posted on Aug, 29 2013 @ 01:49 PM
Umm.. Guys wicca IS NOT Witchcraft it's like saying Druidism is witchcraft
Witchcraft is a spiritual practice with it's roots based in European practice and dating back to the beginning of man. Most people do not trace back
their involvement with Witchcraft past the Middle Ages because of the lack of information that is available in solid form from beyond that time as
well as the fact that much of the retrieved information was written by Priests from the Christian church as falsified documents or accounts of what
they believed their practices to be. In fact, it was the Christians that gave the word "Witch" and "Witchcraft" to these people and their
practices and was not a term that they themselves used. Witchcraft involves the use of magick, although it is not required, and the honoring of Gods,
local or land spirits and Ancestors rather than worship.
Wicca is a fairly young Pagan religion that is often confused with the religion of Witchcraft. Gerald B. Gardner, a member of a British Witchcraft
coven, brought Wicca to the public in 1954. As the religion began to spread through Europe and to America it took on many different forms, spawning
off many similar traditions, and taking shape and form by practitioners who began to come out publicly writing books and speaking out about their
beliefs. Wicca involves the use of magick and ritual as well as the worship of a God and Goddess. While it is often referred to as a Nature religion,
is it very common among urban people that have little to no access to natural places of worship.