Eclectic Wicca and Paganism Information

Wiccan ToolsThere are a great many Pagan and Wiccan sites on the internet which will give you ready-made spells or rituals, which will give you step by step guides to performing magic, or will give you endless lists of names with no depth to the information. Roots is different.

Candle with flameOn this site you will find the information you are looking for, along with personal thoughts, insights and opinions. More than that though, I have tried to explain why these things are done. It is all very well to have examples of what to do, but unless you understand why they are done it will be much harder to create your own versions. Why do you need to create your own rituals and spells? I believe there is only one rule in Wicca; find what works for you.

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The Craft

The CraftThe Craft is a 1996 fantasy/horror film about a quartet of misfit girls who practise witchcraft and worship a pre-Christian deity called Manon.

Bonnie (Neve Campbell), Rochelle (Rachel True) and Nancy (Fairuza Balk) are outcasts in their Catholic high school. Unable to fit in with the popular crowd, the three girls have bonded together and have started practising witchcraft – but to really make their magic work, they need a fourth.

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Asclepius

Associations

From Wikipedia.Deity: Vediovis, Aesculapius
Animal: Snakes, cockerels
Symbol: The rod of Asclepius, a snake-entwined staff which remains a symbol of medicine today.
Magic: Medicine, Healing

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Brigid

Celtic Goddess BrigidOther Names

Bride, Brigit, Bridget, Brid, Brigantia, Ffraid, ‘Fiery Arrow’, ‘Bright One’, ‘High One’.

Associations

Deity: Cailleach
Animal: Cow, Raven
Triple Goddess Aspect: Mother
Element: Water, Fire
Number: 19
Symbol: White snake spiralled on a wand, Candles, Anvils, Brigid’s Cross
Colour: White, Red, Blue, Green
Wood: Birch, Willow, Vine, Oak

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The Wiccan Rede – Further Thoughts

Red PentagramIn my first article on the Wiccan Rede I explored its history, and spent a lot of time basically debunking the idea that it’s a sacred commandment which must be obeyed at all costs. In this article I’m going to look at the short-form Wiccan Rede and explain why it is still relevant for modern Wiccans. Continue reading

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Charge of the Dark God

Listen to the words of the Dark God,
Who was of old called Iakchos, Donn,
Anubis, Hades, Setesh, Hoder,
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