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Glossary of "Wicca" Terms

Quick and Easy to Understand definitions of the most commonly used terms in Witchcraft. 
There are many more terms, but this will get you started!

 

In Alphabetical Order
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Amulet -  A magickally charged object, often used for protection.

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Asperge - To sprinkle with water before or during a ritual, to purify with sprinkled water.

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Athame - A double-edged dagger for ritual use.

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Aura - The energy field existing around all living things.

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Balefire - A fire lit for a magickal purpose.

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Besom - A magickal broom.

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Bolline - A white handled knife used for practical purposes (cutting herbs, flowers, etc.)

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Book of Shadows - A book kept like a diary by a Witch of spells, rituals, and stories.

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Censer - An incense burner

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Center - To center one self's thoughts and energies

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Chalice - A ritual goblet

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Charge - To infuse an object or person with energy; also an oath or instruction.

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Circle - A sphere created by a Witch, constructed of energy.

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Cleanse - to remove negative energy, to purify.

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Coven - A group of Witches who come together to practice magick and celebrate the Sabbaths

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Craft - The Craft; Witchcraft, natural magick

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Deosil - Clockwise

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Divination - The magickal art of discovering the unknown through use of cards, runes, stones, crystal balls, and other tools.

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Elements - The four building blocks of the universe. Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. Major forces used in natural magick

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Evocation - Calling up spirits or other non-physical entities.

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Faerie - One of many nature spirits that inhabit a realm or dimension next to our own.

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Faerie Kingdom - The realm of the Faerie

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Grimoire - A magickal workbook

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Grounding - To ground ; to root oneself firmly in the physical world in preparation for magicka; and metaphysical work.

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Handfasting - A Witch, Wiccan, Pagan, or Gypsy wedding

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Herbalist - One who works with herbs

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Invocation - To invoke or appeal to a God or Goddess, element or energy.

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Magick - The manipulation of natural forces and psychic energy to bring about desired changes.

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Pagan or Paganism - A Follower of an earth based religion

bulletPentacle - A ritual object or piece of jewelry with a pentagram inscribed or woven into it.
bulletPentagram - Five-pointed star.
bulletRitual - Ceremony
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Runes - Symbols carved onto rocks, crystals, clay, candles or other surfaces which have powerful energies to be used during magick; symbols used in early alphabets.

bulletScry - To gaze into or at an object while in a deep meditative state; to open oneself to visions of the future.
bulletSkyclad - To practice magick and ritual in the nude.
bulletSpell - A magickal ritual used to produce certain results in the physical world.
bulletTalisman - A magickally charged object used to attract a specific force or energy to its bearer.
bulletUnderworld - The realm of the spirit; realm of the dead.
bulletUnicorn - A magickal horned horse.
bulletVisualization - The process of forming mental images
bulletWicca or  Wiccan - (a participant of) A modern revival of ancient Earth-based religions focusing on the Goddess and God of nature
bulletWiddershins - Counter Clockwise.
bulletWitch - Someone who practices the craft of magick (usually also a member of the Pagan Religion)
bulletWitchcraft - The craft of magick

 

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