Wicca Witchcraft Paganism | History & Differences & How to practice

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Witchcraft novices normally get overcome with the contradicting, unspecific and muddled information and facts that is out there on the subjects of witchcraft, Wicca and Paganism. So it is very prevalent to speculate what the distinction amongst Wicca and witchcraft truly is. What paganism has to do with it all, and of system if witches are religious at all.
In this online video I am having you by way of the record of witchcraft, Wicca and paganism. We will explore how these conditions ended up described back in the times, how they created with switching beliefs, and what we use them for in contemporary day and age. I will go into procedures of witchcraft, what Wiccans believe that in and what streams of contemporary paganism and neo-paganism are out there. Hoping this video makes it all a little bit clearer for practitioners of the magical arts πŸ™‚

00:00 Intro
00:59 What is witchcraft?
02:40 How do Western fashionable witches follow their craft?
04:00 Historical past of witchcraft
08:00 Brain Farts
08:39 What is Wicca?
08:55 Historical past of Wicca
10:56 What do Wiccans feel in?
13:47 What is Paganism
14:20 History of Paganism
17:04 Neo-Paganism, Modern-day Paganism & Reconstructional Paganism

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34 thoughts on “Wicca Witchcraft Paganism | History & Differences & How to practice

  • at 2:36 pm

    Could you do a video or a part of a video on wolpertingers in the near future?

  • at 4:09 pm

    I always enjoy your videos and this is a really useful overview for people trying to navigate all the different labels. Of course, it doesn't help when so many of these titles go in and out of fashion and get used interchangeably.
    If anyone is wanting to do some reading before your inevitable deep dive video, I can recommend "Triumph of the Moon" by Ronald Hutton and "Miracles of Our Own Making" by Liz Williams which are wonderful, scholarly and accessible histories of witchcraft, wicca, magic and paganism.
    Also, just checking, is wicca a religion that revolves around nature worship? πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  • at 4:21 pm

    We have right-wing problem within slavic pagan groups too, so beware if you want to search about it. And quite lot of "tinfoil hat" level problem too, and usually they are weirdly interwined. You can quickly get from historical knowledge to ideological toxic swamp riddled with conspiracy theories really quickly πŸ™

  • at 4:58 pm

    This was a very good and interesting video I’m a Norse Pagan

  • at 5:10 pm

    I was drinking coffee when you asked "how's your coffee today?" lol

  • at 5:23 pm

    Thank you for your very useful funny video. I needed that. I hope you are wellπŸ’β˜ΊοΈπŸ€£

  • at 6:23 pm

    Hiiiiii, I just found your channel via Alwyn Oaks, who I love. I had no ideal or thought about witchcraft, but it does make sense…..CRAFT…..that is was it is. Nonetheless, thank you so much for the educational video. It has really opened my eyes. Now, I'm going to back track your videos and start watching them. You fantasize me!

  • at 6:33 pm

    Another great video I’m following my ❀️ on my practice and love watching your videos for inspiration.

  • at 7:11 pm

    Yes a love to see you a do a deep dive video on that! Please do! Blessed Be πŸ’œ

  • at 7:17 pm

    And I'd also love to know what your beliefs and practices are if you don't mind me asking. I love your videos and your personality and vibe you make me laugh and 😊. Grateful for you and what you do!

  • at 7:21 pm

    Do you have a religion or deity? Or none? Just would like to know what your thoughts are and beliefs or practices are bases for yourself?

  • at 7:27 pm

    I ask because I'd like to know more about the Germanic practice I have German in my DNA and my Godfather was very much German and had a car I'll never forget it was called a thing I believe and it was pumpkin orange and the stirring wheel was on the wrong side of the car. I love and miss him a lot.

  • at 7:29 pm

    I found some far right wing racists in Hellenic paganism…(you have to be Greek to practice), good call there!

  • at 7:50 pm

    I would love a deep dive on the history πŸ’•

  • at 8:16 pm

    Thank you for the video

  • at 9:25 pm

    This video uploaded right on time because I've been wanting to practice witchcraft and It seems that I'm going down the path of green witchcraft so please do more of this!! As a small child, It seemed like witchcraft has always been a practice I've done without even noticing like I connect with the moon, animals and nature, I love herbs, I'd collect rocks and sticks and in return I'd hang something on a tree that can feed the birds, I'd make my own spells and I absolutely love incense and candles, It made me very happy and even though people may say witches can't levitate and do aerokinesis, telekinesis I most definitely believe it is possible…if humans can telepathically communicate with eachother through the mind then imagine what else we can do.

  • at 3:04 am

    I would LOVE some deep dives. Especially the Salem stuff, they kind of gloss over it here in schools, and most history/anthropology in this area (mid Atlantic US) is limited to the 1800s or more recent.

    Also, I've been researching my heritage lately and the majority of my great grandparents came here from Germany! I learned that my great great grandparents were from Bavaria (and Prussia). Do you have any recommendations for reading in terms of learning about older Germanic customs? πŸ™‚

  • at 11:35 am

    I love your videos. I am German born in Munich…army hospital. My mother's side are all Bavarians. I tried getting into the Germanic pantheon, but it didn't resonate with me at all. Or any other pantheon. So just working with the elements and nature works just fine with me. Again love your videos. I truly miss my Oma's baking and love watching you bake. It brings back memories. 😊 I'm 63, so my oma is long been gone.

  • at 12:54 pm

    Would love to hear you about the dark side of Wicca! Seems interesting and many of us would learn. It is not to bash Wicca, but people should know, be aware and avoid things/pratices/covens that can be dangerous.

    And by the way Bex, I LOVE your work! I live in QuΓ©bec (French province of Canada) and I would love to take part in one of your witch’s retreat! Maybe one day I’ll buy plane tickets for Germany πŸ˜‰

  • at 4:36 pm

    So liked this video, such good info. Would love to hear more history. You do a fabulous job with your info and explanations. Appreciate you!

  • at 5:06 pm

    I want to address some things said about wicca that are very common misconceptions online in general.

    The most common is about the Gods.
    Wicca does have a set pantheon: The Mother-Goddess of the Moon and Stars and the Horned God of Death and Resurrection. They have specific names, lore and mythology that are kept as initiatory secrets.

    Regarding the wheel of the year, people often credit (or criticize) Gardner for its creation, when in reality it was a joint work between Gardner and Ross Nichols, founder of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids. Wicca and Neo-Druidry have a shared history since both of them were close friends and members of the AOD (Ancient Order of Druids). So the 2 movements have shared influences and inspirations.

    Which leads me to my next point: Many people don't actually know where Wicca comes from. The AOD existed in a time where historical reconstructionism wasn't a thing yet, so it was basically western occultism with Druidic aesthetic, and that's a huge part of wiccan heritage. Gardner was also a Rosicrucian and it's believed that the "New Forest coven" were made by member of the Rosicrucian Order Crotona Fellowship.
    Cerimonial Magic, Crowley and Freemasonry are also part of Gardner's influence to build Wiccan Praxis.
    All of this to say that there isn't actually much of "Buddhism and Hinduism" going on in wicca. Gardner's Craft is basically a mix of his understanding of British and Witch Folklore and Western Occultism.
    The threefold law is also just a misunderstanding from one of his quotes from his fiction book (if I remember correctly). It's not part of original wiccan teaching.

  • at 6:23 pm

    Thank you so much for this video! Question, knowing that witchcraft isn't a religion, but also that there are non theistic pagans, could we say that witches who don't work with deities are considered pagans, at least when they are connected with nature and celebrate the wheel of the year? Similarly, are witches that work with deities and also celebrate the wheel of the year, are feeling connected to nature, etc also considered pagans? I am getting confused about the different in this sense.

  • at 8:27 pm

    Cool πŸ˜€

  • at 10:05 pm

    Witch stands for What is The Change. Starting with a question, and ending with a question , this historical origin is true to the point and enduring as long as the existence of question marks the psyche of mankind.

  • at 3:58 am

    Applied in other parts of the world especially Asia, Witchcraft doesnt fall into the same definitions as yours. We categorize them under superstitions but never refering them as Witchcraft. Our grandparents would never say what they taught us was Witchcraft but superstitions because they all have religious backgrounds that do not practice Witchcraft. Witchcraft in Asia always had some form of religious practices with dieties too, commonly from those that are known for hexing.

  • at 5:08 am

    You're videos make me laugh! I love how you don't edit out mistakes…They're so fun =)

  • at 11:56 am

    I'm at the beginning of my way and you're so helpful and warm. like a wise older sister. other practitioners seem scary sometimes (IM SORRY i respect them all) and the way you practice witchcraft feels really close to me 🌿 finally found my jam

  • at 12:20 pm

    When I was young me and my sister used to sit and listen to lovely old Witch called Old Margaret! she said that the best number of Witches in a Coven is "One" Ha!

  • at 12:41 pm

    Love your videos!! They are as refreshing and rejuvenating as a fresh hot cup of tea!

  • at 5:37 pm

    Very good and informing video! Racism in the paganism/witchcraft community is strongest with people in/from the USA or in Balkan/Slavic European countries. Germany/Austria and Nordic countries are much much more open than the above mentioned places. I just posted on a Viking site on facebook about the meal I made for Midsommar this year and like usual I had so many hateful people from the USA post racist commits, send me racist PMs, email me threating, racist emails etc due to being a black American woman living in Sweden with a white Swedish husband. This is constant and always from people in the USA. It is very sad. Keep up the good videos!

  • at 8:57 pm

    I really enjoyed this! 🌿 I'm Native Hawaiian and find it so interesting how many similar practices or crafts are woven into our culture. I'm also of Scottish, Irish and German descent, but again, the old practices just seem to overlap…one big, beautiful universe ❀️

  • at 1:21 am

    Interesting video, I find all your videos interesting πŸ€” You mentioned the video between you, Scarlet and Ella, I saw it on Scarlet Ravenswood's channel and I had to know more about you. I don't remember how I learned about Scarlet, it might have been through Annie The Green Witch. Since I've retired I've been able to go back to the practice of my youth, my husband frowned upon the Craft. So keep up the videos, so I don't feel so isolated (I still live in a blue state with heavy religious leaning). Enjoy your summer and many Bright Blessings πŸ’š

  • at 3:32 am

    I'm definitely interested in a "deep dive" into the history of witchcraft and folklore! πŸ™‚

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