Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? That there is no accidents or that every second of the day was intended to be that way?
That, my friends, is the universe.
Many religions believe in the same thing without realizing it and if you have studied theology, you would already have picked up on it. Well, have you ever truly wondered where it all began?
The answer is as simple as one word… paganism.
Paganism is an umbrella term truly. Many different faiths/beliefs/religions are considered pagan because of how bare the belief system is. As About.com describes it; Paganism is an earth-based religion that focuses on the power of nature, the cycles of the seasons and astrology. Some people are considered pagan because they just believe in more than one god (polytheists), not necessarily related to nature. Pagans have been given many names over history, such as; ungodly, infidel and heathen. Despite these words having negative-associations, many people belief that all northern African, European and middle-eastern religion stemmed from paganism. For example; pagans had rituals/celebrations that involved decorated trees over the winter periods (Yule), sound vaguely familiar? Here’s a hint; Christmas.
How does Wicca fall into all of this? Well, Wiccans fall under the pagan term because their rituals, celebrations and festivals revolve around the nature and the universe around us. In most Wiccan rituals, such as circle and spell casting and cleansing ceremonies, they focus on the five elements of life. They are, Earth in the North, Air in the East, Fire in the South, Water in the West and the Spirit Above. Hence the five pointed star below, each point represents and element.
As we progress, we will identify the power of each element, how to cast circles and spells as well as the plants and gems involved with each ritual or spell. When it comes to the magic or witchcraft in Wicca there is no such thing as good or bad/ white or black magic. There are only good and bad people. So I advise you now, if you intend to use of these teaching on this blog for negative purpose, I urge you to leave immediately. We are all here to spread peace and love on planet earth. I trust you will help me keep it that way.
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