Category Archives: Wicca

18Jul, 2017

The Theology of Elemental Powers in Wiccan Practice

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Understanding five elemental powers are recognized in ceremonial rituals and other magic.

Understanding five elemental powers are recognized in ceremonial rituals and other magic.
The concept of elemental powers predates modern Pagan practices. However, these old concepts have made their way into both reconstructionist and contemporary spiritual paths b…

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13Jul, 2017

Beginning at the Beginning: British Traditional Wicca

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Candles are commonly used in British Traditional Wicca ceremonies.

Candles are commonly used in British Traditional Wicca ceremonies.
Those outside the Wiccan faith tend to think of it as a monolithic movement with one basic theology and set of practices. However, there is a multiplicity of different observations and traditions. A…

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06Jul, 2017

Four Ancient Celtic Festivals Find Their Way Into Modern Pagan Practices

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Ancient Celtic roots in Modern Pagan celebrations.

Ancient Celtic roots in Modern Pagan celebrations.
Some Modern Pagan practitioners, especially those who base their ceremonies on older Celtic religious traditions, have incorporated older holidays and festivals into their modern spiritual paths. This includes some…

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22Jun, 2017

A Deeper Understanding of Paganism

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Table with items commonly used in for rituals of paganism.

Table with items commonly used in for rituals of paganism.
The term “paganism” elicits many different connotations, depending on who you ask. Images based on stereotypes, such as people practicing “strange rituals” and “taboo” customs, are sadly conjure…

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09May, 2017

Beltane Celebrations

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A Maypole was a typical way sight at any celebration of Beltane.

The Maypole was a common sight at a Beltane celebration.
Ah! my heart is weary waiting,
Waiting for the May: Waiting for the pleasant rambles
Where the fragrant hawthorn brambles,
Where the woodbine alternating,
Scent the dewy way;
Ah! my heart is weary, waiting, W…

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28Mar, 2017

Influential Pagan Women for Women’s History Month

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Women’s History Month

A List of Influential Pagan Women for Women’s History Month
March 8 is International Women’s Day, and the entire month of March is dedicated to remembering women who made a difference for women. For Women’s history month, here are six women who have influ…

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23Jan, 2015

Five Major World Religions and Their Important Holidays

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Boy holding globe, representing larger world full of dozens of religions

There are many diverse religions and almost every day is sacred for somebody, some place in the world. Having awareness and respect for different world religions and holidays, even if they differ from one’s own beliefs, can help you better navigate an increasingl…

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19Nov, 2014

What is Wicca?

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Photo of Wiccans performing a handfasting ceremony outdoors

Wiccans perform a handfasting ceremony
Wicca in America
As of 2008, there were 310 recognized religions and religious denominations in the United States. All of the world’s major religions were represented, as well as traditional Native American faiths. Also incl…

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