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Welcome to Wiccan Key Words Part Two! In this series of blog posts we will cover commonly used words in the practice of Wicca and Witchcraft and their meanings.

Wicca:

A form of modern witchcraft, founded in England in the mid 20th century with pre-Christian pagan origins. 

Altar:

A personal space used for rituals and prayer.

Athame:

A ceremonial knife, used for directing energy, never for cutting.

Blessed be:

Blessed Be is an expression of blessing used during rituals.

Coven:

A group of witches. In books, a coven of Witches often gather at night to make potions and cast spells. Covens consist of at least 13 practising Witches. 

 

Paganism:

Paganism is a spiritual way of life. A modern religious movement incorporating beliefs or practices from outside the main world religions, especially nature worship.

Witchcraft:

The practice of magic, spells and the invocation of spirits.

Sabbat:

Sabbat is a Pagan holiday, celebrated at the equinoxes, solstices and four points in between.

Ritual:

A Ritual is a religious ceremony where a series of actions are performed most importantly in a specific order for a particular purpose.

 

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