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Witchcraft - A Primer for New Wiccans

May 17, 2008
The most important piece of information that a beginner into Witchcraft needs to know is that they are simply PERFECT as they are. They do not have to change anything about themselves or their relationships. The Wiccan Goddess or God does not need anything from them; they are not sinners in the eyes of the Creator.

From the first day onwards, all newcomers to Wicca need to understand that we have the power to connect to the One who created this world as we know it. We do not have to bow to anyone, beg (pray) for anyone's blessings, or fear anyone's wrath. We do not have to fear hell or the Satan because they do not exist.

We live lives of honesty, integrity and compassion not because we are afraid of an entity who will judge us one day; we do so because we live by the Wiccan Rede ("An it harm none, do what you will.") and respect the laws of Karma. If we falter and hurt others, we get the results back in this life. We do not have to wait for an invisible entity to dole out punishment or purgatory.

People who join Wicca experience an exhilarating sense of freedom. The freedom to live their life as they choose, the freedom to stop giving away money as tithing tax to an organized monolithic entity they have never understood, the freedom to celebrate the joys of life such as loving another human being without being judged for it and enjoying everything in life so long as our behavior doesn't hurt another living being. By the way, we also believe that animals have souls! WOW, what a wonderful concept!

This newfound freedom hopefully comes with a new awareness with regards to our environment. Most Wiccans are nature loving and environmentally aware so that they are consciously working to make this world a better for humans, animals and plants!

For new Wiccans who join covens, there are rules and celebrations that may be customized to a particular branch of Wicca. For solitary practitioners, help is available in the form of hundreds of books on Witchcraft from many sources including the local bookstores, libraries and the internet stores.

These books largely cover the tools and supplies that witches need to carry out the rituals and spells that they need. However, witchcraft relies solely on our inner powers and the methods to make our minds stronger.
About the Author
Rose Ariadne has been practicing ancient forms of Witchcraft for over 25 years. Get more info about witchcraft here: http://www.askroseariadne.com/editorials/witchcraft-primer-for-new-wiccans.html
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