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Sallynha
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hey all (hope this isn't too off-topic eheh)

I recently saw the sequel from Blair Witch, and there was this girl that was a wiccan. Where I live I hadn't heard anything about it, although I'd seen the word around somewhere, so I went to the internet and read some stuff about it - I think it's pretty interesting and I like to learn about this kind of "weird" subjects.

I'd like to know if any of you are wiccans or have any friends who are, or what you think about it...

take care

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LilBlueSmurf
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Hmm ... I know there are a few wiccans here, but I myself am not one.

This is a good site that explains a lot of religions and compares them and stuff ...
www.religioustolerance.org


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PoetgirlNY
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I'm wiccan. I don't think of it as "weird," it's just my religion. Another really good webiste is www.witchvox.com

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Siren
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I'm Wiccan too and no it's not "weird", as poetgirl said, it's just a religion.

And a lot of TV shows which have wiccan characters or themes are usually way off on what the religion actually is. So I definitely suggest learning a little bit more before labeling it to be "weird". And I think it's good to learn about other religions anyway, so you know what they're about.

www.open-sesame.com

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**hippi_chik**
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my best friend in the whole world is wiccan she likes metallica its not really that dramatic witchy "i cast spells on people so they fall in love with me" thing that you read about though just to clear that up...

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Lucky1402
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Well, this may sound strange or whatnot, but I'm sorta wiccan. That is, I am studying the religion and the aspects of it, but I haven't actually converted yet. I practice a form of modern day paganism. I read somewhere that you can you can possibly practice christianity AND participate in the pagan religions too. Which is basically what I do. I find that it is much more consistent to my beliefs than many religions are. From what I've read, it's possible to believe in the one God of the Christian religion and god's other incarnations, the god and the goddess. I'm still learning though, so if I say anything that is incorrect, it's not meant as being offensive.

I find that television and movies portrays wiccans and witches as "evil" which is not true at all. People around my school need to be educated on the subjuct, too. It seems that they see them as satan worshippers who have magic powers and cast evil spells against people. ?? I think they need to explore it a little more thoroughly. Witches and wiccans don't actually cast evil spells on people (at least, they aren't supposed to?), they can't fly, and they don't have special "powers." Oh yeah, and prior to what my friends think, not all of them wear all black clothes (I don't anyway).

Go to http://www.normv.com/fact.html to get more info. That's where I found my information on being a christian witch.

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Rizzo
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I used to be into the wiccan/pagan thing. The problem with wicca for me was the fact I didn't actually believe in a god or goddess... nature worship was more my thing. Now I call myself an atheist, but most wiccans and pagans I've known have been pretty cool
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Milke
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Could someone perhaps move this topic to All About You? My partner's Wiccan, as are some friends, but it just ain't for me. And it's not really all that weird, except in movies, on TV, and the like. Really, they need to do something to make it look more exciting, and it just comes off looking creepy half the time.
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Lucky1402
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True, it would probably fit better in the all about you section. I'm new to moving around posts, but apparently only forum leaders can move topics? Oh well, I tried. Maybe one of the body and soul moderators can do it (I've learned my lesson).

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voila!

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Mleh, mleh.

Yes, the media definitely has made some serious misconceptions about the whole Wicca thing. Really, though, Wicca is only one denomination of neo-paganism and nature-based religions. Its a bit complicated; Wicca was founded by a man named Gerald Gardner. I'm a little rusty on the details, but I believe it was in the 40s or early 50s. 1940s and 1950s, that is. It is also sometimes called Gardnerian Witchcraft. Of course, it was founded on ancient pre-Christian principals, and draws a lot from other places.

Its remarkably benevolent. No Satan-worship involved, Satan doesn't even come into play at all because its meant to be an updated version of the "Old Ways" of the Druids and Celts before Christianity was even concieved of. Some basic rules are "So long as it harms none, do what thou wilt" and "Whatever you do comes back to you threefold". Sounds corny, right? Well, I think those are some good general rules to follow.

As far as the Goddess and God go, they are the female and male manifestation of the "divine unknown". I don't really believe that there is a guy and a gal sitting up there somewhere, but if personifying something as incomprehensible as God makes it easier for you to take it all in, more power to you.

I don't want to ramble off on the subject, 'cause believe me I could. I used to call myself a Wiccan, though now I mostly use it as some basic guidelines for myself. I'm working on my own version of the religion, integrating more of my own personal beliefs and only using magick minimally.

If you want more in-depth info, you should get books like "The Truth About Witchcraft Today" by Scott Cunningham, or "To Ride a Silver Broomstick" by Silver RavenWolf.
www.witchvox.com is a great site to visit. You could also search www.google.com or www.askjeeves.com for "Wicca" and a whole bunch of stuff would come up.

Hope I helped!

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Milke
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The Truth About Witchcraft Today seemed like a pretty good book until I dropped it behind a heavy bookshelf, but I've never actually seen anyone else mention it, and the cover's pretty cheesy (a woman in a suit with briefcase; we call it the 'Business-Witch Book), Cunningham also comes with high recommendations from a lot of pagans I know.
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BlinkN*boys182
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I am Witta, its a verison of wicca but differnt it has more to do with Irish Heritage, to me the christaity religon is "weird" im just not used to it
Abby

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