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02-23-2011, 12:19 AM
How do i become wiccan?
02-23-2011, 12:30 AM
It takes a lot of study and practice, and then, one day, you just are one, if you continue.
Or there is the more official ritual induction. Then, there are arguments as to whether one needs a coven or not.
02-23-2011, 12:43 AM
some people prefer not to join in a coven and be a solitaire. others have no choice but to be a solitaire because of where they may live and join groups on line. thank goodness for the internet!! I was a solitaire witch for years because i liked it that way and I could do things the way I wanted.
02-23-2011, 12:53 AM
Thank you, ive been reading through pages on here but they are still no help
02-23-2011, 12:57 AM
Well, it honestly depends on where you would like to start. You can't really become a Wiccan until you have practiced and studied a lot of the rituals and concepts.
02-23-2011, 02:09 AM
How do i become wiccan?
Read, read, read. Oh, and read. Get your hands on some good standard Wiccan books, or borrow them from the library. And don't take everything you read as total truth, the sad fact of the matter is that Wiccan books are notorious in having bad information, history-wise.
After you're familiar with the general concepts, and if you agree with them, then you can consider joining a local coven, or if you prefer to be on your own, work at fleshing out a solitary practice. Wicca is a religion with a lot of flexibility and traditions. It takes a LOT of work to really be a Wiccan. And not just call oneself a Wiccan.
Also it's important to think, do you want to be a Wiccan, or just a witch? Because they ARE different, and yet overlapping.
I can try to fish up some booklists for you, if you'd like.
02-23-2011, 09:42 AM
[posted earlier in thread]
SO YOU FEEL DRAWN TO WICCA ?
Something inside you is telling you that you want to explore wicca.. You immediately want to do something about it but don’t know what.
Now I should explain that I began in wicca before reverting to an older, more primitive form [ picture Norse slouching along in the hedgerows with straw and twigs in his beard ! ] and I am still a Moderator in a Wiccan Forum.
So, here is Grandad Norsey’s guide to starting out in wicca.
It's a fair generalisation that all pagan paths are “green” and accented to the Earth. Tree Huggers all ! If you are not drawn to Nature, you might want to think about that.
Ok, lets make the assumption that you are one of Nature’s Children and you have a place in nature that uplifts you. Doesn’t have to be somewhere grand and glorious, just somewhere special to you.
You should now start to learn all about your place – the flora and fauna, the weather patterns, the geology, the rivers and streams, the wheel of the seasons, the people who went before [ I’ve been doing that for over 35 years and still only scratched the surface but then I am a fanatic ! ]. What you are aiming for is a sense of belonging, a sense that you are part of it, a sense that your place has imprinted on you, a sense that this is your Land !
Next step. Declare yourself in your Land. Make a promise to protect it. You can make this as simple as you like or you could make a simple altar [ flat piece of rock ] and dedicate to Mother Earth. Start making a record of your experiences and what you have learned – your BOS.
And there you are, Wicca 101. More ? Wicca 102 ?
This requires a certain level of practice in meditation – lets assume you have this.
Now start regular meditations in your place. Stick with it, it may take some time, but eventually you will start to notice things you missed before. Not suggesting that you do this but I did overnight vigils in my place which is a small offshoot of one of the Yorkshire Dales. One of the things you might see is the nocturnal life of the place. If you do this often enough, you will be accepted as a part of the place by these nocturnal visitors. If this happens, then you have really cracked it.
It would be a very rare place indeed that has not been home to mankind before. In your meditations, start to focus on the people who went before you. Try to get a sense of them – who were they ? what did they do ? Depending on your sensitivity, you may also get a sense of the Nature Spirits in your place. You may sense energies around you.
I think that is enough to give you a sense that wicca is for you or not, as the case might be. No “spells”, no rituals, no rede. Just you firmly established as part of the Land. Where you take this is now up to you. Good Luck on your journey !
[Added today] This will give you a foundation for wicca, coven or solitary, and witchcraft - traditional, paganism.
03-06-2011, 02:12 PM
I've been Wiccan since I was 14. I decided that I wanted to study everything about it, and I am still studying. Still learning.
I also took the time to figure out that it is what I wanted, to have a life long journey into a faith that met my expectations and needs.
I started with the Codes and Reeds, with the stones and meanings of deities.
Then the rest I started to stumble on, and it all went from there :)
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