Is Wicca related to any other religion?
Yes and no. Yes because Paganism (the root of Wicca) is actually the oldest religion in the world and The Pope (head of the oldest Christian faith) admitted in the 1300's to stealing not only Pagan worship sites, dates and etc. but a lot of rituals and etc. from Pagans (in an attempt to get Pagans to convert to Christianity). So Paganism and in a way Wicca is actually the root of all religions.
However, Wicca is actually a very modern religion on its own. Gerald Garner updated and transformed The Pagan Belief System to incorporate other traditions and allow a more open belief system in the 1940's. This is what we know as Wicca.
The best way to hide Wicca from your parents is to not have any items related to the religion out in your room. However, it may be best to speak to the parents and let them know so that you can openly practice the religion.
Wicca is no more dangerous than any other religion, and a lot safer than some because it nurtures nature and promotes peace and harmony.
Wicca was never recognized as an official religion in the U.S.A. The government is prohibited from recognizing any religion by the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
Wicca today is a commonly practiced religion, though many are still in the closet so no true number of practitioners can be accurately recorded. It is a very unique religion that people find themselves drawn to. It is a constantly growing and expanding religion that takes on new followers everyday, no different than any other religion. The main difference is that Wicca doesn't scare people into converting, as most of us believe that everyone has… Read More
Wicca, as it stands today, is only some 80 odd years old at the max. This is not very much time for conflict in any sort of organized, order v order, way. As far as I know, there have been no open conflicts between Wiccans and any other religious orders. There are, of course, many philosophical differences between Wicca and other religions which put them on diametrically opposing grounds, but this does not seem to… Read More
Well, to start off - no one "does" Wicca. Although not recognized by most, Wicca is a religion. No one asks how do you "do" Christianity, or how do you "do" Buddism. Personally, I do not like the term "practice" in reference to a religion. I practice my flute. I practice drawing. But when it comes to religion - I live my religion. Every day you wake up, you honor your deities, try to be… Read More
Of course! Wicca is open to anyone. Study for a year and a day, then do a self dedication ritual. You can also join a Coven if you like.
If you really learn about religion, you can make an informed decision whether to follow any religion and, if so, which religion best suits you - Christianity, Buddhism, Wicca and so on.
anyone is can be a wiccan. It is not limited to any particular type of person, race, age, or sexuality. The main tenant of Wicca is Harm None. It is a religion of doing good and living in harmony with the earth and the world around you.
Christianity is an outgrowth of Judaism.
Paganism, by definition, is any various religion outside of Christianity, Judaism, or Islam. Wicca is a type of Paganism, and falls under its umbrella. A comparison would be like saying Christianity is a religion, but Southern Baptist is a form of religion that comes under Christianity as a whole. More specifically, Pagan means "country dweller", where Wicca means "witchcraft". One does not have to participate in Wicca in order to be a pagan, but those… Read More
A Witch is someone who practices WitchCraft. Witches could follow any religion that accepts WitchCraft. (The word Wtch does not mean Female. A male could also practice Witchcaft, and be called as a Witch) Many Witches follow a pagan religion. There is a large number of Witches who follow Wicca as their religon; but this does Not mean that all Witches follow Wicca, or All Wiccans practice WitchCraft. WitchCraft itself is a religion. Wicca is… Read More
Absolutely. "Barnes and Noble" and "Borders" both offer a HUGE selection of books on Wicca. You will find them in the Paganism section of the Religion section. You may want to check out your local library, and any New-age, Metaphysical, or Occult books stores in your area as well.
There are no absolute criteria for a "proper" religion, although many rgroups critique other religions by the criteria "If it isn't ours, it's not right". Buddhism is as proper as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Pastafarianism, Rastafarianism, Wicca, Zeus worship or any of he other hundreds of religions and sects in existence.
Since when have you heard any Hip hop or Rap songs related to Satanism? Or even Wicca in that matter?
No. Read on... Wicca From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about the duotheistic religion. For other uses, see Wicca (disambiguation). This pentacle, worn as a pendant, depicts a pentagram, or five-pointed star, used as a symbol of Wicca by many adherents. Wicca (pronounced /ˈwɪkə/), is a modern Pagan religion. Developing in England in the first half of the 20th century, Wicca was popularised in the 1950s and early 1960s by a Wiccan High… Read More
The internet is a great place to start as there are many Wicca related websites with some great information available. I own a site called Pagan Magic, and I update it everyday with information, news, articles and spells relating to Wicca.
There really isn't any main leader for the Wiccan religion since there is no centralized structure. Covens are led by a Priest or Priestess, but they only lead their groups and don't have the authority to lead other ones.
No. Wicca adopts other gods and goddesses of different cultures, so does not accept the whole ancient Greek religion. Perhaps there are individuals or communities who believe in a handful of individual gods or goddess of Greek origin, but even the original Greek religion confused its own gods and goddesses in ancient times.
As recognised as any religion is! The UK's official religion is Anglican, but the country is a democracy, so all other religions are tolerated, be they different Christian denominations or other religions completely- Catholicism, Non-Conformism, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Bhuddism, Sikhism and all the rest. Wicca is recognised as being a harmless and positive faith by most intelligent people, but the less intelligent and more fundamentalist elements of the Christian and Islamic faiths see it as… Read More
Wicca is a religion, and it does work for many people who practice it. It's a matter of will it work for you personally. You need to assess what it is you think Wicca is and involves and research from there so you can have a better understanding of what Wicca truly entails and what it's really about. From there, if you feel it's a match then you need to find reliable sources of practicing… Read More
Wiccan is the adjective for the religion Wicca. It is a nature-based religion. In Wicca, the major rule can be summarized by the phrase "Harm none." A true Wiccan is supposed to carefully consider every action and its consequences. Simply put, if an action can potentially hurt you or someone else, don't do it. This automatically prohibits lying, cheating, stealing, murdering, doing drugs, abusing, child pornography, suicide, and just about anything else generally accepted as… Read More
Christianity and Islam are both built on several concepts which they borrow from Judaism.
Godsmack as a band doesn't fall into any particular category. Sully Erna, the lead singer practices Wicca, a sort of pagan religious belief.
That anyone still thinks there is anything shocking about this or any other spiritual path.
As a general rule for non-mainstream pagan religions (more so wicca than any other) Halloween, or Samhain, is a time to honour and pay respects to those who have passed away in the course of the year. In addition, for followers Celtic wicca, it is the start of a new year.
The word "sierra" means "mountain range" in Spanish. Therefore it also means "Sierra" in any religious tradition. Religion does not alter the meaning of basic words.
Another answer from our community: Islam religion had no conflicts with any other faiths or religion. Also, Islam followers had no conflicts with any other religion followers. Conflict comes only when Muslims are attacked by any other religion followers.
Sikhism is a religion exactly how any other religion is a religion.
I don't really know, but I'm gonna go with "not really". Some religions like Muslim, Jewish, Christian, they all have a holy book. But some religions like Wicca they don't have a holy book. I'm Muslim, but I also practice Wicca. And the religion Wicca doesn't have any holy book. So not all religions have a holy book. I hope this helps answer your question lol. :)
Wicca is not a centralized faith, with a centralized leader, and thus does not operate in any one location.
Wicca doesn't use a permanent settlement to worship. Nature is their "church".
there is no religion that is the same as islam! Islam is a complete religion no offence is meant to any other person in any other religion!
Where would you get this idea from? Spongebob is not related to religion in any way, they never mention Catholics, Christians,or any other religious groups on the show.
You obviously misunderstand what a Wiccan is. Despite superstitious propaganda, the truth is that Wiccans don't turn people into werewolves, bats, toads, lions, tigers and bears "oh my", or any other creature for that matter. Wicca is a religion worshipping a God and Goddess as seen as immanent within the natural universe, not an episode of the fictional telivision show "Charmed." Secondarily, I am no Scientist, but I highly doubt that people can turn into… Read More
There are many paganistic religions that have some tradition to the moon. First of all a pagan religion is any other than that of Christianity. Celtics, Greeks, and Romans worshiped the goddess associated with the moon along with other sects and practitioners of witchcraft. In neopaganism Wicca emphasises practice with the goddess most associated with the moon. Native American Shamans even practiced with the moon for various ressons differing in each tribe. Egyptians, Incans, Myans… Read More
Usually he wrote about business transactions, native people, religion, and any other related things.
Buddhism began about 2,500 years ago and is not related to any other religion, though its meditation practices are shared with yoga practices.
There are many books and magazines by Wiccans and about Wicca and Wiccan traditions widely available in bookstores and online. But because Wicca has no central organization or hierarchy, there are no official publications.
Jainism is a religion, not a part of any other religion
There is no what so called Islamic terrorism. Terrorism is something related to person but never related to Islam religion or any other religion. No religion, what so ever calls for terrorism. Attaching terrorism to Islam religion is a media propaganda and fabrication to allow politician to enforce their own political Agendas in Islamic countries and to try to limit the spread and inherent power of Islam. Refer to related questions below for more information.
Constantine did not change the Roman religion to Christianity. He never changed any religion. All he did was to make Christianity a legal religion along with all the other religions.
No. Religion and voting are not related.
The old Norse did not name their religion in opposition to any other. So, it had no name. The old Norse did not name their religion in opposition to any other. So, it had no name.
No. There are more Christians than any other religion, but not more than all other religions combined.
Nondenominational means not related to any specific religion or church.
By practicing and by knowing your self and the religion very well...before you cast any spells you should wait atleast 1 year if not more and meditade and read up on everything you can about wicca
They serve as the bases of the religion. Denying any of them intentionally and knowingly expells the Muslim from Islam religion. refer to related question below.
No. Some clergy are cross-functional within very closely related religious sects, but primarily you can only officiate in a religion if you are certified/ordained/appointed by that particular religion.
Wiccan Chat Rooms Wicca-chat is a good Wiccan chat room. The link is in Related Links below. If you Google "wiccan chat rooms" some popular ones come up on top of the list. there are other chatrooms another is #innercircle on the icq net work