Is Wicca Right for Me?

Many people find Wicca because they are dissatisfied with the religion that they are currently involved in, though they are deeply spiritual and believe firmly in another Power. For many, the Church is too structured, or too conservative, or does not fulfill some kind of need within the individual. This is common for many people who are born into a religion. Just because your parents believe something does not mean that you are going to believe it!

So, now that you have found Wicca, how are you going to know if it is right for you?

The only way you will ever know for certain if it is for you is to try it.

However, before you jump headlong into any religion, I suggest you read plenty of information about it.

The World Wide Web is actually an excellent source of information, and is stock full of various places that will give you all the beginning info that you could ever hope to attain. After you read everything that you can, ask yourself, "Do I believe in the core of Wicca?"

If you have done enough reading on Wicca you will have come across the Wiccan Rede, which is a poem which beautifully illustrates the Wiccan belief.

The most important rule in the Rede is: "'An it harm none, do what ye will." It speaks for itself: you may practice whatever magick you want as long as you harm none, including yourself.

If you do not believe in the Wiccan Rede, or cannot uphold it and live by it, then Wicca is not for you.

So what if you accept the Rede, have read extensively but still aren't sure if it will work for you? Well, first things first: if you don't believe that magick will work for you, then it won't.

Simple as that. It can work for you, but you must believe in yourself! That is a primary tenet of Wicca. There is no harm in trying it. Cast yourself a circle, pray, and talk to the Goddess and the God.

If you feel silly or uncomfortable, or doubt that what you are doing is really making any progress, then you probably want to try something else.

Like any other religion, Wicca is not for everyone. It is only for those who are comfortable in a loosely structured religion, who are open minded and are patient enough to learn all that Wicca has to offer.

This does not mean, however, that Paganism is not for you.

Paganism encompasses many other religions, such as Shamanism, Nordic religions, Druidic and so on.

The best thing for you to do is read, study, experiment and trust yourself. If it is right for you, it will come to you. Don't force yourself just because you think it is "cool."

Anyone can practice magick, but not everyone is a Wiccan.

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