The Significance Of Wicca And Witchcraft

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The Christian Church persecuted witches in Europe between the 15th and 17th centuries and in North America (Research Salem). The last official execution of a witch in Europe was that of Anna Goddi, hanged in Switzerland in 1782. Obi is the witchcraft of Black Africa imported to the West Indies, and includes Christian elements; Voodoo is a similar cult (Webster’s New World Encyclopedia, 1992).

From research articles via Dr. Dominquez we find the following references to “Wicca” and “Witchcraft” meanings:

Witchcraft – the practice of performing acts with the aid of a spirit.

Sorcerer – a male who has made a pact with the devil in exchange for magical powers (or Sorceress – female).

Actually “Wicca” is a marriage between Witchcraft and Hinduism
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Among its major motifs are: Reverence for the Goddess and the God; Reincarnation, magic, ritual observance of the full moon, astronomical and agricultural phenomena, spheroid temples, created with personal power in which rituals occur.

Wicca indeed is modern witchcraft “coming out of the broom closet” …. Removed the stereotypical image of witches as ugly old hags with warts on their noses, decked out in black capes and cone-shaped hats, riding their favorite broomstick on a moonlight night. The Modern Wiccan may be an attractive female dressed in a fashionable, well-tailored business suit or a professional businessman (Dominquez, 2004).

Divination

The Art of ascertaining future events or eliciting other hidden knowledge by supernatural or non-rational means. Divination played a large part in the ancient civilization of the Egyptians, Greeks (oracles), Romans and Chinese ( I Ching), and is practiced throughout the

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