Dec 222013
 

Question by Kyneestgjxdbfdd: Wiccans, what exactly is your religion, what are your beliefs?
Im just curious.

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Answer by Elliot
There are various different denominations within Wicca, which are referred to as traditions. Some, such as Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca, follow in the initiatory lineage of Gardner; these are often collectively termed British Traditional Wicca, and many of their practitioners consider the term Wicca to apply only to these lineaged traditions. Others, such as Cochrane’s Craft, Feri and the Dianic tradition, take primary influence from other figures and may not insist on any initiatory lineage. Some of these do not use the word “Wicca” at all, instead preferring to be referred to only as “Witchcraft,” while others believe that all traditions can be considered “Wiccan.”

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  1. Im not a wiccan but i can sure answer your question.

    Wicca (pronounced /ˈwɪkə/) is a Neopagan religion and a form of modern witchcraft. Often referred to as Witchcraft or the Craft,[1] its adherents are commonly referred to as Wiccans, or as Witches or Crafters. Developing in England in the first half of the 20th century,[2] Wicca was popularised in the 1950s and early 1960s by a Wiccan High Priest named Gerald Gardner, who at the time called it the “witch cult” and “witchcraft,” and its adherents “the Wica.”[3] From the 1960s onward, the name of the religion was normalised to “Wicca.”[4]

  2. go look it up on the internet, its an amalgam of many of the ancient pagan religions with a modern twist. the religion is the second youngest on the planet, only scientology is newer. it started just after WWII

  3. They dress up in black, wear black lipstick, confuse everyone by worshipping nature and satan at the same time and have a knack for eating lots of high calorie foods and having a fat ass.

  4. The Wiccan Rede

    Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
    Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.

    For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
    To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.

    Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
    Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
    let love and light be our guides again.

    Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
    Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
    and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.

    When the Lady’s moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
    When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart’s desire seek.

    Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
    When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.

    When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
    When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.

    Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
    Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.

    Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God’s
    insight. Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.

    Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
    Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.

    Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
    White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.

    Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
    Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.

    Elder is the Lady’s tree burn it not or cursed you’ll be.
    Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.

    As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it’s now Samhain.
    When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.

    When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
    As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magick rite.

    Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
    When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.

    In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
    When the Sun has reached it’s height time for Oak and Holly to fight.

    Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
    Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you’ll be.

    Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you’ll know.
    When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.

    With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
    Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.

    Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
    When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.

    Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.

    These Eight words the Rede fulfill:

    “An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”

  5. I’m not sure what you mean by “what is my religion.” As a Wiccan, my religion is Wicca.

    Wicca is a modern, polytheistic religion with ritual generally centered upon a patron god and goddess. It stresses polarity and balance, as well as responsibility for one’s own actions. Wiccans see the physical and spiritual worlds as being intimately connected. Wicca is an esoteric religion, with the real truths of it being learned through experience, rather than through instruction. The various practices of Wicca are to help people find those experiences and lessons. Wicca has no prophet and no holy books.

    If you want info on specific beliefs, you’re going to have to ask a specific question. I have 20 years worth of beliefs I could share.

  6. It is a nature-based, life-affirming religion that follows a moral code and seeks to build harmony among people, and empower the self and other.
    basic run-down of beliefs
    1. We celebrate God through religious services called rituals. some celebrations follow phases of the moon or seasons.
    2. We have to be ecologically conscious at all times.
    3.We acknowledge a depth of power far greater than what is apparent.
    4. We see God as having two sides, a masculine and feminine side.
    5. We value the world of the mind as much as we value the world around us. We pay attention to what we think and do.
    6. There is no central government that dictates the rules and activities.
    7. Religion, power of the mind, magickal applications, wisdom, and faith in spirit all function together.
    8. Calling yourself a “Witch” does not make you one. How you incorporate Wiccan laws into your life and how you deal with others determines wether or not you are one.
    9.We respect all life.
    10. Witches do not hate Christians, Jews, or followers of any other religions; however, when people from these groups try to hurt us with lies, gossip, or physical force, we will be upset and fight back.
    11. There is no one right way to practice the Craft.
    12. We do not worship the Devil, nor do we believe in the Christian Satan. Giving evil a name gives it power.
    13. Witches work with nature rather than against it. We respect all religions.

  7. I believe in a Higher Power in the form of a God and Goddess.

    I believe in striving for a healthy balance in all things and taking personal responsibility for myself, for being in control of my own life by the choices I make, for striving to grow and learn and evolve as I go.

    I revere nature, I celebrate the cycles of the moon and seasons and how I see them as reflected in the cycles of our lives.

    I take mythology as symbolic, something that conveys the human experience and something from which we can draw wisdom; but I don’t believe in it literally.

    I believe everything has a scientific explanation, nothing can be supernatural; I believe in major scientific understandings of the universe, physics, the way the world works, etc.; I also believe there may be somethings yet to be learned, especially about consciousness/spirit/divinity.

    I believe that subjective reality is the only reality that I can use to judge, since we all have too many filters in our brains and are not robots, no one can really look at reality totally objectively. I believe that religion is a good thing, even if Gods don’t exist.

    EDIT: Wicca and Witchcraft are not the same thing; the Margaret Murray theories were debunked in the 70s. They can go hand in hand of course, but they can also be mutually exclusive. The key difference is that Wicca is a religion; Witchcraft is a practice/skill.

    Also, just so you know, that Wiccan rede poem is a popular poem thrown around; but it’s not Wiccan scripture, or even an important Wiccan liturgy.

    It came much later and some of us think it is completely simplistic and stupid. I’ve always hated it.

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