Trying to learn Wicca.......?
Alright, so I'm trying to learn Wicca. Obviously.
But I'm in middle school (strange place to start, hm?) and I don't want my parents to know. Specially since they are in the middle of divorce-and would think I was a physcho-devil-worshiper. But I'm not. I don't really have any religion. Never went to church-But I believe in god.
Ooopss-look who's getting off track.
Anywhoo I need some good sites to help me. Or just some damn advice. Because most of the websites i found are total B.S.
But I learned about the goddess, spells, that stuff.
But it's not like I have a lighter-or can get one.
Can you even do a frikin spell without fire..?
Anyways, advice would be nice! (Heh, that rhymed!)
Now I must go-you are not a foe...
Oh god, sorry. That was just terrible.
Anyways-yes, Advice would be nice!
(P.S. sorry if there's misspellings i haven't slept in a week....)
Wicca is not satanic or evil-It's not against God.
So bite me.
Oh-here's your smiley.
- NLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Merry Meet Violet,
If you are interested about learning more about Wicca and/or Witchcraft here are a few legitimate sources to glean knowledge from. First being Witchvox at http://www.witchvox.com/ Here you will gain knowledge through fellowship with other of like mind and knowledge through the countless articles posted. If this is not enough one could look into getting online training through the Sacred Mists athttp://www.sacredmists.com/ or OZ Wicca at http://www.ozwicca.com/, and Witch School at http://www.witchschool.com/ has some really good resources plus they have a free first degree program. All are pretty decent for learning the Craft on the Web though like any site they have some issues, take what you can and leave what does not work. Also if you are close enough to an active group that specializes in education and development like the SCWF try and join them even if it’s on a limited capacity.
Not all DVD’s are equal, but if that’s what you like to use to learn try Witchcraft Rebirth of the Old Religion by Raymond Buckland (DVD), Discovering Witchcraft by Janet and Stewart Farrar (DVD), Ancient Mysteries Witches by A&E (DVD), Craftwise Volume 1: Candle Magick by Peter Paddon (DVD), Craftwise Volume 2: Cord Magick by Peter Paddon (DVD), Wish on a Spell, Vo. 1 by Deborah Gray (DVD), Practical Magick (DVD), The Craft (DVD).
I also suggest that you get your hands on Wicca for Beginners by Thea Sabin and/or The Circle Within by Dianne Sylvan. Both of these books are very good reading and both will give you some deeper insight to the Craft and how it relates to you. Also you cannot go wrong with anything by Scott Cunningham. Try your local public library for resources and recommendations, many people donate directly to them for the community to use.
If you are a teen, Elements of Witchcraft: Natural Magick for Teens by Ellen Dugan, and Teen Witch by Silver Ravenwolf is also good. But neither is completely accurate in regards to history, but they will help you out nonetheless. Also check out http://www.teenwitch.com/ for more information, it’s a pretty good site for base information.
Study as much as you need to before deciding that you are Wiccan. Find those near you who are reputable and knowledgeable. Also stay away from those who are playing Wicca if you are serious about the religion and the craft, they will only slow you down and/or mislead you. Also, read all the books you can get your hands on, the good ones as well as the bad ones. Ultimately, study, study and then study some more. Find all you can and definitely cross reference whenever possible, this way you can get the best out of all you learn.
Remember, you are the only one that decides what’s good for you, not someone else because. Because as far as I am concerned, every author in has something to offer, all you have to do is ignore the information that is not accurate and/or wrong and keep the good information. Oh and I suggest staying away from groups and/or web sites that slander other people’s names, because they tend to generate and cultivate an atmosphere of negativity and that will start your walk in the path with a biased light and you would miss out on some good information and resources.
Just my thought on the issue, take from it what you wish and leave what you don’t like.
I hope my blurp helps out.
Links for more information:
- Anonymous5 years ago
A few thing: - Meditation is not about taking hours every day. If you are doing so much you can't find ten minutes of quite "you" time in a day, you need to take a close look at how you are spending your time. For example, how much TV do you watch? Is what you watch really that important? Meditate for fifteen minutes every day, and you're doing better than most adults in the USA. - Raising energy shouldn't take long - I started doing it in just under 15 minutes, and after some practice, could to it in only a few seconds. It takes time and practice to learn, but it defiunitly does not require a full ritual. - Journaling takes about 15 minutes just before bed or just after waking up. Write two pages. You'll find you sleep better and have a clearer mind all day for it - in other words, everything else becomes easier. So, I've now defined less than one hour a day, broken down into 15 minute segments. If you can't find that, you need to seriously consider how serious you are about your religion. When I was in high school, I had all honors classes, after school band, outside of school martial arts and I could still find a hour or two a day to work seriously on ME. Maybe I was unusual that way, but it can be done. A few other things: - Rituals do not have to take place in the woods, or even outdoors. YOU create the sacred space by your thoughts and actions. - If your parents, laugh, they laugh. Mine did. In some ways they still do. Get over it. If you choose to be a part of the Wiccan faith, there will be people who laugh at you. I n fact, if you do anything worth doing in life, there will be people who laugh at you. If your parents are the type who will listen, try explaining to them why "this pagan thing" is important to you. They might just surprise you. - If you need a good book on Wicca, try Cunningham's "Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner". Avoid Silver Ravenwolf; her hollywood-esque Wicca is not what you seem to be looking for. - Read a little every day. You can find books on religion in the (Dewey Decimal) 130 section of most libraries (Wicca usually lives at 133). The more you read, the more you study, the better you will understand.
- Crystal clearLv 71 decade ago
1a. Wiccans believe in god(s) and goddess(es) It is a polytheistic religion. If you believe in *only* the Christian god, then it's not Wicca you're looking for. Wiccans believe in the balance of male and female...the god and goddess are equal. (except for some Wiccan traditions that are more goddess oriented, but the god still exists). Wiccans believe all gods and goddesses are valid, though they may only work closely with a particular pantheon or a select few patron deities.
1b. How can you expect the gods to trust you if you actively deceive and/or outright lie to your own parents? If you feel you are mature enough to make spiritual decisions for yourself, then you are mature enough to have a conversation with your parents about it. Your parents deserve your respect and trust, just like you want their respect and trust. Here is an excellent article and some links to help you prepare for that conversation:
2. Spells are not Wicca. Spells are among witchcraft practices. Witchcraft is a skillset, quite literally a craft, not a religion in and of itself. But in answer to your question - candles and incense and such used in spells are merely tools, focus aids. The magic comes from within the witch - from your focused thoughts and intentions, your energy. No candles, fire, wands, athames, incense, etc. are needed at all. People use them to help focus on their desired goal of the spell. If you can learn to visualize in your mind's eye and focus your intentions, even better.
3. If I were you, Wiccan or not, I would apologize to the person you told to bite you. Technically Wicca does go against the god of the Bible. The god of the Bible specifically states: "Thou shalt have no other gods before me." Well, Wiccans do have other gods "before" the Christian god.
Wicca highly stresses personal responsibility. This means we take the responsibility for our own actions and attempt to make amends when we have made mistakes or wronged others.
You are correct that Wicca is not Satanic. Satan is a Christian concept that has no place in Wicca. But you have to understand that Christianity teaches that anything that isn't their way is "of the devil", or "Satanic". So not only would a Christian consider Wicca to be Satanic - they would consider a Buddhist, or a Hindu, or an Asatru, or an atheist to be Satanic also. It's just the way Christianity is taught. You're either with only the Christian god, or you're with the devil. It's not personal. You'll encounter the accusation a lot while walking a Wiccan path, and it's not worth getting upset every single time and responding with childish insults. If you choose an alternative path that doesn't go along with mainstream society, you are going to have to develop a "thick skin" as there will be many who don't agree with you and judge you for your differences in belief.
Here is one of the best, most accurate sites out there to learn more about Wicca:
Blessings on your journey.Source(s): Wiccan for 15+ years
- Rai ALv 71 decade ago
At your age you have the advantage of time to research research research before you make any life changing decision.
My first suggestion is to take a good honest look at your motivations for this Path. Some will suggest Wiccans are "sad" teenagers trying to piss off their folks - odd considering I was married when I took this path. Similarly It's useless to suggest a teacher in herbs if you're interest is in stones.
My second suggestion is to consider EVERYTHING (including this advice) to be "lore" (advisory like folklore) not "law" (inflexible carved in stone)
Always trust your inner bell - if something doesn't feel right, stop & look at the alternatives.
Above all respect others - "different" does not automatically translate to 'evil' or otherwise flawed. I know it's hard when the respect is not returned, but you can only control your actions not others.
.Source(s): Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus
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- TeawitchLv 71 decade ago
1. Fire, wands, and the like are just tools to help you focus.
2. Spells are not Wicca. Wicca is a polytheistic religion. Spells and Magic are actually a part of witchcraft and Witches aren't necessarily used in Wicca.
3. Usually you LEGALLY aren't even allowed to start in Wicca until you are over 18 unless you are working with your parents.
I could answer specific questions, but it can be tangled in legalities if you are not careful.Source(s): Wicca 45+ years.
- Child of NeptuneLv 41 decade ago
If you are under the age of 18 no respectable teacher is going to teach you.
A teacher will not tell you that their word is law or tell you that they are uber powerful or all knowing. If they do run.
for a website try witchvox.com they are a site that is very informative and also networks with covens to provide information about locations, events and contact information for different areas.Source(s): witch, ex-wiccan
- gaia_dianneLv 41 decade ago
You are quite wise -- and yes, it can be difficult -- to try to find good, reliable information on Wicca. There are an awful lot of wannabees, charlatans, and "think-they-are's" out there, giving out what many of us call "Witchcrap".
You do need to realize a few things:
1. First, no legtimate, responsible, ethical Wiccan High Priests or Priestesses will teach an under-age student, without the signed consent of their parents or guardians -- for both legal and ethical reasons. Your parents are legally and ethically *responsible* for you, so they have a right to determine what you are taught about Religion.
If you cannot get their permission by reasonable, honest means -- for example, working out a reasonable, mutal agreement) then you really should wait. Do NOT lie to or misrepresent the truth to your parents -- besides the obvious problems with lying, it wears away at your magickal abilities.
Most Wiccan teachers prefer their students to get a good background knowledge in at least one other religion so they can better understand Theology and comparative religions in general, so it would be wise for you to study Christianity, as well as the other subjects in school like Science, History, Mythology, Literature, etc., for a good, strong foundation and background to eventual Wiccan study.
2. Spellcasting is an *advanced* skill set, that should not even be attempted until you've mastered the BASICS like Centering, Grounding, Cleansing, Shieldling, Visualizations, setting Wards, Creating Sacred Space (including Casting Circle), etc.
Here are those good Wiccan resources --
RESOURCES FOR WICCANS:
CoG - Covenant of the Goddess - http://www.cog.org/
CoG is a national organization of (legally-recognized Wiccan "churches) - Wiccan covens, clergy and solitaries -- with local "councils" in many cities.
CoG provides general, basic information, links to resources and other organizations, Groups, Covens, teachers, High Priest(ess)es, and much more.
2. Circle Sanctuary - http://www.circlesanctuary.org/
Circle is a Pagan (not just Wiccan) Sanctuary, working farm, and learning center. It offers training, workshops, festivals, networking, and sponsors other organizations (notably, Lady Liberty League (http://www.ladylibertyleague.org)/ which offers support, resources, networking and advocacy for any Pagans experiencing religious persecution.
4. Witchvox - http://www.witchvox.com/
Witchvox is a wonderful resource that offers general, basic information, referrals and links to local and regional resources on Pagan Classes, Groups, Organizations, Merchants, and more.
5. Wicca For the Rest of Us
One of the better Pagan internet sites; lots of good information, articles, resources, links, networking, etc.
4. “Beginning Wicca” Yahoo Group -
- One of the better Yahoo groups with several High Priests and Priestess members, so there are lots of good discussions and good information available in both the online discussions, and the Files section.
5. Religious Tolerance – Pages on Wicca: http://www.religioustolerance.org/witchcra.htm
Conflict Between Wiccans and Christians: http://www.religioustolerance.org/wic_conf.htm
1. Books And Authors To Avoid:
I don't want to be negative, but since these books tend to be very popular (and often recommended by beginners who don't know better) I thought it might be wise to include just a few words on which books should be AVOIDED due to factual errors or ethical problems: (I can provide more info on this, for anyone who requests it).
AVOID anything by:
Silver Ravenwolf Douglas Monroe's "21 Lessons of Merlin", Kisma Stepanich,
Mary Summer Rain
3 . Good Book Resources On Wicca:
a. Ellen Cannon Reed's "The Heart of Wicca" --
NOTE: This is the very first and major book i would reccomend!
b. Starhawk's "The Spiral Dance",
c. Janet and Stewart Farrar's "The Witches Bible" -
d. Ray Buckland's "Buckland's Complete Book of Witchcraft" –
e. Gerald Gardner's "Witchcraft Today" and "The Meaning of Witchcraft"
Of course there are many, many other good books, and new ones coming out all the time -- These are what might be considered "classics".
4. Finally, i thought i'd offer the following link to an article i wrote on
"Getting Started In Wicca":
I hope all of that is helpful --
Blessed Be - Gaia
- SeleneLv 51 decade ago
1)There is ALOT more to Wicca than spells, infact many Wiccan's don't even practice witchcraft
- Anonymous1 decade ago
if you believe in God then why do you want to get into wicca? practicing wicca is against God and the Bible.