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Ethan Doyle White. What Is Magic? The Book of the Great Queen. Morpheus Ravenna Valerie Herron. Pentagram Notebook. Wicca is an ancient practice, a gentle, earth-oriented religion that seeks truth and understanding, and a way of life meant to affect inner change. It also involves worshipping ancient Pagan deities, and it recognizes the duality of the Divine as one force that incorporates male and female, both God and Goddess.
It encourages respect for nature, stresses concern for the planet, and acknowledges that the life force should be reverenced in all things, as well.
Beyond exploring basic tenets such as these, however, there is no need to devote chapter upon chapter to engraining the teaching and belief system of Wiccan practice. Whether you come to Wicca from a base of traditional religion or no formalized religion at all, you can easily work Wicca into your life. Following Wicca and casting spells are highly personal experiences. Just as there is no single method for practicing Wicca, there are also very few rules set in stone when it comes to spellcasting.
For one thing, spellcasting must always seek the good of all—both for yourself, and for others—and it cannot cause any harm. The point is, however, that the spells included in this book are merely meant to be representatives that show you what spellcasting entails and how it is accomplished. The beauty of this book is that you can use its guidelines as a springboard for exploring your own ways of doing things, and eventually begin to craft your own spells as your facility for spellcraft progresses and your knowledge and experience increase.
Magick is always present in all of us when we are young. We simply lose sight of it as we grow into adults and get swallowed by the stresses of day-to-day living. This book is about learning to reconnect with that magick. The true magick of Wicca lies in developing your own inner potential and spirituality.
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Remember that deep inside yourself, you already have the power to tap into the energy of the universe and the natural world around you; you just need to recognize that potential and direct it. This book is intended to help you on your journey toward getting in touch with nature, in touch with the Divine, and in touch with your inner potential, because, ultimately, that is where the real value of spellcasting lies. This is a folkloric image that has been picked up by mainstream religions.
Most Witches and Wiccans are more ordinary than you might think—they drive cars rather than ride broomsticks and prefer pizza over eye of newt any day. These sorts of stereotypical myths and misunderstandings need to be dispelled in order to understand the true ideals, ethics, and philosophy of Witchcraft. For instance, not all Witches have psychic abilities, as is often assumed. While some psychics might be Witches, not all Witches are psychic.
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And not all magick practitioners are modern worshipers of ancient Gods and Goddesses. This description is fairly accurate for Wiccans, but not always for Witches. Only education and understanding can uproot misconceptions and prejudices about Witchcraft and Wicca, and in reading this book, you are on the right path.
For the purposes of simplicity, the word Witch will be used to describe both male and female Witches or Wiccans throughout this book. Keep in mind that a male Witch or Wiccan is not called a Warlock. He is a Witch or Wiccan, too. W arlock came from an Old English word for oath breaker , and later, during the mids, came to mean liar. This is a rather nasty insult! The words Wizard and Sorcerer can also be used for a man or a woman.
Wizard derives from a term meaning wise, and sorcerer means Witch or Diviner. Wiccan Wonderings: What, exactly, does Wicca mean? Wiccan Wicce, the Anglo Saxon word meaning one who practices sorcery, is the root of the words Witch and Wicca. As a point of interest, the word magician is also appropriate for both sexes and for Witches as well as Wiccans.
The ancient Persian prophet Zoroaster taught priests who were called Magi, and they relied heavily on astrology as an art. Depending on the cultural setting, magician came to describe people adept in astrology, sorcery, or other magickal arts. Note that the word magick in Wicca and Witchcraft is spelled with a k, to differentiate it from stage magic or sleight of hand.
Which Is the Witch. While folklore, literature, religion, and other cultural influences through the ages have often portrayed Witches in a negative light, history indicates otherwise in most cases. Despite the ugly face that these points of reference have tried to put on Witches, few, in reality, used their knowledge and abilities toward negative ends.
Their heritage is that of helping and healing individuals and communities. Most Witches learned their skills as a craft—part of a family tradition in which they were carefully trained. Villages and cities alike had honored, cunning folk to whom people would turn for all kinds of help—from encouraging crops to grow to mending a broken heart.
In exchange for such services, Witches might receive a chicken, a measure of grain, or other necessities. Witches do not need to believe in divine beings in order to use magick. They do not necessarily have a particular code or tradition to which they adhere, unless it is dictated by familial custom. This does not mean all Witches are without ethics or religion. Writers like Gerald Gardner and Sir James Frazier are commonly given credit for coining the term Wiccan and kick-starting the modern movement in the s.