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A Neopagan nature religion based in part on pre-Christian Celtic beliefs and practices, typically centering on a mother goddess or a goddess-god pair and the practice of ceremonial witchcraft.

[Old English wicca, necromancer; see witch.]


(Alternative Belief Systems) (sometimes not capital) the cult or practice of witchcraft
[C20: revival of Old English wicca witch]
ˈWiccan n, adj


(ˈwɪk ə)
(sometimes cap.) witchcraft, esp. benevolent, nature-oriented practices derived from pre-Christian religions.
[1970–75; < Old English wicca (male) sorcerer (Middle English wicche, modern dial. witch); see witch]


A name used by some modern witches for their cult.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wicca - a community of followers of the Wicca religion
cult - followers of an exclusive system of religious beliefs and practices
2.Wicca - the polytheistic nature religion of modern witchcraft whose central deity is a mother goddess; claims origins in pre-Christian pagan religions of western Europe
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"


[ˈwɪkə] nWicca f
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Pat was initiated into Wicca by the legendary Gerald Crowther, who is known as the father of modern witchcraft.
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They discuss evil, sin, and hell; the Devil and his counterparts in various cultures and religions; fallen angels; spirits, elves, cryptids, interdimensional entities (IDEs), and other entities; demonic places like museums and crossroads; possessed property like dolls and Ouija boards; demonology, exorcisms, and demonic possession; the dark arts, including the occult, Gnosticism, Kabbalah, secret societies, black magic, sacrifice rituals, Satanism, witchcraft, Wicca, and voodoo; the devil, demons, and fallen angels in pop culture, including films, television, music, literature, and fine arts; and ritual and rites for contacting and worshipping Satan.
After briefly joining a witches coven, Deirdre left Wicca and trained as a shamanic healer and tarot reader.
Resumo: O artigo discute as praticas e representacoes em torno do sagrado feminino, a partir de uma analise dos Circuios de Mulheres, espacos de comunhao onde se desenvolve uma sociabilidade feminina positiva, informada pela cosmovisao da religiao Wicca, porem desprendida de uma religiao em particular, ja que a participacao no circulo nao e restrita a mulheres wiccanianas.
There will be a variety of stands at the event selling goods including Fair Trade goods, Eco-friendly Products, Wicca and Pagan.
Is it any wonder more and more women are turning to the pagan Wicca where they are welcomed with open arms as equals, and where indulgence of the good things in life is more important than abstinence?
Bishop of Monmouth Dominic Walker said the incidents coincided with a resurgence in witchcraft in recent years, with the number of occult groups performing both wicca - or white magic - and black magic on the rise.
while it defines Wicca as "A polytheistic Neo-Pagan nature religion inspired by various pre-Christian western European beliefs.
Ond fy mhryder i yw fod prifathro, yng nghanol y mr honedig o waith papur, yn gallu ffeindio'r amser i ysgrifennu llith am hawliau'r grefydd Wicca.
Sympathetic magistrates accepted he was a genuine follower of the religion of Wicca - or white witchcraft.