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How could I tell if I was a Wiccan?

I’ve thought about it, but idk what being a wiccan would consist of. If I was a wiccan how could I tell, and what do you have to do to be a wiccan?

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  1. Find a library. Go online. lots of books. lots of sites. And after a awhile you will know if you are one of us. What you do after that is up to you.

  2. Just be a person. Religions, spirituality’s, and superstitions are all completely unnecessary

  3. When I discovered Wicca it just felt right to me. I did a lot of studying, and the beliefs and principles just made sense to me. To be Wiccan you need to follow the Wiccan Rede – “An it harm none, do as ye will…” There is a lot more to it, but that is pretty much the main point.
    We also worship a Goddess and God and respect nature. You can also perform magick, but that is not the main point of being Wiccan.

  4. answer: do you practice the RELIGION of Wicca or one of the pagan religions? That’s how.
    Some common pagan beliefs (not all pagan religions believe these): reincarnation * karma * harming none * multiple deities (male and female) * a reverence for life and nature * celebrating the cycle of life and the year with holidays and full moons *
    Things pagans don’t believe in: the devil * hell * a savior * a deity that condemns someone for eternity for not believing in him
    Pagan Holidays
    Samhain/Halloween, November Eve/October 31st
    Yule/Winter Solstice, December 20 — 22nd
    Imbolc/Candlemas, February 2nd
    Ostara/Spring Equinox, March 20 — 23
    Beltane/Walpurgis Eve/May Eve, April 30th
    Litha/Summer Solstice, June 20 — 23rd
    Lughnassad/Lammas/August Eve, August 1st
    Mabon/Fall Equinox, September 20 — 23rd
    1)Ignore the fundies saying you’ll go to hell and are opening yourself up to demons. They don’t believe in either.
    2)Get the book: Wicca, a Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham (Amazon.com used books is a great resource)
    3)Avoid Silver Ravenwolf, DJ Conway and most Llewellyn books
    4)Do NOT pay for lessons over the internet. You can’t ask for references. Do NOT give out personal information to anyone over the internet. Get a PO Box.
    5)www.witchvox.com http://wicca.timerift.net
    6)Learn and keep learning about various paths in paganism.
    7) get the book: “Drawing Down the Moon” by Margo Adler (an older book that’s a little dated, especially concerning Asatru but a good resource) – it gives an overview on a lot of pagan traditions.

  5. Do you worship as a Wiccan would? IE- a God and Goddess in an interplay; with an emphasis on nature and a distinct Celtic-agriculture feel, even if you are into another pantheon? If so, and you follow Wiccan religious rites, you are a Wiccan.
    In other words, you would know.

  6. There’s nothing to “tell”. Either you practice the Wiccan Religion or you don’t.
    Spells can work for anyone. Magic is a system, not a religion. It’s also not good or bad. It’s how you choose to use it.
    I know magic works because I’ve been doing it for years. Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic. But Wiccans and Witches aren’t
    the only ones who use 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.
    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at http://tinyurl.com/AmyBlackthorn
    Wiccan
    Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic. 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
    pagan.meetup.com
    wicca.meetup.com
    witches.meetup.com
    ecauldron.net
    paganwiccan.about.com
    witchvox.com
    wicca.timerift.net
    Christians becoming Wiccan
    http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/christian-wicca.html

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