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Why Initiation Made Me Love Solitary Wicca

by Star Foster

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Even if my initiation wasn’t oathbound, I still really couldn’t tell you about it. Some human experiences can’t be effectively communicated. I’d imagine giving birth or losing a loved one to a wasting disease are good examples of those kinds of experiences. You can talk about them all you want, but . . . → Read More: Why Initiation Made Me Love Solitary Wicca

Tools for Ritual

Ritual Tools From: Tryskelion

Ritual tools are used for many reasons. They aid us in focusing our concentration, and assist us in visualization exercises. Ritual tools can help us to quickly set the aura of a “world outside this world,” and their symbolic meanings can give comfort during trying times.

One of the most important . . . → Read More: Tools for Ritual

The 10 Big Beginner Wicca Mistakes and Pitfalls

The 10 Big Beginner Mistakes and Pitfalls Craft Basics By: Keitha (FireWind) href=”http://www.glasstemple.com/basics/index.php?conjure=topten_pitfalls”target=”_blank”>The Glass Temple

You’ve made them, I’ve made them, we’ve all seen them.. the dreaded ‘beginner fluffy bunny mistakes’. These are the common mistakes that all beginners make at some point and other Wiccans groan at. These are the pitfalls that we have . . . → Read More: The 10 Big Beginner Wicca Mistakes and Pitfalls

Pronunciation of Wiccan Terms

Pronunciation How Do I Say This Stuff (And not look foolish)? By: Keitha (Firewind) From: The Glass Temple

FESTIVALS & SABBATS:

Beltane: BEL-tayn

Imbolc: IM-bolc

Lammas: LA-mas

Litha: LIH-tha

Mabon: MA-bon

Ostara: o-STAR-ra

Samhain: SOW-in (as in “cow”), or sometimes sew-WIN

Saturnalia: sat-er-nay-lee-ah

Yule: yool

GENERAL WORDS:

Athame: AH-tha-may or ah-THA-may

Besom: BEH-som

Centaurs: sen-torz

. . . → Read More: Pronunciation of Wiccan Terms

Glossary of Wiccan Terms (basic)

Glossary of Wiccan Terms By: Keitha (FireWind) From: The Glass Temple

Altar – A small table or surface on which items meaningful to owner are placed. Can be an intricately carved table made only for this purpose, or as simple as a cardboard box or tree stump. Generally used during ritual. Can also be a . . . → Read More: Glossary of Wiccan Terms (basic)

The Chants Page

WiccanWeb.ca Chants Page Maintained and collected by Achriel

Ok this list is not a complete list of every chant I’ve heard of or received, it’s more like a list of chants I’ve heard used or people I know have heard and really liked. There is no danger of this list becoming the ‘be all and . . . → Read More: The Chants Page

The Pentagram

The Pentagram by Mike Nichols

The pentagram, or five-pointed star, may be the most misunderstood religious symbol around these days. Being the most common symbol of Neo-Pagan Witchcraft, it has nevertheless been denigrated by movie and publishing industries which seem ‘hell-bent’ on connecting it with Satanism and other malevolent practices. However, like the Roman Cross . . . → Read More: The Pentagram

Introduction To The Sabbats

Introduction To The Sabbats by Mike Nichols

Table of Contents:

Midwinter’s Eve (Yule) The Light Returns (Imbolg) The Vernal Equinox (Ostara) Celebration of May Day (Beltane) A Midsummer’s Celebration (Litha) The First Harvest (Lammas) Harvest Home (Mabon) All Hallow’s Eve (Samhain) Thank you for the days, Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me. . . . → Read More: Introduction To The Sabbats

The Wiccan Rede

The Rede of the Wiccae

By Lady Gwen Thompson & Adriana PorterPublished In Green Egg MagazineVol. III. No. 69 (Ostara 1975)

Bide the Wiccan laws ye must in perfect love and perfect trust.Live and let live ““ fairly take and fairly give.Cast the Circle thrice about to keep all evil spirits out.To bind the spell . . . → Read More: The Wiccan Rede

The Charge of the God

The Charge of the God Author Unknown

Listen to the Words of the Horned God, Who was of old called among men: Adonis, Tammuz, Dianus, Herne, Bran, Beli, Lugh, Gwyn, Dionysus, Osiris, Cernunnos, Pan, And by many other Names.

O Secret of Secrets, That art hidden in the being of all that . . . → Read More: The Charge of the God