Spiritually can I practice Wicca but only believe in one god/?


If so what is it called

It’s still Wicca. Some Wiccans are Syncratic Monotheists some are polytheists.

Meaning, some people believe in 1 God, with Male and Female halves. (Lord and Lady). Some believe that the Gods and Goddesses worshiped by SOME Wiccans are Separate Gods.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at
http://tinyurl.com/AmyBlackthorn

Spells can work for anyone. Magic is a system, not a religion. It’s also not good or bad. It’s how you choose to use it.

I know magic works because I’ve been doing it for years. Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic. But Wiccans and Witches aren’t
the only ones who use magic.

You can be both a Wiccan and a witch, these two words are not the same. None of these words has anything to do with devil worship.

One of the biggest sore points among Wiccans is the improper usage of the terms “Wiccan” and “Witch”. Too many people use the terms interchangeably,
presuming that they both mean the same thing. They do not.

Wiccan
Wicca is just one of many faiths that embrace Magic. Wicca is a religion, and someone who follows that religion is called a Wiccan. Sometimes it
can be difficult to accurately define Wicca, and not all Wiccans will define themselves the same way. Observing the 8 Wiccan Sabbats, honoring the
Gods and/or Goddesses, creating sacred space for rituals, to name a few. Many traditional Wiccans also feel that belonging to a coven is also a
requirement and that those who practice their religion as a solitary, should not refer to themselves as Wiccan. Personally, I’m still not sure on
that point. Typical Wiccans also practice magick, and therefore are also witches. You cannot be a “natural Wiccan” any more than you could be a
“natural Christian”.

Witch
The practice of witchcraft is not associated with any religion, therefore you can be a witch and yet also be a member of any number of
religions (or none). Using the natural energies within yourself, along with the energies of herbs, stones or other elements to make changes
around you is considered witchcraft. Though the skills and gifts that are part of witchcraft can be inherited from parents or grandparents,
you aren’t automatically a witch just because your grandmother may have been one. The use of magick takes practice, experience and learning.
On a side note, a male witch is called a witch, not a warlock.

Pagan
While I’m explaining terminology, I thought I would throw in “Pagan” as well. Paganism refers to a variety of non-Christian/Jewish/ Islamic
religions that are usually polytheistic and are often nature-based. Wicca is only one Pagan religion, but there are others such as Santeria,
Asatru, or Shamanism. Many people do not necessarily identify with a specific religion, and just use the broad term “Pagan” to define their
spiritual path. Pagan religions are distinct and separate from each other, and it should not be assumed that they are just different names for
the same faith.

Suggested Reading List

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

Living Wicca: A Further Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham

Complete Book of Incense, Oils and Brews by Scott Cunningham

Book of Shadows: A Modern Woman’s Journey into the Wisdom of Witchcraft and the Magic of the Goddess by Phyllis Curott

Green Witchcraft by Aoumiel (Ann Moura)

True Magick by Amber K

Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development by Christopher Penczak

Heart of Wicca: Wise Words from a Crone on the Path by Ellen Cannon Reed

The Spiral Dance by Starhawk

Natural Magic by Marian Green

Wheel of the Year: Living the Magical Life by Pauline Campanelli

The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan
Witchcraft by Ronald Hutton

AmysGreenDreams.etsy.com

pagan.meetup.com
wicca.meetup.com
witches.meetup.com

azuregreen.com

abaxion.com

ecauldron.net

paganwiccan.about.com

witchvox.com

wicca.timerift.net

Christians becoming Wiccan
http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/christ…

Wicca isn’t a hobby. It’s a religion. It’s not just something you practice; it’s something you believe in. If you are Christian, you clearly don’t have the beliefs of a Wiccan. You say the Bible tells you not to follow other gods. Do you actually believe in other gods? If so, why are you hanging on the authority of the Bible? And if not, why the heck are you considering worshiping things you don’t believe in? If you’re not sure what you believe, then you should be sorting that out first. First you study. Then you consider. Then you make a decision. Then you practice. And all that time you also continue to study. You say Wicca is really cool. Awesome! But that’s a really silly reason to join a religion. That’s adopting a fad. And joining it while you’re scared of it doesn’t make any sense at all.

I guess in a sense it depends on what you mean by believing in only one god ?

If you perceive only one being, that all other gods are simply a manifestation of, then I guess you could call yourself Monotheistic wiccan……which is not really that far off from what many wiccans (which is most often duo-theistic to begin with) believe anyway.

@Crystal clear: There is no “period” in Wicca…..
After 27 years participating in the pagan community, and owning the local pagan supply store, I can attest to having found very few Wiccans that are polytheistic, as most are duo-theistic (believing all gods are one god, and all goddesses are one goddess).

Telling someone that if they do not believe as you do, they can’t call themselves wiccan is no different than christians telling other christians they are not “really” christian.

Wicca is a polytheistic religion – period. Wiccans believe in and honor both god(s) and goddess(es).

While you may only have one patron god, you need to hold a belief that all the gods exist (either that all gods are aspects of one god and all goddesses are aspects of one goddess – “soft polytheism”, or that each of the gods and goddesses is a separate, distinct being – “hard polytheism”.) Otherwise, it would not be Wicca you are practicing.

Perhaps you could try taking this “belief-o-matic” quiz and see what spiritual paths *your* beliefs fit into, rather than you trying to make a spiritual path with different beliefs fit you.

http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Q…

In many traditions of Wicca, the Divine is understood in polytheistic, monotheistic, and panentheistic senses simultaneously. The answer to your question is yes. You should find a practicing Wiccan tradition or teacher who supports or shares your understanding of the Divine.

im not entirely sure. u can research wicca on wikipedia. Actually you can practice Wicca any way you want as long as you follow the rules.

That would be called “monotheistic Wicca” (among other things) and they do exist. Some Wiccans subscribe to the view that all of the various names of deities are actually different aspects of one whole, or one deity. The ones I’ve met tend to use the names of various deities as “names of power” rather than feel they’re invoking a separate entity.

Look Behind You: In my own faith we use a lot of different names to refer to the same deity or place not because we’re suddenly splitting them up into even more deities, but because we are invoking only one aspect of that deity. For example, there are many different ways of addressing Odin, the “main god” in my faith (I’m polytheistic, so I have more than one deity). If we are asking for help in battle, we may refer to him as Valfar. Valfar is not a separate entity, it’s simply another name for Odin when we want to pay special attention to his role as a great warlord. If we want to invoke his All Father aspect, we may refer to him as Alfar. Same thing, different focus is all. Our deities are not one-sided with only one aspect to their personality any more than you or I are one-sided with only one aspect to our personalities. In my culture and in my faith, we address this issue and this basic truth about the deities and use it to our advantage – and to honor them as well.

Some christians do the same thing in their own way. Since some believe that Yeshua, Allah and the Holy Spirit were all one part of a whole (a triune deity) they may invoke Jesus/Yeshua, “God” or even just call out to the Holy Spirit. Others do not believe in the Trinity aspect of their deity as an accurate representation of its nature and consider them completely separate entities or forces.

PS – am I the only one who didn’t give you a thumbs down? LOL! Poor thing…

i do to i only believe in god so i really dont practice it anymore

actually I have heard people say they are wiccan, pagan or into the craft, oh yea and or druids, so you will have to find out what all these mean and then fin dout if they all have one or more gods.

I don’t mean to be rude or disrespectful, but I don’t think the One True God would want you to practice Wicca.

EDIT:

I mean, think about it. It’s the same idea of Hinduism then. I mean, do you think God would want to be known in different forms/personalities? He is One Being, not several.

“If there were numerous gods instead of one, [the heavens and the earth] would be in a sorry state” Quran: 21:22

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