How to become a Wiccan

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Have you thought a lot about your spirituality lately and thought of taking a new path? Perhaps you have considered Wicca as your new path to spirituality. However, being a Wiccan is not something you are born with or just decide to become one day.

Wicca is a spiritual practice as well as a religion

It is the religious cult of modern witchcraft inspired by various pre-Christian western European beliefs whose central deity is a mother goddess and includes the use of herbal magic and non-harming witchcraft.

The first thing you must do is to learn as much about the Wiccan faith that you can. When learning something new, no matter what it is, you must do your research on it. A person must read up and fully engage in his or her resources on Wicca. Get as many books as you can to start. Some great beginner books include The Spirit of the Witch: Religion & Spirituality in Contemporary Witchcraft by Raven Grimassi; Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft by Raymond Buckland; Wicca & Witchcraft for Dummies by Diane Smith; Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham.

Two major rules in Wicca

There are two major rules in Wicca that every Wiccan must follow. These are the Wiccan Rede and the Threefold Law. First, you should avoid harming anyone. “An ye harm none, do as ye will” is the basic and the most important statement of Wicca.

When you receive something good, make sure to share it with others; otherwise, it will come back on you three times.

Celebrate the Wiccan Sabbats

These are days of worship and days of celebration. The Sabbats include: Samhain on October 31st, which is the Wiccan New Year; Yule is the Winter Solstice and is celebrated around December 21st; Imbolc is celebrated on February 2; Ostara honors the spring equinox and is celebrated in March; Beltane, or May Day, is on May 1st; Midsummer celebrates the summer solstice around June 21st; Lughnasadh is celebrated in August; and Mabon, which celebrates the autumn equinox, around September 21st.

Understand the magic

Some Wiccans don’t practice the magic but instead focus on the spiritual aspects of the religion. Magic is never done with a purpose to harm someone or something but is instead performed to help you or someone around you. Never do a spell to make someone fall in love with you.

You must accept responsibility for all of your actions, thoughts, and words. You must not blame others.

Write important things down in your Book of Shadows. This is your magical journal where you record thoughts, rituals, spells and anything else of importance.

Honor the Mother Earth

The Earth is sacred ground and nature is magic in action.

Respect other people’s choices in religion. Not everyone believes the same thing. With this being said, do not try to convert someone to Wicca who does not want to be converted.

There is much to learn about becoming a Wiccan, and it is something that is not going to happen overnight. Take your time in learning everything you can. Once you have learned all the basic information, you can learn more. There is no limit to how much you can learn.

Blessed Be.

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