What is Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism?

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  1. Jangaplanet profile image72
    Jangaplanetposted 8 years ago

    What is Wicca, Witchcraft and Paganism?

  2. Owl Ka Myst profile image60
    Owl Ka Mystposted 8 years ago

    Nine days and no one has answered?
    Let me start by saying that witchcraft is a lifestyle. One can be religious or not and still be a witch.
    Wicca is a nature based religion. Some wiccans are witches, some are not. Wicca looks to, and honors the natural cycles of the Universe. It is a fairly new religion but based on very old traditions.
    Paganism is an umbrella term and there are a list of definitions.
    Way back when 'pagans' were the people that lived in the country and not in the cities. They got this title because they had not been exposed to the up and coming religion that we know to be Christianity. Which leads us to another definition, pagan is anyone who does not follow any of the three Abrihamic religions.
    A more modern use of the word represents anyone who follows some nature/earth based faith.
    Wicca is a pagan religion, pantheists are pagan, Hoodoo is pagan, and many others.
    Most of those who claim pagan are those who follow any of the pre-Christian spiritual traditions, one example, Druids.
    Some pagans are simple pagans, just having a deep connection to nature and some are eclectic, working with all the gods and goddesses of old, from all cultures be it Greek, Egyptian, Norse, etc.

  3. Saphire Storm profile image60
    Saphire Stormposted 7 years ago

    Paganism is pretty much any religion that is not in the Judeo-Christian family of religions.

    Witchcraft is a using the natural forces of the Earth to influence things in your favor, usually using spells, positive thinking, etc.

    Wicca is a type of paganism that follows specific rituals and beliefs. You don't have to use magic, or witchcraft, to be a Wiccan. However, most usually do.

    You can be a pagan or a witch without being Wiccan.

    There are some other types of paganism, such as Asatru and Druidism.

  4. BizGenGirl profile image88
    BizGenGirlposted 7 years ago

    Before we get to involved in the subjects of this hub, I would like to take a moment to note that I can't cover everything in detail in one hub. More specifically, because there are three different topics to cover, I will try to keep things... read more

  5. JT Walters profile image67
    JT Waltersposted 7 years ago

    I think this is a hub topic and can't be easly answered in this forum.


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