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Basics of Wicca & Paganism

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Want to learn about the basic principles and concepts of Wicca and modern Paganism? Here's where you'll find information about gods and goddesses, beliefs, recommended reading material, beginner's information on Tarot, candle magic, and more.
  1. Getting Started as a Pagan
  2. Beginner's Guides
  3. The Gods and Goddesses
  4. Making Magic
  5. The Pagan/Wiccan Library
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Pagans and Christianity
  2. Using Tarot Cards
  3. Tools of Divination
  4. Magical Theory
  5. Important People to Know
  6. Take an Online Class!

Getting Started as a Pagan

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Are you new to Pagan spirituality? Here are some of our most important articles to get you started with the basics that you'll need to know.

Beginner's Guides

You've discovered Paganism might be the right path for you, but now what do you do? Read on for information about the basics of candle magic, Tarot, altar tools and more.

The Gods and Goddesses

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In most forms of Paganism, including Wicca, part of the process of spiritual growth involves interaction with the gods. But how, exactly, do you go about this? Well, you can make offerings, send them prayers, and make sure you honor them in a respectful manner. It's also important to get to know the gods of your particular tradition.

Making Magic

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Looking for information on spellwork, herbs, stones, moon phases, crystals, candles, oils, recipes and more? Here's where you'll find it!

The Pagan/Wiccan Library

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Wondering what you need to read, and which authors are worth checking out? Be sure to look here for book reviews, sacred texts, author interviews and profiles, and information on which books every Pagan or Wiccan should have on their reading list.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Wondering about initiation, and whether you need it? Concerned about whether you might go to hell? Got questions about what exactly Pagans and Wiccans do in private, and if they have to be naked to do it? Well, you're in the right place! Here's where we'll answer some of the most popular Frequently Asked Questions about Wicca and Paganism!

Pagans and Christianity

Many Wiccans and other Pagans are former Christians, and have some concerns about how they'll practice their new beliefs. Also, many of us have Christian family members, so sometimes it can be hard to answer questions that our non-Pagan family might have. Here are some of our most popular articles on how Wiccans, Pagans and Christians can all co-exist together, as well as some of the common questions that Christians might ask you about your beliefs.

Using Tarot Cards

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Tarot is one of the best known forms of divination, and it can be done in many ways. Learn about how to read the cards, what to do if a reading fails, the Major Arcana, and reviews of popular decks.

Tools of Divination

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In addition to the Tarot, there are a number of other forms of divination. Learn about the Celtic Ogham, Norse Runes, Ouija boards, and more.

Magical Theory

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Many Wiccans and Pagans use magic as part of ritual or incorporate into their daily lives. Here are some of the basics you'll need to know about spellwork, magic, and how to put it all together.

Important People to Know

Meet some of the people who are profiled and mentioned regularly on this website. Some are authors, others are historical figures, and a few more are scholars. Learn who they are, and why they matter to people studying Wicca and other Pagan religions.

Take an Online Class!

This is a collection of online classes available through the Pagan/Wiccan website. All classes are absolutely free, and get delivered to you directly through your email.

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