine will be done, so mot it be."

Keep the rope with or near you to receive the power and courage you requested, but only use these gifts for selfless reasons and remember the Threefold Law.
Ease a broken heart spell LOL
strawberry tea (one bag)
Small wand or stick from a willow tree
sea salt
2 pink candles
a mirror
one pink drawstring bag
one quartz crystal
a copper penny
a bowl made of china or crystal that is special to you
1 teaspoon dried jasmine
1 teaspoon orris-root powder
1 tsp. strawberry leaves
1 teaspoon yarrow
10 plus drops apple-blossom oil or peach oil
10 plus drops strawberry oil

On a Friday morning or evening (the day sacred to Venus) take a bath
in sea salt in the light of a pink candle. As you dry off and dress,
sip the strawberry tea. Use a dab of strawberry oil as perfume or
cologne. Apply makeup or groom yourself to look your best. Cast a
circle with the willow wand around a table the the other ingredients.
Light the second pink candle. Mix all oils and herbs in the bowl.
While you stir look at yourself in the mirror and say aloud: "Oh,
Great Mother Goddess, enclose me in your loving arms and nurture and
bring forth the Goddess within me." Gaze deeply into the mirror after
you have finished mixing the ingredients and say aloud, "I represent
the Great Goddess, Mother of all things. I shine in the light of the
Golden Wings of Isis. All that is great and loving only belongs to
me." Then put half the mixture in the pink bag and add the penny and
crystal. Carry it with you always [or until you find another love].
Leave the other half of the potion in the bowl, out in a room where
you will smell the fragrance. Repeat this ritual every Friday if
necessary.

What are the "god/s" of the wiccan belief? Many Wiccans believe in a deity that is largely unknowable -- sometimes called "The All" or "The One." However, they believe that they can comprehend the male and female aspects of the deity, whom they call the God and the Goddess. Sometimes, they commune with "The Goddess" or "The God." Other times, they link with specific Pagan deities from the past. Instead of "the Goddess," they might relate to Athena, Brigit, Ceridwen, Diana, Hecate, Ishtar, Isis, Venus, etc. In place of "The God" they may link to Adonis, Apollo, Dionysus, Odin, Osiris, Pan, Thor, Zeus, etc.
Big Question How/ why do wiccans practice there faith? The wiccans practice there faith by prayer to an unknown (to most) power that is considered a higher power. However Wicca has many points of views and not everyone views it the same. They perform rituals and spells both to worship there "gods" and to benifit themselves.
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