I’m 13 but I want to learn about wicca but I don’t think I could find a way to get to group as often as I want to. I’m always on the computer and want to find a chat room to help me get started. I am nervous and want a chat room that is open to new people. My friends mom is Wicca but she lives in a different state so it is hard to learn from her. I want to learn as much as I can. I am open to anything please help. Thank you.
The best place I can send you to get good information is http://wicca.timerift.net/wicca101/index.shtml
It is not a chat room but it is a great starting point. You have to be careful where chat rooms are concerned. You never know who you are talking to and if they actually know what they are talking about. I have heard more “grandmother stories” in chat rooms than I can shake my wand at!!!
There are a few very reputable Yahoo! Groups that discuss Wicca, hopefully someone else will chime in and give you a link. (I don’t do the groups thing)
http://www.witchvox.com/ (as posted above) is another great site.
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
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
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.
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
Christians becoming Wiccan
Humm 2nd time tonite I’ve suggested this…. nice feeling to get positive questions (naturally ignoring the twit’s comments)
Consider everything LORE (advisory) not LAW (inflexible).
Always trust your inner bell. If something doesn’t feel right then stop and look at available alternatives.
I’d also suggest checking http://wicca.com/celtic/wicca/wicca0.htm for absolute beginners. There’s a reasonable article about looking for Teachers and a marvelous article about “A Christian speaks of Wicca”.
For more info I’d suggest checking Witchvox.com, there’s other good sites out there, but I’d suggest keeping your eyes open for Hate sites.
Also I’d suggest looking at some of the various mailing lists.
Merry Meet Tech,
If you are interested about learning 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 at http://www.workingwitches.com/wicca/cour… or OZ Wicca at http://www.ozwicca.com/ , both are pretty decent for learning the Craft on the Web.
Also if you are close enough to a group that specializes in education and development like the SCWF try and join them even if it’s on a limited capacity. 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.
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.
Since you are a teen, I suggest Elements of Witchcraft: Natural Magick for Teens by Ellen Dugan. Teen Witch by Silver Ravenwolf is also good. But neither is completely accurate, but they will help you out.
Ultimately, 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 the good ones as well as the bad ones.
Remember, you are the one that decides who’s a good or bad author not someone else because every author in my belief has something to offer, all you have to do is ignore the information that is not accurate. Oh and when the opportunity raises cross reference the information learned for accuracy.
I hope my blurp helps out.