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How to Become a Wiccan: A Guide for Beginner Wiccans

Updated on March 11, 2015
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Kitty has been following a pagan spiritual path for seventeen years. Because of this she encourages others to follow their own paths.

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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 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 in your Wiccan path. In this hub, I will go into the basics and some details as to how to become a Wiccan.

Disclaimer: 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 anyone would 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 a 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 of any kind.

Connect with nature in all of its aspects...and in all of its elements: earth, air, fire, water.
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Go outside and just observe your surroundings. Nature is the basis for Wicca...and all earth religions.
Go outside and just observe your surroundings. Nature is the basis for Wicca...and all earth religions. | 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 whole-heartedly.

If you want some great tips, subscribe to TipToeChick's Youtube Channel! She rocks...seriously.

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 books I have posted here through Amazon have all been read by me, personally. 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. Other 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...you may hate it. But at least you can say you've done your research!

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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.

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How to Become a Wiccan Continued...

There is much much more to learn about Wicca and how to become a Wiccan; however, we will save that information for future hubs. We will be going into herbs and their magical uses, divinatory tools, sabbats and corresponding rituals, candle and incense spells, etc. Please click on the links below to read more about Wicca and Witchcraft.


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    adam spillman 5 weeks 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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    Nicole Canfield 5 months ago from the Ether

    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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    Nicole Canfield 5 months ago from the Ether

    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 5 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 5 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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    Nicole Canfield 6 months ago from the Ether

    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 6 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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    Nicole Canfield 8 months ago from the Ether

    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 8 months 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 9 months 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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    Nicole Canfield 9 months ago from the Ether

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

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    Arrya 9 months 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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    Nicole Canfield 10 months ago from the Ether

    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 10 months 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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    Nicole Canfield 16 months ago from the Ether

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    Thanks so much for the support!

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    psychedelicpeacok 16 months 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 20 months 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 2 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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    Nicole Canfield 2 years ago from the Ether

    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 2 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 3 years ago

    Thank you

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    Nicole Canfield 3 years ago from the Ether

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

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    Tj 3 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 3 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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    Nicole Canfield 3 years ago from the Ether

    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 3 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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    Nicole Canfield 3 years ago from the Ether

    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 3 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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    Nicole Canfield 3 years ago from the Ether

    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 3 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 3 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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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

    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 4 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 4 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.

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    randydr 4 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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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

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

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    austyn 4 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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    Nicole Canfield 4 years ago from the Ether

    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 4 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 4 years ago from Webster, Texas

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

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    Eric Prado 4 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 5 years ago from Denmark

    Very interesting Hub! :)

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    Wicca 5 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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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    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 5 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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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    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 5 years ago

    Are the Wiccan god/goddess eternal and unchanging?

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

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

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    scubasteve1998 5 years ago

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

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

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

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    mxme25 5 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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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    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 5 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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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    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 5 years ago

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

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Thanks, Manoj Ac!

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    Manoj Ac 5 years ago

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

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    Bonny OBrien 5 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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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    No problem! Hope that helps. :)

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    mxme25 5 years ago

    thanks kitty.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    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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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

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

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    mxme25 5 years ago

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

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    "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 5 years ago

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

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    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 5 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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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    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 5 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 5 years ago

    i want to be it i love that

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    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 5 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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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    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 5 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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    davidkaluge 5 years ago

    Thanks Kitty, and Eaprette for your comments.Kitty, I understand your position about finding a religion that made sense to you. I told a friend just like I said in one of my hubs, it seems there is relatively little, if any power, in most churches now compared to the early apostles that were filled with powers and wonders. The question is what is wrong? Where went the power? The point I am trying to put is that some people may not want to only believe by faith but feel and know that there is divine powers.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    eaprette - Thanks for your support. When I say Wicca is an "old earth religion", I say it because it is based on some of the oldest beliefs in history...to prehistoric times. Of course none of our religions are exactly the same as thousands of years ago, not even Christianity is the same. We are constantly changing as a race and religion is bound to change along with us. So even though "Wicca" may not be the exact religion or ways of prehistoric and ancient peoples, it is based on the beliefs and connections with nature, the God and the Goddess. Thanks, again.

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    Erika A. Pratte 5 years ago from Virginia

    @davidkaluge:

    If you get to know a lot of Wiccans and other Pagans, you'll find that almost all of them have pretty thorough knowledge about Christianity as well as a vast amount of other religions. Pagans for the most part are very interested in all spirituality, and they tend to find inspiration in every path out there. Most seem to understand the harm in being ignorant towards others since so many know so little about Paganism, so they make an effort be in enlightened about different modes of thinking and believing.

    @Kittythedreamer:

    I really like your hub and I think it offers a great intro to Wicca. I don't think I'd consider Wicca an "old earth religion" though, since it was formed around the 1940s. It's definitely founded on old earth religious principles and beliefs, though, and I know that's what you were implying too.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    David - I guess you could say that I was once a Christian, yes. However, I never felt fully connected to it. I never felt like I was home, to put it simply. I had a lot of questions that never got answered and when they were answered, it only drew up more questions in my mind and heart. When I found Wicca, it all seemed to make sense to me, it seemed to answer questions that I had always pondered. I felt like I had come home. Hopefully that makes sense? I too will never condemn anyone for their beliefs, as long as the beliefs are for the good of mankind and spirituality.

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    davidkaluge 5 years ago

    Kitty thanks, you made clear the importance of the protective circle. Were you once a Christian or you only had a Christian background before you became a wicca? I am not against any religion for as long as it does not teach hate and harm against others. I try to tell people to hold unto their chosen path. That is why I question those that use any doctrine or scripture to claim that they are the only way to God. It is interesting to know that you know about Jesus and Christian before you choose wicca.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Paradise7 - You're right about the non-discrimination with women in Wicca. It's a beautiful thing, really. The point is not to exalt women, but to bring them to the exact same level as men within a religion or belief system. Being a Christian, in my opinion, does not conflict with Wiccan beliefs. Many Wiccans actually incorporate some of the Christian beliefs into their own belief system. I don't believe the two are mutually exclusive, but ask a staunch strict Christian or even a staunch Wiccan and they might tell you otherwise. I am of an open mind and open heart and try to incorporate aspects from many different beliefs into my own. Thanks!

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    Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

    Excellent information on the Wiccan culture. I've been intrigued, simply because it seems to be the one religion where women are not discriminated against in any way. I'm a Christian; I don't believe that conflicts with the Wiccan beliefs. They are older beliefs, from long before the time when Christ lived. I don't think the two are mutually exclusive, though I could be wrong about that.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Meisjunk - Hey, I know exactly what you mean, as I was raised in an even more extreme church than you...Pentecostal! You know, the ones that speak in tongues and go "slain" in the spirit? So, even to this day, I have personal struggles in that I sometimes think, If I am not a Christian, am I going to hell? Or, will god turn me away when I get to Heaven? But as of recently, I've learned and try to reinforce within myself the idea that there are so many different people and cultures around the world, and God knew that that would happen going into the whole humanity thing...so he must've known that making different people would lead to different belief systems, right? I think that as long as you believe in something, a higher power, and try your best to improve upon yourself spiritually, that that's all that matters. Personally, I believe in a God and a Goddess. Or Both as one...if that makes sense. I also believe in Jesus, but not in the same aspect as Christians do. It's taken me years to get to the mindset that I've found today, and don't get me wrong..I still struggle with it, but I'm learning to love myself and my true beliefs more and more each day...and to trust in them. Thanks for reading, if you're interested in learning more, I suggest subscribing to TipToeChick's Youtube Channel and definitely reading the books posted above. :) I'm actually re-reading Scott Cunningham's Wicca book (the first one).

    Chatkath - I agree, they are great rules to live by and I don't see how anyone could criticize a religion that lives by these rules. Thanks for your support! :)

    david - Very good points indeed. When you're asking about rituals going wrong, I really feel that it depends on what part of the ritual you're talking about. If you're referring to maybe a slip of the tongue and a part of the chant or verse going wrong, I don't think that has an effect at all on the outcome. But if you're talking about forgetting to draw a circle of protection or forgetting to thank the deities, then that might have a negative effect in that a. if you don't draw a circle of protection, other negative things could come through and b. if you don't thank the deities for their aid, your spell or ritual might not have as powerful an effect. Hopefully this helps answer your question a little more.

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    davidkaluge 5 years ago

    Kitty, thanks for your comment. I do not think it is right for one to permit harm caused by another to befall one when one can prevent it physcially or spiritual. It is also possible to have shield protection which is a spiritual protection against unseen harms. It is wrong to harm an innocent being so I agree that its harm to harm out of malice or any other reason. What I mean by ritual going wrong is that I think ritual have procedures so what happens is a mistake in procedure occurs?

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    Kathy 5 years ago from California

    Rules to live by! You explained this so well Kitty-So many people do not understand how simple it really is, I have always believed in karma and who doesn't understand the concept of treating others as you want to be treated...

    Wiccan it is! Up useful and awesome!

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    Jennifer Kessner 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

    Wicca is something that has interested me in the past, but I've been hesitant to find out more. When I was 16, I asked a woman to explain some of it to me, but she made it sound like a Hippie religion. IDEK. I was brought up Baptist and just disagree with so much of it, but finding something else to believe in hasn't been helpful. At this point I guess I'm angry at whatever is out there. One thing I have read and noticed about Wiccans is the intent to do good and be good. That is utterly reassuring like nothing else is, and I wish the best and have the utmost respect for all who follow this. =)

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    Oh and to answer your question about the ramifications of a ritual or spell gone wrong, well, they don't typically "go wrong" if you come with an open heart and an open mind but also insure that you've grounded, centered, and protected yourself before doing the ritual. Obviously with prayer and quick candle spells, these are not always necessary steps. But the issue can be that if you are doing a ritual to connect with nature, you are drawing energies and forces to you in a very real spiritual way so you don't want to let any negative energies get pulled along with the positive. Negative energies and spirits are attracted to people who are open to the spiritual world, so we must protect ourselves from letting them in.

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    Nicole Canfield 5 years ago from the Ether

    David - You bring up some very good points, my friend. Obviously there's going to be some scenarios in which the "ye harm none" rule isn't fully compatible with the situation. I believe that the rule is simply to mean not doing harm out of malice or revenge. Or not carelessly harming someone for one's own sake. If a Wiccan is being physically attacked then it is self-defense if she protects herself...there's a difference there obviously. As far as black magic or psychic attacks, a Wiccan has ways of shielding herself and binding her enemy against her without actually doing harm to her attacker. Thanks for asking those questions though, absolutely made me think! :)

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    davidkaluge 5 years ago

    It is sad that witches were once kill just like those of other religions. It is thought that witches are bad but some people say there are black, and white witches. The rule "hurt ye none but do ye what ye will" how does it apply when an enemy wants to kill a witch either by black magic or physical attack? Is a witch not supposed to be protected from harm ? If they can be protected then how does it apply in that situation? What is the consequences of things going wrong during wicca ritual?

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