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Browse articles on everyday Wicca and on elements of Wicca that you may want to emphasize or de-emphasize as your create your own personal, unique spiritual path.

Are You Eclectic or Reconstructionist star
One of the first questions you might encounter as a newcomer to Wicca is, "Are you Eclectic or Reconstructionist?"

Burning Incense is a Health Risk star
Buddhists, Hindus, Catholics, and pagans all use incense on their altars. However, new studies show that excessive use of incense can be as harmful to your respiratory tract as smoking cigarettes.

How to Choose Your Craft Name star
A craft name is a pagan or Wiccan alias. You don't have to have one. But a well-chosen one will be a source of spiritual strength for you. Here are some potential sources for your craft name.

Pagan Atheists and Agnostics star
Can pagans be atheists or agnostics? This may seem a strange question because the worship of the God and Goddess is so central to many pagansí daily spiritual practice. But the short answer is yes. It is possible to concentrate on the cultural aspects of paganism rather than its religious concepts.

Ten Best Reasons to Be Wiccan star
People come to the Wiccan religion at all stages in their lives and for many different reasons. Consider the following ten best reasons to become Wiccan.

Ten Worst Reasons to Be Wiccan star
People come to the Wiccan religion at all stages in their lives and for many different reasons. Consider the following ten worst reasons to become Wiccan.

Types of Witchcraft star
You might be wondering about all the labels floating around out there on the internet such as green witch, kitchen witch, Christian witch, and others. Which of these terms, if any, might apply to you?

What is a Craft Name star
A craft name is a name that you create and use to identify yourself within the pagan community. Think your craft name as an alias, a magical name, a witch name, or a pen name, if you wish.

What is a Kitchen Witch star
What is a kitchen witch? This form of paganism emphasizes simplicity and integrating your spirituality and everyday life as seamlessly as possible.

Wiccans Practicing Witchcraft star
Newcomers to Wicca may wonder about the distinction between practicing witchcraft and walking the Wiccan spiritual path. Do you have to cast spells and manipulate energy to worship the God and Goddess? The short answer is no.

Wiccans Who Never Experience Magic star
Many Wiccans do not experience mystical states. So should we just work harder? Give up? Or accept our inferior lot in life? Try not to compare yourself to other Wiccans. Your path may be different for a reason.

Your Craft Name Means Rebirth star
A craft name is an alias or witch name that you create as part of your pagan identity. You do not have to choose one. But if you are thinking about a craft name for yourself, you might be interested in the spiritual concept of rebirth that lies at the heart of this custom.

Your Craft Name Protects You star
Why choose a craft name? A craft name is an alias, a witch name. You don't have to have a craft name to be a pagan or to practice witchcraft, but you might want one. There are compelling spiritual reasons to choose a craft name, but its primary physical purpose is to protect you.

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