Hey guys! In a recent post, I wrote about the dangers of the occult. Out of everything I researched and talked about, Wicca really stood out to me as interesting.
Did you know that Wicca is one of the fastest growing religions in America? It’s true! Statistics say that there are 200,000 registered witches and approximately 8 MILLION unregistered practitioners of Wicca.
It’s also estimated to become the third largest religion, after Christianity and Islam, in the early 21st century.
The fact that America is so entranced with the occult really isn’t that surprising. Look at media, books, movies, or magazines!
But. Wicca holds a special appeal especially for teenager girls.
Kathy was raised in the church but rejected its teaching in her teens. She lived in Salem, Mass., a place with a history of witchcraft and many practicing Wiccans. “I was always kind of artsy, different and non-conformist,” she says, “Wicca attracted my interest because it appealed to those facets of my personality. It was certainly non-conformist, and I liked the mystery surrounding it.” So Kathy found a Wiccan high priestess who took her under her wing and taught her how to be a witch. “She told me it was all white magic, and that’s all I was interested in.”
But after a few years, things turned sour. “The more I learned, the more things started to spiral downward, deeper and deeper into darkness and black magic. I became very good at what I was being taught. My teacher never acknowledged Satan but did say there was something called ‘the abyss’ that we should avoid.”
For Kathy, however, that proved to be difficult. “One hot summer night I was lying awake in my bedroom when all of a sudden the room became very cold. I started to shiver and broke out into a cold sweat, although it was the height of summer. A cold wind blew in through my windows, startling me. Now I was terrified. I hugged my knees to my chest and gasped as a legion of what can only be described as black demons encircled my head, all laughing at me. I started screaming out my Wiccan spells to rebuke them, hoping they would disappear. That only made things worse. The laughter escalated with each spell I tried.
“Then all of a sudden I remembered my days in Sunday school as a child and the teachings of Jesus. I hadn’t thought about that in a long time. In a loud voice I called upon Jesus Christ to rid the room of this dark presence. Instantly they were gone, and my bedroom was once again calm and warm. My life was never the same after that.”
-Excerpt from an article by Focus on the Family.
A few facts about Wicca and their beliefs:
The positive attention witchcraft is getting in the entertainment industry probably has a great deal to do with the popularity of Wicca. (Has anyone heard of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch?)
Wicca is a religion revolving around Neo-paganism, witchcraft, and the occult. It claims to be a positive, nature-centered religion that encourages love and unity.
Wiccans worship the “mother goddess” and her companion the “horned god.” They say both of these deities manifest themselves in nature. They also celebrate 8 special holidays that are times when “the natural and supernatural worlds collide.”
Wiccans light candles on a special altar to perform their spells and rituals. Each candle represents an element of nature. Their spells are cast in order to bring about what they desire. Maybe it’s a friend, a good test score, or vengeance to an enemy. Magic is an integral part of Wicca.
There is no special book of Wicca. (Such as the Bible for Christians.) Instead most Wiccans pursue their practices in private. Some will join covens or circles.
Why are teen girls so enthusiastic about Wicca?
Did you know that feminism holds a huge appeal for Wiccans? That’s because Wicca is focused around…
Wicca worships women. Wicca promises power. Wicca allows you to take control of your destiny.
That’s what girls want, right?
Wicca holds a huge appeal for teenage girls because it promises freedom from a male-dominated culture. They claim to be a goddess revival!
Having no rules or set standards, being able to control your destiny, being glorified as a female, being connected to the spirit world, and having power over realms of nature…
This is what Wicca promises.
No wonder it holds appeal.
Guys, if you or someone you know is pursuing Wicca, I highly encourage you to give it a second look. It’s not all rainbows and roses.
The truth is, Wicca is opening yourself up to the demon world. The dark side of the supernatural.
Trust me, that’s not something you want to get involved with.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!