The Wiccan Faith
I cangive youa briefoverview ofWicca. (Idon't speakfor
all Wiccans, only myself. There are some differences in the different
We believe that the ultimate godhead is unknowable. This
doesn't make for a good working relationship with the diety, however.
So, we break it down into a Goddess and a God. Different Wiccans
worship different Gods/Goddesses. We can utilize *any* pantheon.
Some worship Pan/Diana, some Cernnunos/Aradia, Isis/Osiris, and many
We see our Goddess as being Triple Aspected -- Maiden, Mother,
and Crone, and she is reflected in the phases of the Moon -- Waxing,
Full and Waning. We see the God as the Lord of Nature, and he is
reflected in the seasonal changes. Like Jesus Christ, he dies for the
land and the people, and is reborn.
In general, we believe in reincarnation and karma. What you
call Heaven, we call the Summerlands. We don't believe that Hell
exists (or Satan either.) We believe that there should be balance in
all things - when the balance is disturbed, that's when 'evil' occurs.
Fire, for example is not 'evil'. It could be considered such when it
becomes out of balance, as in a forest fire, or house fire.
Controlled fire is a useful tool. Anger is not 'evil', but when
unbridled can't help but lead to negative things. When properly
expressed and balanced with constructive working to correct that
which invoked the anger - it, too, can be a useful tool.
We regard the Earth as our Mother, and try to have respect for
Her by not polluting her and try to live in harmony with Her and Her
Women reflect the Goddess, Men reflect the God, so the Wicca
have a Priestess and Priest to 'run' the religious services. We call
our services circles.
This was sort of an "Reader's Digest Condensed Version" of Wicca.
Blessed be >>Phoenix<<
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