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.
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.