Wicca or Witchcraft ?

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Wicca or Witchcraft ?

Postby Dellycat » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:31 pm

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:24 am


What is Wicca?
Sometimes called 'The Craft' or 'The Craft of the Wise', Wicca as it was named back in 1940's by Gerald Gardner, a British civil servant is an earth-based religion. Containing references to Celtic deities, symbols, and seasonal celebrations based on ancient tradition such as the cycles of the seasons, the balance between light and dark, cold and heat.

Wicca is a belief based, in part, on ancient northern European Pagan beliefs in the fertility Goddess and her consort, the horned God. Although religious name is new, some of its sources pre-date the Christian era by many centuries.
Ceremonial tools are used to invoke magic.

Wicca's believe in a duo theistic deity structure: a Goddess and a God. Further, the Goddess has three aspects: Maiden, Mother and Crone. They represent sexuality, fertility and wisdom.

There is one golden rule that Wicca follow; it is the concept of harm none. Known as the Wiccan Rede, it states, "Harm None, do what thou wilt." This means do as you wish, as long as it does not harm others, yourself or the earth. By beginning your day with an intention to 'harm none' and by carefully reviewing implications of your actions, you can avoid prohibited behaviour such as domination, manipulation and control.

So how can you set your intention to harm none?
Listen, be interactive in conversations, do not gossip, include everyone, don't judge, smile, protect the environment, enjoy yourself, ask yourself; "did everyone I saw today benefit from meeting me?"

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