How to Become a Wiccan: A Guide for Beginners

Updated on August 17, 2018
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Kitty has been following an alternative spiritual path for seventeen years. She encourages others to follow their souls' calling.

Becoming a Wiccan might be confusing at first, but it gets easier the more you learn and practice.
Becoming a Wiccan might be confusing at first, but it gets easier the more you learn and practice.

You Want to Know How to Become a Wiccan?

Have you recently had a revelation in your spiritual path that has led you to the alternative religion of Wicca? You are not alone in this time of enlightenment. However excited and clear your mind and heart might feel towards the idea of being Wiccan, maybe you are unsure as to how to become a full-fledged Wiccan. Maybe you are confused as to where you should begin on your new path. I hope to lead you in the right direction on how to become a Wiccan in this article.

Let me start by saying, learning and practicing Wicca as a religion should not be something you are doing to be "cool" or rebel against society or your family, etc. It should be taken seriously, just as you should take any religion seriously. If you are interested in Wicca because you think you will learn how to put spells on people, turn back now. That is not what Wicca is about. If you are looking to learn spells, go online and google "how to do spells." Doing spells and being Wiccan are two completely different things. Wicca as a religion is a dedication of your spirituality—putting spells on people is silly and irresponsible and can be done without delving into and disrespecting a religion.

Wicca is a religion established by Gerald Gardner in mid-twentieth century. He was a man in England who claimed he had been initiated into an ancient surviving witch-cult. Wicca is the religion he based off his time in this secret coven of witches. Some say Gerald Gardner added his own elements to the religion, including some esoteric eastern concepts and ceremonial magic from his brief time in The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Wicca is recognized as a religion in the United States, and it bases most of its beliefs on nature and old pagan traditions. There is a god and goddess, and Wiccans celebrate the seasons in what they call the Wheel of the Year. Holidays are known as sabbats and esbats, which are based off the movements of the sun and moon. Some Wiccans are part of a coven (a group of Wiccans) while others are solitary (practice Wicca alone).

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Connect with nature in all of its aspects...and in all of its elements: earth, air, fire, water.Studying ancient ways of spirituality is a key part of Wicca. This is a set of rune cards made by the author.
Connect with nature in all of its aspects...and in all of its elements: earth, air, fire, water.
Connect with nature in all of its aspects...and in all of its elements: earth, air, fire, water. | Source
Studying ancient ways of spirituality is a key part of Wicca. This is a set of rune cards made by the author.
Studying ancient ways of spirituality is a key part of Wicca. This is a set of rune cards made by the author. | Source

The Two Major Rules of Wicca

In hopes that you know what the Wiccan religion truly encompasses or that you at least have an inkling as to what Wicca truly is, we can discuss the two major rules of Wicca that all Wiccans strive to abide by. Because Wicca is a very open and utterly not staunch religion, there aren't many rules or regulations per practitioner; however, these two rules are rules that one must strive to follow if wanting to know how to become a Wiccan.

The first and ubiquitous rule is: An Ye Harm None, Do As Ye Will. What does this rule mean exactly? It's sort of equivalent to the Christian saying "treat others as you would like to be treated", but is even more basic than that. If you plan on doing your first spell and it has implications of confusion or harm upon another person (even yourself), then you need to re-think what you're intentions are with becoming a Wiccan. Wiccans believe that everyone and everything has a purpose and is a part of the Universe and of the gods and goddesses. You wouldn't want to harm the universe or the gods now would you? So don't do harm to others or yourself, as we are all a part of the Universe.

The next rule and one that I have experienced to be innately truth is: Whatever you do comes back to you times three. This rule is one that is supremely representative of Karma, in all its consequential glory. Whatever you do in your personal life, and whatever decisions you make, have a consequence be it good or bad. This is the same idea with practicing Wicca. If you put out a spell to take revenge upon an enemy, that negativity and revengeful energy will come right back at you, but three times as worse as what you put out there. Not good times, let me just say that. I have had personal experience with this rule—I didn't follow it and I was smacked in the face with it...times three. The same thing goes for if you are a loving and kind-hearted person, eventually you will receive that love and kindness back threefold; however, don't run around doing nice things for everyone purely for selfish motive...Karma and the universe just don't work like that (ask TipToe Chick on YouTube).

When learning how to become a Wiccan, one must know these rules by heart and follow them wholeheartedly.

Do Your Research on Wicca

When learning something new, no matter what it is, one must do research on that topic. The same goes for following a new religion such as Wicca. If one wants to know how to become a Wiccan, one must read up and fully engage in his or her resources.

The very first book I ever picked up on Wicca was Silver Ravenwolf's To Ride A Silver Broomstick. I highly recommend this book for younger people getting started with Wicca. Another wonderful starter Wiccan books include Scott Cunningham's Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner and also Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic. Scott Cunningham is and has always been one of my favorite and most trusted authors in the Wiccan religion. Unfortunately, no more new material will be published by Scott, as he has passed and moved on to the Summerland. But any of his books are easy to understand and beautiful.

Another great book, especially for more advanced readers, is Laurie Cabot's Power of the Witch. This is an older book on witchcraft and Wicca, but it is powerful and eye-opening, nevertheless. Give it a try, you may love it or you may hate it. But at least you can say you've done your research!

You should also try out Christopher Penczak's book The Inner Temple of Witchcraft. This is a great guide for anyone looking to study Wicca for a year and a day. It gives information and also planned exercises along the way.

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Your First Wiccan Ritual

Whether practicing solitary (such as I do) or practicing with a coven, your first ritual is generally somewhat nerve-racking. Why? It is brand new and you are worried how it will turn out...will you say the right things? Cast the circle correctly? Remember to ground & center? Don't sweat it, it will all work out perfectly. Remember that sometimes there is beauty in chaos.

Before performing your first ritual, you might want to think about whether or not you are going to be a solitary practitioner (someone who practices Wicca alone) or as a part of a coven (a part of a practicing group of Wiccans). If you live in an urban area, you are more likely to find a coven than living in the country. This is sad but true. Do some online research to search for local covens. You can use witchvox or you can try going to a Universalist Church, where many Pagans and Wiccans join other alternative religions for communion. You can also go to a local new age or metaphysical shop to see if they have any meetings or classes on Wicca or paganism. This is a great way to network and meet other people like you. If these are unavailable to you, perhaps being solitary will suit you best at this time in your life.

For your first Wiccan ritual as a solitary practitioner, I suggest doing something very simple and quick such as lighting a candle and saying a short prayer before bedtime for protection or love, etc. Maybe you could practice a particular meditation when you wake up, while watching the sun dance its way into the sky. Or maybe you could simply take a cleansing bath and focus on the healing and loving energies of the water surrounding and enveloping your body. Connect with the elements in a simple yet effective way...that is your first ritual.

Becoming a Wiccan is a "coming home" experience...enjoy every part of it.
Becoming a Wiccan is a "coming home" experience...enjoy every part of it. | Source

Questions & Answers

  • I'm feeling discouraged about practicing magic because I fail to have results. What should I do?

    There are many reasons why your magic might be failing. One reason could be that you don't fully believe it will work. Another reason could be that you're relying solely on the Universe/Gods to do the work for you when you need to back up your magic with action. A third reason could be that you're not putting enough effort into the spell/ritual (i.e., doing your research on ingredients, energy-building, etc.)

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    Sanles 

    6 weeks ago

    Read read and read more, knowledge is the way to go. But never expect a negative action to make a positive reaction. That means to never wish or pray or symbolise something in a negative way in the act of trying to acheive a positive outcome. The universe doesnt work like that. Think love, be love. You are love from the same source.

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    Star 

    7 weeks ago from Kenosha, WI

    Hi, I'm 16 years old and i want to join Wicca, but how do I tell my super religious family that I want to join Wicca, a religion that my family thinks is "basically Satanism".

    Please Help.

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    Brandie Vest 

    7 weeks ago

    I love wicca

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    Ashlee Herald 

    2 months ago

    Okkay. I have a really serious question. I really want to practice Wicca, but I told my friend the other day about me starting to do it and she warned me not to. Then yesterday she had visions of the symbols and a whole other language and she knew and understood what everything was. It really freaked me out, I don’t want to stop studying it and potentially become one, but idk what to do. Was it a sign telling me to stop? Or was it telling me not to stop? Was it a warning? I’m just really confused

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    Attaliyah 

    2 months ago

    I was telling one of my friends one of my crazy theories when she told me I would like The Craft. My theory I was telling her was that people were friends for a reason. It's like you get that feeling in your soul, or you see into there soul, but you don't...... Your soul gets this feeling- I think of it as intuition or your gut - and you act upon that feeling.

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    Victoria243949 

    2 months ago

    My whole family is christian but i have tried getting close to god and i just seem to get farther away. my friend was telling me how she was wiccan but i don't really know what that is so tried coming here to find out and see if that would work out better that being christian, seeing if i could connect better with this type of faith than Christianity, but i still don't know what wicca really is. could you explain it a little bit more?

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    Kitty Fields 

    3 months ago from Summerland

    Anna and Weasley - You can go to the library and read books while you're there. Take notes. Get outside and connect with nature. Nature is what it's all about.

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    Anna and Weasley 

    3 months ago

    I really want to learn about Wicca but my family is christian and they are very strong believers. I asked my mom about looking into a new religion and she looked at me like I just cussed out Jesus. But I went researching anyway and I really want to research more Wicca but I'm not allowed to get any books or anything because my family has the wrong impression that Wicca is a form of Satanic rituals, but I know it's not! I really want to learn more and I've had strange things happen to me. If you could please give me advice I would love it because I've been drowning in darkness for too long

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    Aliciaberk 

    4 months ago

    I would like to learn more about wicca

    All my life i have had some unexplain things happend to me. Fellings, toughts that came true, seen thing that are not really there. Im not sure how to explain it. All my family are catholic or christian. Please help

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    Kbates1105 

    4 months ago

    I would like to become a wiccan but dont know how. I come from a highly christian fam. I would like any advice you could give.

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    Winston Wu 

    4 months ago

    I have been researching Wicca for a while also, but I was reading an article on Google that some people of foreign decent are excluded from groups. I felt discouraged after reading the article. I find Wicca attractive because i feel I can better myself and deal with my abuse as a child but also learn to help others.

    I left the christian church because the fire and brimstone sermons gave me fear a nightmares.

    I'm sorry if this comment is hard to understand.Best Regards Winston

    My parents are strong Athiests so my self esteem in changing to Wicca would be an easier transition.

    I always felt a connection with animals even insects like spiders and millipedes. i remember a millipede fell in a tub of water and I tried to save it but it died. i felt kind of sad.

    i also feel a connection with nature and all kinds of animals horses dogs and cats.

    Maybe its because I'm a Taurus.

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    Nicole Jean 

    6 months ago

    I have been doing some research on Wicca, and I want to become a Wiccan. However, there is just so much information out there! I can’t keep track of it all and I’m simply overwhelmed! Are there any sites/books that make this all simpler? There are a couple of covens in my town, should I go to them somehow? Gosh, there is just so much to learn, buy, do. . . I’d really like to figure this all out and be able to enjoy a connection with the Wiccan faith.

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    Evie courtner 

    6 months ago

    I'm researching a bit on the Wiccan religion but I don't know any wiccans or any one who knows much. Do you have any sites recommended for this?

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    Persephoney 

    7 months ago

    Hi! So, I am making simple and informational slides on the Wicca religion for a club. And I really want to become one of this, but I want to know the basics on different gods and paths I can follow. Do you have any trustworthy websites I can learn this? Thank you btw for this article it helped a lot and I will for sure look into continuing with Wicca.

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 months ago from Summerland

    Irene - Email me at nicolemcanfield@gmail.com. I can help you further.

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    Irene Acevedo 

    7 months ago from New Jersey

    So...My family was very big on Santeria (Spanish evil witchcraft) but I am not like that. As a child of that world I do have a strong connection with energy and nature itself. I often have hear spirits and carried messages of loved ones. I also can tell when things are going to happen and have repelled evil energy....but I'm not sure how it works. It just happens. my daughter is showing signs at a young age of being connected as well.

    My family stopped practicing Santeria after many generations of practice and now became devout Christians. I think I may want to continue with Wicca as it seems like a great religion of love and positive vibes. However, I don't know where to start. I want to be able to help my daughter grow healthy spiritually. I know my family would flip if I told them about this, but I am a married grown woman. My husband is fully supportive of my choice to look into and practice Wicca, but its still hard to break my Christian upbringing. Very conflicted inside and I know that is not how I want to start.

    I have never agreed with the christen religion...but being raised it for so long I am finding it hard to move past it. I want to accept but I'm nervous. Reading into Wicca it really feels like its calling to me. Anyone have advise on how to take that step? What my first step should be? I have a supportive husband and a calling for it that keep drawing me in. I have been reading about Wicca since I was young but I still don't know where to begin. I fear I may do something wrong and cause a bad thing to happen. I have seen my mom mess up on Santeria spells she knew and evil came back. So I just don't want to make a miss-step. Sorry if this was long.

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    Convertedwiccan 

    8 months ago

    As my name suggests I am converting from Christianity. I feel unfilled and have had unexplained things happen to me. I am drawn to wiccan and the spirituality that governs it. I feel most fulfilled surrounded by things in nature. Where is the best place to start my journey?

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    Kitty Fields 

    9 months ago from Summerland

    Lewis - Why don't you email me so we can discuss? nicolemcanfield@gmail.com Thanks!!!

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    LewisEthridge 

    9 months ago

    I have a few questions that are kind of important to me. . What is a man's role in Wicca? .What is a gay man's role in Wicca? . Are these roles different in modern Wicca compared to original beginning Wicca? . What would be the best way for coming out as Wiccan to my strict Christian family? . What major lifestyle changes should I do to enter the Wiccan ways? . I may have more questions later, but these are the most important things I need to know.

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    Leah Mackey 

    10 months ago

    My name is Leah and im doing research on my family. I want to learn Wicca. I'm happy to know that there is other people like me that I'm not the only one. I'm just not sure about everything.

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    Kitty Fields 

    10 months ago from Summerland

    Vika Boo - You could learn together, sure.

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    Vika boo 

    10 months ago

    Hi Amanda! I'm 13 and recently starting my research, and I really would like to be in a coven. I live on an island, the only other Wiccans I know are also pretty new. I don't know if creating a coven with other new people my age would work out. Could you help? Blessed be from Alaska.

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    Mona Maguire 

    11 months ago

    I just wanted to say Good Morning .. Happy NEW MOON and I was drawn to you page............................. My name is Mona and I wish you all bright Blessings as I get to know you.. I love what I've read and I agree with everything.. which is quite refreshing and I've been a Wiccan and Pagan since the late eighties and studied in Toronto Ontario with the Wiccan Church of Canada.. I bid you all Merry Meet and Blessed Be

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    Camron B 

    13 months ago

    As far as the Wicca Religion goes, I seem to have a strange lifetime conjuring relation with nature and symbolism. Normally, I go outside and meditate. Particularly chanting a foreign message. In my mind, I call it The Reading of Symbolism and Nature. I would like to discover my ad-normal personality or potential Wicca Nature.

    I hope you can help me with this, I will start with Wicca.

    Ben Divlieuar! (Thank you)

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    Tonya H14 

    14 months ago

    OK I don't know how to ask about this so I'm just going to put it out there....I've always had a crazy spooky gifts, or sixth sense if you will, on "knowing" things. It can sometimes be "seeing" the truth of another's lie that's already in the past or I can "see" what's to come in the future. To put it bluntly, the first time it happend I was 10 yrs old and saw my stepfathers death. He died 10 days late EXACTLY as I saw. This last year it's gotten much more frequent then the couple of times a month as the last 30 years that I've dealt with this so called gift. I know it's a gift as much as my being able to get almost any plant to grow even when most think said plant is dead. But "seeing" when and how a loved one dies or meeting someone for the first time and knowing that they will have a choice that will lead either to their destruction or salvation is taking a toll. I've just a started looking for help and reading all I can about this but most I already knew. I know life is cause and effect. I know others can't and shouldn't know when it's their time or to even try to stop someone from making the wrong choice that will cost them their life. Yes, I do try to help those to understand that a choice is coming and warn of the dangers. It still hurts when they choose to overlook my words. I know I can't stop or change fate nor would I ever want to. I know to never wish harm on another no matter how evil they are because it will and DOES come back 3 times stronger. Karma is very very real and it's karma I've seen attack for better word those who have tried to hurt me. It has been karma that warns me within days if someone means me harm. But my 42 birthday last January not only saw my gift become much much stronger but something truly evil is happing. Every friend I've had and the family i love has also betrayed me in the worst way possible this last year. Why does it seem like the year that saw my gift get so much stronger something evil also set it's sight on me? I know for a fact it's nothing I've done. I truly am a gentle soul and couldn't wish harm on ANY ONE no matter WHAT they may do or DID do to me! I'm hoping someone could help me understand what the hell is going on....please

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    UnknownWiccan 

    16 months ago

    Hello! I am just starting Wiccan. I have always been connected with nature and animals in a strange way. I live in a family of christians. I feel as though they don't understand me, especially when I even speak of magic. The do not support me at all in my spiritual beliefs. Luckily enough, I have two people who support me (and my friends), and I rarely follow the pack. As a wolf would say! I need mentoring on animal spells. Like summoning wolves and stuff like that. I am going to attempt to summon my familiar. If you have any tips I will take them with great fullness.

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    adam spillman 

    18 months ago

    hi I don't know how I've ended up here but I'm sure its the divine energy trying to help me,I seem to be under constant attack from demons or just bad energy I wear a pentacle for some protection will burning incense help?

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    Kitty Fields 

    22 months ago from Summerland

    Annabel - A Wiccan is a type of pagan. If you are simply norse pagan, you are not Wiccan. Norse Paganism is another branch on the tree of paganism. Wicca is another branch. Does this help?

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    Kitty Fields 

    22 months ago from Summerland

    Vee - I don't think it's fair or right for a parent to tell their child (particularly an adult child) what they should or shouldn't believe as far as religion goes. If you want to be Wiccan, be Wiccan. You don't have to tell your mother every single aspect of your life if she's not open minded enough to accept it.

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    Vee Almestica 

    22 months ago

    I'm 18 and when I was little, my mother and I used to practice Wicca and we had our own little coven with my little brother and our two cats. As I grew older, my mother realized that she was an atheist and that she didn't want us to practice religion anymore, so we all stopped.

    Ever since I was little, I was always sensitive and in tune to nature and the spirit world and I inherited this from my mother. Dreams of the future and animals trusting me in sight are actually pretty common for me- it's almost as if even though I stopped the practice, my power still grows stronger.

    Now as an adult, my soul is just itching to go back to Wicca, but my mother has stated before that if I do turn to religion, she won't entertain it and she will try to dismiss any practice of my faith.

    I'm just not sure what to do. Should I follow my heart? Or should I follow my mother?

    Thank you for your time.

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    Annabel Pearl 

    22 months ago

    I'm a Norse Pagan who is new to all of this and I was a bit confused on if I could be both Pagan and Wiccan. I don't know if I have to choose or not... I'm sorry but I'm just really confused on this...

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    Kitty Fields 

    23 months ago from Summerland

    Amanda - Start out by reading all you can on Wicca and nature pagan paths. From there you can start practicing, which can be by yourself or with a group. In addition to reading, get outside and connect with the elements. Let nature speak to you.

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    Amanda Dennison 

    23 months ago

    Hello Nicole,

    When I was younger, I believed in God with no question of anything within Christianity. Now that I am older and have experienced some very terrible things, I have lost all of my faith. Now I am looking to discover a religion that suits me. Wicca seems to be the only one that has not a single thing that I disagree with. It is truly a beautiful religion. I am not sure where exactly I should start and if Wicca is truly right for me. Please help me?

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    Kitty Fields 

    2 years ago from Summerland

    Hi Emilie.

    Thank you for writing. I understand as I too started when I was about your age in a town full of Christians and closed-minded people. I would say the only thing you need to do is just be in nature. Get outside as much as possible. Commune with the elements and the animals, plants, etc. They will be your teachers until you are old enough to be on your own and practice openly. Feel free to message me on FB if you can, under Author Nicole Canfield.

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    Emilie Dunn 

    2 years ago

    I'm 15 and I'm really interested in becoming wiccan, but I live in a very rural area and even if I didn't my area is very Christian, and I'm too afraid to perform rituals by myself. Also my family is very Christian and believe that being wiccan is the same as Satanism so I'm not able to learn much of anything involving wiccans. I can't buy books, or stones or find anything I could use to perform rituals with anyway, so what do you think I should do?

    Thank you

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    Raiane Oliveira 

    2 years ago

    hi, I just would like to talk to someone abut a protection spell.

    Because when I was a lot younger, I would have terrible nightmares and

    glints of deja-vu. however I can still feel the energy around me. I just would like to have a better knowledge about...

    if you could answer some of my questions I would appreciate (raianeoliveira@hotmail.co.uk) my email thank you for your time...

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    Kitty Fields 

    2 years ago from Summerland

    Arrya - Black feathers could be a message from the Morrigan, Bran, or Hecate. Among other gods.

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    Arrya 

    2 years ago

    Greetings,

    I have recently started my path of discovery and I have been reading everything available to me when I was ready, a few days after my path began i started to notice black feathers in my path which symbolize protection, could it be a deity is trying to let me know they are watching over and protecting me or is this just a coincidence? So far i have2 black feathers and one black and white feather.

    Thank you for your time and wisdom

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    Kitty Fields 

    2 years ago from Summerland

    Hi, Sabrina. Definitely read Scott Cunningham and Laurie Cabot's books. I highly recommend both authors for starting out on the path. After that, just do as much research as possible...get out into nature and connect with mother earth. Keep a record of your experiences. Don't worry so much about spells, those might come in time.

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    Sam-Sabrina 

    2 years ago

    Greetings,

    My name is Sabrina, however i go by sam.

    I have just started out in the wiccan culture and i absolutely love it. I searched it a bit last year and tried but never had many opportunities. On the other hand this year i have done more research. I really want to be wiccan and practice wiccan spells and such, however i am not sure how. Are there any tips for a beginner? Or anywhere i can do more research that is substantial?

    Thank you!

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    Kitty Fields 

    2 years ago from Summerland

    Hi, psychedelicpeacok! You can follow my author page on FaceBook where I post daily:

    https://www.facebook.com/Nicole-Canfield-Author-18...

    You can also find me on Instagram if you have an Instagram account on your smartphone...just search for Author Nicole Canfield.

    And here's my Amazon Author's page too:

    http://www.amazon.com/Nicole-Canfield/e/B016YZC1SI...

    Thanks so much for the support!

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    psychedelicpeacok 

    2 years ago

    Hello there, I am new to hubpages and have spent the past several hours enjoying reading many of your hubs. I feel foolish for not being able to figure this out myself, but how do I follow you as an author? I've looked and just can't seem to find how to do it. I love your hubs; I'm learning a lot! Thank you!!

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    Kiara hodge 

    3 years ago

    Well im a beginner wiccan and I don't know how to start or stuff that I can make

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    SFIAOgirl021 

    3 years ago

    I've heard you can also do rituals in an astral altar one you create in your meditating state that's how I do mine but then I'm over 18 so I can practice if I want I'm just in the broom closet with my family so I don't hurt them because I'm afraid it will in a way one day I'll tell them but it's not the time yet I can just sense it.

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    Kitty Fields 

    3 years ago from Summerland

    LiveLifeLOL - Hi, Arianna. Sorry I didn't see your comment until now. If you come back and read this, I hope you are doing well. Being that you are still very young and under your parents' care, you will have to be respectful of their wishes. You don't have to tell them you are interested in a different form of spirituality, but you have to respect their rules. If you are allowed outside with someone watching you, that's fine. You can enjoy nature and connect to the elements without anyone knowing it. Simply just enjoy being outside is enough. :) You also don't have to have an altar...YOU are the altar. You are the most important thing in connecting to your own spirituality and the Divine (god/goddess/etc). Once you are old enough to practice your own way of life and spirituality, then you can make the decision on whether or not to tell people...but for now, enjoy being a kid and focus on learning and experiencing things as a pre-teen and then as a teenager. Go to school, have friends, enjoy life! This is a part of growing up and the Divine (or God, whatever you want to call it) knows that you are young and he/she wants you to live your life as a twelve-year-old should. Hopefully this helps.

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    LiveLifeLol 

    3 years ago

    \\ just call me arianna.\\ im 12 and everyone in my family ( Everyone- aunts,cousins,etc..) is christian. i feel kind of bad because ever since i discovered wicca, i've going on and off christanity and wicca. i chose wicca out of comfortability but i feared going to hell due to practicing it. after reading one of your articles and many others ( i've been doing research for 6 months now-yay!) i learned that it's ok to be wiccan that you can pray for god and mary. i read the article on wiccan gods/godesses and chose diana ( it feels weird because i don't know why i'm attracted to her.) . But that's not the problem. I have to keep my knoweldge on wicca secret from my family because i'm sure and certain they'll disaprove me practicing wicca. i like the idea of getting close to nature and collecting nature pieces but im not allowed to go outside alone and if i go with my family and bring home large amounts of nature they'll get suicipisous.

    so three questions;

    how do i material for my altar?

    how do practice without my parents knowing?

    is it bad or against some rule to keep the religion a secret?

    thank you in advance.

    PS, when i do my first spell i'll pray for you and thank the gods for your well-thought articles.

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    Tj 

    4 years ago

    Thank you

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    Kitty Fields 

    4 years ago from Summerland

    They don't need one, but it is beneficial.

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    Tj 

    4 years ago

    I hope I'm not bothering you, but I was wondering do Wiccans need a book of shadows?

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    Grace Peterson 

    4 years ago

    Thank you so much. You've been very helpful! I'll be sure to look into the list of books you posted as well. :)

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    Kitty Fields 

    4 years ago from Summerland

    gracep13 - I would recommend starting just by reading some books on Wicca. Perhaps beginning your practice with some very basic meditations and see how you feel afterwards. Dedicate a few months to simply researching Wicca in its entirety. A lot of people get into Wicca and realize they aren't Wiccan, that they are some other form of Pagan. So just take your time and learn whatever you can about it and where it comes from. If you are truly interested in it, then you can look online for groups that meet up. But you're right, just like with any religious or spiritual group, you have to be careful you don't get involved in the wrong crowd...I believe there are cults in every form of religion, including Wicca...so you just have to know the warning signs and if it doesn't feel right, leave! Hope this helps. Also, Youtube has a large Pagan and Wiccan community of people. Go on Youtube and do a simple search for Wicca or Paganism and you'll find thousands of videos. :) I'm on there as well.

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    Grace Peterson 

    4 years ago

    Thank you for this very informative hub! Recently, I've found myself drawn to Wicca. I want to learn so much more, but I have no clue where to start! I find it difficult to look for Wiccans in my area out of sheer fear. I don't want to be conned or lied to. I've been researching this for a little while, and I feel like I would love to be a part of this whole new world. Where do you suggest I start? How do you suggest I start? I know I have so many questions, but I don't know which ones to ask first!

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    Kitty Fields 

    5 years ago from Summerland

    Jakob - You don't need a book to delve into the religion of Wicca or Paganism. All you need is to just connect to the earth...start out by going on walks and listening to the trees...bathing your feet in a stream. Give little offerings to the spirits of the forest. Take care of the earth...feel the sun's warmth on your face. Just respecting nature and connecting with the Mother Earth will put you in touch with the path of a Pagan. Then when you're old enough, you can buy all the books you want to. Also don't forget you can go to a library and read the books there or to a bookstore and jot down notes.

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    Jakob 

    5 years ago

    My name is Jakob. I'm 13 and ehh let's just say that my mom is probably not willing to help me get those books. The reason why I want to be Wicca is because Christianity is so one-sided, yet all of my family is Christian. I don't know what to do- I can't buy the books and my mom thinks that Being Wicca is stupid

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    Kitty Fields 

    5 years ago from Summerland

    Amber - Usually they will come to you through signs. For instance, if there are a lot of crows or blackbirds around you, perhaps one of the following goddesses is making herself known: hecate, maeve, etc. Or maybe you're seeing mermaids or oceans everywhere (on TV, on street signs, in books, etc.) which could be one of the many river goddesses talking to you. She will make herself known to you. Do not rush it, but keep your third eye open and ready to receive the signs. :) Blessings.

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    Amber 

    5 years ago

    Found your page by chance and had a question. I am a beginner learner and have found out which god has been speaking to me but have yet to see which goddess has been speaking to me. How can I find which goddess watches over me? I understand that I can't just demand things but am just curious.

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    kate grady 

    5 years ago from close to Moffat, Scotland

    Hope- becoming a witch is a long business. It takes years of study and lots and lots of disipline. I studied with one of the best witches in the country and started as a postulant in a covern. That mean sitting still, being quiet and studying. Having a "black magic" wiccan in the family means nothing....you eventually, after lots of study...learn the black arts...but only after you've mastered the white. A true wiccan or witch will tell you that there is no such thing as black or white magic, that its all the same. It should be called positive and negative magic. You work positive for good and negative for bad. But beware the bad as it truly does come back to you 3 times more powerful that when you sent it.

    DO AS YOU WILL, BUT HARM NONE... is the best rule in the universe a long with the pagan rule 7 of self dicipline. I go along with Kittythe dreamer.....suggest you, study, study, study and join the pagan federation for help and support

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    Kitty Fields 

    5 years ago from Summerland

    Hope - I would highly suggest doing more reading on the topic. If your spells aren't working, it could be for two reasons:

    a. you don't know enough about the concept of magick

    b. you're not supposed to have the result you're looking for

    Study study study. You have to learn the reasons and beliefs behind this practice before doing it.

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    hope mcgough 

    5 years ago

    i have tried spells but they dont work for me i believe completely in everything i say i have confidence and nothing i have back tracked all of my spells and i did every thing according to the spells ... my great grandmother was a black magic wiccan and i also wonder if that means i was born with powers that im just now learning about but i need help with my spells i also have a friend that is wiccan but even when we do spells together it doesn't work i need someone to point me in the right direction because all i am is lost..

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    Felina Margetty 

    5 years ago from New York, New York

    Frankly I am a believer! It is good that you have the strength to share this information, spread the word as it were. I am sure many would oppose you, regardless of their reasons, be it fear or piety, it still has a nice sentiment, nicely done, uplifting. Please have a look at this uplifting you tube video after reading your page I am convinced you will enjoy it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3upYf3xClk

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    randydr 

    5 years ago

    I could not understand as to why I felt so confused and emty inside when I was growing up as a christian. It always felt as though God never heard my prayers and that truly confused me and hurt real bad. While I was going to church trying to find peace within myself and the true meaning of life. I also had family members that believed in witchcraft. Something bad happened in my life 13 years ago that made me to truly Question Christianity. I came to truly believe in witchcraft/ Wiccan belief to because I have seen the powers of a Wiccan. My grandma believes in Witchcraft, as well as my mother and I have seen its power through them. I hope to learn everything that I can so that I can apply becoming a Wiccan

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    Kitty Fields 

    5 years ago from Summerland

    austyn - did you read my article? Those steps are usually where you can start. Reading, studying, and practicing.

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    austyn 

    5 years ago

    i am trying to find a start in this religion. i don't know quite how too though. are there some steps u could tell me? what do i need to do to consider myself a wiccan. i know there are probably not certain steps but i trust your opinion on how i should go about this. and also if u can provide a site that i can obtain good info about rituals, history, magic, symbols and prayer that i can trust that would be grate. and thanks for the video

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    Kitty Fields 

    5 years ago from Summerland

    Darren - Since writing this hub, I have evolved from a Wiccan to a pantheist pagan. But it does not matter what label you give yourself if you are always true to yourself. If Christianity isn't right for you, then it's not right for you...and you have to find the path that is yours. If Wicca is the right path for you, then travel it! You might find yourself down a different path than when you first started, but you will have learned so much about yourself along the way. :) Many Blessings to you friend, and enjoy the journey!

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    Darren Koobs 

    5 years ago

    Thank you so much for this article. I have been a protestant Christian for most of my life, but events over the past year have led me to question what I really believe and what might be best for my life. Wicca has always been interesting to me, and even as a child I have always had a connection with the natural world that family and friends didn't understand. The resources you have given here will be a great help to me in discovering what Wicca is about and if I truly am suited for it. Right now, I am hoping so!

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    Eric Prado 

    5 years ago from Webster, Texas

    Beautiful and interesting hub! Voted up. Blessed Be! =)

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    Eric Prado 

    5 years ago from Webster, Texas

    This has been very helpful and beautiful! Voted up and I will absolutely follow. Blessed Be! =)

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    Lilly 

    6 years ago from Denmark

    Very interesting Hub! :)

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    Wicca 

    6 years ago

    I whas first a catholic my whole live but I learned the MOST thing bout witchcraft in a fhew months it whas if i already knew this stuff i think i whas wiccan in my earlier lifes and nope i dont care if im going to hell lol )0(

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    Kitty Fields 

    6 years ago from Summerland

    tia - She could very well think she is a witch, but a real witch (which means a "wise woman") would not be playing such games with you. This Elliott who you say is a "wolf", it sounds to me like he is just a follower of Letica's. It also sounds to me that you are dealing with bullies...which you shouldn't have to deal with. I would suggest when you are near them or have to pass by them in school to envision a white light surrounding you. Just close your eyes and visualize a white impenetrable light around you and really believe that the light will protect you...and you will feel better. :) It could very well be that one or both of these teenagers are psychic vampires. There are people that have abilities to suck energy out of others...they could be doing that to you. Look into "psychic vampires" and let me know. :) Good luck sweetie and blessings to you. Don't worry...you're just as strong as they are!

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    tia160 

    6 years ago

    This girl at my school saids that she is a witch and her friends are werewolves/wolves. I kind of got on there bad side for not believe them. :/ She has been giving me evil looks and I have after school drama with her and this boy who saids that he is a wolf. Last trem in week two the techer told us to lay down. I was laying down first,before they laid down they look at me so they knew that I was there but she nearly kick me in the face when she laid down so I had to move really quick and i knock and drink bottle over. In week four I told my friend and my friend sent a message to Letica( she is the one who saids she is a witch). The message my friend sent to Letica was, Why did you kick Tia (my last name) in the head. If you hurt her I will put you into hoptal!!! The next day I went to school all scared. First brake Letica and Elliot (boy who thinks he is a wolf) and Elliot girlfriend walked past me. Elliot girlfriend stop and talked to Letica when they seen me (I was by my self and it was only them and me there) Elliot's gf ask Letica are we going to.... Letica said soon. Then they walked off. At 2nd brake I was walking over to my group ,my friend was there then she said Letica and Elliot and all there friends are waiting for you. I had to hide in the labray for the rest of the brake. :( Every time I see her or Elliot and he's friends I get this really really bad feeling. And they keep stareing at me. Last week of trem one at after school drama we had to take all the stuff down to the hall. I thought that they wasn't coming so i was happy but when me and my friend was taking the stuff down we walked out of the door, The wind was blowing my hair around and the first person to look at me was Elliot then Letica and Elliot's girlfriend. They was stareing into my eyes and when I walk past them I could feel that they was still stareing at me. When we was in the hall, the teacher told us to wait behide this bored thing. I was the closes to side that we have to go out of. I was standing and Elliot came and sat down on my left side and Elliot's girlfriend sat on Elliot left side, Letica stand on my right side and all there friends was near us. Standing there with them next to me I fleet like sitting down because I fleet sick and i had that bad feeling plus Letica was looking at me. Elliot stand up and he was trying to climb the rock wall then he went next to Letica as well. When ever one of them goes near me or walks past it feels like I'm getting push and pulled by them and when they stare I gut goruss bumps and shakes all over my body. :/ All I know is that I get a bad feeling when they go near me. :'(Do you think Letica is a witch?

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    I believe that they are eternal and unchanging; however, your view or vision of them might change as you progress through different times in your life.

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    mxme25 

    7 years ago

    Are the Wiccan god/goddess eternal and unchanging?

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    scubasteve1998 - That's awesome. Try it out and if it's right for you, go with it! :)

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    scubasteve1998 

    7 years ago

    It all makes sense you explain it so well I am definitely going to try to become wiccan.

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    Anytime. I understand completely! Just relax a bit though. :)

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    mxme25 

    7 years ago

    OK thanks kitty. I guess that I am the sort of person who believes that things happen physically a bad habit of mine.

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    mxme25 - What sort of religious background do you come from? I think that you're set on the belief that something physical is going to happen when connecting with the deities...this isn't always necessarily true. You might not hear, feel, or see anything during prayer or meditation. Sometimes all is silent...but that doesn't mean that you're not connecting. The best advice that I can give you is to just relax and not try so hard or expect a certain result. Don't focus on what you think should happen...just let whatever is going to happen happen. Blessings.

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    mxme25 

    7 years ago

    It seems to me that I am not connecting to the god/goddess or I am losing connection if I consider heat to be an indicator of connection strength what am I not doing or not doing right (I meditate and pray).

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    mxme25 - I think you'll know when you realize that you're seeing everything differently. The world will start to look different...you'll notice things in nature that you never might have before...you'll think differently too. You might even pray more often, or change the way you treat others. You will realize that there is more to life than what people tell you. You'll know. :)

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    mxme25 

    7 years ago

    I know it might sound silly but how do I know if I am a witch?

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    Thanks, Manoj Ac!

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    Manoj Ac 

    7 years ago

    A good intro *thumbs up*, waiting for the full content..

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    Bonny OBrien 

    7 years ago from Troy, N.Y.

    Awesome hub. It is late at night now and I would like to make a better comment, but I will bookmark this hub.

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    No problem! Hope that helps. :)

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    mxme25 

    7 years ago

    thanks kitty.

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    mxme25 - I'm reading Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the solitary practitioner by Scott Cunningham right now and the 8th chapter is all about Wiccan prayers. If you're interested.

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    I have no idea...I would suggest reading all of it...not just a particular page.

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    mxme25 

    7 years ago

    Do you know which page i can find it in? Thank you.

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" is really good for the basics, including prayer or connection with the god and goddess. Give that a try.

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    mxme25 

    7 years ago

    Do you know which book by scott cunningham has anything about prayer connection or more information about prayer?

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    mxme25 - It sounds like you are sort of lost...but yet on the right path. I would suggest doing some research, and maybe reading books written by authors like Scott Cunningham, Laurie Cabot, and even Silver Ravenwolf. They will give you the basics of the Wiccan religion and spiritual path. As for getting tingly feelings after a Pagan prayer, you've probably had a legitimate connection. You're experiencing spirituality. Keep it up.

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    mxme25 

    7 years ago

    Do you know any thing about pagan prayers if i pray and I got a tingly feeling afterwards what does that mean? Thank you.

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    Echegwo - You can be!

    Cresentmoon2007 - When I first began my path I considered myself a Christo-Pagan...but now that I'm learning who I am at a deeper level, I am beginning to cross the "Christo" off of the phrase. At this point, I consider myself an eclectic Wiccan. Thanks for reading and sharing!

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    Cresentmoon2007 

    7 years ago from Caledonia, MI

    I was raised a baptist but am not what they call a christo-pagan. I find it to be the right path for me. You are really skilled when sharing wiccan information. Thank you for this. I hope people become more aware of this religion and stop being so judgmental.

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    Echegwo uche 

    7 years ago

    i want to be it i love that

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    Persephone - I highly recommend going to youtube and watching TipToeChick's videos, as well as CharmingPixieFlora's videos. They were the ones who inspired me to get back to my Pagan path. Thanks and Blessed Be, love.

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    Persephone22 

    7 years ago

    I am a beginner at Wicca, so I was very interested to read your hub pages(found,by chance) and the comments.I hope to learn much in the coming months and hope to be able to take some of the comments and readings on board to help me through. Thank you. :)

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    Kitty Fields 

    7 years ago from Summerland

    david - Very good points you make, my friend. Very good points. Thanks for sharing.

    dracaslair - Awesome! Congrats to your coming wedding and blessed be. I'll be posting many more hubs on the subject in the near future. :)

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    dracaslair 

    7 years ago

    thanks for the hub.my hubby to be is a wiccan.im learning about it.as ateen my mother shun me from it.i was really needing something to get me through a painfull thing i was going through.

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