Many years ago when working as an advocate for newly released former offenders of soft crime I discovered that as part of their rights, when incarcerated, they were able to worship in the church of their choice. To my surprise, the State of Colorado acknowledges Wicca as a formal religious sect. The surprise comes from expecting the normal prejudice that follows anything that is not mainstream and therefore not usually understood or tolerated.
Wicca is often lumped into the categories of dark and satanic by people who know nothing about it. While in actuality, quite the opposite is at its roots. Light and Nature are the solar powers that fuel this magnificent expression of Spirituality. It is true that paganism is central to our practices, but paganism is derived from all things innate to human existence.
Most people want more financial abundance in their lives. Even those who appear to have plenty are looking for more. The hard reality is that financial freedom doesn’t always come with more money. It’s not unusual for the average person who pursues financial abundance to hit a ceiling, and then want to go through the roof.
The toys are lined up in the garage of a 5,000+ sq. ft. home and the closets are full of high end clothes, but there is something lacking. That’s when some go looking for ways to bring the wealth of peace into their lives.
This is the most desired holiday of the year for practitioners of Wicca. Samhain -pronounced Sahm-hayne or Sow-in or sometimes Sah-vin, is the time when all the good, the glorious, the bad and the ugly within the Wicca tradition comes out to commune with, and celebrate the dead, and the cycle of rebirth.
Samhain acknowledges the last of the three harvests, and the welcoming of the darkness as the days get shorter. Witches believe it is a time for hope when old, unwanted situations are hauled away into to the past much like a local towing service would tow an old or illegally parked vehicle away to make room for new ones. It is a time for endings and new beginnings.
Wicca as demonstrated through the employment of White Witchcraft gives devoted attention to our Blessed Self. Within the basic premise of Wicca practices, we commit to achieving our desires. We use desire as a Spiritual path, seeing it as a purely human attribute, and after all, God and Goddess made us human.
In the White practice of Wicca, having these natural appetites doesn’t mean putting objects or things before the care and love of life. Hiring a limo company to drive you around town in style doesn’t give anyone the right to run someone over. Of course, desires do not necessarily have to be self centered. They can, and often are in service to the whole. Casting spells, making charms, and potions as a magical way of aiding a process is simply one of the gifts from the world of Wicca Witchcraft.