Where did the idea that Wicca (or any pagan faith for that matter) is all about magic, mystics…?

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and supernatural ‘powers’ as opposed to our personal relationship with our Deities?

I’m curious, where did the idea that I can fly and shoot lightning from my eyes, command forces of nature, raise the dead, force my will upon others, and defy the laws of physics come from? This is reality, not some stupid B-grade movie with a special effects team waiting to jump at my every command.

Who is telling people that my religion (pagan, but close to Wiccan) allows me to do these things?
That is not at all what I asked Roadhorse, I don’t think this question has been asked a lot to your knowledge because you didn’t bother to read it and discover that it is not the question you thought it was.
I understand that some people would believe what they seen in a plainly fictional show, but that does not account for everyone else. There is no way I am going to believe that the only source of knowledge about pagan faiths available to the mass public is in the form of Hollywood. Nor am I about to believe that so many people don’t know what fiction is.
I’m getting a 5 way tie here, so to the votes it goes… Good luck all.

“Neo-Wicca” and Pagan Misunderstanding…agree or disagree?

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First I’d like to tackle this idea that Wiccans don’t beleive in evil. Here is why I think this idea is incorrect: Wiccans don’t beleive in a single deity that is held responsible for ones actions…therefore since you as a person are to decide what is right and wrong on your own accord…then you must see some things at a negative thought(evil, wrong, bringing harm to another) is evil in itself(according to the dictionary). Now I will agree that Wiccans don’t beleive in Evil as a reason for wrong doing…because Wicca is about Nature and we as Natural beings are given a choice to decide. Not an entity to blame it on. A Wiccan is responsible for his/her own actions. This is why I beleive that Wiccans DO beleive in *evil* but not *Evil*. Agree or Disagree?
Another thing I’d like to pick at: The Rule of Three. This idea is simply rediculous. For the apparent reason that all things do not contribute to all things three times over(that’s what the rule of three is). For instance if I were to send you 3,333,333 dollars then in some time I would get 9,999,999 dollars. That doesn’t make sense to me. Then there are others who think that what you do returns to you in a less literal term. OK: Then explain the expression “Good people get shit on more than the shitters who do it”. You see…the law of three is simply a neater way of reciprocity. What you do does *affect* all things around you(because we are all made up of the same energy) and it can return to you(dissmissing chaos insuing) but it won’t return to you a certain amount of times or a certain amount of effort…because nature *evolves* and *changes* therefore it’s not always going to be the same.
intelligence is subjective. as well as morals
>>>A lot of the stuff here to blame is NECTW’s Rede of the Wiccae and whoever it was who started the rumor we never harm anything. (She said, taking a bite out of an apple and therefor causing harm to the things deprived of the apple)
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Don’t you just want to strangle ‘em!

why are people so closed-minded to pagan beliefs like wicca, which focus on natural/earth based practices?

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i have done extensive research on these practices/beliefs, and have never found anything that suggests devil worship or anything of that kind. There isnt even a satan-like character in their system, rather a god and goddess who are both positive images, and work to ensure balance in all things. Time and time again i have overheard opinions or ignorant remarks regarding this subject/religion, and i wonder where this slanted view has come from. i would really just like to know whats wrong with a religion that studies nothing but the purity and simplisities of nature. where is all the bad stigma coming from? and how are people getting away with literally just making things up? thanks for your opinions and thoughts! hope you have a kick ass day.

my friend does Black magick- help!?

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My friend’s mom is a Witch, and so is her step dad, so she wants to learn. Her parents won’t teach her yet so she decided to do some stuff on her own. Today i learn that she has been cursing people, and making them sick so they go home sick from school. I tried to tell her to stop, even mentioning the Rede, but nothing seems to work. Her curse has affected a lot of people so far- and before you say anything no it;s not a regular sickness. These people are fine one minute, then throwing up literally the next. Anyway I need to stop her- I’m willing to use magick (I’m new to the Craft, kind of) to stop her, and to stop her from hurting others. So i would really like someway to counter her spells or to help heal the sickened. Please help ASAP!

What kind of spell kits would you buy online? Complete spell kits, Wicca and Pagan

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I am looking to open an online occult store that sells Spell Kits that would include the printed spell and all of the supplies needed (except the cauldron). I’ve found a few good ones that I think would sell, but I just need some input to determine my stock.
Thanks!
I’m not asking to be mocked, I follow a Pagan path and there are many others that do as well. Magic/Spells do work if you put your mind and energies to it. Please, don’t even bother answering if you are just goinging to be negative.
I appreciate the honest answers. I have never bought a kit for a spell either, as I like to do my own, but I was just “fishing around” for ideas for potential stock in my store.
I think I will take the advice of just stocking items needed for spellcraft, instead of combining the items into a kit.
Thanks for the honest answers.

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