:Myths and Misconceptions:

These are some of the more Common Myths and Misconceptions

1. Wiccans worship Satan
Satan is a Christian creation and part of Christian mythology. Those of us who do not follow Christianity, do not accept the existance of this character. We do not worship Satan, nor do we summon demonic forces to do our bidding or our laundry. But wouldn't it be fun if we could? (hehe)

2. Wiccans engage in ritual orgies
This misconception may have arisen from the practice of doing ritual in the nude - or skyclad. Not all Wiccans practice this way, and there is nothing sexual about it.

3. Wicca is only for women
Wicca has attracted a great number of women because of the focus on the Goddess, which is an uncommon alternative among other mainstream religions. But Wicca is open to everyone, male or female.

4. Wicca has no rules
We may not have books of commandments to bind our lives, but many Wiccans do follow one single law: An it Harm None, do what thou will. Those words have as much power as an entire book of rules. We refer to this statement as the Wiccan Rede and is part of a longer poem.

5. Wiccans are Anti-Christian
Wicca, overall, is very tolerant of other religious views and does not engage itself in criticizing the beliefs of other people. Wiccans do object to religions that attempt to suppress the religious beliefs of others. It is every human's right to seek spirituality in their own way.

6. Wiccans cast spells and hexes to control people
If we really did this, we would all be wealthy and powerful. We believe that for every action, there is a re-action. That includes using magick in a negative manner. While we may not believe in a 'punishing God' or the devil, we do know that bad actions will come back and bite us in the ass - karmically speaking.

7. Wicca is a cult that is trying to recruit people
First, unlike many other religions, proselytizing is not something that we practice. We do not convert or recruit anyone. Each and every individual's path of spirituality is valid and no one path is better than any other. As for being a cult, most people these days are solitary practitioners and not part of any group. Hard to be in a cult when you are by yourself. (hehe)