I know these two terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re kinda different things… So today I’m gonna talk about Wicca.
Wicca is considered a spiritual-based way of worship. It’s not exactly a religion since there is no authoritative text (like the Bible) but there are traditions passed down through generations, sometimes borrowing this from there and that from here. In my family, the Wiccan traditions were passed down through the maternal line, as is often the case. The Wise Women in my family can be traced back to Rosamund Sabine. She and George had a daughter named Tamsin, my great grandmother. Tamsin married a man named Sebastian St. James, took his name, and they moved out to a little town called Coral Cove California where they raised their twin daughters – Tatelyn and Talise. That’s how the St. James Witches began.
I grew up Wiccan, which meant I was taught to have a profound sense of love and respect for nature, the universe, animals, human beings, God and the Goddess. More often than not, we addressed “Spirit” as a whole all encompassing concept that God is everywhere and the entire Universe is one. I have a ton of fond memories of Sabbat and Esbat celebrations and I rode many other points on the Wheel of Life with my precious family. We were taught to love everything and everyone and to celebrate life in all of its seasons because even in the difficult times, you are still on your personal path to your True Will. Trust that. Lessons and growth are required during the tough times so that you may eventually rise into your power, whatever that means for you. It is different for each of us. Wiccan’s also encourage the exploration of other faiths, religions, and belief systems so that one can decide for themselves what they believe and who they are called to be.
Blessed be, my lovelies.