There are so many misunderstandings and misconceptions about Wicca. This is due to some books that say that there is only one God (the Christian God) and that all other Gods are demons. This is not true.

Let’s start with what Wicca is:

Wicca is a polytheistic religion focusing upon dedication to the Divine manifested as both God and Goddess. These two Deities are viewed as a Moon Goddess and a Horned God.

Wiccans believe that the world was created and is maintained by the joining together of the God and the Goddess in the Sacred Marriage (also called The Great Rite).

Wicca is a modern religion influenced by a variety of pre-Christian beliefs. Some of the sources drawn upon to create Wicca were British folk magic, ceremonial lodges like The Golden Dawn, and Masonic rituals. Newer versions of Wicca accommodate those who practice as solitaries.

Wicca views the spiritual and material worlds as overlapping: the Gods are not distant beings, but entities whose presence we can experience. Wiccans believe that Divinity is immanent within the world, and therefore all that is, in some part, Divine.

Wicca stresses personal experience with divinity and developing great harmony with the world.

Wiccans believe that each person is able to experience direct contact with the Divine.

Wicca teaches that we all are ultimately responsible for our own actions. The ethics and behavior of Wiccans are guided by the Wiccan Rede. Wiccans believe that the world will return to them three-fold, the same sorts of energies they send out into the world.

Wiccans believe in reincarnation, the soul is reborn into this world many times.

All Wiccans are Witches and all Witches are Wiccan. Because Wiccans perform magic as part of their rituals they are considered Witches and vice vera. A person who claims to be Wiccan but who does not do any magic is in error. While spell casting is not necessary for Wicca, the use of magic to cast a circle etc. is a vital part of Wicca. If you do no magic you aren't a Wiccan or a Witch.
Wiccans honor the Earth and nature and everything in it.

What Wicca Is Not:

Wicca is not Satanic. The concept of an evil entity called Satan is a Christian concept and has nothing whatsoever to do with Wicca.

Wicca does not convert. This goes against what we believe in.

Wicca does not harm any.

Wicca does not make animal or human sacrifices.

Do NOT just automatically assume you know what Wicca is. If you are being told that it devil worshiping or Satanic, then you aren’t knowledgeable and neither is the person or people who told you this. Research Wicca.

Author's Bio: 

Athena is a 9 Wicccan, studying further to be a High Priestess. She is also a 31-year spiritual adviser.