Witchcraft: Wicca And Paganism

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Witchcraft is a practice that has been misunderstood for years. It also gets mixed up with the denotation of Wicca and Paganism. People think that these three things are the same, well, they are not. Witchcraft is not a religion, it is a practice: People tend to think that witchcraft is worshipping the devil, or that people who practice it is all going to hell. Ignorance, thats the word to explain all of those accusations. By the end of this paper the definition Witchcraft, Wicca, and Paganism, as well as how they are related to each other will be made clear. Wicca is a tradition of Witchcraft, people tend to use the terms Wicca and Witchcraft interchangeably. Paganism is a broad term that is used to apply to a number of varied earth-based faiths. Wicca falls under that heading, however, not all Pagans are Wiccan. According to Wigington (2015), “All Wiccans are witches, but not all witches are Wiccans. All Wiccans are Pagans, but not…show more content…
This element is associated with strong will and energy. Fire can create and it can destroy, it signifies the fertility of the God. As well as creating and destroying it can also heal or harm and bring new life or destroy the aged and tattered. The colors red and orange area associated with fire. In a Tarot deck fire is linked to the wands suit. Water is a ladylike energy and is highly linked to the characteristics of the Goddess. Water is used for healing, cleansing, and purification. The west is related to the element water. The element of water is identified with passion and emotion. Water is heavily used in other religions, for example, in the spiritual path of Catholicism, consecrated water(holy water) can be found. In some Wiccan covens, similar water is used to sanctify the circle and all the tools inside of it. The color blue is associated with the element water. In a Tarot deck water is associated with the suit of Cup

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