Wicca Wiccan Witchcraft Explained
Wicca Wiccan Witchcraft Explained In Modern Term. As More People Awaken, They Seek Answers From The Mystery Schools & The Secret Societies. The Time Has Come To Share The Knowledge
By Natalie Mantle - Meditation For Freedom
Let’s talk about Wicca, as it is performed today, as it is not modern witchcraft , but a contemporary neo-pagan religion. It is, however, one of the major forms of witchcraft.
It began in its modern form with the teachings of Gerald Gardner after the Witchcraft Act in 1951. Though its descent can be traced to the ancient nature religions. This traditional method of Wicca is quite formal, with covens using ritual tools and learned invocations emphasising the Goddess and her representative, the High Priestess, as their head.
The Goddess is the source energy of the ultimate feminine power or principle. All the named goddesses represent aspects of particular qualities of the Goddess in different cultures. Her consort is the Horned God and his representative in the coven is the High Priest.
Though Each Coven Is Autonomous
Formal Wicca follows a system of degrees of learning and does not permit self-initiation. The High Priest initiates the female members and the High Priestess the male.
They celebrate eight sabbats, or seasonal celebrations. There are, however, numerous forms of Wicca and of witchcraft, many of which draw on ancient traditions.
Feminist Dianic Wicca, founded in the 1970s, is spiritually descended from the nature religion of the Italian witches who worshipped Diana as the Triple Goddess of the Moon from about 500 BC.
Since the 1970s, less formal practices and covens have evolved, which may or may not have a structured learning system, and these create their own spells and ceremonies, rather than using an existing system. Creating chaos magick in some cases
Wiccan Rituals & Principles
Wiccans believe in polarity rather than a single godhead, both in magick and in life. Evil is therefore not a separate demonic force to be eradicated, and the darker aspects of life emanate as a result of alienation from the natural order of things.
However, even those things that are bad can act as catalysts for change such as :
- Death and endings are as much part of the cycle of life as are birth and beginnings.
- Dark and light, night and day
- Positive and negative
- Destruction and creation are two
sides of the same coin
- As above so below and so on
A clear principle that finds expression in Eastern Taoism and underpins the ancient Chinese / Ching.
Negativity can be transformed into healing energies through positive rituals.
The Goddess / The Horned God
The Goddess is the source of all creation, from whom, in the original virgin birth, her son-consort, the
Horned God, came. Feminine and masculine, The Horned God and the Goddess are the creative male and female principles that act and react, not in opposition to each other, but as complementary and necessary parts of a whole.
You see this representation everywhere which is the 2 snakes the serpents wraped around a staff. There are variations on this idea within the teachings of Wicca.
Some traditions consider the Goddess to be of greater significance than her male counterpart. Whilst others regard them as equal, assuming different aspects according to the season and ritual.
- The Godess Being The
Earth or Moon Deity, Ruler of The Summer Months
- The Male Counterpart As The Sun or Corn God, Ruler of Winter and Lord
of the Underworld after his death.
Along with other nature deities, the Horned God became demonised with the creation of Christianity, and the Goddess was either depicted as a wicked witch or downgraded to the status of a fairy. Thus
the Celtic warrior goddess Maeve became the fairy Mab, described thus by Mercutio in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
Hexes & Curses
Wiccans do not ‘hex’ cast curses or seek revenge, although some European and Australlian witches. Consider that it is justifiable to ‘bind’ those who harm children or animals or actively promote evil or corruption.
Most wiccans prefer to rely on the principles of natural justice that under karmic principles will redress the balance, either in this lifetime or the next.
‘Harm to None, Do what you wish’.
This deceptively straightforward statement refers to the self as well as others. People are responsible for their own actions, everyone witch and non-witch alike has a choice to choose to do good or evil.
Many witches and Wiccans believe that they are reincarnated in some form. Due to the fact that the consciousness cannot die as it is energy and all is mind. Also that the results of past deeds can follow a person from one life to the next.
You can compare this to the concept of karma found in Hinduism and Buddhism. Which says that the thoughts and deeds we accumulate in our incarnates, may either progress us towards spiritual perfection enlightenment. If good deeds are done or indicate, if bad, that we need to learn lessons in subsequent lives to right our mistakes or attitudes.
Other witches say there is an afterlife, spent on another plane of existence. Known as Summerland, Avalon or Valhalla, and akin to Tir na n’Og, the Celtic Otherworld of eternal youth, it is a place where joy and light are experienced.
Reincarnation from another Perspective
Is a form of bodily transformation. Some may choose to be reborn in another body, perhaps as an animal or bird, sometimes to teach or to complete unfinished work.
Casting spells is not the only thing wiccans do, but when they do create spells in accordance to their principle. The spells are carried out with the purpose of changing someone’s life for the better or sending healing energies to others, directly or remotely.
Modern witchcraft is all to aware of the need not to infringe on the free will of others. Ensuring a person has though things through before making the decision to cast the spells. This is because sometimes we dont always know what we want.
When you create a spell, it is very important to be specific detailing everything into the mind and the creation.
For Example : You create a love spell and your specifications is this
- I want to meet someone whos faithful and adores me and has lots of money
The spell works and you find the partner who adores you and is faithful , the karmic side to this is that you was noot speific enough -The universe then gives you
- A partner that indeed loves you and adores you and can financial provide all the things you desire – But the karma to this is that they adore you so much, that they are worried that you are going to leave them , they then become possesive closing down all your doors of freedom. Using their money to have you followed always thinking you are up to something !
Covens & Societys of Witchcraft
A coven is a group of members of a unit of witchcraft consiisting of 2 -100k plus members in todays world. The number 13 is traditionally designated by the 13 moon cycles that make up one year. It is also the number of the Goddess.
Some covens are affiliated formally or informally to specific traditions, but they increasingly unite for organisational aswell as legal and political strength, particularly in Australia and parts of the USA. Allot more online covens are also springing up and they are an excellent way for solitary practitioners to gain support and information.
Reliable, bonafide covens
Will offer the same safeguards as any ordinary covens, but of course the normal restraints you should show on contacting any Internet site will apply.
The beginning of the path to learning about Wicca within a formal coven is usually marked by dedication. Initiation takes place, after a year and a day, or a similar recognised magical period, will confer formal entry.
To advance further, different levels of knowledge and responsibility may also be involved. Before onne can Elevate to a second or third degree, eventually initiates can then begin their own covens if they
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