Anonymous asked:

hi. i just started spells and i was wondering if you need special candles or just candles from a normal store?

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

You most definitely don’t need special candles, most of mine come from the dollar store and they work just fine. Any candles are fine rather bought, gifted or homemade. Consecrate them before you use them and they’ll be fine. 

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Anonymous asked:

Can I have some info on the Summerland? Like, can pets go? Are families intact, or is it individual? What is like in general?

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

The Summerland is the name given by Theosophists, Wiccans and some earth-based contemporary pagan religions to their conceptualization of an afterlife. All people, except spirits who remain behind lost and wandering, go to the Summerland, even the wicked. The Summerland will be different for everyone, their own version of Shangri-La. There, they can be reunited with their loved ones, look over those they left behind on Earth, and take time to recuperate from life. Our time in the Summerland is spent processing what we learned, recovering from the hardships, walking with the Lord and Lady and being one with them, and then planning our next life. Most Wiccans agree that when you are ready, you are reincarnated. You may choose what form you take and even a little about your situation. You decide this based upon which lessons you wish to learn in your next life. Someone who was very selfish and arrogant may choose a life of humility to humble himself, for example. People even choose lives of hardship in order to learn their lessons, although they don’t get to plan specifically what the circumstances will be. Wiccans do not believe in Hell or in an eternity of punishment for one life-time of sin. Some, however, do believe that you may be punished for the harm you do. Whether or not Wiccans believe in angels and demons depends upon the person.

So in short: The Summerland is where all spirits go after death, and is unique to each person. I suppose you would be able to be with your family if all the spirits want that.

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Anonymous asked:

Quick question, what is the difference between Wicca and Witchcraft ?

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

The difference between Wicca and Witchcraft can be summarized simply: Wicca is a religion whereas Witchcraft is a practice.

The main difference between Wicca and Witchcraft come with the differences in intent. The purpose of Wicca is to honour the God(s) and Goddess(ess), observe the turns of the Wheel of the Year, and to pay attention to one’s spirituality. Wicca is intimately tied to one’s relationship with the divine, by whatever faces They choose to show to us. Witchcraft, on the other hand, does not have to involve deities. Instead, it is concerned with the use of spells and herbs to achieve a desired end–healing, love, protection, etc. The openness of Wiccans and other Pagans toward magic and the unexplained makes it all the more likely that these people will be drawn to Witchcraft. But be aware that not all Wiccans are Witches. Many do not cast spells of any type. Instead, they focus solely on their relationship with the divine and on their quest for spirituality. 

So Wicca is a religion and Witchcraft is a practice. Some Wiccans are witches and some witches are Wiccan, but the two do not always come hand in hand.

 

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grosslley asked:

i really want to learn more about the wiccan way of life, are there any books i can pick up to learn more about it?

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

thewiccanwonders:


  • 1983 – Earth Power: Techniques of Natural Magic 
  • 1985 – Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs 
  • 1987 – The Magical Household: Spells and Rituals for the Home (with David Harrington) 
  • 1988 – The Truth About Witchcraft Today 
  • 1988 – Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner 
  • 1989 – The Complete Book of Incense, Oils & Brews 
  • 1991 – Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: More Techniques of Natural 
  • 1993 – Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner 
  • 1993 – The Truth About Herb Magic 
  • 1994 – The Truth About Witchcraft 
  • 2009 – Cunningham’s Book of Shadows: The Path of An American Traditional
  • Pagan Words: A Dictionary of Basic Pagan Terms (Can be found free online at goodreads)
  • A Witch’s Bible: The Complete Witch’s Handbook
  • Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft
  • Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America
  • Wicca for Beginners: Fundamentals of Philosophy & Practice
  • The Craft: A Witch’s Book of Shadows
  • Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard

There’s quite a few books out there on Wicca, this is a list that two of us came up with, tho there are many many more. Happy reading.

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bookwormwiccan asked:

Thank you so much for this blog! I just recently came into Wicca and your blog is amazing. The one thing I am wondering the most about is altars, I have never made one before, do you have any essential tips?

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

A Wiccan altar is typically a piece of furniture (a tree stump is also used), such as a table or chest, upon which a Wiccan practitioner places several symbolic and functional items for the purpose of worshiping the God and Goddess, casting spells, and/or saying chants and prayers. Upon the altar typically rests a cloth, used to protect the surface from damage by candle wax, spilled liquid, or dust from burnt incense. This cloth is often adorned by a pentacle, or other spiritual symbol. An altar may be as simple or complex as you chose.

Common items on a Wiccan altar include:

  • Athame- a ceremonial dagger, with a double-edged blade and usually a black handle
  • Broom- used to cleanse the ritual area before circle casting
  • Candles- used on the altar to represent the presence of the God and Goddess, and in the four corners and center of a ritual circle to represent the presence of the five elements: Fire, Earth, Air, Water and Spirit
  • Chalice- is often used in combination with the Athame, combining the two evokes the act of procreation, as a symbol of universal creativity
  • Incense- is a powerful way to let your intent be known
  • Pentacle- generally used to summon energies, also represents the joining of the five elements
  • Wand- is used to channel and direct energy

Some of the items represent the Earth’s five elements, but elements may be represented more literally, with gems, salt, water, plant material, etc.

Make it mean something to you, with the items used and layout.

Read through our altar section and if you have more questions feel free to ask or email us at thewiccanwonders@gmail.com.

http://thewiccanwonders.tumblr.com/tagged/altar

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Anonymous asked:

what are some good books for a beginner to read? also what are some tips for a newbie wiccan to know :) blessed be )O(

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

Read everything you can get your hands on that will tell you more about the beliefs of Wicca and Witchcraft  ”Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner” by Scott Cunningham (anything by Cunningham is good) and “The Idiot’s Guide to Wicca and Witchcraft”, an excellent and well-organized source for the basics.

Listen to your inner voice. It is usually very good council and will not lead you astray. If something you read, hear or are told does not feel right, then it usually isn’t right for you. But wait! Does that mean I can’t be Wiccan?? No. No it does not. No matter what anyone tells you, you do NOT have to follow what all the books and people say to a T to practice the craft. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.

Most Wiccans believe in the “Study For A Year And A Day before you can be initiated”. While this is a very good and strongly recommended practice, it isn’t necessary. Keep in mind that doesn’t mean you should pop outside right now and dedicate yourself to a God(dess) and the craft. You should do as much research as possible before you jump into it to see if Wicca is right for you. Keep reading and asking questions until you feel you are ready. You will know.

Whether practicing solitary or practicing with a coven, your first ritual is generally somewhat nerve-racking. Why? It is brand new and you are worried how it will turn out…will you say the right things? Cast the circle correctly? Remember to ground & center? Don’t sweat it, it will all work out perfectly. Remember that sometimes there is beauty in chaos.

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seulementjolie-deactivated20140 asked:

I just discovered Wicca and started doing my research but all of a sudden I was wondering if 1. Do you have to be a vegetarian ? because according to the rede "an it harm none, do as ye will" 2. in my country, Wicca is not a common belief system so if I wanted to be a Wiccan, there would be no one to initiate me, so, does that mean I couldn't be a Wiccan, what should I do ? 3. How does one define its patron deity ? By the way, this blog has helped me a lot with my research :D

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

There is nothing within Wicca doctrine to say you must be vegetarian, or anything else for that matter, Wicca has no hard and fast ‘rules’ about how to act or what to do as it is none dogmatic. 

Some people would argue that it goes against the rede – an if it harm none, do as thou wilt – however first of all the rede is rarely followed by Wiccans, it is more common within Neo-wiccans or taught to Seekers or new initiates to help them consider their actions, later on within Wicca they have nothing but their own morals and ethics to live by. The rede is also not ‘harm none’, if it were that simple this moral code would have been adopted long before Wicca was founded, for one you have to consider what is harm, secondly you have to consider that harm is part of life, a necessary part of life, the rede is more about cause and effect. 

When it comes to eating meat most will point out that if it was part of Wiccan morality it would actually be in praise of eating meat because we humans are meat eaters by nature and have been eating meat since the dawn of time (we were eating only meat for a long time and it was our primary source of food), because it is part of the life cycle of the planet, and because plants are no more or less worthy of respect than animals. In order to eat the plants you would have to kill them first thus harming them or harming another animal who would eat said plant by taking away it’s food.

I would make a general statement to say that most Wiccans are probably of the belief you should at least be respectful of the loss of life to insure your survival, but even then many would not really consider this, Wicca is a diverse path and with no dogma, it’s followers go via their personal ethics and morals – Wiccans may be more likely to go vegetarian, kosher or organic, but it is in no means a necessity of being Wicca.

As to if you need to be initiated: 

As for deity, it’s whichever God(s) and/or Goddess(es) you feel the most drawn to, so it’s up to you to find.

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everlovingfuck asked:

Hi there! I recently got into paganism and took an interest to Wiccan and I'm a bit confused about how altars work... if I'm not a hard polytheist and only believe in the Horned God and the Triple Goddess, do i still have an altar? Are altars personalized for each, or is it just a place for the divine? When are they supposed to be used? Man, that's a lot of questions. Sorry.

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

It’s okay, questions are good.

Most altars that I’ve seen are usually for only one God or Goddess, maybe two. So yes, if you want one you have an altar.

The altars can be personal for each, a place for the divine or a mix of the two. You can have one side for the God and one side for the Goddess, you can have it all be mixed together, you can have two separate altars at once, or switch them out. Your altar if your space for the divine so it is what you make it.

Altars are generally used during Wiccan celebrations, esbats, sabats, circles, if you feel like just having a moment…

Here’s a link to our dedicated altar section, it has pictures of different types of altars and more information on them   http://thewiccanwonders.tumblr.com/tagged/altar

If you have more questions please ask.
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lauren-dino-slayer asked:

I love your blog so much! It is incredibly helpful to me in my new endeavor to follow wicca! Thank you for all of the help in getting started!

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

Glad we could help.
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Anonymous asked:

I was wondering about the difference between Futhark runes and "witch's runes". Is one more effective than the other, or is it which one resonates with me more? Because I know the Futhark runes seem to be much more common, but the witch's runes feel much more organic, and aligned with my energy. Is one better than the other?

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

I believe witches runes have been around since the ‘70’s or so, out of neo-paginism and the Women’s Movement. They are not very old. Runes originally meant specifically the family of Nordic Runes….but has come to be used for practically anything that you can name and scribe on a stone or piece of wood.There are something like 24 (could be 27) various closely related members of the Nordic Rune family, and all are properly Runes. 

Futhark runes are older and were used outside of Wicca as an actual language at one time while Witch’s runes (as far as i know) were developed for Wicca (correct me if i’m wrong).
Futhark runes are much more common, I think it’s because they are easier to learn and easier to write. I can’t speak for everyone tho. 

Neither is more effective or better than than the other so use whichever you are comfortable with, or if you find another rune set that you are drawn too, use them.
Hope this helped you a bit.
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