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 country dweller.
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:
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 the moon.
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