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                                      The Wiccan Faith 
                           I cangive youa briefoverview ofWicca. (Idon't speakfor
           all Wiccans, only myself.  There are some differences in the different
                   We believe that the ultimate godhead is unknowable.  This 
           doesn't make for a good working relationship with the diety, however. 
           So, we break it down into a Goddess and a God.  Different Wiccans 
           worship different Gods/Goddesses.  We can utilize *any* pantheon.  
           Some worship Pan/Diana, some Cernnunos/Aradia, Isis/Osiris, and many 
                  We see our Goddess as being Triple Aspected -- Maiden, Mother,
           and Crone, and she is reflected in the phases of the Moon -- Waxing, 
           Full and Waning.  We see the God as the Lord of Nature, and he is 
           reflected in the seasonal changes.  Like Jesus Christ, he dies for the
           land and the people, and is reborn. 
                   In general, we believe in reincarnation and karma.  What you 
           call Heaven, we call the Summerlands.  We don't believe that Hell 
           exists (or Satan either.)  We  believe that there should be balance in
           all things - when the balance is disturbed, that's when 'evil' occurs.
           Fire, for example is not 'evil'.  It could be  considered such when it
           becomes out of balance, as in a forest fire, or house fire.  
           Controlled fire is a useful tool.  Anger is not 'evil', but when 
           unbridled can't help but lead to negative things.  When properly 
           expressed and balanced with constructive working to correct that 
           which invoked the anger - it, too, can be a useful tool. 
                   We regard the Earth as our Mother, and try to have respect for
           Her by not polluting her and try to live in harmony with Her and Her 
                   Women reflect the Goddess, Men reflect the God, so the Wicca 
           have a Priestess and Priest to  'run' the religious services.  We call
           our services circles. 
           This was sort of an "Reader's Digest Condensed Version" of Wicca.  
                   Blessed be  >>Phoenix<< 

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