The Wiccan Rede Explained

If you’ve been involved in Wicca for longer than five minutes, chances are good that you’ve heard of the Wiccan Rede.  But what’s the deal with the Rede?  Are they like the Ten Commandments for witches?  Who came up with it?  Why are there so many different versions? Let’s get some answers to these questions! Here a Rede, There a … Read More

My Journey (So Far) Flying Solo

Practicing Wicca is a fun, fulfilling, and fascinating journey.  And it’s one that never really ends.  I thought I’d share a little bit about what my journey has been like so far.  Also check out “A Beginner’s Guide to Practicing Solo” for help in beginning your own journey within the Craft. Starting Out I didn’t start following the Wiccan path … Read More

Wicca and Divination

If you spend any amount of time either online or watching TV, you’ve seen at least one commercial advertising psychic services.  And if you were around in the 90s, you no doubt remember a certain flamboyant lady telling you to “Call me now for your free readin’!”  In this article, we’ll discuss Wicca’s relationship with divination methods such as psychics, … Read More

Choosing a Craft Name

What’s in a name?  Although Shakespeare said that a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, in the Wiccan practice, it’s common to choose a “magickal name” once you become Wiccan.  In this article, we’ll discuss what a magickal name is, how you choose one, and the significance of choosing a Craft name. What is a Craft … Read More

You’re Spelling Magic(k) Wrong… Aren’t You?

If you’re new to the Wiccan belief system (or the esoteric belief system in general), then you’re probably wondering what the deal is with my spelling of the word magick.  The explanation is found in history.  In this article, we’ll discuss why many Wiccans and pagans spell magick with a “k.”  Then, since we’re on the topic already, we’ll discuss … Read More

The Basics of a Wiccan Altar

So you’re all set to do your very first solo ritual.  You’ve found the perfect one (or, if you’re really ambitious, you’ve created the perfect one), and you have all the necessary materials.  There’s only one problem… You have absolutely NO idea what should go on your altar! Don’t worry.  Setting up an altar isn’t as complicated as you may think. … Read More

Tools of the Trade

Athame?  Besom?  Chalice? To someone who is new to the Wiccan practice, it can seem like an arduous task trying to figure out what tools you need when performing a spell or engaging in a ritual.  Whether you’re practicing solo or part of a coven, knowing the tools of the trade is something that all new witches should learn.  In … Read More

Flying Solo vs. Flying In A Group

If you’re just starting out with Wicca, one of the first things you’ll want to decide is whether or not you want to practice your Craft solo or join a coven.  While this is a very personal decision (and only you know what’s right for you), it’s something that you should research do a moderate extent.  There are clear benefits to both; … Read More

Year & A Day: A Wiccan Apprenticeship

Chances are if you’ve done any kind of research (whether online or offline) into Wicca, you’ve come across the “year and a day” concept of actually “becoming” a Wiccan.  There is a lot of controversy within the pagan community about this practice, and about calling oneself a “Wiccan” without a) joining a coven; and b) being properly initiated into Wicca … Read More

So I Became A Wiccan… Now What?

You made the decision.  You’ve done some initial research.  You even found an awesome Wiccan website that has an adorable black cat as its official mascot.  And, perhaps most importantly, you’ve “officially” dedicated yourself to studying the Craft and making Wicca part of your life. So….. now what do you do? I found myself in the same conundrum after I … Read More