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    Wicca/Witchcraft      Wicca is an Old English word that means 'The Wise Ones'; or 'Keepers of Knowledge';. Wicca is one of the most ancient followings. Wicca is a Neo-Pagan following with many traditions that date to pre-Christian times. It is based on a deep respect for nature and the knowledge that we should not exploit it for our own gain. Wicca is not recognized as a religion by anyone other than its followers. Wicca is not a cult. Many Wiccans are independent and worship

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    Wicca And Witchcraft

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    Witchcraft is a religion. Wicca is one form of Witchcraft; however, the term Wicca is occasionally applied to Witchcraft in overall. In the United States, most individuals who practice this religion identify themselves as Witches or Wiccans. Wicca is an earth-based religion and in some ways is akin to the Native American spirituality. Wicca, which is sometimes called The Craft, Wicce, or The Old Religion, is centered on an ancient religion of nature and love of life. Most federal and governments

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    Wicca Or The Witchcraft

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    Wicca is a one of the 300 plus religions in the world today . Wiccan is also known as the Witchcraft. Wiccan is a belief that thousands of people practice and this paper is going to explain all of Wicca that you may not know. The ancient Celts did create Wicca and/or crated it then Gerald gardener had brought it back into the world . Wicca is type of Neopaganism. Wiccans do not worship Satan. The do use and preform witchcraft. “This is a widely believed

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    The Wicca Religion

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    For this paper I choose to write about the Wicca religion. I had never really read anything about this religion, until in this class reading about it in the last week or so. I have, however been enticed by black magic, black cats, and a good spell book. Mostly because my favorite holiday is Halloween. So anything to do with a good scare has my attention from the beginning. Whenever most people hear the words “Witchcraft”, “Witch”, or “black Magic” they almost always assume that there is “no good”

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    Wicca Witchcraft

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    Witchcraft has been a controversial belief for many centuries, dating back to the 1400’s. It was a time of many deaths, fear, and paranoia. Today it is a widely known religion known as Wicca, the Craft, or the Craft of the Wise. Wicca is an earth-centered belief, and it has a long history of persecution. Wicca followers are known as Wiccan, Pagan, or they can recognize themselves as witches. Most followers worship in a small group, known as a Coven or they worship alone. This religion is based on

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    Wicca vs. Scientology

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    At first glance, Wicca and Scientology may appear to be completely opposite religions, sharing no common tenets or practices. Contrary to this, both systems of beliefs actually share several distinctive qualities that set them apart from many major religions in the world. First, Wicca, the formal organization of witchcraft, is a mystery religion. Each practitioner is considered a witch, and practitioner of The Craft, which contains several different beliefs concerning theology and divinity depending

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    something before completely use it as a part of their everyday life. Take the case of Witchcraft and Wicca: while most people would probably combine these two in the same area of interest such as witchcraft and spells with the occasional magical tool such as the voodoo doll, one might be surprised that Wicca is actually a religion and witchcraft actually originated from the Wiccan movement. What is Wicca? Wicca is actually a modern pagan religion, and is concentrated on a more peaceful, harmonious and balanced

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    Wicca In American Culture

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    What is Wicca? IN today’s culture, it is all too easy to confuse the Wiccan religion with those of the satanic nature we see in movies and on TV shows. However, I have found that we as people outside looking in have been easily influences by the media. With respect to the Wicca culture, I chose to explore 3 significant pieces that I also found in the metaphysical store. 1) The Pentagram, 2) Rituals and Herbalism, 3) The Broom. When I finished conducting my research, I found that Wicca is no cult

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    Wicca is a religion that has existed for hundreds even thousands of years in Europe secretly until fifty years ago. Wiccan is the practice of witchcraft which was viewed as evil and a sin by many Christians in Europe. Wicca was outlawed in Europe and many Christians and government officials would persecute all who practiced witchcraft. It wasn’t “until 1951 when the parliament repealed the Witchcraft act of 1735” (Robson, 280) that Wiccans could no longer be prosecuted for their beliefs. Today, the

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    The Wicca Religion

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    Wicca is generally acknowledged to have been founded by Gerald Gardiner. However, Wicca as a religion has its roots in many different things including pagan worship, witchcraft, alchemy, and 19th century mysticism. All of these things came together to make Wicca a 20th century religion that is one of the fastest growing, especially in the Western world. Paganism Pagan worship is the worship of nature. Our ancestors worshipped deities that came to them from their beliefs in the land, the water,

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    To understand the great right, you first have to understand that Wicca is a fertility religion. The founder of Wicca Gerald Gardner explains Wicca as a very ancient ritualistic religion based on survival. This rite is more closely based on the ritual of Beltane. During the Beltane rites the high priest or priestess will enact the fertility rite by inserting the athame (which represents the horned god) into the chalice (which represents the mother goddess). This is a form of sympathetic magick where

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    Wicca and Ecofeminism

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    as the ultimate One, but there is a duality present. Vivianne Crowley (2003) elaborates on this concept by explaining that the Divine is seen as male and female, Goddess and God, representing a moving and transforming energy. Some traditions within Wicca may place a different emphasis on the Goddess and God, but all Wiccan traditions believe that the image of the Divine must comprise both male and female. To worship only a single God or Goddess would produce an imbalance. Such discrepancies that are

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    When one thinks of witchcraft in today’s society they think of Wiccans. Wicca is a misunderstood practice much like Muslims. This form of beliefs is not followed by Satanists but by people whom are influenced by nature and the connection between us humans and the natural world that surrounds us. In this paper there will be certain topics discussed about Wicca and the people whom practice it. These topics will be the history of Wicca, Wicca’s main principles/ concepts, and people’s reasons/views whom

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    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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    Skyclad: Wicca Religion

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    What is the Skyclad? The term skyclad is used to refer to the ritual of nudity. This for pagan and neo-pagan cultures, especially the Wicca religion. Some Wicca groups, or traditions, carry out all or some of their skyclad rituals. While nudity and the practice of witchcraft have been associated in the visual arts, the contemporary ritual of nudity is often attributed to the influence of both Gerald Gardner and the work Aradia, or the Gospel of the Witches, and as such it is mainly due to the Gardnerian

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    religion and a way of life. Wicca, founded in England in the mid 20th century, is a religion based on pre-Christian traditions that practices modern witchcraft. Witchcraft is often referred to the human usage of supernatural powers for the malevolent purpose of practicing black magic (“History and Background of Wicca”). The acceptance of those who were involved in sorcery was difficult for the people of Great Britain. The negative reactions and thoughts affected the members of Wicca in numerous ways. The

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    I thought that Wicca was a cult, not a religion, and that everyone within this cult was considered a witch. However, I was wrong. Through my research, I found out that “Wicca draws from the Old Traditions of Witchcraft” (Herne) and that they are pretty similar, but they are not the same. The Celtic Connection explains that, “one can be a Witch, without being a Wiccan, just as a person can be a Christian, without being a Baptist” (Herne). Also, Wicca is considered a religion, but Witchcraft is not

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    Is Wicca a religion or Hocus Pocus? That is a question most people would like to know. In the Old tradition, I believe people looked at Wicca as witchcraft. I was so interested in that question and wanted to learn more on the religion Wicca that I had the pleasure of interviewing a Wicca witch. She is co-worker and friend of mine, Kathy Davis. Kathy Davis is a Wicca witch who loves her religion. She was happy to answer my questions and tell me her beliefs in her religion. Witchcraft and Wicca

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    and doctrines. Due to a series of popular TV series that have shown Witchcraft in a positive light, such as Sabrina, the Teen-aged Witch and Charmed, the popularity of Wicca has grown, especially amongst teenagers; but sadly this popularity has not been partnered with a growth in understanding and respect (Kaminer). Although Wicca offers a nature-oriented, egalitarian belief system with a rich collection of customs and rituals, ignorance and historically-rooted misconceptions still dominate public

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    Wicca versus Paganism      Wicca and Pagan are two religions, which have many similarities as well as many differences within each area. Wicca is a sect of Pagan in which each has their own variations on the religion. A good way to put it; all Wiccans are Pagan, but not all Pagans are Wiccan. Witch is a term used for any practitioner of Wicca. The Webster's II Dictionary defines witch as 1. A woman who practices sorcery or is believed to have dealings with the devil, 2. An

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