Wiccan Ceremony - Magic - and where it all started.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2005

The Historical Roots of Wicca

The roots of the religion called Wicca, or Witchcraft, are very old, coming down to us through a variety of channels worldwide. Any general statement about Wiccan practice have exceptions. Nevertheless, the following will attempt to present a basic foundation for understanding. Some of the old practices were lost when indigenous religions encountered militant Christianity and were forced to go underground for survival. The ancient mystery religions were lost when the practice of the rites was stopped and the old oral traditions were no longer available. Parents transmitted their traditions to their children, with parts being lost and new parts created in succeeding generations. The former, as well as research into the old ways, provide a rich foundation for modern practice. Archaeological and anthropological studies of the religious practices of non-Christian cultures, the works of the Golden Dawn and other metaphysical orders, and the liberalization of anti-Witchcraft laws also contribute to the growing popularity of Wicca today!

To further your knowledge on the History is to be armed with a potentially endless base for a great ritual practice. If you would like to learn more about the history of Wicca I recommend you pick up 3 Lessons/Pleasing the Divine, Witch`s Primer by Lady Raya This book will guide you through what it means to be Wiccan and explain more of the history behind it all!

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