I am a wiccan myself and i dont believe i have amazing powers, but i practise the craft. and believe me it id really hard i had friends who dont even talk to me anymore because im a witch, i used to be catholic!!!! And i find the craft really amazing clensing for the soul…. but plese tell me your views????
I have been a Gaian Wiccan Practitioner for twelve years–after a personal conversion from christianity. Gaia very much is a personal deity for me, and I rely heavily on my belief in Her.
The trouble with Wicca is the fact that:
A: It has no liturgy–no cohesive formula to tie it all together. You have traditional ‘Pagans’ (I like the term because it specifically symbolizes a break from christianity) of which Gaian Wicca is a close off-shoot–rubbing shoulders with Satanists (who actually are Lokian–aesir) and all other manner of in-betweens.
B: It has no solid form of ‘afterlife’ dogma…no solid rendition of ‘heaven’, ‘hell’ or ‘valhalla’ or whatever. Summerland is the best concept to be written about (and since I have ‘visited’ Summerland once to witness the re-in- carnation of my Grandmother) I believe in this concept as truth.
C: It has a lot of supposition concerning ‘magick’, tomes and tomes of it, but little practical study and science. Yes…I know SCIENCE!!!???!!! Hey, magickal thinking by itself–with no grounding in truth of any kind–would be an evolutionary dead-end–of no practical value. But it wasn't and it isn't! The fact is…any sufficiently developed technology will appear to be ‘magic’ to a culture that does not understand that technology. So try this on for size. The concept is called “Observed Reality” Schroedinger's Cat is in the box. It it alive or dead? You cannot know until you ‘observe’ it. The fact is…the knot of warped time called “The Present” is artificial. Scientifically speaking, it should not exist. What it is is a place where our ‘observation of ’reality'' has temporarily locked all the ‘possibilities that are’ into one ‘reality that is’. As time passes, that ‘reality’ is once again unwound into endless possibilities. An example is OzoneOcean's “Pinky.” We know “Pinky” is a fictional character…but who can truly say she NEVER existed! You cannot, and the further we progress from that moment of history–the greater the chance that she becomes real!
So…I know I'm gonna get blasted out of the water, but…that's my take. You take a probability strand of the ‘future to be’ and you weave it by your spelling and by projected observation into something close enough to become observable reality! Can't always work…but it can work!
Anyway. This will certainly start things rolling. So let me say here. My belief is neither right nor wrong. Science shows that fully 50% of people are born without the genetic ability to experience ‘religious ecstasy’ and so they are very nearly incapable of formulating a belief in a deity. Those of us who have the genetics for ‘religious ecstasy’ have to be careful not to try and foist our ‘beliefs’ off on those who cannot. We know we
would feel bereft without our connection to our deity–but those who cannot feel that connection don't feel the same and have every right to enjoy their life as they percieve it!
An it harm none–do as thou will!