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Circle Casting – How Witches cast the Circle

There are ancient ways to cast a circle, handed down from Witch to Witch to teach the ways of the old. There will be as many opinions as there are ways. Trust your heart and trust the Goddess. In creating sacred space the words should be spoken from the heart as a connection with the elements are envisioned. The words are empowered through your belief and your truth. The Goddess is eternal, she will show you the way. Blessed Be This being...

Wiccan Traditions and Paths

Generally speaking, although Wicca has a set of guiding principles, each coven lays down its own rituals and rules. However, they also incorporate the opportunity to learn, develop and grow and so can be seen to allow a certain amount of flexibility into their practices. The coven established by Gerald Gardner, Gardnerism, is guided by the rules set down by the man himself and is strongly founded on the principle of family although it is also considered by some to be...

Altar of the Goddess

We sing to Thee Great Goddess Our hearts call Your names May we always tend Your Altars and light Your sacred flames. An Altar is a place of centering, a beginning and an ending of honoring the Goddess in Circle and Ritual. What is done at the Altar sets the mind into motion, to a-l-t-E-r the consciousness, connect with the Goddess and to manifest one’s desired will/magick. There are as many thoughts on the “proper setting” of an Altar as there are traditions....

The Pentagram

Through the ages, the symbol of the pentagram, or pentacle has been viewed with great suspicion. It has been seen as a symbol of evil and as a trademark of the Christian Devil and Devil worship. As any Pagan can tell you, we do not believe in a "Devil" of any form, let alone use a symbol that is supposed to be its "trade mark." On the pentacle, our sacred symbol, each point of the star represents one element, being Air,...

Who is Goddess – Reflecting and Working with Her

Yes, this class is back to basics. Yes this is the beginning, a no brainer, but this is exactly what we forget. The simple of Goddess gets lost in the complexity of Goddess. Control suppresses freedom and our struggles are granted power over our senses and trust. The wheel has turned my sisters and we find ourselves in the darkest part of winter. It is time to turn inward and return to the basics, the beginning where Goddess silently awaits...

The Law of Return

Also known as the Law of Three, The Law of Attraction, Universal Law, Natural Law of Cause and Effect and The Great Work. What is so secret about 'The Secret'? Do the teachers of today know something that the sages of history didn't? Are the foundational teachings of our magickal traditions being corrupted for the masses with slick marketing OR are the technological advancements of television, film and the internet helping to bring the ancient science of 'there is no...

What is Black Magic? An Introduction

Unfortunately in contemporary times we seemed to have developed two perspectives about magic: White Magic is good and Black Magic is bad. This often arises due to some confusion about what Black Magic really is because the distinctions have been broken down in to the most basic, and easily understandable, forms. The problem tends to arise because often Black Magic is automatically associated with Satanism or Devil Worship and often this misconception has been perpetrated and exaggerated by modern media such...

Wiccan Horned God and the Triple Goddess

Most religions today are built on the concept of faith which revolves in some way around the teachings of one individual or deity. It is something we have become accustomed to in mainstream society and so anything other than this is quite often difficult for us to understand. Yet in Wiccan teachings the gods which they worship are not only those which are drawn from Pagan and ancient rituals and rites, but they can differ between covens. Although they all embrace...

The History and Origin of Wicca

Although Wicca as a religion ,was introduced to the public in the 1950s by Gerald Gardner, it had existed for a few decades prior to that functioning as separate covens throughout England. Wicca is considered by some as a pagan religion and often referred to as Neopagan, which means it is a modern religion but with its foundation in ancient beliefs and the pre-Gardner covens highlight how deeply entrenched this form of worship is in respect of female involvement. Gardner himself was...

What is Wicca?

Although there is a tendency to categorize many of the practices which are outside, or even on the periphery of mainstream worship, as being something which is strongly related to our concept of the occult world, most of them, including Wicca are simply different forms of religion. And, if we simple scrape the surface of our ancestry, what we find is that many of these forms of worship preceded recognized religions by hundreds of years. The Practice of Wicca The practice of...

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