Aug 252013

Question by Ms.ELii: I need a teacher to help me in Wicca. Any willing or anyone with ideas where I can find a teacher?
I’ve been attracted to Wicca for a while, the freedom of the religion and the focus of nature it has. But I am just starting to actually be a Wiccan. I don’t know where to start. Can I just start saying the spells as directed, or is there a way to do it? Do I have to be initiated into the religion before I practice it? I’m so confuse, and was wondering if there was someone to help…

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Answer by Pacifist
You can take guidance from the Wiccan Society.

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  4 Responses to “I need a teacher to help me in Wicca. Any willing or anyone with ideas where I can find a teacher?”

  1. I actually firmly believe in a period of dedicated research. is a good first stop, and the books recommended there are a good second stop.

    Spells, however, are not Wiccan, and doing spells is a stupid reason to become Wiccan.

  2. The fact is a great many of us never find a formal teacher. Instead, we seek out intense personal study on our own.

    First, some suggested sources:

    If what you are looking for is spells, Wicca is really not what you’re looking for. That’s not what we’re about. Moreover, amgic is NOT about just reading a spell out of a book. That is an impression encouraged by Hollywood and a few authors in an attempt to sell spellbooks. If you want to work magic, you need to understand magic.

    No, you do not need to be initiated. We do strongly suggest at least a year of study before a self-dedication, but neither is a requirement. You will be judged by your knowledge and behavior, not by ceremonies you claim to have or have not performed.

  3. Merry Meet Eloise,

    If you are interested about learning more about Wicca and/or Witchcraft here are a few legitimate sources to glean knowledge from. First being Witchvox at Here you will gain knowledge through fellowship with other of like mind and knowledge through the countless articles posted. If this is not enough one could look into getting online training through the Sacred Mists at, and Witch School at, or OZ Wicca at, both are pretty decent for learning the Craft on the Web though like any site they have some issues. Also if you are close enough to an active group that specializes in education and development like the SCWF try and join them even if it’s on a limited capacity.

    If DVD’s are to your liking try Witchcraft Rebirth of the Old Religion by Raymond Buckland (DVD), Discovering Witchcraft by Janet and Stewart Farrar (DVD), Ancient Mysteries Witches by A&E (DVD), Craftwise Volume 1: Candle Magick by Peter Paddon (DVD), Craftwise Volume 2: Cord Magick by Peter Paddon (DVD), Wish on a Spell, Vo. 1 by Deborah Gray (DVD), Practical Magick DVD, The Craft (DVD).

    If books are what you’re interested in I also suggest that you get your hands on Wicca for Beginners by Thea Sabin and/or The Circle Within by Dianne Sylvan. Both of these books are very good reading and both will give you some deeper insight to the Craft and how it relates to you. Also you cannot go wrong with anything by Scott Cunningham.

    Study as much as you need to before deciding that you are Wiccan. Find those near you who are reputable and knowledgeable. Also stay away from those who are playing Wicca if you are serious about the religion and the craft, they will only slow you down and/or mislead you. Also, read all the books you can the good ones as well as the bad ones. Ultimately, study, study and then study some more. Find all you can and definitely cross reference whenever possible, this way you can get the best out of all you learn.

    Remember, you are the one that decides who’s a good or bad author not someone else because every author in my belief has something to offer, all you have to do is ignore the information that is not accurate and/or wrong. Oh and when the opportunity raises cross reference the information learned for accuracy.

    I hope my blurp helps out.

    Blessed Be


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  4. Spells can be far more complected than just saying the words. I would concentrate on meditation and getting to know the elements and yourself first. Learn about the energies of the world and your energies, maybe focus on the phases of the moon and the Sabbats (solar holidays) and Esbats (lunar holidays).

    You don’t technically have to be initiated. Traditionally, one will study for a year and a day before being initiated into a coven or even into solitary practice.

    I’m going to give you a website that offers many free classes (I recommend the Living a Wiccan Life and the First Degree course, as it gives the most in depth information.) Know that many in the Wiccan/pagan community find this particular church of Wicca to be a joke. While I respect those opinions, and I am not a Priestess or anything within this church, I find that new pagans and wiccans will find use with their online classes. If nothing else, they will help you figure out what you really believe while still offering you information that may be hard to put together yourself.

    With that said:

    There is a list of courses offered by witchschool. Click on the “Basic Students” link at the top to see a list of the free courses. The First Degree and Basic Meditations would be a great place to start. Also, the 5 mystic secrets is a pamphlet written forever ago that was written to bring together different religions. It points out what is important in life, whether you believe in a male or female god, whether your christian or pagan or whatever.

    For one final piece of advice, don’t rush anything. Take your time. Read as much as you can, study, learn, experience for yourself. You don’t need someone else to tell you what to do or what is right/wrong. The beauty of pagan religions is that everyone is ALLOWED to believe something different. Just remember, as long as your actions do not hurt anyone or anything, you are probably doing things right.

    Feel free to email me with any questions :-)

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