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dizzielizzie2181
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dizzielizzie2181

Okay, I just have to say this. I have been a wiccan for 13 years, I get so mad at people who get all bent out of shape at shows like charmed and books like the sweep series. No it is not an exactly like real wicca, cuz it is a book for entertainment. If it was an true and exact match for real wicca people wouldn’t read it cuz they would get bored. Lets face it real life really isn’t all that entertaining. So yes they use artistic license to spice it up. But here is what I take… Read more »

Alaskaa
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Whoa, I am Wiccan and I agree with most of these comments supporting claim that this book really isn’t a good depiction of it, but Wicca is not 60 years old! It’s hundreds if not thousands of years older than that! The reason it is called one of the ancient or first earth based religions is because of this. Another thing, there are many ways to manipulate energy or use your will on something but you can rarely if ever shoot fireballs from your hands or kill someone by saying a couple of words over a candle. Also, it is… Read more »

MSB
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MSB

I am a Wiccan… and I have read Sweep.

Wicca is real…

but much of what Sweep depicts is not.

There are no clans, no such thing as blood Witches, no such thing as a Witch’s councel, no such thing as magical “powers” that only certain people inherit genetically, and magic does not work in real life the way it works in Sweep.

My religion is very real and very meaningful.

But it is nothing nothing nothing like what is written in Sweep.

Myranda Wilson
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Myranda Wilson

yes wicca is very real…it is an Earth based religion that follows a lot of the old gods and goddesses. It is a very open religion and can be changed to fit anyones lifestyle. there is no holy book but many wiccans like to follow “an ye harm none, do what ye will”. magick can be thought of as the force in starwars. it is the energy that is connected to everyone and everything. this is the best answer i can give for ive only been studying wicca since 3/22/09.
~love and light to you~

LamiaBella
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LamiaBella

-facepalm- Wicca is real, magic is real (depending on your personal beliefs about manipulating energy), and SWEEP is the worst representation of Wicca (besides Charmed) I’ve ever encountered. It’s an amusing story, but it’s not accurate in the least. 1) Witches and Wiccans are not the same people (sometimes Wiccans practice witchcraft, but it’s not an inherent part of the religion). Witchcraft is an activity, of sorts; Wicca is a religion. Two separate things that sometimes overlap. 2) Neither Wiccans nor witches have crazy supernatural magical powers. Nothing that enables anyone to shoot lightning bolts from their fingers anyway. Or… Read more »

Sierra
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Sierra

Wicca is real because it is my religion and so is magick. Magick is the energy around you that you can bend to your will, if you have enough control over it. Don’t get me wrong, you can’t throw fire balls or anything, but you can heal people if your magick is strong enough. But, I’ve read that book, and being a witch and a Wiccan are two different things. You can be both, but just because you’re one doesn’t mean that you have to be the other. I can actually change the weather if I focus hard enough:) and… Read more »

Nightwind: Mwa ha ha!
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Nightwind: Mwa ha ha!

Wicca is real, but it bears little similarity to the “sweep” series. Wicca is a religion, not a magical practice. Spelling it “magick” doesn’t suddenly make it make more sense. Wiccans and witches are not the same thing. There’s no such thing as a blood witch There are no great Wiccan clans. Wicca is something you believe in, study and practice, not something into which you are born. We are not special. We’re just like everyone else. We just happen to follow a particular set of beliefs. Wicca cannot be in your blood. Yes, Wicca and magic are real, although… Read more »

Robert B
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Robert B

Yes.

It takes years of study to understand and to use it.

It’s not a magician show of pulling rabbits out of a hat. It’s a deep very moving religious spritual experience.

Erin
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Erin

of coarse wicca is real, wicca is a religion that anyone can practice. and magick is real as well, but its not in someones blood. any one can use magick. science these days is actually becoming more and more like ancient magic (and it really doesnt matter how you spell magic)

LabGrrl
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LabGrrl

The woman who wrote the Sweep novels deserves to be given a thousand papercuts from her own works, then be dipped in lemon juice. Her books have NOTHING to do with Wicca. She just wrote some teen fiction about magic and threw the word Wicca in there to capitalize on a trend. Now we Wiccans (and some of us have been Wiccan for 20, 30 years) are being approached by teenagers who pick up these trash books and think we are what those books are about. It sounds, at first, like it is funny and empowering to have your religion… Read more »

~~**Ma'iingan**~~
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~~**Ma'iingan**~~

Sweep is a fictional book that poorly portrays Wicca accurately. I wouldn’t use that book as a factual source of information on Wicca. Wicca is indeed real, but does not focus on spells and magic the way fictional books claim. Wicca is a religion that focuses on building and maintaining a relationship with the God and Goddess. Wicca can **only** be practiced through serious dedicated **study**. There is NO such thing as a Blood Wiccan or a blood Witch. That is the stuff of fiction. And Magic spelled any other way is still magic. Don’t get caught up in silly… Read more »

*White Raven*
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*White Raven*

yes, wicca is real. it’s a religion.
magick is also something that some [ not all ] wiccans practice.
Witches are real too. =O
I haven’t read the sweep series, myself. but it’s my understanding that many concepts written within the book are not true portrayals of life- which is why it’s fiction. (i.e. being a ‘bloodwitch’ or the 7 great clans)

Dizzy
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Dizzy

NO! NO NO! IT IS NOT REAL AND WILL NEVER BE REAL DO NOT TRUST ANYTHING ANYONE TELLS YOU THERE JUST IN THERE OWN LITTLE FANTASY WORLD AND ARE REALLY STUBBORN AND STUPID ABOUT IT CASE AND POINT CAPS MEANS I AM YELLING GOD DAMN WICCA PEOPLE. CANT ACCEPT FACTS