Basics for Wicca

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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various sources where indicated.
Image: https://pixabay.com/en/pagan-pentagram-air-spirit-earth-154085/

Hello friends!

Welcome to the Wicca Way. A blog dedicated to helping you through a journey of understanding and progression of modern Wiccan beliefs.

This blog will be a series of post-by-post dedications, identifying and demonstrating the many facets that form the Wiccan world.

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Above you will find a wiccan coven celebrating over a bonfire 
that Imbolc has come and spring is returning. 

Together we will discover and create ourselves as peaceful and fulfilled beings.

This blog will break down the many categories that form under Wiccan beliefs, such as; basics on Wicca, astrology, divination, Wiccan magic, gem and crystal significance, healthy and traditional Wiccan meals and the many Pagan/Wiccan celebrations.

One of the celebrations, which is to be celebrated on the 1st of August in the Southern Hemisphere is Imbolc. Imbolc signifies the end of winter and the renewal of the earth. The days have finally start to become long again and the nights shorter. In the old days, pagans an wiccans would celebrate their survival of the winter through large feasts with plenty drinks and the food that would have survived in the winter such as flour, dried herbs and fruit, as well as nuts and grain. They would also prepare their seeds by blessing them before having to be sowed.

This would be the perfect time for you to prepare your gardening tools, clean your flower beds and vegetable patches and make your last pot of soup as the days begin to warm and the flowers once again emerge from the earth. I myself, will be celebrating Imbolc for the whole month of August and have a traditional feast all by myself on the 11th! For more follow me on Twitter

Enjoy the coming of spring, keep your eyes wide and your heart open as our journey begins.

Peace be with you.

Any content provided on this blog is opinion based with selected 
information from various sources where indicated.
Image: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imbolc