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There are many paths to the Gods and Goddesses. 1734 is one distinct path and not for everyone. There are many things about 1734 that are different: The placement of the elements; The firm dedication that the Clan is one's spiritual family; the necessary shamanic essence; and Not believing in the Goddess, but knowing her as an every day part of your life .
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WHAT IS WICCA
Wicca, as most other religions, recognizes the existence of a 'First Cause', GOD or that from which all comes. Wiccans feel that this First Cause is so large and all encompassing that it is difficult for mankind to communicate with it. We can of communicate with that 'First Cause' through what is commonly known as the 'Gods and Goddesses.' These Goddesses and Gods manifest to us through their works, such as the cycle of the seasons, the miracle of birth, the joy of the first iris of Spring and the message of joy and hope from the rainbow, and through their Presence.
Priests and Priestesses of our religion can be seen dancing in Neolithic cave paintings and our sacred objects rest in every major museum of the world. Wicca is a Living religion, as it has been since the first primitive hunting tribes sought to establish and affirm their relationship with the cycles of their Mother the Earth, Her fertility, and that of the animals they depended on for life and sustenance. We are a religion of life and vitality, and we hold all life in respect and reverence. We do not own the Earth; we live on it by the love and grace of Our Mother. We do not own the plants, animals or stones; they are, as we are, the children of the Great Mother. They are our brothers and sisters on whom we are all dependent for life, shelter, and sustenance; and they deserve our love and respect in return. Above all else, we choose to live in harmony and balance.
We do not claim an actual dogmatic descent as far back as Neolithic
Wiccans retain the spirit of the ancient ways of reverence, in a
though not related to some Native American traditions and
ideals. Although many
Wiccans do not claim dogmatic descent of the
original, native European
traditions; many anthropologists, among them the
noted Margaret Murray,
consider us a survival of that same original
European religion, albeit
up-rooted and driven underground by the spread
of an intolerant, monotheistic
DEFINITIONS OF WICCAN TERM
Airts or Arts - The art of causing change through systematic use of the will and other natural forces. Some common goals in magic are healing, guidance, protection, and insight.
Cuveen or Coven - group of Wiccans with common religious goals and purposes, which meets regularly for the purpose of holding Esbats, Sabots, teaching, or for any other activity having a direct connection with Wicca.
Coven Council - a council selected by the High Priest and/or High Priestess of a Coven. It is convened due to a complaint made by them or a member of the Coven against them or a member of the Coven.
Cowan - A person that is not a Wiccan.
Esbat - Meetings held once or twice each Lunar month. Most Covens hold Esbat at the Full Moon (or the three days proceeding). Many hold Esbat at the New Moon or the Dark of the Moon (or the three days preceding or following).
Sabbat - Meetings held at the eight major seasonal holidays: the Equinoxes and the Solstice called the Quarter Days, and at the time of each season called Cross-Quarter Days; the Cross-Quarter Days fall at or about February 2, May 1, August 2, and October 31. There is also the festival known as
Twelfth Night - which occurs twelve (12) days after the Winter Solstice (Yule).
Tradition - A group of Covens having a common lineage and/or common form of practice.
Wicca, Witchcraft or The Craft - A religion including diverse Traditions related to many European and Mediterranean cultural sources. This religion worships feminine and masculine deities, and pays homage to The Mighty Dead. This corporation specifically excludes the Native American Religions, Native American Shaman and Native African religions from the definition of these words.
Wiccan - A person that has been properly Dedicated, Initiated or Ordained into the Religion of Wicca by a member of the Clergy who has the authority to perform that Dedication, Initiation or Ordination.
Witch - A person who worships and respects the Goddess(es) and God(s) of Witchcraft.
Additions Galic "Tree" Calinder that dated from the first centurey BC. Recreated by James Crowley
Battle of the Trees (Cad Goddeu) translation from Robert Graves book The White Goddess
Green Grow the Rashes, O
The History of Wicca in England (1939 - 1991) byJulia Phillips, 1991
My Craft Ethics By James Crowley III 12/19/86 - The High Priest of The Covenant of the Doves
The Lost Language of Symbolism : An Inquiry into the Origin of Certain Letters, Words, Names, Fairy-Tales, Folklore, and Mythologies By: Bayley,Harold
The Practice of Witchcraft Today : An Introduction to Beliefs and Rituals By: Robin Skelton
The practice of witchcraft today : an introduction to beliefs and rituals of the old religion By: by Robin Skelton
The Golden Bough By: Frazier, James George
Witchcraft The Sixth Sense By: Glass, Justine
Robert Graves Reads White Goddess and Other Selected Poems By: Graves, Robert
The White Goddess; A Historical Grammer of Poetic Myth By: Graves, Robert
Western Inner Workings By: Gray, William G.
Light from the Shadows: A Mythos of Modern Traditional Witchcraft By: Gwyn Light
Call Of The Horned Piper By: Jackson, Aldcroft
English Fairy Tales By: Jacobs, Joseph
Sacred Mask, Sacred Dance By: Jones, John with Chas Clifton
Covencraft- Witchcraft For Three Or More By: K Amber
Covencraft- Witchcraft For Three Or More By: K, Amber
Aradia, Gospel of the Witches By: Leland, Charles Godfrey
Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling By: Leland, Charles Godfrey
Women Of The Celts By: Markale, Jean
God of the Witches By: Murray, Margaret
Ractical Magic In The Northern Tradition By: Pennick, Nigel
The Triumph Of The Moon-A History Of Modern Pagan Witchcraft By: Ronald Hutton
Celtic Mysteries: The Ancient Religion By: Sharkey, John
The Magic Arts in Celtic Britain By: Spence, Lewis
Rebirth of Witchcraft, The By: Valiente, Doreen
Witchcraft : A Tradition Renewed By: Valiente, Doreen and Evan John Jones
The Ancient Keltic Church
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