WTF Is Wicca?

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WTF Is Wicca? How I became Wiccan, what Wicca is (and what it isn't) + more on my Pagan Faith!

WTF Is Wicca?

You guys probably don’t know this (or maybe you do or have guessed or seen my IG hashtags LOL), but I am a Wiccan. You might asking yourself right now – WTF is Wicca? and that’s the inspiration for this post!

I’m all about trying to remain as open as possible with you. Even though I know that I may lose followers for this. Obviously, you don’t need to know about my entire personal life, but I’d like you to know this simple thing about me. One’s spirituality tends to be pretty integral to who they are as a person and being a pagan is something I’m really proud of. I may be judged or people might make assumptions, but people do that anyway so I may as well be honest and real. At least I will be judged for who I am as opposed to who I am not.

Talking about this is slightly terrifying for me.

It’s not that I’m ashamed because I’m certainly not. It’s just that I have so many Christian friends in the blogging world that I’m worried I’ll scare them away. That said, I’m taking a leap of faith and hoping you will be okay with this.

So, with that, decided I should do a post on this topic and explain what Wicca is, what it isn’t, and all that jazz.

What is Wicca?

How I Became Wiccan…

I kind of stumbled into the world of Wicca, to be honest. I was born into a Christian/Catholic family. My dad is Catholic. My mom is Christian. I never felt connected to either of those faiths for whatever reason. That said, I’ve never felt atheist or agnostic. And then I discovered Wicca and it just kind of clicked for me. It seemed to fit perfectly into my life.

What is Wicca?

What Wicca Is…

Wicca is a reconstructed pagan religion that has experienced a resurgence since the turn of the century. It spawned from ancient pagan practices originating in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. At it’s simplest, Wiccans believe in living in balance with nature. We believe in a God and Goddess. Sometimes Wiccans use patron deity names and sometimes we simply believe they represent masculine and feminine aspects already present in nature (and in ourselves). In history, Wicca is often referred to as “the Craft of the Wise” and many believe it can be traced back for thousands of years.

Wiccans seek balance and preservation of nature above most all else.

Many hold strong convictions for caring for the planet and animals which is why many Wiccans are either vegetarian or vegan. It really depends, though. We follow the “Wheel of the Year” which is a seasonal set of holy days. They include Imbolc, Ostara (Spring Equinox), Beltane, Litha (Summer Solstice), Lughnasadh, Mabon (Autumn Equinox), Samhain (our new year which you might call Halloween), and Yule (Winter Solstice).

So, I'm Wiccan...

Wicca is integral with witchcraft, but it’s probably not synonymous with what you think of when you think witchcraft. In Wicca, witchcraft focuses on spells, rituals and meditation, but we don’t think we can control people and, in fact, strongly believe against that. Wiccans believe in the threefold rule which means that anything you do comes back on you times 3. If you do good things, that will come back to you times 3. If you do bad things, same thing.

The Wiccan Rede (simplified) is “An it harm none, do what you will.” 

This means that as long as you are not harming anyone, you can do what you want. Wiccans believe that the direction of our lives is within our power to achieve if we will it (and work hard). We believe in magick, but it’s more of a belief that we can manifest what we want in our lives. Equally, we believe we are responsible for our own choices and our own destiny.

What Wicca Isn’t…

Wicca isn’t worship of the devil! Wiccans don’t fly on brooms. Wiccans don’t curse people (or if they try to, they can expect it to come back on them times 3). We are not evil. In fact, they’re some of the most kind, loving and accepting people you’ll ever meet. You may not even know it, but you probably already know a Wiccan or 3.

There is loads more that plays into the Wiccan/pagan faith, but it would definitely fill up more than one post so I’ll stop here 🙂 If you want me to discuss more about this topic, feel free to comment down below and request I do a YouTube video on the topic and I’ll make it happen!

If you want to know about Wicca, being pagan, and more, you can check out my blog on this topic at The Witch Way Blog

Did You Learn Anything New About Wicca? Did Anything Surprise You? Are You Shocked that I’m Wiccan?

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26 thoughts on “WTF Is Wicca?

  1. January 6, 2017 at 9:54 AM

    I’m not surprised, from what I know of you that you found your spiritual match with Wicca. One of my friend (we lost touch a bit) is (was?) a Wicca too and I enjoy the principles behind it.
    To be honest I’m more scared of some Christians than Wiccans 😉
    Thanks for sharing! And happy new year!
    BTW, I got myself an Alima pure foundation for Xmas! After over a year or sometimes experimenting with samples it was about time lol
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    1. January 6, 2017 at 11:06 AM

      Haha 😛 Well, I’m glad it doesn’t scare you away, Helene! I definitely enjoy the principles and ideals behind it so much. They are very much suited to my values. And happy new year to you! So happy you got an Alima Pure foundation – how are you liking it?! Hope you can treat yourself to more green beauty this year! If you ever want to try stuff, shoot me an email! I always find extras in my collection if you don’t mind some that are 1/2 – 3/4 full just to test something out. ;-)I think there are crazy people in every religion who can be scary haha. It’s all good 🙂 hope you have a lovely weekend! :-*

  2. January 6, 2017 at 10:13 AM

    You’ll never have to worry about scaring me away! 🙂 To be honest, I’m afraid to be more open about my Christianity – especially with what is happening to us in other countries as well as current popular (or “unpopular”) opinion of us. That being said, part of my faith is believing in being a good steward to this earth and all of its creatures, which is similar to your belief. I’m glad you shared this, though, I learned a lot about you as well as your faith. 🙂 <3

    1. January 6, 2017 at 11:10 AM

      Thanks Sabrina! That means a lot to me 🙂 I think you’re fine living here in this country, but if you’re worried about it, I totally understand. It’s a fair concern for anyone who is religious to be open about it with the climate of the world right now. That said, I refuse to live in fear about things like this. That’s how people win. Not that anyone should be shoving their religious beliefs down anyone’s throat, but it’s okay to say who you are and what you believe in. Nobody has a right to take that from you. Thanks for being so kind about this. I had no idea how people would take this post haha. It definitely alleviates my nerves a bit to hear some of my closest blog/net friends are so wonderful. Which, of course you are. Wondering why I was so worried now lol . have a great weekend, Sabrina! xx

  3. January 10, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    I was first introduced to Wicca by a friend at university and it just really made sense to me – more than any religion has!

    1. January 10, 2017 at 10:58 AM

      That’s awesome 🙂 For me, I found it on my own, but definitely feel the same way as you. It just makes sense to me. Glad to meet another Wiccan blogger in this community! xx

  4. January 13, 2017 at 10:55 AM

    I didn’t know much about Wicca before today. It seems like I, as a born Christian who practices Buddhism, find a lot of common ground here and with my upbringing and current practice. I’m glad I found you through the Traffic Jam Linkup.

    1. January 13, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      Glad to introduce you to the topic, then 🙂 There is SO MUCH common ground between Wicca and Christianity, even, save for the witchcraft aspect. It would surprise so many people to learn the philosophies within Wicca are peaceful, loving, and all about balance within the natural world. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  5. January 14, 2017 at 8:13 AM

    This was really interesting. Thanks so much for sharing and your openness. I love the principal that things come back to you in threes. Thanks for linking up on #homemattersparty

    1. January 17, 2017 at 12:02 PM

      Thanks Emily 🙂 I’m glad you found it interesting. Thanks for stopping by! xx

  6. January 16, 2017 at 6:39 AM

    Never be afraid to be yourself. Show your own personal colors. Those who do not agree or are not supportive of your happiness are not meant to be on your journey any way. I am proud of you for sharing your story.

    1. January 17, 2017 at 12:04 PM

      thanks so much for this, Heather! This means so much to me. I’m not afraid to be myself or show who I am, but this one was particularly scary. I even lost some subscribers for it, but you’re right; those who are meant to be here with me on this journey will be here and others won’t be. And that’s okay 🙂 Thank you for your kind words! It means more than you know xx

  7. Debbie Petch
    January 16, 2017 at 1:27 PM

    I have been a Wicca for many years. I come from a family background of Christian fanatics who hate anyone and aany thing that is not like them. Dancing, singing, make up etc is the creation of Satan. Once I broke away from my family, they disowned me. They have not spoken to me in decades. That is fine with me. No one knows I am Wicca. Even my best friend does not know. I have been burned too many times. Everything you say about Wicca is true. I like the fact that anyone can be a solitary Wicca. I donate my time to the environment and abused animals. I have never been happier! Good luck to you!

    1. January 17, 2017 at 12:09 PM

      thanks so much for sharing your story with me, Debbie! It’s crazy that you came from a hardcore family that really seemed to shun creative expression, but I guess we all have our own viewpoint, however damaging it might be to those around us. I’m happy you are away from them, to be honest. Even if not for your religion, for your own sanity and well being. You deserve to be free and happy and accepted for who you are. It’s so wonderful that you donate time to helping the environment and abused animals. What a wonderful calling! And I just want you to know, from my heart to yours: you deserve to be happy and free and out as a Wiccan (if you want to be). You deserve everything you want in life. I hope you don’t let the nonacceptance, ignorance and hatred of others cloud your life. Life is meant to be beautiful and joyful. Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all the best and blessed be xx

      1. Debbie Petch
        January 17, 2017 at 2:11 PM

        Thanks for your kind words. I do not want to give the impression I am anti religions or angry. Wiccans do not believe in pushing their religion. I wake up every morning with purpose and joy in my heart! Wicca did save my sanity and I am most grateful. Thanks for the courage for going public.

        1. January 20, 2017 at 8:33 AM

          Absolutely 🙂 I’m glad you’re peaceful and happy now. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience, Debbie! xx

  8. January 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    I actually have never heard of Wicca and this was so interesting to read! I’m glad you shared this!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    1. January 17, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      It’s a “mystery” religion as they say haha so I’m not surprised. There is so much hilarious misinformation about it so even if people hear about it, the information is usually horribly inaccurate. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jill 🙂 I’m glad you found this interesting! xx

  9. January 17, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    This was super informative and I have to admit there was a lot I didn’t know. Thank you for clearing that up! More of these types of posts are needed to demystify differences and build strong, positive connections–thank you for doing this!

    1. January 20, 2017 at 8:28 AM

      I’m glad you found it informative – definitely something I wanted when writing this! Thanks so much for commenting your thoughts, Sahar 🙂 xx

  10. January 21, 2017 at 3:09 AM

    Thank you so much for sharing this.So many are afraid to talk about it. There is nothing wrong with sharing a bit of this life maybe more people will understand. 🙂 Have a marvelous weekend.

    1. January 24, 2017 at 12:07 PM

      absolutely. thanks for the support! It’s tough to talk about this stuff. I’ve really struggled and there is so much that goes into religion that it’s tough to know how to go about it. thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  11. January 22, 2017 at 5:03 AM

    Tianna, thank you for sharing this post! Most of my beliefs align very much with Wiccan beliefs as well. After all, aren’t kindness and love and staying in tune with nature and being true to ourselves the most important things that any religion can teach. I have always felt that no matter what religion you follow, if you are focused on the positive and on being kind and loving to others and to nature, then it really shouldn’t matter what it is called. And at the end of the day, if it works for you and it brings no harm to others, then good for you! Thank you for enlightening others who may have needed enlightening. And thanks for linking up with me On the Edge!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    1. January 24, 2017 at 12:12 PM

      thanks so much Shelbee! I totally agree. That’s a huge reason I identified so much with Wicca is the reverence for nature and the sacredness of life and how we live it. I 100% agree about people being kind. I don’t think your religion defines you. I think you define who you are through your words and actions. I try not to judge a person based on their religion, but rather on the kind of person they are. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this!

  12. January 24, 2017 at 5:47 PM

    My best friend is a Wiccan so I am lucky to know a lot about it and its love for nature and life draws me to it aswell.

    1. January 26, 2017 at 7:35 AM

      that’s really cool 🙂 It’s nice to know people are becoming more aware of Wiccan faith. xx

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