Wiccan? or Pagan? or Why Does It Really Matter?

June 22, 2010 at 3:00 am (Coven, Divine) (, , )

I have always called myself a Wiccan. As time has gone by it seems that Wicca is becoming known to only encompasses Anglo-Celtic pantheons. I could swear it didn’t mean that 14 years ago. Or, maybe it did and I just never read those books.
So I guess as definitions have changed so have I.
I mostly pay direct honor to the Celtic Deities. But have never felt the need to exclude the Norse, Assyrian, Babylonian, Hindu, or Greek/Roman Pantheons from my worship.
Does this mean I am no longer allowed to call myself Wiccan?

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Ideals

October 12, 2009 at 2:33 am (Divine) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’ll appologize ahead of time. This one is a little long.

The Wiccan Ideals
There is no bible or ten commandments of Wicca, but there are some ideals we strive for. We also have the Rede, which means to give council or advice, which appears to have been created in the 1940’s-1950’s. The Rede is a great ethical basis for beginning on the Wiccan path, so we’ll start there.

The Wiccan Rede
Bide the Wiccan Law ye must,
In perfect love and perfect trust.
Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill:
An’ Ye harm none, do what Ye will.
What ye send forth comes back to thee
So ever mind the rule of three.
Follow this with mind and heart,
Merry ye meet, and merry ye part.

There are several versions of the Rede, this is not the longest or shortest, but it gives the basics in a nice concise way.
This one covers perfect love and perfect trust as the mindset for dealing with the Divine, and ultimately with each other.

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