The Appeal of Wicca: Why Teen Girls Are Joining The Occult

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.


A former Wiccan tells her story.

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…

GIRL POWER!

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!

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38 thoughts on “The Appeal of Wicca: Why Teen Girls Are Joining The Occult

  1. This is so well written, Melani! God has truly given you an amazing talent for writing about sensitive subjects.
    I must share with you a short story of the first time I encountered Wicca…

    My family and I were in Books-A-Million, and there was a young couple (about 19-20) with three young daughters. You know what they were reading aloud to their children? A Wiccan spellbook. And they were also buying a Ouija board. Long story short, my mother talked them out of buying both things and we prayed with them. ❤️

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    1. That’s an amazing story, Bekah! Wow, God really put your family in the right place at the right time!

      Thanks so much for your encouragement. I appreciate it so much! ❤️

      Many blessings!

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  2. Hi Melani. I don’t comment on all your posts, but I want you to know that I read every single one and I am so encouraged by your boldness to stand for a Christ. Keep doing what you’re doing. 😀

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  3. Wow. Melani, you brought up a topic so serious and yet one the modern church often neglects… spiritual warfare is indeed real!

    I had no idea about how serious this Wicca thing is. And I certainly did not even know it was this prevalent and popular! Wow, that is scary! But at the same time, it is something that we, as Christians, desperately need to be aware of. It is real, it is serious, it is unbelievably dangerous. But as Christians, we do not need to be afraid because we have the power of Christ in us… The very name of Jesus Christ can and will ward off Satan and his demons.

    Melani, I cannot thank you enough for writing this!

    P.S. Do you have a link to that article by Focus on the Family? I would love to read the entire piece!

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  4. Excellent post. Thank you. As a teenager until 21 years old I was immersed, not in witchcraft per se, but the occult none the less. I focused on angel worship, past lives, New Age etc. Because of this I am always grateful for Christian’s who share the truth about the dark side. The ironic thing is that everyone is actually involved in the spiritual realm whether they realize it or not. As Christian’s we are blessed to know that , “we wrestle not against flesh and blood… but against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12 Life is a spiritual battle. We must align ourselves under Christ and not be deceived into following darkness. The scripture verse that saved my soul is 2 Corinthians 11:14, “for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of Light.” Any spiritual practices outside of scripture are really darkness. I highly recommend having a plan to read through the Bible in a year because you will see how much God hates the occult. Thanks, Melanie! Blessings to you all.

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  5. This is great. While I’ve never had a problem with Sabrina the Teenage Witch (I used to watch the original cartoon when it came on) the idea of people actually practicing such things is alarming and bothersome. In my opinion, that kind of stuff should be left in fiction. It’s so sad that teen girls think that this is another facet of girl power. Girl power is just being the woman God made you to be. I truly hope your post reaches many. ❤

    ~Ivie
    Ivie Writes
    Ivie Brooks, Author

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  6. Amazing post. It is so very sad how our country that claims to be a nation under God is getting so corrupt! The other day I was reading a Brio Girls book by Focus On The Family and it was talking about a girl getting pulled into Wicca, and it really tricks you at first. It’s really scary to think about. We need to be praying big time for all of the girls our age, there are so many traps to fall into. 💕 Again, AMAZING post!!!! I admire you so much for sharing your beliefs openly. 💖💖💖 God bless!!!!

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  7. Ok, let me have a stab at this. Fair warning: As someone who was lied to on several topics such as evolution and the age of the earth, I may come off as a bit. . . judgemental.

    Regarding the prevalence of Wicca, can’t people practice other religions if they want? It’s enshrined in your constitution, is it not? Hey, imagine what the Romans said 2000 years ago about Christianity.

    As to Kathy’s story, I am inclined to be skeptical. How can Kathy’s claims be verified? How do we know she isn’t making everything up? After all, the boy who supposedly went to heaven recanted his testimony.

    It is saddening to see such disrespect in Christian circles these days.

    Even Muslims treat Christians better than you do Wiccans.

    Can’t we all just let people follow what they believe is true?

    Also, what evidence do we have that these demons even exist?

    Just wondering.

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    1. Hey! Actually, the purpose of my post was no disrespect. My intent was to WARN others of the danger of Wicca. Wicca is a religion based on evil, and I can’t simply sit silent and watch girls around me jump into something so dangerous.

      I wrote this post because I care. Not because I want to disrespect anybody.

      The problem with everyone following what they believe to be true is that most of us will be greatly deceived. We can’t simply rely on our own earthly knowledge to get us on the right path. It won’t work.

      A book I would highly recommend to atheists, agnostics, or questioning Christians is “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist” by Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek.

      Have a great day!

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    2. WOW. Did you really just say that MUSLIMS treat Christians better than Melani treats Wiccans????????? Melani may not approve this comment but let me tell you something RA….. wake up and join the rest of us in reality, not your fantasy land.

      I can give you TONS of headlines of Christians BEING KILLED, tortured, oppressed, beaten, enslaved….by muslims around the world…it happens all day every day. Just yesterday a Christian girl burned alive. The day before a christian girl brutally raped by three muslims.

      Oh wait, you must mean the “peaceful American” muslims, the ones who don’t care what the Koran has to say on the subject… the ones that would be killed by their counterparts if they ever visited those muslim nations??

      I am sorry but that was the most ignorant statement I have read in a long time.

      As far as Melanie warning people against Wicca, that’s what I expect from someone who genuinely cares about people, unlike yourself. People are free to do whatever they want, and she is free to WARN people of the dangers that lie ahead. It’s a shame more people don’t care.

      And of course you can discount all the stories you want about demons and the spiritual world. That doesn’t make them less real. When I was an atheist/agnostic I lived with a blindfold on as well… but now my eyes are open to the truth that is Jesus Christ.

      I am happy to see Melani defending her faith and standing up for her beliefs at such a young age. It takes courage. Keep up the good work Melani

      Keith

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  8. I disagree with your point. Simply stated there are religious witches and payans . And the path a witch follows and the speall she performs are on her. The believe of most witches is simple. Do what you want to recive. Wicca and witchcraft is a personal journey and a religion based on yourself. These women and girls are finding themselves in the practice of magic. While i respect yoir argument and see the light you shed not all is correct and spreading false ideals of witchcraft is harmful to thw religion and those who practice it.

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