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Wicca /Witch/Pentagram

Updated on June 11, 2015

Wicca/Witch/Pentagram

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Wicca/witch/Pentagram

A friend of mine was asked to remove her pentagram whenever she would come into her daughter's school to pick her up. When she told me this I must admit I was furious. Pentagrams for us,( wiccan, witch) are a religious symbol as is the cross for christians, catholics, etc.

I wanted to try to clear something up about this symbol. Yes there are those who have taken this beautiful symbol and turned it in into something evil or bad ,but you have those kind of people in all religion.

First off nothing bad happens when it is worn into a building, it won't come crashing down and a dark cloud will not cover the building. It is a wiccan symbol, that stands for protection as well as the four elements.( Earth, Air, Fire, Water) and spirit or energy.

If you think about it you see the pentagram(star) and other symbols we use everyday. For instant a sherriff's badge is a star inside a circle, does this mean you will not call them if you need help or in trouble? ( I hope not).

As for the Four elements, every single person on this planet uses them everyday. You have Earth, this is where we plant our food, build our homes, Soil, rock,trees, Etc. Not to mention live.

Next Air, without this vital element we as well as all living things will cease to exist. That's pretty cut and dry.

Water ,again something we need to grow things not to mention drink to replenish our body. After all our body is made up of it.

Fire, this we use to cook, cleanse the earth by control burning of dead trees and debris that can otherwise be a hazard if not taken care of. Not to mention to all you smokers out there, without fire you would not be able to get that stress reliever of a ciggarette.

Last we have Spirit. This is the one thing everyone has as well as every living thing. This is our higher self and energy, the one thing that is not earth bound or tied to our materialistic world. It is also the only thing that continues in the universe once our body has completed its ride here on earth so to speak.

I have to say I am proud to be a wiccan/witch. We have feeling just like everyone else. Why is it that we get judged? I am not saying that other religions don't get judged but we seem to get the brunt of it. First of all I love how we don't judge anyone. We don't try and force our beliefs onto you and we don't say our way is right and yours is wrong.

I guess what I'm saying is before you judge why don't you do research before you cast judgement. Why let someone tell you what to believe. With all the information out there on various subjects and many different ways to get information.( books, internet, libraries, etc)

As a closer I would like to add, I do oracle card readings and yes I do ask for donations but not to me. When I do a reading for someone I ask them to donate to St. Jude's, Diabetes research,( 1 of my daughter's was diagnosed with type 1 last year, she is 9) or cancer research. I guess this would make me a big bad ugly trying to take over the world, right? I say it like that because when it is brought up into a conversation, ( what do you believe or religion do you follow) that is actually the look I get sometimes when a person finds out.

They almost start looking for something dark and evil,( tail, horns,), sometimes I laugh and sometimes I just let it go, but one thing I don't do is judge them. Second of all We, ( wiccans, Witches) actually don't believe in the devil. Yes we know there is evil and good, in our world but it is the person no the place.

Please before you start to judge us or for that matter anyone, take the time to get the proper information to learn and then make your mind up. That way when you decide whatever it is you are going to believe you don't come across as ignorant but an individual who actually used their Freedom of choice.

I'm sure I will get possitive and negative responses but then again, that is what makes us different. I would also like to close with blessings to all, peace, love, and light.

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    • 4elements profile image
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      4elements 4 years ago

      Not everyone follows that as you know. Some can't help it others well they may just be confused by attaching themselves to the way Hollywood has portrayed religion. Blessings. Peace love and light, gap lumber

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      gaplumber 4 years ago

      Judge not lest ye be judged.

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      4elements 4 years ago

      Exactly my point tattooed mom, that is why I put these articles up so that people can read them and understand them. I also answer any questions they may have.I am trying to get the information. it is recognized even in the military as a true religion. Maybe one day it will come to pass. Until then I will continue to do what i can to help take the negativity off this beautiful religion. Blessed be. Peace, love, and light!!

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      tattooed mom 4 years ago

      As a Wiccan, I am not surprised. People , in general, are afraid of things they don't understand or believe. Wicca is a recognized religon, and should be treated as such. But this is only the 21st century.

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      4elements 4 years ago

      he should have never been asked to take it off. Its his belief and faith, just like those who wear the cross, those arent asked to be removed. Thank you for your comment and story. Blessings

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      Tia 4 years ago

      My friend never takes he's off even at youth my youth ledder was mad so I asked him can you plz take it off and he put it under he's shart. Last night we was talking about all this stuff and he toke the neckless off and gave it to me I tired to give it back to him but he said it's yours now and keep it. I have been having these weird dreams of these people who believe they are witch,wolves and vampire but when i had that neckless I didn't have a dream of them it was the best sleep i had since the youth girl sleepover at the church. So hmm i'm going to give it back to him because it's he's familys and not mine. I'm not giving up tell he haves it back. Because yeah it has stop my dreams but it's not mine.

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      4elements 5 years ago

      What is weird to one ,its is a normal every day for another. I thank you for your comment. Blessings Peace, love,and light

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      Justin Dugas 5 years ago

      This is weird

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      4elements 5 years ago

      There are plenty of books out there as well as online info. I would go to a book store and just start looking at them. You will feel which book to get to start, but anything by Scott Cunningham, ravenwolf, Raymond Buckland are great authors to start with. Especially buckland's Wicca for one, great book for a solitaire practioner wich is what I am. Blessings my friend.

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      Kayla 5 years ago

      I would like to learn more. I was wonderif you knew of any good shops for me to Go to or know how I may find out? Or of any books I might buy. I live in Oklahoma. Or

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Thank you Kayla, I'm glad it helped shed light on you inner battle of believe. I understand exactly what you mean, my family is catholic, and I was confused and lost because I never felt any better walking out of church, so I started going to several different kinds, Baptist, Christian and so on and when I came across my very first book about Wicca it was like bam everything clicked and made sense and a sense of peace and relief came over me and that's when I knew this was my path. Blessed be and peace, love and light. Feel free to ask me any questions about it if you like. I will be happy to help.

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      Kayla 5 years ago

      I have had no idea on what my beliefs should be called. My entire family is Christian but I do not believe in that so I got looked down upon. I was so confused, I knew what I believed in I just didn't know there was a religion for it. So today I did research on it and found out that Wicca is everything that I said I Believed in. I feel so much better now that I know what my religon is. This has helped me sssoooo much! Thank you!

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      4elements 5 years ago

      First thing you should do is pick up a couple of books on wicca, read them and then see if it is a path you want to follow. it is a beautiful religion, and very easy to do if you want to practice alone. Read, read , read, and i will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Blessed be

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      jayvee 5 years ago

      please help me...i want to become a witch,,,

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      4elements 5 years ago

      Exactly dayanna, believe what you like and in the end if you can say I didn't hurt anyone and I'm enlighten with each passing day, and learn all you can then I say blessings to you.

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      dayana 5 years ago

      I am not a wiccan/witch but i am so interested in it.I think its a beautiful religion cuz no one judges u n on almost every religion they do,they tell u this is the right way,that is wrong, and being gay is always looked bad upon on almost all religions.The 1thing i've always belived on is simpley being a good person,not harming no one or thing is all the matters.I wear my tetragrammaton star cuz i want 2 n believe in its protection. People should just be happy on doing what it is they want to do as long as they hurt none:]

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      4elements 6 years ago

      I know what you mean pink it is disgusting. In some ways yes it feels like we are in the dark ages. When it comes to acceptance . Like one of my points you can wear a cross in the open but not a pentacles or pentagrams without being stared at or feel you should tuck it away into your shirt. I myself wear it proudly. Yes it would be funny to see their face when we start to preach so to speak about witchcraft Wicca or goddesses . As you say may get cops called or a broken nose from doors slamming in the face. Thank you for reading my hub and commenting pink. Blessings

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      the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      you know, judgement comes from fear, which comes from ignorance. We havnt come as far as you would think in the last several hundread years. I find it disgusting that children can go to school on ash wed. with ashes on their forehead but one cannot go into a school with a personal spiritual symbol. I had jahovas wittnesses come to the door today. imagine if you went to a stranger's house preaching the joy of the craft. They would probably call the police and you might even be treated like some sex offender in your neighborhood. Why is everyone so wrapped up in shakeing their fingers at other people? Ill never understand.

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      4elements 6 years ago

      Johnny I know what you mean. I have had to explain my beliefs too, but im glad about it because if i can get at least one person who doesn't believe but opens their mind to the possibilites then it is worth it. Anything to change the mis conception of the craft is great thing to do.

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      Johnny Love 6 years ago

      In California I never had to explain to anyone what it is I practice. Here in Wyoming, I am having to do so. I don't agree with the amount of angry people calling me evil because I am a witch. Sorry, i guess I am going overboard. Blessings of light and love.

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      Loki 6 years ago

      I totally agree because I am a Warlock a male witch

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      4elements 6 years ago

      Yes it is a sad time to still be judged, but i don't let it hold me back. I'm afraid there will always be people who judge no matter what

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      Jessie 6 years ago

      I hate how people get judged unfairly, no matter what it's about!

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      jlieb88 6 years ago

      This is great. I am a newcomer to Wicca and I would love to hear anything else you have to say about Wicca!

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      4elements 6 years ago

      Yes I know, sad but true. Thank you for reading, nighthag. Blessings

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      K.A.E Grove 6 years ago from Australia

      such a shame that this sort of ignorance is still strong force in this so called modern world.

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      4elements 6 years ago

      it wasn't my daughter but a good friend of mine.

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      Mystique Scorpio 6 years ago from Edmonton Alberta ;)

      I strongly agree with this. People are so ignorant and quick to judge or condemn you and they don't realize that for doing that their Karma will punish them for it. That's why as Witches one of the things we do is keep our thoughts in order, know your craft and non judgemental. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter.. I wish the best for you and your family.

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      4elements 6 years ago

      Thank you for reading. Blessings

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      BelliaMoon 6 years ago

      4elements this is an awesome hub. Thanks for sharing your insight.

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      4elements 6 years ago

      Happy to help. I love trying to answer any questions about wicca, witchcraft. I want to help put the possitive out there. While I know I get judged everytime someone finds out i still will not judge them back. We are very tolerant of what people say. If I can answer any more question please feel free to ask them. Blessings, peace, love and light.

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      To think...they have no right! I'm very glad to meet you and read first hand knowledge information on Wicca and witch details. Peace :)

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      Ginsana 7 years ago from Colorado

      I totally agree!