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Ettecoude
15-11-2010, 10:24 PM
I have recently transferred to a new school and have been hanging out with some new people. I recently learned that one is a wiccan (that is the correct term right?) And out of curiosity I decided to look online to see what I could learn. Most sites just have a link to a book that i can buy for $9.95 only, but being a highschooler I am quite broke at the moment. Would any of you be able to tell me the basics of Wicca, or link me to a site where I could learn.

Thank you very much.

Lostgirl
16-11-2010, 07:44 AM
Best bet is to stick to this website and read all the different posts. You can find alot of things on the internet but your best bet would be to get a book that you can read in your own time im afraind. Does your friend have any books she can lend you??

norseman
16-11-2010, 08:18 AM
Ettecoude, this site is your best guide. Whatever books on wicca that you come across should be read with a great deal of scepticism, many are very dubious.

Lostgirl
16-11-2010, 08:38 AM
I discovered the basics of Wicca and then made my decisions about the rest.

norseman
16-11-2010, 10:57 AM
Ettecoude, this was posted by Emerging Path in Paganism a little time back, and it is a good framework for the pagan paths including wicca

Belief in Deity
Some believe in a Supreme Being. Many believe in God and Goddess--a duality. Many believe there are countless spirit beings, gods and goddesses, in the cosmos and within all of nature--God is all and within all; all are one God.

Incarnations
No human incarnations are worshipped in particular, as all of nature and the universe are considered embodiments of God and Goddess, or of gods and goddesses, worthy of respect, reverence, or worship.

Origin of Universe and Life
Generally, there is no conflict between observations revealed through science and Neo-Pagan beliefs on origins of the physical universe and of man

After Death
Many believe in reincarnation after some rest and recovery in the "Otherworld." Some believe in various spiritual resting places. Many say we don't or can't know what happens after death.

Why Evil?
"Evil" is imbalance. Most believe there is no evil but rather that people sometimes make mistakes. Wrongdoing results when we forget we are one with the universal spirit.

Salvation
The concept of "salvation" is essentially irrelevant; rather the belief that people can attain spiritual balance and harmony with each other and nature.

Undeserved Suffering
Most do not believe in Satan or any spirit being as the cause of suffering. Some believe in a karma-like principle, that choosing to live a life of wrongdoing and pain will naturally result in suffering in this or later lifetimes. Many view suffering as a result of spiritual imbalance in one's life or on the planet or in the universe. The focus is generally on healing suffering rather than answering definitively why it exists.

Contemporary Issues
Abortion is not condemned, as there is no official doctrine; beliefs about abortion range the full spectrum. Views on divorce, homosexuality, and gender equality are generally very supportive of human differences, equality, and personal choice. Many believe that involvement in community action, especially regarding environmental concerns, is integral to the belief in human interdependence and worship of the Earth Mother.