Here are some queations, and the answers:|
A. Wicca is a Pagan/Earth-based Spirituality. There are many different Wiccan Traditions, such as Alexandrian, British, Celtic, Caledonii, Ceremonial, Dianic, Eclectic, Hereditary, Gardnerian, Kitchen Witch, Pictish, Saex-Wica, Solitary, Strega, Teutonic, Faery Wicca, Shamanistic Wicca, and Pow-Wow. A few basic descriptions? A Solitary Witch is one who practices alone. They may have been a member of a coven previously or may be in the future. (A Coven is a group of Wiccans/Witches who practice rituals, Sabbats or Esbats together.) An Eclectic Witch may be Solitary or a member of a Coven. Eclectic Witches are as the word is defined, Eclectic. They take bits and pieces(or sometimes chunks) of different traditions and use them in their own practice. They use whatever seems to work for them, and applies best to their beliefs.
A. There are seven Sabbats, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara Beltane, Litha, Lammas, Mabon, and Samhain. These are Wiccan Celebrations and festivals. An Esbat is a ritual that usually occurs during a full moon, and a ritual is a Wiccan Ceremony. Spells are also called rituals.
A. Who?? In other words...No. Absolutely not. We do not believe in Satan, the Devil, or Hell. Some, but not all, Wiccans Believe in Karma. Meaning that if we 'sin', we pay for it in this life, not after the fact.
A. No, we do not sacrifice humans, or animals in ritual. We will at times sacrifice(offer) food during some rituals though.
A. The Neo-Pagan groups consist of the newer(hence the Neo in Pagan) Pagan Spirituality.
A. For the most part....Yes. But not all Pagan's are wiccan. Some Wiccans will also say that theyare not Pagan, as some do believe in and actively pursue God, Jehovah, Jesus & or the Holy Spirit.
A. No. I learned completely on my own. I read books, articles, and talked to other Pagans & Wiccans.
A. No, male witches are Witches, just the same as female witches, with the exception of gender ofcourse.