Sunday, 31 May 2009
So what is Wicca?
Wicca is now an accepted religion. The Wiccan way is not to seek converts, but that the way be made open to those, who for reasons of their own, seek and find the Craft.
And as it is willed, so mote it be.
Wiccian is a verb, meaning to cast spells. A wicce is a female who practises casting spells and a wicca is a male, who does the same. From 'wicca' derives middle English witche and the modern word 'witch'.
Wikk = magic, sorcery
Wikken = middle German - to predict
magick = true magick, not tricks performed by a magician
magic = deceptive magick, where the eye is deceived by sleight of hand.
Old English witan, which means 'to know' and other words, such as 'wise' are not related to the above.
Ref: A History of Witchcraft by Jeffrey B. Russell and Brooks Alexander.