How do you start practicing wicca?

There are some real issues that should be discussed in the beginning. The first thing you need to know is that much of the “knowledge” we possess about Witchcraft and its origins is a combination of archeological data, the myths and legends that have been passed down and some historical documents that have been translated. The rest are the best guesses” of scholars who work to “bring it all together.” In other words, no one knows exactly what the Ancestors did or why.

We have some knowledge, but not the historical knowledge about the origins of the Modern Craft. Different interpretations abound in written materials and in teachings you may find. There will always be more than one way of practicing Witchcraft. This also means there isn t “one true answer”…and any qualified teacher will tell you this up front.

You need to do a LOT of research on your own. This is a healthy way to approach the beginning study of any Path you are considering. Read many, many books on the subject-both scholarly and those that some would consider in the “fluff’ category. This is important since you are wandering into unknown territories. It is also important that you approach things with an open mind-ready to question, probe and ponder. I cannot over emphasize how important your research is for you. It helps you to formulate your own ideas about what this Path may mean to you.

Do not try to incorporate everything you read into one compartment in the beginning. Look at the information as a “theory” or “hypothesis” of Witchcraft. Some things will appeal to you right away. Others will seem “off the wall” or too fantastic. You shouldn t accept or reject anything at this stage; just keep gathering information. As you read and learn more, the details will come together and this will enable you to form decisions for yourself. Then you will have a foundation from which you can take the next step.

Rose Ariadne: Providing “Magickal” answers to your Pagan, Wiccan, Witchcraft spell casting questions since 2006.

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