Of course you are too be excused of your knowledge of Wiccan.
Unlike some of your respondents, you recognize you have limited knowledge of Wicca.
Wicca is a modern creation, primarily the venue of mental defectives and weaklings, who wish to create Gods of Goddesses or Elementals after their own images. Nietzsche, through Zarathustra pointed this out when the precursors to modern wicca were developing.
Most Wiccans and pagans point to older traditions as the source of the belief structure. However, those older traditions were proven to be non-sustainable, and detrimental to society. There is no direct link between the old ways and the modern inventions, and the cultural context creates a great deal of misunderstanding.
Trekkies are more scrupulous in their categorizations of their literary fantasies than are any Wiccan, or pagans, or any other modern creation issuing from H P Blavatsky, or Gerald Gardner, or Aleister Crowley, or H P Lovecraft, or L Ron Hubbard, or Jack Parsons, or any of those fantasy writers who sought to control other people and pretend to secret knowledge. Most of these traditions are less than one hundred years old, but borrow from fantasy and literature and speculation, largely predicated on works introduced by the Theosophical Society.
I do see one poster on this list seems to have a little sense, but make no mistake, neither Wicca nor Paganism is on the whole good for the practitioners or society at large. Most of them don't even bother to gain the benefits of those creations, which is intellectual discipline and structure.
That one poster is making a mistake if he is of one of the hereditary traditions or has studied much, as he implies, and continues to suggest that he has engaged in magic again, for retaliation against a mother causing her daughter to be used in a sex-magic ritual.
Just another amateur, poser or pretender.
Magic is serious business; one is best served by remaining faithful to the traditions they were born into.
Magic is neither black or white magic, it is simply a tool, like a hammer. If the user is unskilled, much damage can be done regardless of intent, preparation or study. It matters not if one issues the words "oh, I intended that it do no harm". Foolish Children.
You very opening statement, which is claimed by some to reflect a guideline of wicca, was originated by a different tradition, and has no place in wicca.
· 1 decade ago