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Anonymous asked:

Hi! I know that this is probably going to sound really dumb, but i follow a lot of wiccans on tumblr (i'm really interested in researching it, etc ..) and most of them i seem to notice are vegan/vegetarian .. so i was wondering if you had to be one in order to be wiccan, or if it was preferred ... ?? (thanks a bunch!)

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

There’s a lot of debate on that matter to be honest. I don’t believe it’s required, and no one i know who practices Wicca is a vegan or vegetarian and in fact we all love meat. There’s a lot or interpretation with the ‘harm none’ but the way I see it is animals hunt and kill other animals every day to eat to live, so take that into consideration if you’re thinking of giving up meat because of Wicca.

-A

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. :)

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Anonymous asked:

How do I explain Wicca to a Christian?

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

Hello,

It would depend. I strongly suggest that you don’t open up the conversation but rather allow them to come to you with any questions or prejudices. They will not appreciate it if you try to force anything onto them. If they don’t want to hear your side, then you agree to disagree and move on.

That being said, if they are open and are just asking for an explanation, I usually start out with the rule of threefold and the wiccan rede. These are the easiest things to explain and there are definitely some parallels within Christianity. (Note, to some this sounds like “oh, so you can just do whatever you want.” I like to challenge these people to go through an entire week with the object of not harming anyone, including themselves. Remind them to consider all possible consequences to their actions as most harm is unintentional)

From there, you can cover the duality of the deities, your own personal beliefs, the fact that there is so much variety in how people follow Wicca, you can cover covens and circles (I generally parallel these to a church as a “safe space” of sorts), solitary practices. I would also touch on life after death, you can compare Summerland/heaven if you so choose.

Discuss whatever you love the best about Wicca, ask that they share their favourite parts of Christianity with you, compare and contrast. Make it into a conversation not just you spouting off your beliefs :)

In the end, Christianity sprouted out of Pagan religions, there are a lot of things in common, and there are some things that you probably won’t agree on. All of that is okay, just be respectful and have fun with it. You never know what you can learn or how you can rub off on someone else by approaching things in an open minded manner. :)

Good luck!! :)

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Anonymous asked:

Can't someone believe in both Witchcraft and Christianity?

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

Hey,

Yep, they can. I’ve covered this a couple of times before to help with those who had a hard time transitioning from Christianity to Wicca.

An amazing resource for this sort of unity would be the book “Path of a Christian Witch” by Adelina St. Clair. Definitely worth checking out!

Links:

http://thewiccanwonders.tumblr.com/post/66531982434/hi-so-ive-always-been-interested-in-wicca-and-magic

http://thewiccanwonders.tumblr.com/post/66659079066/hi-um-im-thinking-about-going-into-wicca-but-ive

http://www.amazon.com/Path-Christian-Witch-Adelina-Clair/dp/073871982X

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Anonymous asked:

y'all need Jesus

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

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thewiccanwonders:

We get a fair bit of “you’re going to hell” “I’m praying for you” “you can still be saved” messages. We tend to ignore them because they serve no purpose in furthering education or conversation and are quite offensive to us and possibly our followers.

I’m sincerely curious though. Why do we need Jesus? What possible function would that serve in our lives that has not already been met? Why is Christianity the true religion?

:)

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Anonymous asked:

Jesus proves he has the right to say “I am the Way” by rising from the dead. No one else has died and risen again but Jesus. And that is substantial historical proof that he is who he says he is, and that what he says is true. Jesus said that He alone was the way to the Father (John 14:6)--that He alone revealed the Father (Matt. 11:27; Luke 10:22).

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

Hi,

Firstly, thank you so much, you are an absolute gem. I appreciate you actually reading and understanding where I am coming from and replying in a manner that has logic and background beyond “I think this is true, therefore it is”.

I wish I could say that I’ve done enough research into the historical accuracy of the new testament to have an actual conversation regarding this. Just personally I have a hard time believing in major miracles within my own religion, so I don’t really feel qualified to even comment. 

For now I will just have to leave this with our followers and see what comes of it :)

Dear Beloved Followers,

If you have any comments you’d like to add, I know that at the very least I’m very interested in your opinions or evidence, either for or against.

Blessed be :)

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Anonymous asked:

You cant just say christianity isnt a real religion because you dont believe in it

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

Hi there,

Not entirely sure where this is coming from… Just as I would never tell someone that their beliefs are false, I would never say that it’s not a real religion. 

I asked why it’s “the true religion”… maybe that’s where the miscommunication occurred? By “the true religion” I meant to ask why there are people who try to convert others based solely on the basis of “christianity is the only way to salvation” or “Gods/Jesus’s way is the only true path”.

Sorry for any miscommunication there :)

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psycadelic77 asked:

Hello I'm looking to join the Wiccan religion how would you recommend I start?

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.

-A

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jherher asked:

I want to know if I may ask how do you clean up your jewels and the present of old peoples and of unwanted thoughts and energy . I really need help to focus them off

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

There are several ways to cleanse an object:

  • Burn a cleansing incense like sage, and run the object through the smoke
  • Bury it in the earth for a while, or in a bowl of salt/dirt/cornmeal
  • Soak it in salt water, or sprinkle/spray it
  • Hold it for a while under running water
  • Wave it over a candle flame, or actually put it into the fire
  • Sweep away negativity with a besom (blessed broom)

-A

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Anonymous asked:

There have been things going on in my life that I can't explain and I feel that Wicca can help me understand why these things happen to me but I need some advice

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

Hi,

Umm, unfortunately this is not enough information to go on. We might be able to help more if you could elaborate on your situation.

If you’re uncomfortable with asking over a public forum, feel free to come off anon (and request that we answer privately) or email us at thewiccanwonders@gmail.com

Thanks :)

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rissahsaurusinlizzysland asked:

Im just starting to learn about Wicca and i have a question about something i haven't been able to find out yet: Is the religion open minded when it comes to a persons sexuality.

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

Hello,

Short Answer:

Generally speaking, yes, but no guarantees depending on who you’re talking to.

Long Answer:

It’s a general guideline that anything goes as long as it doesn’t cause harm. This means that for the vast majority of Wiccans, it’s wrong to judge someone for their sexuality or their gender or their… anything as it can truly harm those being judged.

Unfortunately these are just guidelines and we’re talking about people. Not all people/wiccans are going to be open-minded and some people are experts at twisting words and rules to fit their agenda.

Blessed be :)

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Anonymous asked:

how do you consencrate the candle? what does that mean? sorry im dumb, but im falling in love with this religion.

The Wiccan Wonders Answer:

There are several ways to cleanse an object:

  • Burn a cleansing incense like sage, and run the object through the smoke
  • Bury it in the earth for a while, or in a bowl of salt/dirt/cornmeal
  • Soak it in salt water, or sprinkle/spray it
  • Hold it for a while under running water
  • Wave it over a candle flame, or actually put it into the fire
  • Sweep away negativity with a besom (blessed broom)

Consecrating an object is to make it sacred through some minor rite or act of blessing. I only do it to my main ritual tools used in the circle. For almost everything else, just cleansing is enough. Some ways to consecrate an item include:

  • simply say a prayer over it and dedicate the use of the tool to your Gods
  • If you keep oils that are cleansed, charged and consecrated, you can anoint an object with those oils and blessing symbols.
  • If you work a lot with the four elements you may wish to consecrate it by Air, Earth, Fire and Water in ritual: run it through incense smoke, sprinkle some salt on it, pass it over a fire flame and sprinkle some water on it.

-A

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