If you’re new to paganism but feel the draw of magick, spellwork, and witchcraft, chances are your search will lead you to learn about Wicca. The beauty of this modern religion lies in its multitudes—various Wiccan practices worship different deities or otherwise perform rituals and other forms of witchery in a unique way.
Compared to conventional, Abrahamic religions, in particular, pagan practices feature distinctive flexibility to partake of your spirituality in whatever way feels right to you. Still, a few tools will come in handy as you dive into Wicca and witchcraft more generally, especially if you’re just beginning your magickal journey.
Do your research.
Wicca is a distinctively modern religion, drawing from historical pagan practices. One of the most beneficial parts of that modernity is the ability to incorporate modern tools—perhaps most notably, the internet. Stereotypes and misconceptions are common, making it all the more important to spend time learning how to responsibly practice witchcraft. Take advantage of the resources at your disposal, from simple Google searches and forums to more scholarly research options.
Embrace natural remedies.
With the religion’s roots, in part, leading to Druidism, it’s no surprise that Wiccans have a deep connection to nature. Whether you dive into herbalism and kitchen witchery or simply incorporate more natural supplements into your nutrition plan, you can enhance your own connection to the natural world and even improve your health in the process. White maeng da kratom pills, for example, highlight a strain of kratom that’s been historically used in traditional medicine to ease a wide variety of symptoms. Today, you can utilize that remedy in a convenient capsule form, without sacrificing the impact that the kratom powder provides.
Be respectful of others.
The Wiccan Rede, one of the most popular guidelines for Wiccans, concludes, “An’ it harm none, do what ye will” (varying by translation). In short: no matter how you practice, aim to avoid hurting others in the process, a concept that many Wiccans correlate with not using curses or other harmful intentions in their spellwork. But not all witches are Wiccan—you wouldn’t want to be judged for your practice, so why judge someone else’s? Perhaps most importantly in the modern world though, is to practice this respect in your research. Be conscientious of practices appropriated from closed religions and aim to create a version of magick that feels good for you and those around you.
Take advantage of premade creations.
Another benefit of modern witchcraft is that practitioners can connect with witches from across the world. Better yet, they can recommend methods and tools to simplify and enhance one another’s practice—the days of lamenting your lack of a local metaphysical shop are gone. With the sheer breadth of the internet, it’s easy to find spell jars and other resources to not just make your spellwork less time-intensive (we’re busy witches!), but to add an extra boost of power to your efforts with the creator’s own magick. From success and abundance to money and attraction, you can find a spell for nearly any intent.
Personalize your practice.
It’s worth repeating that you can adjust your magickal efforts as needed or to meet a certain preference. If you feel a strong connection to a certain pet lizard, you might declare it to be your familiar—and there’s no one to tell you otherwise. Better yet, that can become a deeper part of your practice. Caring for your lizard becomes a magickal effort in itself, so you spend time researching the best foods and other tools for them. As you feed them Top Flight Dubia roaches, you thank them for sustaining your scaly friend. You might even make a grateful offering to your favorite deity while you’re at it. The options are nearly limitless.
Wicca and other forms of paganism are almost infinitely customizable. Even while respecting closed practices, a modern-day witch can choose from a seemingly endless array of methods and tools to use in their own spellwork. You don’t need to wear a pointed hat and stir a cauldron beside your trusty black cat—reading a Tumblr post about color correspondences over your lizard familiar’s dinner is equally legitimate. And, with the countless internet resources available, the modern witch has more tools than her predecessors could have dreamed.