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By Diane Smith

Examines Wiccan magic, rituals, traditions, and code of conduct

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Wondering what it takes to be a Wiccan? This plain-English consultant introduces you to the colourful global of Wicca and the practices of Witchcraft, describing its historical origins, dispelling stereotypes, and explaining Wiccan ideals, ethics, rituals, and vacations. you will see what it skill to reside as a latest Wiccan -- and the way to worship by myself or with a group.

Discover how to
* Worship by myself or subscribe to a coven
* practice charms, advantages, and spells
* receive invaluable instruments and supplies
* Spot non secular scams and irrelevant behavior
* discover a non secular direction guided by means of nature

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For example: An individual cell is a part of a human being. Human beings are part of life on Earth. Earth is part of the solar system. The solar system is part of the universe. The point is that each part isn’t separate and isolated from the others, even though it may function by itself. Small parts join together to form a living thing. That living thing joins others to create a bigger living thing. Bigger living things join into groups to form an even bigger living thing, and so on. Throughout reality, small parts join together to form an integrated whole.

She is known as the Great Goddess, Earth Mother (or Mother Earth), the Universal Mother, the Great Mother, the Lady, and many other names. She has been worshipped by many cultures throughout time. Maiden, Mother, and Crone In many traditions of Wicca, the Goddess is closely associated with the Moon. She often is viewed as having three aspects that correspond with the phases of the Moon: The Maiden (the Waxing Moon) represents independence and youth. She is the virgin Goddess. She often is identified with a woman’s wild nature and is shown as a forest Goddess in the company of animals.

In the doctrines of many religions, women are, at best, considered inferior to men and subject to their control. At worst, women are viewed as the source of sin in the world. This religious conditioning profoundly damages the psyches of women. ” Women have authority and autonomy equal to men. When women experience their own holiness and when they have the opportunity to direct their own spirituality, their lives can be transformed. “The Charge of the Goddess” “The Charge of the Goddess” is a prose poem that is very popular in the Craft and reflects the Wiccan view of the Goddess.

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