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“And ye harm none do what you will.“ These are the words we live by. When I

 

say we, I am talking about all of the people out there that are scared to openly

 

practice their religion. You may wonder what I mean by that, well I am about to tell

 

you. I am sure that at one time or another you have heard that witchcraft and

 

witches were considered bad and evil. Not only were we thought to consort with

 

Satan, we were believed to bring about disease and inflictions.

 

 

Take the witch trials for example, that was a time when people could not and

 

would not be accepting that people had differences. I have read several books about

 

that part of history. My opinion about the incidences is that not much has changed

 

in this day and age. Back then people wanted what their neighbors had or they got

 

mad at them for bruising their pride, and they found this as a means for revenge.

 

 

First you have the Inquisition. This was a time in history that religion comes into

 

the picture. You have some men telling everyone what religion to practice and that

 

the religions that they have been practicing for centuries is all Satan worshiping

 

because it is not the religion that they believe in. What’s up with that? Then if you

 

continued to practice your religion you were imprisoned and tortured until you

 

converted to their way of thinking .

 

 

 

With the Salem witch trials, it all started when some young girls got mad.

 

Whatever their reason they decided to get back at that person, so they accused her

 

of being a witch. That was just the beginning. If you have ever read

 

anything about that time, you would find that any person accused of being a witch

 

had all their belongings confiscated. The accuser was rewarded with it. I think that

 

once the accusers found that out they went on an accusing spree. The sad thing is

 

that the persons being accused had never practiced witchcraft. They only confessed

 

because the torturous tests to prove they were indeed witches had become too much

 

for them to handle.

 

 

 

So you can see why we are somewhat hesitant to let anyone know

 

what we believe in. We do not believe in Satan, to us there is no such thing. I

 

personally think that it was something made up so people could justify the

 

things they did wrong. We do believe in the fact that there is a higher being,

 

however we believe in that there is more than one.

 

 

Of course you have the History we were taught in school. The parts on the

 

inquisition do not bring up anything about witchcraft. I personally don’t remember

 

anything in the history textbooks about the Salem witch trials. Come on now that

 

was a part of our history and yet we are ignorant about it all.

 

 

All over the world there are people who practice it and believe in it. They have

 

been using it in everything that they do. Even now there are things that all religions

 

do that have stemmed from this religion. So why are we so afraid of coming out of

 

the closet so to speak. I’ll tell you why. For centuries we have been afraid that the

 

indecencies that happened long ago will happen once again. So we continue to keep

 

our beliefs to ourselves. Although there are some of us who are much more

 

braver than others. We are still afraid of what could happen again.

 

 

So after that brief history lesson I will continue enlightening you on the religion

 

of Wicca. Just so you know, these are my personal beliefs on my religion and not

 

everyone has the same beliefs. I for one center my beliefs on a more nature based

 

way of life. I know that each person has power within himself or herself to make things

 

happen. This is something we see every day. Some people have money and are very

 

happy. While others may be poor and they are happy to. In short we are the cause

 

of our lives going the way they are. Only you can bring about changes in your life.

 

 

For example have you ever wanted something so badly, that you would do

 

whatever you had to get it. Of course you have, some people go about getting it in

 

different ways. I know that there have been things that I have wanted and I had to

 

find a way to attain them. In the end if it was something I really wanted and I was

 

meant to have it then it would be mine.

 

 

Even though there are some that say what I do is evil, it really isn’t. You see I

 

know that there is a passage in the Bible that says something about not suffering a

 

witch to live. But if you think about it does anyone really know how Jesus turned

 

water into wine , fed all those people and healed them. Moses, he parted the Red

 

sea and made all those things happen in Egypt with a staff. How different is that

 

from using a wand or doing a spell. It is nothing but harnessing the power within to

 

bring about changes.

 

 

I know that some people claim to be able to manifest things. I have never

 

seen or heard of anything actually being manifested other than spirits. The one thing

 

that really gets me is that some people actually believe that we do ritual sacrifices.

 

Come on people, with all the crime and murder, why would we want to add to it?

 

Well we don’t but there are some people and groups that believe in Satan and are

 

into those types of things. I will be the first to say those people are crazy. They call

 

themselves witches, but their not.

 

 

 

 

 

If you think about all the facts that prove some form of witchcraft was used all

 

throughout history. Native Americans had Shamans. All over the world different

 

groups have healers of some type or another. There are books that tell

 

you about the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayans that did actually perform ritual sacrifices.

 

There are tribes in Africa and other parts of the world that practice magic of some

 

form or another.

 

 

So I ask you, why is it so hard for people in this world to understand that magic

 

does exist and it isn’t a form of evil? I know that this way of life for me has brought

 

some really interesting questions and concerns up. People should focus more on the

 

problems this world is facing now. Preserve our planet for future generations, instead

 

of fighting for control and destroying the world we live in.

 

 

There is no way to change the way people think about Witchcraft. We can

 

only hope that people reeducate themselves on the truth and not on what is

 

passed down to them. I can only pray that this world still exists for the future

 

generations. That people can be less biased about things they don’t understand.

 

Believe me any of us would be willing to help bring about more understanding. The

 

way things are going now. I fear that our world will cease to exist, then where would

 

we be?

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