So you want to be a Wiccan?
It seems a lot of people are asking about Wicca these days. Many want to know "How Do I Become Wiccan?"
|First ask yourself whether you really want to become a Wiccan. Some Cowans (non-Wiccans) are keen to convert to Wicca in order to cast spells and gain power over other people. They have seen Witches wiggling their noses or waving a wand on TV or in the movies and are enthused about gaining that degree of control over nature and other individuals.
Wicca doesn't really work that way. The Wiccan Rede severely restrict Wiccans' spells and rituals. It prohibits any manipulation, coercion or harm. Spells must be for the good of all; they must harm none. A Witch cannot, for example, cast a love spell on another person in order to make them fall in love. That would manipulate them. A Wiccan is permitted to perform a ritual to make themselves more open to love generally, — or after receiving a request — to make another person more open to love. However, that is about the limit.
|There are other considerations:
|If you decide to proceed, then you might spend some time learning about Wicca:
After you have formed a sincere interest in Wicca, you might consider performing a ritual of self-dedication. There are many versions of this ritual available. Many acknowledge your committment to study the religion, to learn about the Goddess and God, to study the ethical demands of the faith, to maintain your personal Book of Shadows to record your experiences within Wicca, and to consider as a future goal to become initiated as a Wiccan priestess or priest. A Google search for Wicca self-dedication will find many links that show the wide variety of dedication rituals within Wicca.