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- occluded or hidden/secret; the study of secret or hidden knowledge.
Secret societies include the Masons and the Rosicrucians.
- Earth Religion
- a religion whose main tenet is that the worshipper is in harmony with
the Earth and with all life. Such religions oppose the idea that the
world is a resource to be subdued and exploited.
- a practitioner of an Earth Religion; from the Latin paganus, a
- a modern Earth Religion which borrows and adapts from the best of
pre-Christian Pagan religions, sometimes with additions from
contemporary religious thinkers.
- a magical religion with many diverse traditions derived from
various cultural sources around which covens and individual practitioners
base their practices. Modern Witchcraft traditions include:
- and others.
- The Craft
- another name for Witchcraft.
- a congregation of Witches, usually limited to 13 members or less.
- one who worships the Goddess, and sometimes also Her Consort,
the God; practices magic; and considers her/himself to be following
the spiritual path of Witchcraft.
- a conscious direction of will to accomplish a goal.
- one of the eight seasonal festivals equally
spaced during the year, celebrated by individuals and covens of Witches.
- monthly meeting of a coven, usually held at full moon. There are
about 13 full moons each year. Some groups also meet at the dark of
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