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A little bit about Me.. &.. Wiccan..


Blog Posted:11/8/2012 12:21:00 AM
So after a rather nasty personal message about hold my Tarot Card Contest.. I have decided to share a little bit of my beliefs and what I believe in..


What is Wicca?
Is it the same as Witchcraft? NO

Wicca is a modern revival (not direct continuation) of an ancient nature-based 'Old Religion' that is thought to have existed in pre-Christian Europe - we don't know a great deal about this ancient system, as it was basically wiped out with the Christianisation of Europe. Wicca itself, as we know it today, doesn't date back to these ancient times, but a lot of the basic principles do. There are two of these basic principles that 99.99% of Wiccans agree on - belief in an immanent deity and the interconnection of every thing on Earth.

So, is Wicca the same as Witchcraft? The short answer is no, Wicca and Witchcraft are not the same. Witchcraft is practical in its essence (it's literally a craft) - healing with herbs and plants, doing magick, divination and all those practical things. Wicca is a different system - there is magick and knowledge of the properties of herbs and those things, but with a strong emphasis on the spiritual, religious aspects. Witchcraft is not recognised as a religion - it's more of a 'trade', if you like; its practitioners are physically doing practical things. Wicca is, however, a recognised religion - the God and Goddess are central to it, and any magick done is a secondary pursuit.


'Wiccan' and 'Witch' can be used; but as for the practitioners of Witchcraft, they can really only use 'Witch'. Not all Witches are Wiccan, and not all Wiccans consider themselves Witches. I prefer not to be called a Witch -but while I don't mind in the least being called a Witch, some magickal people take exception to it.

Wicca (to a certain extent) is what you want to make it - you may or may not want to do magick, you may or may not want to join a coven, and so on and so forth. This doesn't mean that you can pick and choose what you want from the basics - there are some things that are integral to Wicca, but so much of the Old Religion has been lost that we have to add some touches of our own.
I stick to the basics and honour the God and Goddess and the Earth and live within nature knowing we come from the Mother Earth we go back to the Mother Earth..

NO being Wiccan does not make me a satanist..or evil..

As far as Witches are concerned, there is no Satan to worship - there is no Devil in Wicca. Witches believe that to give evil a name is to give it power - besides which, THE DEVIL IS A CHRISTIAN FIGURE!! Witchcraft first became associated with Satan through the medieval Inquisition - the Church got the idea that Witches were in league with the Devil and perpetuated this incredible lie (and continues to do so today), with no evidence of any sort. The image of the Devil (horns, goat's hooves, etc.) comes from the Greek God of Forests, Pan - a God worshipped by the pagans the Church was converting early in their history. They figured that the best way to discourage pagans from worshipping their God was to make him the evil of Christianity - and so Satan was born. Christians and Muslims are almost the only ones who believe in the Devil - Witches absolutely DO NOT.


Wicca, like every other religion on Earth, has its own take on the Supreme Being. Ours is Spirit - an entity made of a female half (the Goddess) and a male half (the God). The God and Goddess are completely equal - neither is more powerful or important than the other, and together they are two halves of the whole Spirit. Unlike the Christian archetype of the old man with the beard (who, incidentally, bears a startling resemblance to the pagan king-Gods such as Zeus), sitting in Heaven and looking down on the Universe, the God and Goddess are immanent: they are present in every thing on Earth.

There is a central set of beliefs in Wicca, but these have not been written down in a single Bible-type book in the way the Bible was written (i.e. with the inclusion of each section being decided on by committee, and the controversial bits being voted out). Wiccans instead have a Book of Shadows that contains their knowledge of Wiccan lore, correspondences, rituals - basically, all the procedures involved in practising Wicca. Each Wiccan has their own Book of Shadows - either a compilation of what they have taught themselves or been taught. There are some principles and practices common throughout Wicca, and some tradition- or individual-specific practices.

NO I do not belong to a coven..

A coven is a group of Witches that get together to celebrate esbats and sabbats and to do ritual and magick. A coven can be a group of three or more, although there are usually around 10-13 or so because that's a practical number of people to organise in a group activity. Contrary to the myth, covens do not have to have 13 members.

SO your a white Witch...NO

There are no 'black' or 'white' Witches - Wicca as a whole can be thought of as 'grey'. There are no stark good-and-bad contrasts in the world - nobody is absolutely good and nobody is absolutely bad, so we can't use the terms 'black' and 'white' magick. Everything in life is shades of grey, including Witches.

So in short, I am a Non Practising Wiccan.. I respect your religion and religious beliefs.. All im asking is for a little understanding of mine..

Tracie xox


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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:17:00 PM
    thanks for this interesting and informative blog about wicca; you should just ignore the nastiness, I've encountered it many times myself and probably will do so many more times (and I'm not wiccan, I don't affiliate myself with any particular belief system) there's nothing spiritual about bigotry and intolerance...

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 3:00:00 PM
    Hi Tracie! Am not familiar with Wicca,but in general-closed minds has brought alot of damage throughout history.Tolerance will always be the key to move forward! Thumbs up for this blog,tootsie:) Take care my friend xx

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:45:00 PM
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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 2:23:00 PM
    I'm glad you shared this Tracie. Religious/Spiritual freedom is our right and people should be shown respect--even if you do not agree with their beliefs! I enjoyed how well you described Wicca. Like the others here said: Don't let the Nay-sayers get ya down.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 10:27:00 AM
    Good for you. Stand up for what you believe. The rest of us need to be tolerant

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:51:00 AM
    wonderfully informative blog, something I was already familiar with but you explained it well for anyone who isn't familiar with "Wiccan".... Catie is right though, there are a lot of closed minds out there and you need to ignore them.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:25:00 AM
    Very interesting blog, Tracie! I didnt know about Wicca... However, I DO know about intolerance and ignorance. Thanks for the enlightenment.......... So, you dont fly on a broomstick?

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:56:00 AM
    If you need someone to talk to... i've been through it. hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 8:53:00 AM
    Hey, Tracie :) Thank you for this little peek into the Wiccan beliefs. I don't really think it will help though, where closed minds are concerned. There are people here on the soup who are pious in there beliefs, and if you do not agree with every tiny detail they insist to be truth, they do attempt to pound you. I know, it happened to me a few years back. My most sacred beliefs are a bit more spiritual than the orthodox christian beliefs, even though my beliefs were founded on Jesus and what he taught. But you cannot please everyone, and neither can you change a person's most sacred beliefs. Honor and respect is what you are due. Don't let them confuse you. hugs, Catie

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 7:23:00 AM
    One more thing for those who believe that all forms of divination are "evil" two words: Urim and Thummim. I doubt they will even get the relevance. Tracie, divination is mentioned in the bible as a-okay, which you probably know, but others may not. The Urim and Thummin were stone "cards" used by Hebrew high priests as answers from God. Depending on which stone/card was pulled it meant YES or NO. Anyways, family calls, laundry piles and the day begins :) hugs and love, Cyndi

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 6:11:00 AM
    Well said and I think it's great you put this out there. I was once attacked because I wrote a poem about the beliefs of a First Nation people. I am Christian. And I DO believe that man and womankind of different faiths are able to love each other, living HARMONIOUSLY and respectfully. My bible says, "for whoever is not against us is for us." Muslim, Buddhist, Humanist, Athiest... as long as love is in the heart, no hateful or harmful acts are done, than thumbs up in my view. Thank you for sharing this. I doubt it will open CLOSED minds. But I enjoyed reading about Wiccans.

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    O. Avatar Ruben O. Date: 11/8/2012 9:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ..."open closed mind" ....Good one!
  1. Date: 11/8/2012 5:28:00 AM
    holy schneikie, Tracie, my friend! what a great way to start my day! was smilin' (in respect) from the intro....cuz this little gem of a story, (which I totally believe in freedom of belief) is gonna get a bit-o-tiskin' goin on heerya! but ya got large, for sure....heck yeah, don't make no nevermind to me if a person worships whatever they believe.....our armed services fights around the world to defend this ideal, your story is great, like I said, and wish you the best! love, jimbo

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