When witchcraft is practised as a religion, it is called by the Old English term for witch, Wicca. This term is used to counter all the negative stereotypes that society has given to witchcraft. Wicca is primarily a religion that worships nature, and sees all creation as sacred. In fact, all Wiccan holy days follow the cycles of nature and the changes in the seasons. Wicca also worships both a male and female deity, a female Goddess and a male God, who had together created the world and everything in it.
Black and White Witchcraft
Witchcraft is neither black nor white. Witchcraft is a religion that respects Mother Nature and she is neither completely positive or completely negative, this is the same for witches.
Spells are used by Wiccans, and are a series of rituals and prayers that are conducted in witchcraft to ask for divine help in a certain aspect of life. All spells must adhere to the Wiccan Rede, the witchcraft code of conduct, meaning that any spells used to manipulate, dominate or control another person is forbidden. In witchcraft, spells may also be changed or adapted to suit a Wiccan’s personality or specific wishes in casting the spell. In this site there are a range of free spells to practice at home.
Witchcraft Book – The Book of Shadows
A good Book of Shadows will serve as a witch craft reference guide where you keep correspondences, spells and rituals that you’d like to try, divine meanings and many other things of that nature.
The Wiccan Rules (Rede)
The Wiccan Rede is the rule of conduct that all witches must follow while practicing witchcraft. It rules that a witch may engage in any action, as long as it is carefully considered, and their actions harm nobody, including themselves. Witchcraft is ruled by the Threefold Law, which is the belief that any action taken by any witch that affects another person, will come back to the witch threefold, whether it be harm or good.
Beginner Witchcraft, Paganism, Spellcraft and Magic: to some, these words have no place outside of fairytales and films; they’re figments of overactive imaginations that don’t belong in the “real world”. Yet to those who believe in them; who are witches, they’re symbols of pride and a sacred heritage that spans thousands of years.