What is wicca?

I am doing a reserch paper for my senior project with the thesis statement – Satanism is not Witchcraft. And if you have any other info that you would like to add to the following of the ?’s i’ve included the info will be very much welcomed. Thanks * falon * 1) what is wicca/witchcraft? 2) Is witchcraft the same as satanism? If not how so? 3) How long have you been practicing. 4) what is your position when it does come to wicca? 5) Can you practice more than one type of wicca at one time? 6) How long can you estimate that wicca has been around? 7) How is ritual defined for those who practice wicca? 8) Can anybody just choose to practice? 9) What would you say satanism is if somebody asked you to explain it and would you critize it?

Hello there Fallon my dear, Here is a bit of information to chew on: The Wiccan Way In 1954, Gerald Gardner published Witchcraft Today in which he advocated the use of old, long established rituals and introduced many of his own devising. Gardner venerated The Goddess and women in general. He believed in the power of nature and that men and women could tune into it to alter the course of things. Gardner%u2019s work, according to several anthropologists, three direct links to ancient paganism %u2013 the use of high magic, the use of plants and herbs in spells, and the involvement of folk rites and customs to manipulate the powers of nature. Gardner%u2019s work lead to a revival in interest of the traditions of witchcraft, not just in Britain, and he is credited by many as being the founder of what has become an officially recognized new religion %u2013 Wicca. Wicca honors The God and The Goddess (their names vary from group to group) as the two main deities and followers worship them in rites and rituals. Wicca spread and as it did, different groups developed their own rites and rituals. In England, Celtic practices and Gardnerian belief are blended together in the form of what has come to be known as British Traditional Witchcraft. In the United States, where Gardner%u2019s work was introduced and developed by Raymond Buckland, Wicca has now become an officially recognized religion. Wicca has followers all over the world, wherever people feel a need to turn from traditional religions and return to a more Earth-based one. They practice various forms of white magic and perform rituals to attune themselves with the natural rhythm of life forces, particularly those marked by the phases of the moon and the four seasons. Wiccans belong to a wider movement %u2013 neo-paganism, which as the name suggests has its roots in ancient pagan belief systems. But not all neo-pagans are Wiccans: the term also refers to Druidism, New Age, shamanism, ceremonial magicks, the occult sciences, voodoo, and the revival of any of the other in the myriad of pre-Christian mystical traditions.

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

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