posted on Mar, 16 2004 @ 10:20 AM
Originally posted by Lady Lily
Thanks for all the websites! They were very informative! A few questions:
Are any of you who replied Wiccans?
I am a Shamanic Wiccan and would be happy to help you. Feel free to use the U2Us to contact me
How you be a Wicca and not do spells? (saw that on one of the sites)
Wicca is a pagan religion based on natural (nature) worship. Witchcraft is the art of magic. Many Wiccans practice witchcraft, many do not. Most
Wiccans at one point in thier life will practice magic. I always said I would not. I was wrong. I have a few times, so far with only one
If I practice Wicca, can I still get Christmas presents?
This depends. Most Wiccans do not celebrate christmas as it is a Kristjan holiday. Yule is the holiday Wiccan celebrate at the winter solstice
(Dec 20th or 21st depending who you ask). Now, in many cases, Wiccans are in families where they are the only one that practices Wicca. In those
cases, they may "celebrate" xmas with families as a formality, and then they most likely trade gifts. Most Wiccans that do this however, give gifts
of natural origin, such as homemade wreaths made from pine boughs and pine cones, or other natural origin gifts that are hand made. I often give gifts
such as hand made xmas tree ornaments made from wood or metal.
Again, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me through U2U and I will help in any way.
I have seen Cunningham and Silver Ravenwolf recommended, and I too recommend them even though they are on the "fluffy" side of the religion.
Look up: Viviane Crowley, Doreen Valiente, Margot Alder
and specific books
Scott Cunningham: Guide to a solitary practioner
Raymond Buckland: Complete Book Of Witchcraft
Ronald Hutton: Triumph Of The Moon
Ann Moura Green Witchcraft III: The Manual
Dianne Sylvan: The Circle Within
Phyllis Curott: Book of Shadows
Silver Ravenwolf: To Ride A Silver Broomstick
Janet & Stuart Farrar: A Witches Bible