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Wicca

Wicca is a fluid and decentralized nature-based pagan faith that connects directly into the Divine, often through ritualistic seasonal practices alone or with others. Because there is no central church doctrine or holy religious text, many Wiccans have different ideas about what “divine” means. This allows a personalized path, encouraging Wicca believers to seek their own spiritual journey. Wiccans honor both a God and Goddess and associated deities, both male and female, in the creation cycles of birth, growth, death, planting, harvesting, dying, and celestial events such as summer and winter solstice in order to find balance with the earth. Magic is a related practice. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

The Fear of Witchcraft or Wiccaphobia

Although the earth-based religions are generally benign, they have been negatively depicted for more than 1,000 years. Wiccaphobia is generally complex, and may not be easy to treat.

Margo Adler: Pagan and NPR Correspondent

“We all come from traditions that are pagan, in the sense that they were based on seasonal cycles.”

Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone – Children of Earth Interviews

Janet’s work with the late Stewart Farrar was long the cornerstone works for newcomers to Wicca, Witchcraft and other Pagan Traditions.

Interview with Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone

Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone have skillfully put together a guide which grants the reader the capability to learn in ways never before possible, they have created a powerful tool that embraces and opens new doors to Progressive Witchcraft for all who wish to enter.

Margot Adler: Working Magic in the Wider World

Margot Adler has been a priestess of Wicca for 19 years, and is the author of Drawing Down the Moon. She lectures and gives workshops on the Craft and women’s spirituality throughout the country. In her “parallel” life, she is a correspondent for National Public Radio.

Scott Cunningham, Solitaries, and Self-Initiation

Today a vast majority of Pagans are solitary in their practice, and a slim majority describe themselves as eclectic. Books like “Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner” provided an affirmation that this was acceptable, healthy, and normal. - Jason Pitzl-Waters

Ah, Halloween! a Time to Take Off Clothes

The Bucklands make no bones about the fact that they are witches—good witches, that is.

Does Witchcraft Hold the Secret to Happiness?

Claiming the witch archetype is a means of self-empowerment.

Drawing Down the Moon: Twpt Talks with Margot Adler

I grew up in a fairly atheistic household, perhaps an atheistic, Jewish, Marxist household would be more accurate, and yet, thinking back on it, my mother was a very spiritual person, and going through the books on her shelves, after she died in 1970, I found all these works by Alan Watts and books ...

The US witch population has seen an astronomical rise

Though the data is sparse, what we do know is that the practice of witchcraft has seen major growth in recent decades. As the witch aesthetic has risen, so has the number of people who identify as witches.

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