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Wiccan Help……..Read All?

i need to know a couple of things about wicca before i get involved in it seriously
1) if i give my book of shadows to my children, and they accept it, would that be the start of a wiccan line of witches
2) Book of Shadows- will my book of shadows be a better tool if i hand write it, because i ahve sloppy handwritting and i want it to be neat, and does it have to be a ice book, because i want a binder, but i have a friend who thinks that it would be more special if its one of those nice, leather bound ones
3) i think my grandmother was a witch, because she was interested in the same stuff, is that y i like wicca
4) this is the most important; i can do things that other people cant do, its very hard to explain, but sometimes, when im angrey things move, by themselves, and if i want something really bad, and i wish and wish for it, it will happen……i can also feel what other people feel, i look it up, and people say its called, empathy, do i have that??? Please, no comments saying that im crazy, because im not
m3_shall – not everyone on this earth can do the things that i can do, im not saying im better, im just saying im much different
K lola K – uhm, its the wiccans choice to worship the devil or not
lilium – it does have to do with wicca, because it has some realation to magick
for number 4) i should not have said that it happens when im angrey only, because it happens all the time, i can consentrate on an object and it will move, when im very relaxed

14 COMMENTS

  1. 1) I believe so.
    2) Handwritten would be best and bound in leather is exceptional
    3) Very likely
    4) Me too, if I’m really upset street light blow out when i pass. Kinda freaks out my cousin.

  2. To tell you the truth, I used to be in Wicca, and I need to tell you reasons why you shouldnt. First of all when i started ressearching about it, it said that they did not worship the devil. But this really interested me because i had found a spell that was worshipping the devil, Another one is that i found that the cloaks they wear are devil sign, and the pentogram is another devil sign. So are you a devil worshipper or would you like to go to heaven and become a christian. Andd i am warning you, if you give the book of shadows to your children then they too, will be damned in hell for the rest of their life. Do you really want to do that to your kids?

  3. Answers:
    1. No…. and that would be a stupid idea.
    2. I don’t think it will really matter…… but if you are bored than just hand write it perhaps.
    3. Perhaps…. you know yourself more than any of us.
    4. Well, my suggestion is this…. you are not any more special than any other human here on this Earth. Sorry… but I can do things that are different too….. but I do not feel more superior than any other person. So why should you?

  4. 1) perhaps, it depends if they start wicca themselves and they teach it to their kids.
    2) hand written/hand printed is always better. if you think your writing is sloppy, you can practice. leather bound books are always nice, even if they are a bit expensive. i don’t think you should use a binder, then it isn’t a proper Book of Shadows.
    3) maybe, but it all depends on who YOU are, not your grandmother. i am interested in it, even though no one in my family is, and hasn’t been.
    4) yes, it sounds like you would be a good wiccan. not everyone can do what you described, very few can. feeling what other people feel is called empathy.
    Good luck.

  5. Ignore some who have bought into the fear mongering propaganda and scared themselves. Wicca has nothing to do with a “devil”, nor hell, nor need for a savior.
    answers: 1. only if they follow in your religion.
    2. Have both. A handwritten one that is permanent. A 3 ring binder that you can rearrange items, have typed out pages, etc. Many have “disks of shadows”
    3. Perhaps you received your open mind from her.
    4. You have a touch of psychic stuff. Doesn’t make you a Wiccan. Wiccans who are psychic or have a touch of gifts are usually more aware and accepting. Not all Wiccans have psychic gifts.
    some advice:
    1)Ignore the fundies saying you’ll go to hell and are opening yourself up to demons. We 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.

  6. There are much bigger things you should be worried about than the things you are asking. I use to be a witch, and now know that its not a great wonderful nature loving religion. You dont have to believe in Wicca to be a witch. So it doesn’t make sense that you would be staring wiccan line of witches….. You are messing with powers that come from a place you dont even acknowledge. This is why you do things you think are special. Any one can become a witch, doesn’t matter if anyone els in your family was. Think about all this a lot more. Maybe examine some other religions of Christian beliefs too.

  7. Wiccan’s do not devil worship. Their are symbols similar to the devils seal but it is not and Wiccan’s were persecuted by Christians once so chance some of your seals could have been marked demonic.
    1.Perhaps
    2.It would be more personal
    3.Can’t be sure
    4.I’ve never been really angry for some reason. I’m much less emotional than the average I’d say. Things that should depress or move me don’t happen as often. So I can’t discredit you when I cant say.

  8. 1) Yes
    2)Handwrite and leather binder. Re-write if your handwriting is bad. The more you put into it the more powerful it is.
    3)No.. If she was a witch you wouldnt be asking that question, you would already know it when you are ready.
    4)Anger is the one emotion that prevents you from using wiccan power. That is why wiccans spend alot of time controlling anger as that will stop the power. Therefore what you are seeing is not power from within yourself. Once you control your anger you will see if youhave the power. My guess is that the objects are not moving but your anger is making you think that. That is why anger is so destructive. It makes you think that things are happening when they are not.
    If you want something bad enough and wish for it , then it happens because you are doing htings to get it. What I mean is that if you wish hard enough for a million dollars, then you might find yourself working towards that goal and getting it. It doesnt magically appear. That is you are not going to find a million dollars in a suitcase on the side of a road, but you will find an oppportunity to achieve it. That is wiccan power.
    Feeling what other people feel is the first step in wiccan culture. The hard part is recognizeing it and harnessing htat power. Remember that anger destroys your power, empathy increases it.

  9. 1) The BOS isnt meant to be shown to other people than yourself. It’s your personal book meant for your eyes only. Just like a diary.
    2) Handwriting it is much better in my opinion, even if your handwriting isnt all that well. It doesnt really matter which BOS type you choose, but leather does have a good feel. :]
    3) It should be your choice if you like it, so if you do like it because of your grandmother, than maybe it isnt right for you. If you honestly believe, well, thats another story.
    4)Wow. I just wrote all that stuff for you and you end with this? You’re giving all Wiccans a bad name. That has nothing to do with Wicca; we cant move things or anything like that. We simply use energy and nature.
    Go to a hospital.

  10. 1. It is possible if your children decide to become both witches and Wiccans. However, a Book of Shadows will hold the greatest meaning to whomever wrote it, so if they choose to walk that path then they are very likely to compose their own Books.
    2. It depends entirely upon the individual. If you feel more comfortable typing and are able to express yourself clearer through that medium then go for it. After all, there is little point to a book if it is illegible. A binder can be used, as can a jump drive, a cd, a leather tome, a parchment scroll, etc. etc. I have one friend who writes everything on birch bark. Use whatever has the greatest connection to you. It is also entirely possible that you may change your medium throughout the years.
    3. A family member who was interested in the subject may influence your own interest. However, it by no means defines it. Religious preferences are unique to the individual. No one but you can choose what you believe (or don’t believe).
    4. Ah, this one is a bit more tricky. Yes, you do seem to be empathic. Whether it is simply being adept at interpreting body language or something a touch more mystical, it is a trait that quite a few people have. The telekinesis (mentally moving objects) is a bit more of an awkward subject. Perhaps it is just an awareness of where an object is likely to move, or other subtle signals your brain is interpreting. *shrug* Who can say? In any case, it truly has no bearing on religion; just as one does not need to be a witch to be a Wiccan, and one does not need to be a Wiccan to be a witch.
    Good luck!

  11. 1 No, not necessarily. Traditional witch lines form through family associations but only when the recipients want to join in. No one should be forced and besides, Fam. Trad. (Family Tradition) as this is known, is not Wicca. These family lines (often passed through the female line) are witches, but not Wiccans as Wicca is relatively new (Gerald Gardner in the 1950s) although it is based on older principles.
    2 A friend of mine has a Ring Binder of Shadows actually. She prefers it that way. I feel it is nicer to be hand made, more traditional, but this is the 21st century and we ought to embrace it if we want to. Maybe though this is an incentive to try practicing your handwriting to make it less sloppy. You can learn, all you need is patience and perseverance and practice, practice, practice. Never stop learning, that is an important lesson in Wicca or any magic/religion. Don’t spend £££ on anything unless you want to. If you’d like a leather one, get one because you want one but don’t feel you need one. Never let anyone tell you you need this tool and that crystal. There are many tools and materials laid out in good books but make sure your information is from a good source first. Any books by Kate West, Marion Green or (my favourite) Scott Cunningham are excellent for beginners in the Craft.
    3 So, all to the good but an interest in it doesn’t make you Wiccan. Sounds like a spiritual kind of lady though, your grandma. Its nice that you might have that family link though.
    4 You are not crazy! However, you will need to control that temper if that is what happens. And be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. Always have high moral standards. Question where something is coming from before you ask for it. You (hopefully) wouldn’t want a relative to die just so you could get money, would you? Magical effects take the path of least resistance and you need to be focussed and clear about how you want to get what you want as well as what it is you do want. Ethics are very important to be true wiccan. ‘Do as thy will an it harm non’ is the Wiccan Rede, the main rule. Never knowingly harm another living thing, even yourself. That’s why I’m not Wiccan. I never felt I could adhere to this. I’m not a bad person, but I believe in being the instrument by which people meet justice if there is nothing else around to deliver it and I would stand in the way of someone trying to hurt my kids or my husband or anybody elsein my family. The true Wiccan Rede is very pacifist by its nature. I’d like to see if any Wiccans would refute this. Wiccan’s leave Justice to the Gods and the Universal laws. The Rule of Three is the law by which this is carried out. Imagine pointing your hand forward away from you, one finger pointing, the other three curled inward back towards you. Whatever you put out (that one finger) you get back threefold (the three fingers pointing back at you). Empathy is always a good tool. Use it. Understand people, be compassionate and helpful but never, never try to do anything against their will because you feel it is right. Respect others. If you want to do healing magic but cannot ask someone if they want it, whether by distance or embarrassment (but try to overcome this if you can) then appeal to their higher Self, allow their subconscious to accept or reject your offering. Offer your healing up to the Universe with the proviso that the energies go to one who does need it if it is not accepted by the recipient.

  12. I’ll try my best to answer your questions…
    1) Only if they choose to follow the religion. It’s not heredity, but just a continuation of what was started.
    2) Generally they say that a Book of Shadows should be handwritten as you have taken the time, energy, and perhaps blood and sweat to make it yours. But this being the technological age, more and more people are typing theirs out and printing it off. So long as you write the information and place it in your book (no copy and pasting, and please make sure to site credit where credit is due), it should be good enough. It’s yours, write it how you feel comfortable, and place it in whatever you want (mine is placed in three three-ringed zipper binders).
    3) Only you can answer that question, for you are the only one with the reason why you like Wicca. It could be because your grandmother had an interest, but it’s more likely you just developed an interest.
    4) Telekinesis is not a trait of a Witch. Some people posess the ability, but it’s an ability available to anyone of any religion or race. It’s like Nature experimenting.

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