WICCA
WICCAN




WICCA

FIVE ELEMENTS

BOOK OF SHADOWS

RULE OF THREE

HOW TO BECOME A WICCAN

WICCAN RELATED TOPICS

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF COLORS?

WICCA LINKS



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WICCA




Wicca, is a modern Pagan religion. Developing in England in the
first half of the 20th century, Wicca was popularised in the 1950s
and early 1960s by a Wiccan High Priest named Gerald Gardner, who
at the time called it the "witch cult" and "witchcraft", and its
adherents "the Wica". From the 1960s onward, the name of the
religion was normalised to "Wicca".

Wicca is typically a duotheistic religion, worshipping a goddess
and a god, who are traditionally viewed as the Triple Goddess and
Horned God. These two deities are often viewed as being facets of
a greater pantheistic godhead, and as manifesting themselves as
various polytheistic deities. Nonetheless, there are also other
theological positions within Wicca, ranging from monotheism to
atheism.

The religion also involves the ritual practice of magic, largely
influenced by the ceremonial magic of previous centuries, often
in conjunction with a broad code of morality known as the Wiccan
Rede, although this is not adhered to by all Wiccans. Another
characteristic of this religion is the celebration of seasonally
-based festivals, known as Sabbats, of which there are usually
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FIVE
ELEMENTS




In certain traditions, there is a belief in the five classical elements,
although unlike in ancient Greece, they are seen as symbolic as opposed
to literal; that is, they are representations of the phases of matter.
These five elements are invoked during many magical rituals, notably when
consecrating a magic circle. The five elements are Air, Fire, Water and
Earth, plus Aether (or Spirit), which unites the other four. Various
analogies have been devised to explain the concept of the five elements;
for instance, the Wiccan Ann-Marie Gallagher used that of a tree, which
is composed of Earth (with the soil and plant matter), Water (sap and
moisture), Fire (through photosynthesis) and Air (the creation of oxygen
from carbon dioxide), all of which are believed to be united through Spirit.

Traditionally in the Gardnerian Craft, each element has been associated with
a cardinal point of the compass; Air with east, Fire with south, Water with
west, Earth with north and the Spirit with centre.



Wicca
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicca



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BOOK
OF
SHADOWS




A Book of Shadows is a book containing religious texts and instructions for
magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca. Originating
within the Gardnerian tradition of the Craft, the first Book of Shadows was
created by the pioneering Wiccan Gerald Gardner sometime in the late 1940s
or early 1950s, and which he utilised first in his Bricket Wood coven and
then in other covens which he founded in following decades.

The concept of the Book of Shadows was then adopted by other Wiccan traditions,
such as Alexandrianism and Mohsianism, and with the rise of books teaching
people how to begin following Wicca in the 1970s onward, the idea of the Book
of Shadows was then further propagated amongst solitary practitioners unconnected
to earlier traditions.



Book of Shadows
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Shadows



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RULE
OF
THREE




The Rule of Three (also Three-fold Law or Law of Return) is a religious
tenet held by some Wiccans/Pagans. It states that whatever energy a person
puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to
that person three times. Some subscribe to a variant of this law in which
return is not necessarily threefold.

The Rule of Three is sometimes described as karma by Wiccans, however this
is not strictly accurate. Both concepts describe the process of cause and
effect and often encourage the individual to act in a good way. However the
concept of karma, according to the scriptures of Buddhism, Hinduism and other
eastern belief systems, does not operate on a system of three-fold return.
Furthermore, such belief systems do not contain the same concepts of 'good'
and 'evil' that Wicca does.



Rule of Three (Wicca)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_Three_(Wiccan)



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Wicca
http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Wicca




Mother goddess
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_goddess




Horned God
http://https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horned_God




Black Book Wiki
http://blackbook.wikia.com/wiki/Black_Book_Wiki




Wicca by country
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wicca_by_country




American Council of Witches
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Council_of_Witches



Wild Ideas
http://www.wildideas.net/




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HOW
TO
BECOME
A
WICCAN




Wicca is a spiritual practice as well as a religion. This article
explains the basic spiritual principles involved in being a Wiccan.
This is a general overview, and does not cover specific Wiccan
practices.


1. Study the Wiccan faith as much as you possibly can. Set aside at
least 20-30 minutes of study time. It is often said that the only way
to become a Wiccan is if you are initiated by a High Priest or High
Priestess. This is true, in the strictest sense of the word Wiccan,
but there is nothing to stop you following a similar path on your own
if you want - only you can judge your feelings of spirituality! There
are many Wiccans who are solitary and follow all kinds of traditions,
and get different sorts of information from varying sources, whether
this is from websites, pagan pamphlets, books etc.


2. Honour the Wiccan Rede and the Threefold Law. Be conscious of the
results of your actions. Avoid consciously harming anyone. Avoid
consciously harming animals, unless you also give back to them. {Some
Wiccans are against eating meat, but some don't share this view. Those
that don't share this view may offer food to two or more animals for
every animal they consume... or at least create an offering to the God
and/or Goddess.} And when you receive good, remember to share it, thus
maintaining healthy balance.


3. Celebrate Sabbats and Esbats. These Sabbats represent some process in
Nature, like the coming of the spring or days of harvest. Wiccan new year
is on Samhain or like in its commercialized version Halloween. Sabbats are
holidays or days of worship and celebration. In other religions, modern
celebrants might call them Sabbaths. •Esbats are the celebrations based on
a lunar cycle. Some Wiccans celebrate waning, waxing and full moon but there
are some that celebrate only full moons. An esbat is a coven meeting other
than one of the Sabbats. Esbats have been described as an opportunity for a
"love feast, healing work, and psychic training." Many confuse the esbat
with the ritual observance of the full moon.


4. Understand the magick. Magick is not something that all Wiccans do. Some
Wiccans choose not to practice magick, but focus on the spiritual aspects of
the religion instead. Magick is never done with a purpose to harm someone but
to help yourself or someone you love. Spells to make someone fall in love with
you are not done. It is a form of mind control and it is strictly forbidden by
the basic moral code of Wicca : "An it harm none, do as ye will." Mind control
harms people.


5. Write in your Book of Shadows. It is your magickal journal in which you record
all your thoughts, spells and rituals. Never let anyone but yourself read or open
your Book of Shadows under any circumstances.


6. Accept your responsibility for all your actions, words, and thoughts. Blame no one.


7. Understand the moral codes of Wicca. "An ye harm none, do as ye will" is the basic
and the most important statement of Wicca. It is impossible to never harm any living
thing, as millions of bacteria die with each breath we take. Don't seek to harm others
wantonly.


8. Understand the Threefold rule: Whatever you do comes back to you threefold. This is
just to be a balance of a positive and negative energies in the world.


9. Understand the deities view in Wicca. Wiccans see the deity as a dual energy in the
universe, the Lord and Lady It has masculine and feminine energies in itself.


10. Respect others' choices. If everyone is sacred, this means that no one has the
answers for anyone else. There is no one truth, or best way. DO NOT try to convert
other people into practicing Wicca, because we must respect people's choices and
beliefs, and they are free to worship who they want.


11. Honour your Mother Earth. The Earth is sacred ground. Nature is magick in action.
And the cycles of life on Earth hold secrets of the Universe. So celebrate the Earth
in all Her seasons and rhythms.


12. Spend time with whatever aspect of Divinity speaks to you. Wicca involves an intimate,
personal relationship with your Source, and every relationship requires care. Develop a
friendship with the Divine: talking, listening, sharing things. You need no one and
nothing else in order to create close connection with your Source. You are your own
priest/priestess.




Contacting the God and Goddess


1. Find some private time.

The God and Goddess are always watching and listening, but setting aside some
time to personally contact them is great.



2. Find a good space.

Usually Wiccans who practice Witchcraft have an altar (but it isn't always necessary
to have one). You may pray outside near your favourite tree, in your room, or in your
backyard. Anywhere you feel comfortable is best.



3. Close your eyes.

Try to invision both the God and Goddess. How do you think they look? The Goddess is
often portrayed with long hair and a silver disk all around her forehead like a tiara.
The God is portrayed as a bearded, muscular man with a horned helmet (this is why he
is referred to as the "Horned God"). These, however, are all examples, and you may
see them both in your own personal view.



4. Communicate in prayer.

Talk to them both once you feel that you have made a strong connection. Tell them your
problems and worries, as for their help. Honour them.


5. End it off with a thank-you.

Thanking the God and Goddess is essential, they need to know that you honour and respect
them. •Consider leaving an offering. Although prayers and conversations with the God and
Goddess are enough, offerings are good to keep for constant daily connections with the
God and Goddess. Usually an offering bowl is kept in the middle of an altar for daily
offerings, but if you do not have an altar, simple place a bowl outside in nature nearby
a tree or a brook. You may also keep the bowl on a shelf. Leave offerings that are true
to you, share them with the God and Goddess. It shows that you share your bounty with the
Creators, and it will strengthen your bond with them.




Tips


•Be open minded and don't judge the people there and you'll be fine.

•You never have to follow a format in Wicca, do what you believe and
follow your heart and instinct.

•Look on websites for more information, and adapt things to suit your
circumstances.




Warnings


•Don't try to force Wicca on other people.

•Never do spells on or for someone without their consent, even if it
is intended to be a healing spell.



How to Become a Wiccan
http://www.wikihow.com/Become-a-Wiccan




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WICCA
RELATED
TOPICS




The Philosophy Of Wiccan Belief
http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/wiccan-belief.html

The Wiccan Rede
http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/wiccan-rede.html

Complete Wiccan Rede
http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/wiccan-rede-expanded.html

The Wiccan Three Fold Law
http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/three-fold-law.html

The Charge of the Star Goddess
http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/charge-of-the-star-goddess.html



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WHAT
IS
THE
MEANING
OF
COLORS?




Red

Stimulates, warms, cheers. Excitement, passion, vigour,
strength.



Pink

Love, beauty, kindness. Friendship, caring, acceptance,
self-love.



Orange

Warms, invigorates. Stimulates emotions and courage.
Flamboyance, enthusiasm, vibrant.



Yellow

Stimulates nervous system and intellect. Joy, optimism,
cheer, creativity.



Green

Steadying, quieting, harmonizing. Stability, vitality,
prosperity, generosity.



Blue

Love, devotion, harmony. Tranquility, sincerity, patience.


Indigo

Wisdom, self-mastery, insight, spirituality.


Purple

Cools the nerves. Self-esteem, spirituality, transformation,
nobility, enlightenment.



Grey

Neutral, conservative, balanced. Security, modesty, dignity.


Brown

Grounding, orderly, conventional, homey. Comfort, stability,
material life.



Black

Dramatic, committed, serious. Mysterious, containing
potentials, restful or fearful.



White

Cooling, restful. Purity, divinity, simplicity.


What Is The Meaning Of Colors?
http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/meaning-colors.html



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WICCA
LINKS




Ancient Symbols
http://www.ancient-symbols.com/

The Church and School of Wicca's
http://www.wicca.org/

Color Chart for Witches
http://www.everythingunderthemoon.net/color-chart-for-witches.htm

Covenant of the Goddess (U.S.
http://www.cog.org/

Good Wiccan Beginner's Guide
http://www.goodwiccan.com/

The Inner Sanctum of Wicca and Witchcraft
http://www.witchway.net/

Male Witch
http://www.malewitch.com/

Modern Wiccan.com
http://www.modernwiccan.com/

Pagan Federation(Canada)
http://www.ca.paganfederation.org/

Pagan Federation (UK)
http://www.paganfed.org/

Paganism/Wicca
http://paganwiccan.about.com/

The Pomegranate
http://www.equinoxjournals.com/POM/index

Sacred Texts
http://www.sacred-texts.com/

Shrine of the Forgotten Goddesses
http://inanna.virtualave.net/menu.html#a

WFT Academy of Pagan Studies
http://www.wftacademyofpaganstudies.org/

Wiccan beliefs
http://www.religioustolerance.org/wic_beli.htm

WICCAN.gr
http://www.WICCAN.gr

The Wiccan/Pagan Times
http://www.twpt.com/

Wicca Online Community For Pagans and Wiccans
http://www.wiccantogether.com/

Wicca Spirituality
http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/

Wicca, the religion
http://www.religioustolerance.org/witchcra.htm

What is Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism?
http://www.wicca.com/celtic/wicca/wicca.htm

Wicca | Witchcraft, Wiccan and Pagan Index
http://www.wicca.com/celtic/cc002.htm

Witchcraft and Wicca: History, Courses, Research
http://www.witchology.com/

Witchvox.org
http://www.witchvox.org/



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Meta Religion
http://www.meta-religion.com/




The MYSTICA.ORG
http://www.themystica.org/mystica/default.html




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