Wicca is a personal, positive religion that is based on respect of nature and celebration of all things that exists in the physical and ethereal world. Practitioners of Wicca follow the precepts of Shamanism, believed to be the first “religion” on Earth.
Most practitioners of Wicca commune with the Goddess and God during rituals that allow them to understand and guide these energies which created our Universe. These rituals are usually enhanced by the use to tools, chants, music, dancing, etc. that increases the practitioner’s mental acuity and intuition to high levels not easily evident in daily life.
These altered states of consciousness allowed human beings to communicate with the powerful energies of the Universe and persuade them to move in the direction of their intentions. Stated simply, many practitioners of Wicca are able to change the direction of their future. This ability of these practitioners is called Magick and the actions that are required to perform Magick are called Spells.
Wiccans use Magick to effect change in their lives as well as in the lives of others who request their help. By communing with the deities and listening to the messages from nature, they understand what needs to be done and go about doing it.
The most important rule of the Wicca (or the Craft as it is called) is that people can choose to do anything so long as it doesn’t harm anyone. Wiccans believe in reincarnation and the law of Karma which decries that whatever we do to others will return to us three fold. According to this dogma, there will be no bad witches, for as soon as they do dreadful things to others, they will be destroyed.
Wiccans are called practitioners and not followers because they do not “follow” anyone. This way of life believes that each one of us is capable of communing and communicating with the Powerful energies that created life.
Magick is used in many ways. Some witches can use their minds to control the energies. Others use tools such as the Athame, the Besom, the Wand, Chalice, etc. Wicca is a very personal religion and communing with the Deities may be performed anywhere since the energies exist everywhere.
Most celebrations are held outdoors if possible because the Wicca practitioners believe that nature can cleanse and purify our surroundings easily. Also, communing with the deities mean communing with nature, so the best place for this meeting would be where most of the energies exist.
Newcomers to this way of life will first need to learn the art of meditation so that they can strengthen their concentration and focus regardless of whatever distractions exist in the environment. By practicing Magickal rituals religiously and increasing their self-confidence, these rituals help to firm up the foundation of their practice.
Results of our spells depend on many reasons
There are several types of Magick. The ritual that uses different colors and shapes of candles is called Candle Magick. Other forms of Magick use herbs and spices, plants and twigs, Gem stones and rocks, and various other natural items for rituals.
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Rose Ariadne has been practicing ancient forms of Witchcraft for over 25 years. Get more info about Wiccan Magick here: http://www.askroseariadne.com