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A Wiccan of 25 years, Sage likes to put her background as a writer and teacher to use by helping people learn about this NeoPagan path.

Wicca Lessons for Beginners

Greetings, seekers!

Are you looking to learn about the religion of Wicca? Well, you have certainly come to the right place. Please have a seat and join me in a cup of mint tea (doesn't it smell wonderful?). Let's talk.

In the many years -- well, decades now -- that I have been Wiccan, the seekers like yourself just keep flowing in. At first the internet and the explosion of Wicca books on bookstore shelves was a boon-- and then it got to the point at which the bad, poorly written information outweighed the good. There are schools, some good and some bad, but why should you be charged to learn about your own religion?

I've been writing on Hubpages for about three years at this point, and I've written quite a number of articles on Wicca, mostly aimed at helping the Beginner. Some of them are for people who know absolutely nothing about Wicca whatsoever, and others are for people who may have been self-studies for a while and read a few books but are still learning about how to put it all into practice.

To make things easy for you, I created this directory of all my articles on the Wiccan religion.

Most Recent Update: Nov. 2017

Welcome Wiccan Seekers


Introduction to Wicca - Just the Facts, Ma'am

When you're learning about a new religion, particularly one you plan to practice, it's important to cover the basics. Wicca is a bit foreign to most people because it's completely different from the more prevalent Abrahamic religions. There are a lot of different words and concepts that are important to grasp, and once you do you may need guidance to help you find your way on your new path. The articles below will help you start your new path on the right foot, but first allow me to announce:

Wicca for Beginners

Practicing Solitary Eclectic Wicca

Wiccan Ethics

"What? Ethics!-- that's not fun! Bring on the spells!!!"

If these are the kinds of thoughts you're having-- you might want to consider that you're in the wrong place here. Wicca is a religion, first and foremost. Ethics are pretty much the heart of a religion, and a religious person's world view. They are important to learn and consider.

Ethics in Wicca

Of the Divine

Gods and Goddesses in the Wiccan Religion

Gods and Goddesses in the Wiccan Religion

Wiccan Gods and Goddesses

Wicca is an interesting religion in that we don't really have our own Gods -- we worship Gods of other, older religions. Wiccans worship Pagan Gods, but we have various perspectives on the nature of the divine as well.

Here's a start with learning about deities in Wicca, with more to follow.

Being Wiccan

  • How to Find Your Wiccan Name
    What's a Wiccan name, and how do you get one? All these questions and more answered right here.
  • Handfasting: A Wiccan Wedding Ceremony
    Wiccan wedding ceremonies are usually called handfastings, in which a couple's hands are bound with a cord to symbolize their unions. Learn more about the Wiccan version of this ceremony here.

The Wiccan Wheel of the Year


What are Wiccan Holidays?

The Wheel of the Year is the cycle of Wiccan holidays -- and that's a whole 'nother directory!

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New Wiccans are encouraged to begin learning about and observing the Sabbats, as these special days have a great deal of meaning in Wicca.

Check out this directory here for a listing of my articles for each Sabbat:

Wicca for Beginners: Wheel of the Year Resource Guide

You'll find everything from the meaning of the holidays and their history to great recipes and decorations you can use in your celebration.

Wiccan Altars, Tools and Rituals


Wiccan Tools and Altars

Wicca is a ceremonial religion. We value ritual. The tools, the symbols, the gestures and actions-- they all have meaning behind them that help tap the subconscious and promote a spiritual consciousness. We use these things to keep in a state of mind conducive to worshiping our Gods and connecting to the web of life.

Here are some articles to help you get started on formal practice.

All About Wiccan Tools

The Wiccan Altar

  • Beginning Wicca: Types of Altars
    The seat of worship is generally the altar-- but what type do you have? What type do you need? Get the basics of the most basic of tools-- the place where you would lay all the rest of them: the altar.
  • Wicca Basics: Creating a Shrine
    If you don't have a permanent altar, a shrine can be an excellent place for daily spiritual devotionals and meditations. And for some occasions, a shrine is like the center stage of the event.
  • Wicca Basics: Designing your Ritual Altar Layout
    Getting ready to build your Wiccan altar and hold rituals? How exciting! The altar is truly the center stage of religious rites and should be both practical and pleasant. Try these suggestions!

Wiccan Ritual-- The Heart of Practice


An Introduction to Wiccan Ritual

Wicca Ritual Essentials

Wiccan Rituals

  • A ‘Virtual’ Wiccan Dedication: Meditation and Cr...
    If you've been considering walking the Wiccan path, this virtual dedication may be just what you're looking for. Rites of passage such as these are beneficial in transitions and can help you take your first steps firmly and with confidence.
  • Simple Wiccan New Year Blessing Rite Without Tools o...
    The New Year is here! While secular celebrations about, spiritual people may want to take the time out for worship. This Wiccan ritual can actually be adapted to any time of year, but is a great way to spend New Year's Eve if you don't have any parti

About Wiccan Elements


The Elements in Wicca

Wicca Crafting

Meditation and Energy Work

Teens are Wiccans Too!

Or, they can be if they want to be.

Or, they can be if they want to be.

Special Advice for Young Seekers: Teen Wicca

Are you a teen interested in Wicca? Welcome, young one! While I do recommend getting around to reading the other articles found on this page, I do have a bit of advice especially for you.

Wicca for Teens

Looking for More On Wicca?

Learn more about Wicca

Learn more about Wicca

Reviews on Books, Movies and More

Living Wicca

Wicca for life

Wicca for life

Wicca and My Life

Sometimes I have observations, thoughts or experiences, and I just want to share them. They're nothing you particularly need to know to become Wiccan. But, if you're interesting, they can give you a little perspective into this Wiccan's life and mind.

Personal Essays (Newest On Top)

New Wiccans - You are Good to Go!

Anyone wanting to learn Wicca can get off to a good start with what I have here-- and there is more to come, as I'm not going anywhere.

As you read through these hubs, feel free to ask questions. Check out the recommended books and other items you might find interesting. Put these lessons to use when learning about Wicca and going deeper into your path.

Bright Blessings, and may the God and Goddess guide you in your journey!

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Louise on October 05, 2020:

Hello i am very interested in wicca and witchcraft i hope i can learn a lot from this free course

Rhianna McFarlen on July 04, 2020:

Thank you. I can’t wait to start learning from your wonderful resource. I appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge without cost.

Ana Lakeev on March 26, 2020:

Im so thankful to you, you sparked my interest in my spirituality and I'm so excited to embark on this life path!!

Madisom on March 17, 2020:

I want a free course sorry but this is not wjat im looking for.

Kaye Elliott on March 08, 2020:

I can't wait to start learning. Thankyou for being so kind

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on March 07, 2020:

Thank you. :o)

Leah on March 02, 2020:

I’ve been searching and searching everywhere to find just some basic information that isn’t overwhelming, and finally I found your beautifully written blogs. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us newbies. I look forward to growing with you and everyone else involved.

Candy on February 11, 2020:

I found this to be exactly what I was looking for to further my growth..

Jen on February 10, 2020:

I am seeking guidance on my spiritual journey into the life of Wicca & Witchcraft.

Rhonda Hampton on January 12, 2020:

I'm so excited to join I've always been interested in the arts and I want to hear

Rhonda Hampton on January 12, 2020:

I have always been interested in learning.

Candis on January 03, 2020:

I am so excited to read everything. Im hoping to start my year and a day journey this Febuary and though i cant seem to find a coven or a teacher this has given me so much hope. I want to do this right and understand everything before i start doing too much. I just feel this is too important to jump into not completly knowing what im doing. So thank you so much for this! Ill be your advid reader.

Shelley - Star on December 27, 2019:

I am new to learning about Wicca, but I have been interested in it for 15 years when I was introduced to it in the military. I wish there was a local store & group.

Jai rajput on December 09, 2019:

Mam can you provide a certificate for this course

Donna on August 18, 2019:

Hi I go by Sciath. I live in North Carolina with my hubby and my two furbabies. I have been interested in Wicca since I was about 10 years old and have gone back and forth learning about Wicca since I was in my 20s. I am now a serious student of Wicca. I usually do my studies on another site, however they are down for a while, so I am looking elsewhere. I am extremely interested in Celtic Wicca as my heritage leads back to the Celts in Ireland and Scotland. Hope this site will help to further my studies. Thank you.

Lacey m on June 04, 2019:

Hi im Lacey i have been practicing on and off for years and really just want to get back into it. I have however been seeing a black shadow following me for years and not sure what it is or why

Charlie16W on May 16, 2019:

Hi im Charlie.

A wiccan friend mentioned spirit guides and i was wondering how to find or get one.

ky on February 10, 2019:


From a young age, I've always been fascinated with Wiccan history and practices. Now, that I'm old enough to truly understand. I'm excited to begin this new chapter in my life!

Pixie on January 21, 2019:

Thank you for all this information! I've recently begun my journey and this is super helpful!

Mi123 on January 04, 2019:

I have simple question: Does the Wiccan can get marriage with christian or muslim? Are there rule about marriage in Wicca? Does Wicca need tarrots knowlege? I saw tarrots usage ( christian kabal?) in Japan wicca group. There are no descrption about tarrots in wicca beginer book. Anyway, Thank you very much for giving many contents about wicca with no charge!

Mi123 on January 04, 2019:


Nice to meet you in online. I live in Japan. I read many article, Thank you for opening it without no charge. But still I have question about the Wicca.

scott on December 30, 2018:

Although I am not entirely new to Wicca, I have had some experience in the past and feel compelled to return to what I feel are the only roots that I have.

Amber on December 30, 2018:

Hi this is all really good information I just wish there was more!

Jolene on September 17, 2018:

I have read SO much stuff, and everything seems to be getting jumbled in my mind. Let me start by saying my whole life, from as far back as I have memories (3 yrs old) I have been extremely "open" as they say. seeing things, hearing things, just knowing things, and most importantly knowing me through and through. over the last 8 years, my life has caused me to stop premembering dreams, stop seeing and hearing spirits, or just knowing things, and completely closed off to myself. I started meditating a few weeks ago, and although I here periodically thought about wicca through out my life , one day mid meditation, the word wicca LOUDLY came to my mind.....since that day, I have felt, something was telling me (even though im so closed off I cant remember my daily tasks) that this was my true calling to find myself, to be peaceful, happy, serene, and able to be ME 100%.. my point im trying real hard with research, and im understanding the facts, but everything Im reading isn't jumping to me as to what to do to get on this path I feel I am supposed to be on. YOUR page, so far, is the only PAGE THAT HAS GRASPED ME, is there any information that may be easier for me to absorb, a person, that can guide me a little better than websites with contradictory information.? I wrote a book and I apologize, that is just who I am

Carolyn Wildhaber on September 07, 2018:

hello Sage, I'm new to the craft i was wondering if there is a way i can find out how to preform the Mabon ritual as a solitary and right now i only have use of one hand and i'm allergic to the cedar family

Tonya on July 25, 2018:

I think this is very helpful what your doing love and light blessed be

Isabel Washington from Bath, PA on June 09, 2018:

Hello Sage, thank you so much for all this wonderful information. I will be needing lots of paper and ink for my printer ... Thank you again !!

Michelle on May 16, 2018:

I'm excited to find your hubpage

And I"m even more excited to begin learning about the Wicca religion which is all new to me but strangely and strongly enticing. I' m very excited to get started.. Your directory seems to cover so much on the topic. I'm sure I'll be busy for quite a while with all of the information u have provided.

Mike Ess on May 15, 2018:

Hello! On again, off again seeker here who's taken Wicca for a spin or two 'round the block in the past.

I've put it aside for various personal reasons, mostly owing to my frustration with the community I've encountered in the past. Toxic group leadership tends to leave a sour taste in one's mouth.

But, something inside me keeps me coming back because it still feels right, underneath all the baggage. Just found this page after about a decade's hiatus, took a peek at a few of your articles and wow, what a great resource to find!

Thank you for putting this together. There's a lot to read and think about here, and I will happily do both. Most of it's a refresher, but I like to maintain a beginner's mind, especially when I'm as rusty as I am.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on April 08, 2018:

Hi Raen; if you prefer to speak your spells and want your voice to become powerful and clear, just practice the same kind of exercises people do for public speaking or singing.

Raen on April 04, 2018:

Hey sage I've been looking for excercises to developed my voice for spoken spells, but I've been having some hard luck in that are . Could you recommend some useful ones?

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on March 22, 2018:

Hi Charlie; It's considered 'bad' by some people here in the US too. But eventually we all have to be true to our own path; glad this could help.

Charliepush on February 28, 2018:

I really appreciate to have a more close contact, because in Mexico the idea of Wicca is sometimes bad and I want to learn more

Jody on November 18, 2017:

I’m just starting to find my path! You word it simple and make it interesting

louise thurston on October 28, 2017:

I just wondering if I can take some lessons from your school and therefore I am willing learn and I do have books like the teen witch, solitary witch, wicca bible ( witches craft) solitary wicca for life and the wicca a guide for the solitary practitioner and do I need any more books or not.

Louise Thurston

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on August 28, 2017:

Hi Argene; just click the links & start reading the articles ;o)

Argene-lightcycle on August 16, 2017:

Am interested in learning more but am useless with IT stuff... please help!!! where do I start

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 01, 2017:

Answering questions I've missed:

Samii: Thank you so much. I'm glad you're finding my articles useful, I do aim them at beginners.

Kaitlyn: thank you so much. I'm so glad I've been able to help.

Alexis: Thanks to you as well! Bright blessings :o)

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on April 30, 2017:

Hi Dr. Thankfully there is the internet now so those of us not near a coven can still reach out and get to know others.

Dr Madhumita Devi on April 26, 2017:

I am into healing and Tantra. I started my life as a solitary , because there is no coven here. I want to practice more and know more about white path.

Samii on March 03, 2017:

You go into so much detail I love it! I am looking into Wicca because a friend suggested it, and it seemed to call my name. I am not ready to start buying material and am in the research stage. Most free information is short and seems to be directed at people who know terms.

Kaitlyn on February 24, 2017:

I am so greatful that you could share your knowledge. I am new to wicca and I didn't know where to start and this has really helped me.

Alexis on February 02, 2017:

This is a very nice hub. I have found that I love your insight on information such as this. It is very eye opening. I look forward to reading more of your thoughts and writings. Blessed be!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on January 17, 2017:

Thank you, so kind of you! Much appreciated.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on January 17, 2017:

Aww, thanks so much, that is so meaningful to me. I appreciate it!

OasisKra on January 12, 2017:

You're such an amazing person. There are so many false hubs and websites and books out there, but you... Well, you are the total opposite of those. You represent the true nature of Wicca and that's more than most can say. Thank you for being a reliable resource and for being you. Blessed Be!

Patricia Francis-Wilson on December 30, 2016:

I am adding my name please if I may - I have been following Aboout Wiccanism - I am Pagan any way but guess that may include being Wiccan when I learn more about Wiccans - some friends on line are - I am an Elder Person whom they wanted to make into what I am not is that ok please - I am happier at 81 (yes now) that was at 18 no lies here

Lunith Faeriegrrl from Joshua Tree, CA on December 29, 2016:

I love this directory, and the articles you've written. I've been researching Wicca for a couple years now and you are my main source of information. This is the only place online I trust to present accurate and true information. Thank you so much for all the hard work you do to help us beginners. This really means a lot to me.

Ely on October 05, 2016:

Hey I been learning Wicca by my self and I'm trying to get a teacher to help me out with magic and healing I also been practicing readying the tarot cards but as I search I pump into these page and I really like what you chats hope to get in contact with you

DracoLycan79 on July 13, 2016:

I am semi-new to being Wiccan, however I look forward to learning everything that I can from you! Thanks so much for making your knowledge public!

Shawna50 on February 07, 2016:

I am very new to Wiccan ways. Just started learning about and have jumped in a bit, as I feel so drawn to it. Recently bought several books and even some ritual tools, though I don't know how to set up an alter or perform a spell/ritual. Your hub/page is amazing with so many educational links. Honestly, a bit overwhelming but glad I book marked it:) Hope to learn lots more about Wiccan ways so that I can feel more a part of Wiccan life. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience.

Anon on January 15, 2016:

How old are you?

Patricia Francis-Wilson from North West Untied Kingdom on January 07, 2016:

I have now - of necessity had my Hub password updated and can sign in here I see you have my picture - it was taken about 12 years ago - less fat and more grey?white now - thank you for letting me post to you

Patriciaenola on January 07, 2016:

I found you via a post on Pinterest I am an Elder Person - 80 years last year but have been Pagan since way way back

I think it was intended for me to find you - while I am still preparing (eventually) my first book of Shadows may I print off one or two of your pages as a guide

DeniseEmily on November 28, 2015:

Hello! I am glad I came across this page as I am and always have been interested in Wicca. I am going to reading all of your articles you have here.

Thank you!!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on November 17, 2015:

Thanks Taylor, I appreciate your comment. I'm glad you're finding my collection of articles useful.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on November 17, 2015:

Hi Brushra, thanks so much! It makes me feel so good to know that my articles can be of help to people or help them find the right path. That's my goal. I appreciate your commenting to tell me, and your kind words!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on November 17, 2015:

Hi Tham; not sure if you read any of my articles, but I have repeatedly said Wicca is a 70 year old religion founded by Gerald Gardner... Crowley founded Thelema, and had nothing to do with Wicca other than the fact that he was a contemporary of Gardner, and Gardner was heavily influenced by Thelema.

Not sure where in my articles you saw something equating Wicca to ancient religions, as this has never been my position.

I appreciate your comments, thanks so much~ Sage

Taylor Brady on November 11, 2015:

Thank you so much you have been the biggest help for me

bushra on November 05, 2015:

thank you so much your articles help me a lot when i started learning about wicca it is so confusing to follow so many sites and they are different and i couldn't follow properly when i found this site i was feeling like this is it i was searching for something like this. and thank you so much for your work.

Tham Glanderris on October 29, 2015:


Amazing compilation of articles - you've been busy!

I just wanted to clarify that the religion of Wicca, while inspired by ancient mythologies, is not itself an ancient religion. It was invented purposely in the 1930s by Alastair Crowley and Gerald Gardner. Which is fine - all religions are human inventions after all and had to start sometime - but I think it is honest and helpful to point it out.



Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on October 07, 2015:

Hi Ellie; learning a new religion is a big undertaking. Don't expect it to all fall into place immediately. Just do your research and understanding comes with time. Feel free to ask questions, too. Thanks for your comment, and best of luck on your path! ~Sage

Ellie on September 10, 2015:

Hello, I'm very, very new to Wicca and am really looking for some guidance. I was only able to scan through your stuff here tonight, but I plan to come back tomorrow or the next day to really read it throughly. I really feel like I need a mentor or some kind of teacher, as I find a lot of this slightly confusing!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 01, 2015:

Hi Nikita; thanks for commenting. It can be overwhelming learning about a new religion, especially when it's built on an entirely different paradigm than the ones you may have previously known. I'm glad you're finding my articles helpful, thanks so much and best of luck!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on September 01, 2015:

Thanks so much Lannie, glad you're enjoying!

Nikita on August 17, 2015:

Thank you so much for writing these articles, they helped me so much! I've always felt very connected with the earth and nature (I was also born on Earth Day) but I didn't know a religion as great as Wicca existed. When I found out about it I was overwhelmed, I felt like this is the way I want to lead my life but I didn't know where to start. I almost give up my research because I couldn't find any good information but when I found your articles I was so happy and I can't thank you enough for writing them!! They answered lots of my questions and helped me get started but before I came here I read something about 'familiars', could you please explain to me what they are? Thanks in advance and thank you for writing these fantastic articles!!!

LannieEmber on August 05, 2015:

I am so very thankful to have stumbled upon this page. I will be reading every article! I am fairly new to Wicca but it has quickly become clear this is where my heart and spirit belong!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on July 12, 2015:

Thanks so much sunflowerforest! I look forward to seeing you grow & flourish here too!

sunflowerforests from The light in the forest of doubt. on July 11, 2015:

Lots of information went into this hub. Whoa...pretty impressive.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on July 11, 2015:

Hi Charlotte. Glad to hear you've found your path, and that your mom is accepting. It's great to be able to share that with people we love.

As for your dad & stepmom, that is a tough place to be in. I can tell you when I first walked this path I thought I could win my mother over by conversations, arguing, trying to explain and justify myself-- as if I had faith that if I hit on the right combination of words, I could make her see all the things in Wicca I saw, and show her the err of her ways. But I learned it doesn't work that way. You can't really force people to change the way they think about it. In fact, people have a tendency to dig in their heels even deeper when you try to change their mind about something. It's human nature.

If/when they decide to be open minded and more accepting, that can only happen on their own terms. No amount of arguing or trying to make your case is going to work. So if/when you choose to tell them, keep that in mind. It's natural to want the approval of the people we love, but it's a good lesson to remember that we don't *need* it, and we're not always going to get it. And the sooner we accept that, the better off we are. If you're confident in your own convictions and experiences, you won't need that external validation as much... you'll just want others to respect your rights to leave you to follow your own path.

After 2 years of arguing with my mother, I finally learned that, gave up... I refused to talk or argue religion. And a few years after that she finally began to accept it because she saw all the things she feared would happen to me (all the dark, evil stuff she expected) did not actually happen, and in fact she saw a lot of improvements- I was getting my life in order in a positive way and a happier person. So she just backed off and it became a non-issue. If I had never stopped it from being a power struggle, and never given her that space to figure it out for herself, she and I probably would have still been fighting over it.

Now I had the benefit in that I was already an adult in my 20s, and was not living in her house. I was self-supporting. So if she didn't approve, it only meant being frustrated when I was around her. I could then go home and follow my beliefs without concern. So that does make it easier... I didn't need permission for anything, and I didn't have any obligations a minor has to a parent.

When you're a minor, or even an adult living (or staying) in someone's house, they should be respected. If they think Wicca is evil, don't perform rituals in their home. If you're a minor and your father says don't read Wiccan books while you're there, then don't bring those books. I would not disrespect their beliefs, their God, their religion or practices. If they did want you to go to church, then go, and sit politely. If they wanted to say grace, bow your head and listen. Be polite at their holidays, etc.

At the same time they have parental rights, you have human rights. No matter what age, is that of your own personal thoughts and beliefs. Your relationship with your Gods, your world view, etc., are personal and not something any parent or authority figure can control, and not something you even really need to discuss with anyone until you feel ready to do so-- if ever. There's nothing wrong with keeping your private thoughts private, and there is no point in throwing things out there with family when you know it will cause nothing but strife. So think long and hard before you decide to open up that can of worms, and have a good reason. If you think it would cause strife, you don't need to talk about it.

The good thing is that you do have your mom if you really do need a parent to talk to about it.

If you do decide to tell your dad & stepmom, then have a plan of how you are going to handle it. And as I said before, the way I recommend is by not getting defensive, argumentative, or pleasing your case, but to just assert what ever needs to be said, and keep the rest private and away from them. Obey any rules about what to do/how to behave, but any internal processes are personal and nothing they can really do anything about.

Hope that makes sense hon, I wish you much luck.


Charlotte on July 11, 2015:

I'm fairly new to Wicca, I've been studying many many books since the winter. When I first discovered Wicca, I told my mom about it, because she is very open and natural. I now consider myself to be Wiccan, as I have done lots of research, and know that this is the path for me. I'm terrified about what my dad will do though. My dad is pretty traditional, although not religious, and my stepmom is Catholic. The have made mentions before about Wicca being evil. What should I do about them?

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on July 05, 2015:

Thank you very much Dreamhowl; this and my other two directories are the result of a 2 1/2 year-long labor of love here at hubpages, and it warms my heart to know people are enjoying and getting use out of it. Thanks for commenting!

Jessica Peri from United States on July 05, 2015:

This is a massive directory! You have done a great job, throwing this together to help others. Voted up, and looking to share it with a friend!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on July 02, 2015:

Great Kylie, please check here for the link to the application next week.

Kylie on July 02, 2015:

Yes I am very interested in learning more pls count me in

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on June 23, 2015:

Hi Melissa, welcome to Hubpages! Glad you find my articles helpful, it's nice to meet you and thanks for commenting.

Melissa Roy Gamble on June 23, 2015:

Im trying to set up an account. I look forward to learning more. Thank you for the opportunity. :)

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on May 30, 2015:

"Solitary eclectic." I like that. That fits, although, I don't particularly like labels, either. I do, however, when asked about religion in such places as hospital admissions desks, I simply answer , "pagan." ;-) I have not done rituals from books or online; I invent my own. ;-) It believe it is more meaningful when so personalized.

Thanks for your reply.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 30, 2015:

Hi MsLizzy! Glad to hear from you. I think a lot of Pagans are 'solitary eclectic' who march to the beat of their own drum rather than following any religion in particular. In my own Pagan family we have loads of diversity, from me being initiated into a Wiccan trad and very religious to 'spiritual but not religious' atheist Pagan to 'agnostic non-practicing Pagan'. I wouldn't worry about labels so much-- if you identify with the Pagan community and Pagan spirituality, I would say your are Pagan. But a lot of Pagans don't follow a specific religion, and are merely spiritual people forging their own path and borrowing what works for them.

Liz Elias from Oakley, CA on May 29, 2015:

Actually, I'm in a strange place. I identify as generically "pagan," because I believe in the old ways of respect and careful husbandry of Mother Nature and her resources, and the saying of "Do as ye will, nay harm ye none," rings true for me. That said, I am also atheist; I don't believe in either deities or demons, so I don't suppose Wicca is a good fit, for me either.

I am studying Tarot, and the power of the Universe and positive manifestation, but without mention of a deity. I've done some rituals, but again, they are generic in nature.

What say you? I feel I am a "lone wolf," out of step with everyone and everything. ;)

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 29, 2015:

Sounds great Alex; applications are going up in July, so check back. Thanks for your comments.

Alex on May 29, 2015:

Just what I was looking for!!! I have been reading and practicing Wicca since I was in middle school but stopped for some time after I married my first husband ( long sad story). But I have gotten back into it the last 5 years and have been looking for something to help refresh my studies and with my health issues ( bad heart) I didn't want something that was complex and stressful.

I would also like to join your class this fall if there is still room.

Thank you so much for creating this!!!!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 28, 2015:

Thanks Sara, glad to meet you. Definitely will contact you with the application.

Sara Frazier on May 28, 2015:

Hello Mrs Sage,

I am very interested in your class. I have been studying at home for the last 6 months with my husband and a couple of friends. I am still wanting to learn more, and have heard of the year and a day study before. I have mostly gon over the basics, but I know there is more out there. Please let me know when the application process starts! Thank you so much for your time!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 28, 2015:

Thanks Molly; that's a big compliment for me because that's exactly what I strive to do-- to break it down and help people understand. I appreciate the comment.

Molly Layton from Alberta on May 27, 2015:

This is fascinating, Sage! I've been mildly interested Wicca ever since I read a magical realism book that utilized Wicca as a theme. I call it "magical realism" because it had a "work of fiction" disclaimer in the front of the book. You make the complex feel so simple. I could be spending all afternoon reading the hubs linked here.

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 25, 2015:

Hi Bryn, I'm so glad you're finding my hubs helpful.

I know what you mean about using the term YHWH; I just find it easier than always writing 'the Christian God' or 'the Judeo-Christian God' or the 'Abrahamic God'. I figure when I'm talking about other specific Gods (Osiris, Apollo, Thor, etc.) I use their name. For clarity's sake, it just seems to make sense to use YHWH's name.

Sounds like a great idea for an article, and I will definitely get to work on it soon. Thanks for the inspiration.


Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 25, 2015:

Hi Brooke... I don't know what to say, I'm really flattered. There's a lot of good teachers and authors on Wicca, despite the fact that there are also a lot of bad ones. The more you read the more you learn to separate the facts from the fiction.

I was lucky, I stumbled upon some great teachers who were able to help me be more discerning. They taught me about Wicca for free, and so I pay that forward by teaching others.

I'm glad you're finding my hubs useful and am glad to hear you're considering the Wiccan Way Grove and I look forward to talking to hearing from you this summer.

Bryn on May 25, 2015:

Hey, my name is Alexis. I go by Bryn in most online communities though...I've been researching this on and off for months, and all your articles on here have been the most helpful resource yet. I'm only 16, and I have a Catholic in my household, but everybody's pretty open, so it's not a bad way to go. I'm scared people won't take me seriously when I say that this is the path that I want to be on, and that it speaks to me in ways I can't describe.

Actually, I find it a little funny that you use the Christian God's actual holy name in your articles. When I went to a Lutheran private school, they said it was forbidden and only the angels could use his name or whatever. I never got that bit... My dad got really mad with my school because when I was young(er) I had really bad nightmares about the devil and being dragged down to Hell.

I'm getting off topic. Anyway, I was wondering if you could write an article on invocations, some examples, how to structure one if I wanted to write my own, or direct me to one if possible. I would really appreciate any tips you could give me.

Thanks so much!

Brooke on May 24, 2015:

I have read almost all of your hubpage posts! I had downloaded the app (iPhone 4) and read when I wasn't at home or near my computer. The new iPhone 6, however, is not compatible with it. I am not sure why. That just means I can review more of what you have to say and contemplate more.

I have studied Wicca since I was 14. And yes, I even tried to make a YouTube channel (which failed). I stopped doing that when I realized I might not be right even through what I have learned, and since then I have remained just a student. I have taken the year and a day learning to like a seven year process. I just feel that there is no end to learning, and why put something out in the world (like my videos) if I will just prove the opposite later (if it comes to that)?

Your view on this religion has helped me realize I was looking in the wrong place for my research. I would always head straight to the Wicca Section of the bookstore and grab the books that I felt had real meaning. Turns out most of it is hogwash. Unfortunate for me, but at least now I can read the facts and turn around and say I know what is real! Not all books on shelves are facts, even when they claim to be. Sometimes, you have to leave your comfort zone and read other material to find the hidden truths.

I have been learning by myself for these past seven years, and I am happy to find someone like you who is actually interested in helping the future generations learn, without being questionable. You have a good heart.

Thank you again for enlightening me, and I really hope I can take your class that will be starting soon! I would love to learn what you have to teach.

Blessed Be! )O(

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 08, 2015:

Welcome Cindy d; just let me know if I can help you with any questions.

cindy d on May 07, 2015:

Am excited to start

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 06, 2015:

Glad to hear it Ember! Thanks for your comment.

Ember on May 06, 2015:

This has helped me A lot. Thank you!! Merry meet and merry part, -Ember

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on May 05, 2015:

Thanks so much Philip, your comment is very touching to me. I appreciate it.

Philip pendrey on May 03, 2015:

This is a great read for anyone who is interested in learning more about Wicca. Your writings have inspired me to take the next step in my journey. Thank you and keep up the awesome work

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on April 30, 2015:

Thank you Obrianna, I am so happy you find my articles useful. That is my goal-- I try really hard to identify where I, my friends, coven mates, children and students had difficulty so that I could break it down. It's always good to hear when people have found it helpful. I appreciate your comment, happy Beltane!

Breigh Kelley from Rhode Island on April 25, 2015:

I am very excited to go through your collection of lessons and articles. I have been studying by book for many years, but have never found anything like this online. It is also nice to know that you are so willing to answer questions and such. Sadly, I have never met another serious, practicing Wiccan, and I think my knowledge lacks because of that. Thank you so much for putting this out there. Blessed be!

Mackenzie Sage Wright (author) on April 07, 2015:


SFIAOgirl021 on April 07, 2015:

awesome thanks for the help

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