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What Is Wicca All About? Part I

The average person has only heard about Wicca in passing. Perhaps a cousin is a Wiccan or they heard about some controversy about Wicca in the news. Many are left with the impression they are some sort of “Satanic witches” or a strange and tiny cult. Both are quite contrary to the truth. Wicca is a faith rooted in Earth reverence and the practice of magical, spiritual rituals.

Wicca has holidays, rites, small traditions, and so forth like any other religion. It is an incredibly diverse faith with many branches and sets of beliefs. There is no established orthodoxy or ruling structure. Most Wiccans are “eclectic”, meaning that they draw information and mythology from several sources. That noted, there are some unifying features that define the faith.
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