Wicca Essay

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William Cribb Mrs. Debaillie AP English 11 1 June 2013 Wicca “People fear what they don’t understand, and some people obviously don’t understand the witches” (RavenWolf 17). Wicca is a much underrated religion that has been misunderstood for many years. Many believe that Wiccans are devil worshippers and that they believe in human sacrifice although this is not the struggles in life due to their case. Due to this belief many Wiccans have had serious religious beliefs. Wicca is a natural belief system that has many beliefs that set the basis of how life should be lived. Wicca is a nature based religion that is all encompassing. It is an open-minded faith that celebrates diversity and considers us all to be children of the same mother (Holland 6). This “mother” would be the Goddess who created everything. The goddess was created by Spirit to fill the void that was existence and in her creation he gave her a companion who was half animal to populate the planet. The Goddess is said to be a being of infinite love thus comes the Wiccans way of life to live in peace with all. Wiccans believe in the phrase “And it harm none, do what you will” (Holland 8) which basically means live life your way as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone. Witches, as Wiccans call themselves, believe many things that appear in an array of different religions. Wiccans worship many Gods and Goddesses but recognize them all as aspects of the Great Goddess (Holland 8). Due to this they believe that there is no single way to worship the gods and that all religions are right in their own way. Reincarnation is a big belief of the Wiccans. In the creation myth it is said that when a human dies they go to the Summerland to walk among the Goddess and God in infinite peace until they are reborn again (RavenWolf 25). Because the moon symbolizes the Goddess, every full moon holds great power and

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