The term Wicca refers to a religion that many witches practice. Wicca is an earth-based religion
that honours both the God and Goddess.
The term witch comes from the Old English word wicce which means female witch
and wicca meaning wizard.
A witch is primarily somebody who practices the use of magic in his or her everyday life,
Yes, to be Wiccan is both legal and recognised in Australia, it is more widely known in
Wicca is a neo-pagan religion based on the pre-Christian traditions of England,
Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Its origins can be traced even further back to Paleolithic peoples who worshipped a Hunter God and a Fertility Goddess.
Cave paintings found in France (and dated at 30,000 years old) depict a man with the head of a stag, and
a woman with a swollen, pregnant belly. They stand in a circle with eleven mortals. These archetypes of the divine are worshipped
by Wiccans to this very day. By these standards, the religion that is now called Wicca, is perhaps the oldest religion in
In 1951, the laws against Witchcraft were repealed in England. A man named Gerald Gardner was the first to come into the public eye with a description of what modern witches were
practicing. His information came from the traditions of a coven called the New Forest Witches, and from Ceremonial Magick
and the Cabballah. He began what is now called the Gardnerian Tradition of Wicca. From Gardnerian came Alexandrian Tradition,
and a host of other offshoots that today number in the hundreds.