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Wicca

An Introduction

Wicca is considered a type of "magic religion" and there are thousands of practicing "Wiccans", as they are called, in the world today. A large number of these practitioners reside in the English speaking countries of Britain, Ireland, the U.S.A., Europe, Canada and Australia. Although there are practitioners throughout the civilized world!

The internet is full of resources and information for the budding wiccan and there are many forums both good and pretty bad however, when you find a good one you really know you have arrived, you will communicate with some of the most highly educated in their field, responsible and caring individuals you could ever have the pleasure to meet.

Not being of the Craft, I thought this would be a very difficult area for me to cover - correctly. However, as it turns out this was not the case.

In the pages ahead you will be reading a slightly edited, for ease of reading, very small selection of areas covered in the forums and kindly made freely available. I will provide links at the bottom of the page for those of you who wish to investigate this topic more thoroughly.

Wicca is the name of a contemporary Neo-Pagan (new or modern) religion. It was largely started, introduced and popularised by the efforts of a person named Gerald Gardner. In the last few decades, it has spread, in part, due to its popularity among feminists and others seeking a more woman-positive, earth-based religion.

Like most modern Pagan spiritualities, Wicca worships the earth and her seasons. However, as in all these representations of spirituality the two most important words are "harm none". Its practitioners strive in their daily lives to work side by side with everyone for the better of all. Their goal is to make our existence just a little bit more pleasant.

The original inspiration seems to be drawn from the non-Christian and pre-Christian religions of Europe. It is said to have traveled back to times before the spread of today's major monotheistic (one god) religions. As I mentioned on my pagan page most members are Neo-Pagans (new modern) but not all Pagans are Wiccans.

How do I learn more?

This FAQ site is a provider of free information and guidance

Yahoo provided Wicca information and forum

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