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Philosophy of Witchcraft part 1
This week we are going to talk about What is Wicca. The definition of Wicca is Witchcraft. Now you will have some people try to tell you Wicca is a type of Witchcraft -
Now a question for you:
What is Witchcraft?
We have people who are not followers of Witchcraft who call themselves witches! We have followers of Anton LaVay's Church of Satan who call themselves witches or Satanic witches. They are followers of La Vay's version of Satanism, so they would not be Wiccan, as they are not followers of Witchcraft. Another type is some of the followers of some of the African religions are called witches, or at least the name they use is translated to witch. Again they do not follow Witchcraft, so they would not be Wiccan. Then we have a very scary bunch -
And we have another kind the "want to be" Witch. They come in two types, the good type, who is trying to learn all they can, and because of one thing or another have yet to master the craft -
Lets take a look at the long version of the Wiccan Rede.
This lets you know a lot of what a Witch is, lets look at another poem, the Witches Rune.
And this also shows what Witchcraft is. Both of these poems are done at our major rituals. Our Maiden sings the Rune. Thank about what they say.
DISCUSSION: What is Wicca
1. What are the Principles of Wiccan Belief?
2. What was the Council of American Witches?
3. What is the Wiccan Rede?
4. What is the Power within?
5. Why is religion important to Spells and Charms?
BONUS QUESTION 1:
In your reading you read about the Council of American Witches. As a historic side note the council only lasted about six weeks and the only thing they did was write the Principles of Wiccan Belief. Why did they only last a short time? What kinds of things keep us from having a Council of American Witches? What are some of the good things that could come from a council such as this, and what are the bad things.
BONUS QUESTION 2:
Explain what the Wiccan Rede means to you.
Check your class outline for next weeks assignments.