Pagan, Wicca, Witch...Wicca is the religion of Witches. Paganism is the belief in many Gods/Goddesses. We honor the many Gods and Goddesses of old. Our spiritual roots draw from an ancient time. We practice rites to attune ourselves with the natural rhythm of life forces, marked by the phases of the moon and the seasonal quarters, and cross-quarters. There are 3 phases of the Moon, the Maiden, Mother and Crone or New Moon, Full Moon and the Dark Moon. Each phase has it's own energy. it is this energy that we tap into. There are 8 Sabbats or Holidays. 4 are minor and the other 4 are major. Each major Sabbat corresponds with a season. Magick done then is in harmony with the TIDES of the season.
The Craft (as it is also called), is a Pre-Christian religion which has been traced back to Paleolithic times when Nature Deities were worshipped by people around the world.
We do not worship Satan or the devil, that is a Christian belief. Our only animosity towards Christianity or toward any other religion or philosophy, is to the extent that its institutions have claimed to be ‘the only way’ and have sought to deny freedom to others and to suppress other practices and beliefs.
Wicca is an ever growing religion, a religion that was banished to the days of yesteryear, and thought to be dead. Many took the secrets with them underground and have kept the old ways and knowledge alive for a time when the people of the Earth would need it. That time has come.
Although a lot of the lore has been lost through the passages of time, not all has been lost. And certainly not the calling to theses old ways that most of us feel. When most are asked what brought them to this religion, they will tell you that it is a stirring deep within them; and that when they finally do find that which they have sought after their whole life, they will say it’s like coming home.