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Fundamental Beliefs Of The Wiccan Religion

It is quite surprising that Witchcraft continues to be considered as an evil deed, even in this modern world. It is also believed that people practicing this faith worship either the underworld or the devil. However, this is the farthest one can get from the truth. Just like any other aspect of life, a few bad points can be present almost anywhere. But that does not mean that one should shun the entire faith as an evil path.

In totality, Witchcraft is an extremely fun and gentle faith. One will never come across any practitioners of this faith making efforts to convert you to Wicca. They are content in going about their rituals in their own unique ways. If any one wishes to join the practice, they are not judged in any manner and are welcomed warmly. Besides this, one is not forced to discard one’s previous beliefs to carry out this faith. You can take your time and make up your mind. Also, this faith can be worked upon at one’s own home; there is no need to join a coven.

The practice of witchcraft is based on Nature and completely correlates with it. It does not involve any black magic. It is true that magic is involved, but this is the magic of the universe. It strongly believes that no plant, animal or human must be harmed in the process of the rituals.

The reality is totally contradictory to what one watches in the movies. In reality, witches don’t fly on brooms or change their form. They cannot resurrect the dead. An inverted pentagram is not witchcraft’s symbol. It is quite sad that people believe everything that they watch in movies. In fact, the symbol of witches is an upright pentagram in which each edge represents an element of nature, that is, water, fire, wind, earth and yourself.

An ignorant person can be considered to be dangerous for himself as well as for everyone around him. So before criticizing another faith, it is important that one does proper research. After they do that, they can voice their opinion. There is a large number of websites dedicated to the subject of witchcraft. So it is better if one reads up and gets information before judging a religion or faith.

Blessings,
High-Priestess Doris

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Wicca – An Old and New Religion

Due to its ancient past, Wicca is considered to be an extremely old religion. During the middle age, a form of this religion existed in Europe. However, all forms of witchcraft were attacked by Christians at that point of time as they considered it to be pagan – that is counter effort to the works of Christians. Some examples of this include Spanish Inquisition and witch hunting in Salem. Due to this, witchcraft suffered immense persecution leading to the suppression of this movement.

The up rise of the Wiccan religion began once again in the 20th century when a large number of scholars started studying the traditions and history of this religion. As a result, the laws that were against this practice were reviewed. This religion underwent immense transformation and was interpreted by Gerald Gardner in a way that suited the present time. This modern interpretation of the Wiccan religion has also led to the revival of the connected that existed somewhere under ground. However, rejoining hallowed places such as England’s stone hedge gave the impression of their union with the ancient traditions.

Wicca is considered to be a novel religion due to the change in its form and the changes that it has undergone. For instance, women play a major role in this religion; they are urged to lead, as well as derive a meaning and purpose from this Wiccan community. The present age Wiccan religion has witnessed active participation from women and focus on women related issues through books and other means. Due to this, the Wiccan religion gets a distinct image when compared to the male dominated version of the earlier times. Men were central forces in the Wiccan movement in the medieval times. However, this situation has changed to a great extent.

blessings,
High-Priestess Doris