how to become a wiccan

Wanna become a Wiccan? I was in your shoes once and I’m going to share my path to Wicca with you, as well as give you a blueprint to follow.

When I was thirteen years old, I was in a quandary.  I was raised Southern Baptist, but I was questioning my faith. So, I left Sunday school with more answers than questions, and I dreaded going to church every week.

I didn’t feel the slightest bit spiritual in the pew. In fact, I felt angry and depressed every Sunday.  And religious celebrations should be healing, nurturing, even joyous.

I had several issues with my church. In my opinion, there is a misogynistic undertone in the Christian religion. There are many villains in the bible, and most of them are women. Think about Delilah, Eve, Lilith. Like I said, it’s my opinion. Not fact.

Regardless, I was done with this particular faith.

Exploration

Luckily, my mom is extremely open-minded and encouraged me to explore other religions. And I did. Relentlessly. I attended Catholic ceremonies with my best friend. I went to a synagogue. Then I tried out different denominations within Christianity, like the Episcopalian and Methodist schools of thought. None of them appealed to me.

While I enjoyed learning more, none of these resonated with me. So, I poured over books on religion at the local library, and there I found Wicca.

And it was meant to be.

Wicca

So, I began studying Wicca at age thirteen and I haven’t stopped since. I grabbed every book I could get my hands on. Since its not an organized religion there’s no sacred text, which leaves a lot of room to personalize this religion, which I love.Wicca is open, accepting, feminist, and it fills me with joy.

Are you interested in learning how to be a Wiccan? Below, you’ll find some tips to help you on your path.

Explore the faith

This could take many forms. If you’re a book worm like me, explore witchcraft blogs like this one. Or get your hands on some Wiccan books.

Do you have a Wiccan in your life? Ask them your questions and see if they have any recommendations for you.

Is there a local pagan shop or group? If so, it will be a great resource for finding more information.

Choose a Deity

If you liked what you learned, it’s time to select a deity. The god and the goddess can and do take many forms. For inspiration, I went to the Greco-Roman gods of old and found Diana, goddess of the hunt and moon. For more information as to why I chose her, check out my story.

Join a Coven or Become a Solo Practioner

Do you enjoy spiritual community? Or would you rather commune with your chosen deity by yourself? Once again, check for a local pagan store or group and give it a try. Some of them have covens or regular group meetings.

I prefer to practice by myself. As I’ve said, I consider Wicca to be deeply personal and I consider the time I spend alone with the goddess to be healing. You’ll have to decide which way works best for you. Remember, there’s no right answer

Practice your Faith

This is the fun part. You’re a Wiccan and can decide how you’d like to practice. You might want to collect spell books or create your own spells. Celebrate the holidays in your own way. Connect with nature and your chosen deity.

Do you think Wicca might be right for you?