PioMagnus…I am with other forum members who have posted in formerly being a practicioner of Wicca… I first got into the “Gardner=Gardnerian” form of Wicca… then got into the “Solitary Witch” stuff because I didn’t like the coven group stuff and then moved into an Italian form of Wicca called “Stregheria”…
Thank God I did not go as far as being part of “Drawing Down the Moon” ceremonies where you had to be naked with others in a coven to draw down the moons power into one.
I find that most who are attracted to this kind of stuff do so in order to gain some control or power over their lives or just because it is cool to be able to cast spells.
Don’t let your friend be manipulated into thinking that there is any kind of Good Magic spells such as promoters of White Magic will have your friend believe. Spellcasting is all about a manipulation of the environment around you in order to gain the desired effect.
I couldn’t understand this at the time because I was too deep into this stuff.
And being into Wicca can lead to Higher Forms of Magic such as the Conjuring of Elementals, invoking Spirits, Angels and so on. Heavy kind of stuff…
Wicca really came into being through people such as Gerald Gardner and is a mish-mash of local folklore, God/Goddess worship of various European extractions. Basically Wicca is just a way of trying to re-capture the practices in pagan cultures that are lost for the most part.
I don’t know about anybody else, but, I don’t want to practice something that is just recycled bits of this and that pagan culture.
It all boils down to this… The feeling of a lack of control in ones life. So, you cast some spells and invoke Gods/Goddesses making offerings and such… but, think about it…
These Gods/Goddesses have supposedly have been around thousands of years, but, **human beings will actually believe that by some ritual, drawing down the power of the moon and by invocations that they will have some God or Goddess do their bidding. **
If anybody believes that such powerful thousands of years old beings will bend to our will… I have a bridge to sell ya!! LOL
Our Lord Jesus Christ doesn’t desire offerings or will bend to selfish desires of anyone who thinks “Oh, I will do a spell, state my desires and give you an offering so that you will do as I wish”…
Jesus only wants our love and that we love one another… He is not some nature deity or God/Goddess of the moon, the oceans or whatever else… Jesus is real LOVE and this is all he asks of us. He helps us to accept if we have faith the “uncontrollable things in life” and gives us the peace to bear whatever comes.