Are YOU a seeker of The Craft? Are you looking for an introduction to the world of Wicca & Witchcraft? Perhaps curiosity of the mild kind, because you hear it everywhere now..or maybe it’s a serious calling..?! You just have to go deeper, seek to understand Wiccan ideas, theories and more importantly, practical experiences? Oh yes, practical experience ..with real Wicca people.. So invaluable for your magical development.. and yet..that’s like looking for needles in haystack.. These Wiccan are everywhere, but no sooner had you caught wind of their possible presence, and start to approach them, they vanish in to the woodworks! ( that should be `into the Woodland’ 🙂
Serious Wiccans – the initiated and experienced kind- are a bit hard to find. They don’t want to give away their identity, or locations.. just in case the old WitchHunt resurfaces..? No not really. But it’s all these media sensationalism.. Satanising serious Wiccans.. megalomanising (?) confident and outspoken Magicians.. It just makes us want to hide.. ! But some of us…just a few.. like to dance not just in moonlight naked..but in Daylight.. semi-naked.. No ..that’s not true.. We wear weird and interesting masks, flower crowns, or just plain old jeans and jumpers, and pretend-Dracula-leather-Jackets..and hide in plain sights.. pubs, street corners, woodlands, parks.. old people’s homes.. ! Eh, strike the Street-Corners and Old People’s homes ..that part is not true. 🙂
Right, enough about my wit. More about Witchcraft! Let’s get serious !
Your search is almost over! You have come to the right place.. well, one of them..!
Brief overview of Wicca
What is Wicca (modern Witchcraft)?
Wicca is one of the modern pagan paths, based on several of the old nature worshiping religious practices in western countries (Druidism, Shamanism, Heathenism are some of the other paths!). Wicca is considered to be a religion by thousands of people, and it involves certain ideals, incorporates mythologies, male and female forms of the divine in the shape of a Horned God and Moon Goddess, and works with th energies of the Elements (Air, Fire, Water, Earth). It also includes divination work, psychic development, and the practise of Magical rituals and spells.. for attaining wishes, or seeking changes in one’s life.
Wicca was `founded’ or put-together by Gerald Gardner in the 1950’s in UK, using components and aspects borrowed from other western, eastern and ancient / classical magical practices. It is a mystery tradition (meaning that it has to be practised or experienced in an immersed and practical way to be fully understood! It means that no amount of theoretical reading, researching, dialogues & conversations with other people ..is going to give You that understanding! You simply have to do it, and live it.
Wicca is believed to be the modern equivalent of the old Craft of the Wise, or Witchcraft! And as such it also suffers quite a lot of discrimination… not the least from Christian and other religious (non-pagan) people.. who believe Wicca to be harmful, evil and so on.
The rest of the article covers the following.. (you have to read it on the website.. If I put all of it here, google spiders will slap my wrist!)
- Wiccan Ideals & Rules
- Wiccan / Witchcraft Covens & Initiations
- Rituals, naked rites and sexuality:
That’s just one article..and the website itself has even more articles.. some sharp (or blunt..depends on how you look at my words.. I don’t pull my punches!) Some are controversial (you’ve read my blog posts.. you know my style!)
- Energy Raising
- Invoking Elements
- Blessing Cakes & Wine
- Ritual Magic
- Sexuality in Wicca
- Wiccan Principles
- God& Goddess
- Paganism vs Satanism
- Anti-Witchcraft Laws of old England
Before you jump to some conclusion.. (the one that I’d rather you didn’t..), let me just say..
“Wicca is best learnt experientially. It is gritty, muddy, wet & wild in untamed nature, and requires dedication & discipline. Working with *blood, bones, knots & spells are part of that, as well as the exploration of deities, transpersonal elements and cycles of nature.. from the fertile energies of spring to the solem shadows of Samhain, leading to the light of Yule & Imbolc”.
For more information on the Woodland Wicca Rituals, Seasonal Ceremonies, e-Witch Apprentice Training, and other Courses I run (through out the year!) please visit my website Witchcraft And Magic.
Look forward to making your Witchy Acquaintance.
-Mani Navasothy (Wiccan High Priest, London, January 2014)
ps. Google Spiders! Don’t you just love those little ones.. scuttling about.. pulling strands ..weaving..this and that? It’s almost too Wyrd..!!