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Are there any magic rituals similar to wicca that you can perform without believing in any God/Goddess?

Squishy: I’d be grateful to learn more about where to learn these spells and so on, if you know about it :)?

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  1. magic draws power from the supernatural so no there is no spell that is capable of that, but even if you dont believe in it the spell will probably work it doesnt make it not real whether you belive in it or not.

  2. Sure. I’ve made up my own, you can do the same. I’m an atheistic pagan but I still can feel the subtle energies of the universe, and focus them when I need to. You can visualize in colored streams or focus on feeling the vibrations. Any tools/words/ritual items you use should be designed to help you focus this way. It’s extremely personal so follow your feelings when working on this.

  3. Religious rituals do not necessarily require belief or faith in deities. Magic and ritual are more about focusing your own will and energy to some goal. Modify as you like. Just about every religion can be adapted to a more realistic take on gods.
    As some of the other answers stated, you can be an atheistic pagan (or in my case an atheistic Heathen.)

  4. Magic is a system, not a religion. Even Atheists can preform magic. It requires belief in yourself, not belief in any certain higher power.
    Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic.
    You can be both a Wiccan and a witch, these two words are not the same. None of these words has anything to do with devil worship.
    One of the biggest sore points among Wiccans is the improper usage of the terms “Wiccan” and “Witch”. Too many people use the terms interchangeably, presuming that they both mean the same thing. They do not.
    Wiccan
    Wicca is a religion, and someone who follows that religion is called a Wiccan. Sometimes it can be difficult to accurately define Wicca, and not all Wiccans will define themselves the same way. Observing the 8 Wiccan Sabbats, honoring the Gods and/or Goddesses, creating sacred space for rituals, to name a few. Many traditional Wiccans also feel that belonging to a coven is also a requirement and that those who practice their religion as a solitary, should not refer to themselves as Wiccan. Personally, I’m still not sure on that point. Typical Wiccans also practice magick, and therefore are also witches. You cannot be a “natural Wiccan” any more than you could be a “natural Christian”.
    Witch
    The practice of witchcraft is not associated with any religion, therefore you can be a witch and yet also be a member of any number of religions (or none). Using the natural energies within yourself, along with the energies of herbs, stones or other elements to make changes around you is considered witchcraft. Though the skills and gifts that are part of witchcraft can be inherited from parents or grandparents, you aren’t automatically a witch just because your grandmother may have been one. The use of magick takes practice, experience and learning. On a side note, a male witch is called a witch, not a warlock.
    Pagan
    While I’m explaining terminology, I thought I would throw in “Pagan” as well. Paganism refers to a variety of non-Christian/Jewish/ Islamic religions that are usually polytheistic and are often nature-based. Wicca is only one Pagan religion, but there are others such as Santeria, Asatru, or Shamanism. Many people do not necessarily identify with a specific religion, and just use the broad term “Pagan” to define their spiritual path. Pagan religions are distinct and separate from each other, and it should not be assumed that they are just different names for the same faith.
    Suggested Reading List
    Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
    Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham
    Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham
    Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman’s Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess by Phyllis Curott
    Green Witchcraft by Aoumiel (Ann Moura)
    True Magick by Amber K
    Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development by Christopher Penczak
    Heart of Wicca: Wise Words from a Crone on the Path by Ellen Cannon Reed
    The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
    Natural Magic by Marian Green
    Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life by Pauline Campanelli
    The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan
    Witchcraft by Ronald Hutton

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