Wicca means wise and or “to bend” ( as in bending energies)
I am a third degree initiate of The Craft.
What attracted me to Wicca in the seventies was that most of the people that I knew (in Wicca) were concerned about the planet and other life forms.
I was (and still am) a vegetarian: involved with Animal Liberation: Greenpeace and Women’s Liberation. In later years, I was involved with Trees for Life.
Women’s liberation was necessary because we may have had the vote but women had no rights and no status. Wicca is matriarchal.
Other life forms still have no rights or status. Humans are still raping our Mother Earth.
Some people still think witches worship Satan and use blood sacrifices!
We do not!
I used to lecture on Wicca so I have researched this!
In western culture the idea of Satan worship came from the Inquisition and was taken up by what we witches call Satanists.
Because Wicca is a resurgence of an old religion it is difficult to find out what really happened in the distant past and I would presume they did use blood sacrifices?
In modern Wicca energy is raised by dance, as in the cone of power and by singing and chanting.
One can also use sex magic.
There is power in body fluids. If you are so inclined you can use a small amount of your own blood.
When I first started, we couldn’t buy books or ritual tools so mine are all homemade.
my Book of Shadows
The magic of the mind
The magic of the four elements
The magic of herbs and flowers
The magic of numbers
The magic of colours
The magic of talismans and amulets
The magic of sex
The magic of dreams
There are plenty of books on magic these days.
One of the late Stewart Farrar’s books for which I filled out a questionnaire gives an over view on modern witches.
Because I am an atheist I perceive the god and goddess as “thought forms”.
I’m including my own ad — perseverance prospers!
In primary school the class was asked to write an essay entitled “My Wish”
I wrote that I wished people would care more about looking after nature and the planet than money.
Seeing that this is never going to happen in my life time or possibly ever!
I wrote this short story for myself and as sympathetic magick
A Short Story About Healing The Blue Planet Kindle Edition
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