Wicca & Magick: Beginning Wicca: What is Wicca?Wicca is an unending path of light, magic, love, and constant learning. Werevere nature and see the true divine beauty of the universe. It’s aboutrecognizing that we all have the ability to take our fate into our own hands,and we have the right to choose how we use that power. There is no bibleand no prophet. Our only rule is a simple and logical one:
"An it harm none, do as ye will"
Wicca is an earth religion based on ancient (even prehistoric) paganism.Wicca itself is relatively new, a reconstruction loosely based on old religionand early witchcraft. Its roots are hard to trace because of persecution,which caused people and records to be hidden or destroyed.Most Wiccans worship the Goddess and the God. They have thousands ofnames given to their many aspects by various cultures.
Each name given tothe Goddess and God in old mythology represents a different facet of theGoddess and the God's personality. Today, we invoke them by the name thatis most appropriate for the purpose.Wicca is based on the concept of natural and essential equilibrium. All thingshave spiritual "life"- people, animals, plants, and even stones. Everything ispart of a delicate balance of light and dark, day and night, good and evil,male and female. Even the Goddess and the God are both creators anddestroyers. They give life, nurture it, and eventually take it away. This cycleis seen in the seasons and in the cycle of the moon, and is often symbolizedby the Triple Goddess- Maiden, Mother, and Crone. The mother creates, themaiden develops, and the crone eventually fades away. We see this eachmonth when the moon is a sliver, then grows to be full, and then becomes asliver and fades away, before beginning again. Because of this, the emblemof the triple goddess is a full moon with a crescent on each side.We do not believe that Wicca is the only valid religion, nor do we try toconvert people to Wicca. It is an open-minded path and there are manytraditions, which offer different rules and ways to follow the religion. Butmany of us are "eclectic", and choose what elements of paganism we wish toincorporate in our practices as a Wiccan. One might choose to include thingsthey learned from studying Buddhism, Asatru, Santeria, Baha'i, etc. into