Eclectic Wicca and Paganism Information

Wiccan Tools

There 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 flame

On 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.

Pentagram with colours for the elements

Using things which other people have written is a good way to get used to practising Wicca, but much of it is simply what the author has found works for them. There is no one right way to word a spell, or perform a ritual and you will find that the most effective workings you do are ones which you have tailored for your wants and needs. Magic is about your mind, not about what you say or do; these are simply prompts to help you achieve the right state of mind. With a solid understanding of why different things are done, you will be able to better understand the rituals and spells that others have created, as well as being that much closer to creating your own effective magical workings.

Ouroboros representing spirit, and the cycle of life, death and rebirth

Remember while reading through the articles and information on this site that I am simply presenting my own thoughts and opinions for you to consider. I hope you’ll find it both interesting and helpful, but I would always recommend further reading, and experimentation to see what works for you.

Browsing this website

I’ve used this website to try and collect as much useful information as possible, all in one place. You will find articles on a variety of topics from the very basic, such as What Is Wicca?, Words and Phrases and Tools of the Craft, to more specific sections on herbs, gemstones and Pagan deities as well as examples of poetry and prose, humour and recommended reading.

The examples given above are by no means a complete list of the pages on this website, and I encourage you to explore using either the drop down menu near the top of the page, the various tags listed at the right hand side or the search box at the top of the right hand column.

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The Craft

The Craft

The 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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Celtic Goddess BrigidOther Names

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


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 Pentagram

In 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.

The short-form Rede is simply this;

“An it harm none, do what ye will.”

As I said in my first article, in this context “an” actually means “if”, so the short Rede is telling us to examine our actions and if they harm none, we can do as we please. This isn’t a commandment from God, but advice on how to live well and be a good person. Given that I’ve emphasised the fact that the Rede is not divine law, you may be wondering why I’m now saying that it has relevance for modern Wiccans.

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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,
And by many other names:

I am the shadow in the bright day;
I am the reminder of mortality at the height of living.
I am the neverending veil of Night
Where the Star Goddess dances.
I am the Death that must be so that Life may continue,
For Behold, Life is immortal because the living must die.

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Treatise on Astral Projection

by Robert Bruce

(reproduced here with permission)

Part I

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This version has been completely rewritten and updated, with thought to all the questions and comments received since its first posting. I have tried, by applying my experience as a projector and mystic, to solve some of the basic problems people are having with projection. This has become an interactive work thanks to all the constructive feedback and experimentation it has inspired on the Internet.

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Other Names

“House of Horus”, “Mistress of the West”, “Eye of Ra”

A hymn to Hathor says: “Thou art the Mistress of Jubilation, the Queen of the Dance, the Mistress of Music, the Queen of the Harp Playing, the Lady of the Choral Dance, the Queen of Wreath Weaving, the Mistress of Inebriety Without End”.


Deities: Aphrodite, Venus, Bat
Animals: Cow

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