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Wicca's definition and history

Wicca is a peaceful and overall balanced way of living a quiet life in co-existence and respect to all other which exists

About Wicca

Wicca is a very harmonious, peaceful and overall a balanced way of thinking and living a quiet life in co-existence and respect to all other which exists. It is the opposite to other beliefs, who choose to persecute or lie about what we chose to believe in.

Wicca incorporates a lot of appreciation towards the wonders of nature, which include animals, flowers, trees, the moon, and earth as a whole. People who follow the Wiccan way, also learn the knowledge of witchcraft and take practical use of it, in a good way. It is a belief and a way of life, originated in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, after which it was reorganized and reconstructed from Christianity.

Back in the day, Wiccans were hunted and persecuted by the Church, as part of making Christian influence stronger and larger. Wicca was subjected as the work of Satan by the Church, to keep people away from it.

In origin, Wiccans do not believe in Satan, as they think people themselves create evil. Wiccans believe in a God and a Goddess. Witchcraft is a tool, or a system of spirituality, which the Wiccans use for different purposes. It promotes the free thought of oneself, as well as responsibility over one's actions. Witchcraft hold many mysterious powers over the universe, and those who are leading a Wiccan lifestyle, conduct and perform rituals.

Wicca spells, which includes love spells as well, are spread throughout the internet, but sadly many of the websites that are dealing with these subjects charge money for the spells. Wiccans don't believe in taking money for their services (money is taken only to cover the expenses, if there are such).

Different objects used for witchcraft
Witchcraft is a tool, or a system of spirituality, which the Wiccans use for different purposes | Getty Images

History of Wicca

Wicca is considered a pagan nature religion which was formed and recognized in 1954 by Gerald Gardner, Ex-British civil servant. He started by calling it Witchcraft. Mr. Gardner had stated that the religion he was practicing was a tool of survival of an ancient witchcraft religion that had been around in secret for years and years. Perhaps even starting before Christian paganism began in the Middle East; none of which can be proven by one's self.

There are many branched of Wicca, and most became well known after Gerald Gardner brought the subject to light. This is known to most of those who practice Wicca as the Gardnerian Wicca. Each different type of Wicca has different and new practices and beliefs; much like that of the Jewish, Christian and Catholic religions in the sense of how they differ.

In Britain, Wicca is usually referring to the old witchcraft of practices of Mr. Gardener and what is known as the British Traditional Wicca in The United States and in Canada. However, in the United States and Canada, the word Wicca can be understood in very different ways than what the original Wicca in Britain was understood as.