How to receive free wiccan supplies?
I have no money so I cannot afford any of this stuff. I didn't know if anyone knew any site that gives away free wiccan supplies like books, equipment, clothes, jewelry, etc. Or do I have to purchase them? Also Is there a way to get a free wiccan bible mailed to me or do I have to find a free wiccan bible download?
There is no real Wiccan bible. So no you can't...
You don't need tools to practice. Those are props. The only tool you need is yourself. Also simple tools can be made from everyday items around the house, if you feel you must have them - a kitchen knife for an athame, a tree branch for a wand, a pine cone as your God symbol, a shell for the Goddess - Use your imagination. If you don't have money for books, you can always try the library. But you can find just as much good info online.
There is no such thing as a Wiccan bible. You do not need a pile of elaborate supplies and equipment. What you need is a short book on the topic. You can find an inexpensive one in the New Age section in your local Barnes & Noble.
First of all, there isn't really a "Wiccan Bible." Well, scratch that, there is a book titled "A Wiccan Bible" by the Farrars but it's not a key resource for most Wiccans... it's just the experiences and teachings of one group and doesn't reflect a majority of modern Wicca.
And no. You have to buy it if you want a bookshelf-quality copy. Wiccans aren't like the Gideons. They don't go around trying to convert folks.
Secondly, you don't need "supplies" to practice Wicca. It's a religion, not a hobby. You don't need supplies and equipment to be Wiccan or learn Wicca.
You probably do need some kind of teacher or book. You might find teacher on www.witchvox.com. The best book for someone without a teacher to learn about Wicca is "Wicca, a Guide for the Solitary Practitioner" by Scott Cunningham. Again, if you want a bookshelf-quality version of that, you'll have to buy it. You can find very cheap copies of some books like the ones by Farrar or Cunningham by searching online. You can find some books for pennies or dollars.
As far as other supplies goes, usually no one gives away free clothes and jewelry. In fact, when it comes to Wiccan practice, clothing is quite optional!
Not sure what other equipment you think you need. If you do decide that you need tools, you can probably find suitable implements in your home already. Also, you could find them out on a nature-hike for free or make them yourself by using stuff you already have.
If all else fails and you simply MUST have some shmancy-dancy athame or cauldron for some reason, haunt sites like Freecycle.com or Craigslist and keep your eyes peeled for something that will work for you.
I have no idea what you mean by "this stuff"?
A notebook, a pencil? You can get those for free if you ask around.
There is no Wiccan Bible.
You don't need to buy tools or jewelry to begin practicing Wicca.
If you want to collect them, you don't need money. A cup from the cupboard. A small ashtray for incense. A stick for a wand... you want to get fancy, make your own stuff or buy things from garage sales.
While lots of vendors and craftsmen sell their wares, there is no religious mandate that says you have to buy them.
Wiccans don't seek converts... we don't raise money to try and "spread the word" by offering free stuff.
If you want books, try the library (inter-library loans as well), or used book stores.
Do you live near a library? If you have no money then that's all you've got at your disposal. As long as you live in an open-minded area, your local library will probably have some of the most common books on Wicca. If not, you can always go to the book list here: http://wicca.timerift.net and use your library's request-a-title resources to have them order some of them in. Wicca is about learning and most Wiccans agree that learning should be free (or not cost anything more than a small amount to cover a rental space). Other than that you'll have to get a job and buy your books like the rest of us (most recent publications are copyrighted and, as such, you can't just download them). Of all of these books, none of them is a Wiccan Bible. We don't have one of those. You might come across some books with the title containing the word bible, but they're using that in a light, kidding way much the same as one of the girls from Sex in the City might say that Cosmo (magazine) is their bible.
The internet is basically useless aside from a few good, rational sites that take a serious look at the basics like http://www.cuew.org/ (a specific branch of Wicca, not a generalisation) and http://wicca.timerift.net. These sites will not tell you how to practise, nor do they go into much detail, so you'll still need to use books.
Equipment is not necessary. Your altar can be a shoebox with some tealights, as long as your heart is in the right place. Ornate tools and statues are pointless if you don't know why you're using them so leave those until you've got a solid understanding of your faith and the theory of the rituals that are included in that faith.
There is no such thing as Wiccan clothing. I once saw a cute shirt at a local new age shop that said "I weigh the same as a duck!" but that suggests that you are a witch, or a Monty Python fan, not a Wiccan. If you're thinking black, voluminous clothing, you're thinking Mediaeval or Renaissance Goth - not Wiccan. You can't get clothes for free unless you are the recipient of some sort of organised charity and really in need. Also, what constitutes Wiccan jewellery is sort of subjective. If a pentacle charm on a necklace has religious significance for you, then that is a Wiccan necklace. If you just like stars, not so much. Just like clothes, you can't get that sort of thing for free.
You can be a Wiccan on a budget (or with no money at all), you just have to be smart and resourceful about it. Nothing is free in this world and that is especially true of superfluous trinkets. My advice would be to hit up your local library, go on a nature walk to gather some things to put on your altar and read, read, read before you go picking up elaborate knives and statuettes without knowing their significance. If you already have a job or allowance, then start prioritising and budgeting your finances and putting aside some money each month for a new book.
Nature. Nature is the best source for "Wiccan supplies." The tools and whatnot aren't necessary, though they are nice to use. There is no such thing as a "Wiccan bible." If you mean Book of Shadows, then you write your own if you're practicing as a solitary.
iive always wondered if people that decided that wiccan wasnt for them gave away there stuff, people dont have to be so rude wen someone asks a simple question...
You must be very young. Google solitary witch, and you will learn what you need to know. You don't need anything to practice it. In fact, you just need your knowledge. Which you appear to have none of.
Do a Google search for Gardnerian Book of Shadows PDF or Alexandrian Book of Shadows PDF and you will find a pdf file of these respective books that you can then save to your hard drive. If you are a solitary male, I recommend trying to locate the book When I See the Wild God, by Ly De Angeles. I was able to find it through my local library system, and it helped me immensely. I suggest reading as many books as you can find on the subject, as Wicca is not a "standardized" religion, and every coven has it's own practices. For instance, I personally don't recommend the writings of Raven Silverwolf, as I found her teachings to be somewhat "hokey". But of course this is a personal opinion and as such must be taken with a grain of salt. I am sure there are plenty of Wiccans out there who revere the works of Silver Ravenwolf. As for implements, I don't feel that they are necessary. My most potent rituals have been those performed on the fly whilst on a hike or camping trip without any of the ritual paraphernalia that I keep in my nemed at home.
i think people are being very rude he this is not what wica is about the soul purposes of wica is to improve your way of life and to help others if they so desier. what many of you people have done here is demine this child we were all beginers once and probly asked these same questions unless born into the practice so i say to this child follow the instructions in previous replys but ignor the negitive attitudeds and there is free wican suplies everywhere you just need to look around prefeably not on the internet i say this from experiance
Sadly, there's no such thing as getting things free. Only from nature do you get things free. But it's okay. You can download PDF books on Wicca, you can research how to make your own tools, such as Goddess Prayer Beads.
Not many libraries will have wiccan books. So the internet is the best bet.
The cool thing about Wicca is you can make your own stuff. By doing this, your energy goes into the object and makes it more personal. You can make your own spells, youw own tarot cards, God and Goddess statues out of clay, etc. Wicca is like an individual thing. If it's your own, it's more magical. Like spells, for example. If you make your own spells, they usually work better. (And of course, if the spells you cast don't work, don't worry. It takes time to discover yourself and your full potential)
If you're a beginner, I suggest you Google the Wiccan creation myth as well as Wicca's general beliefs. I've been a wiccan for a few years and every day I'll learning something new.
FYI, I'm glad you asked. People shouldn't be so unsure about asking questions. And I'm sorry you had some harsh replies.