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Wicca versus Paganism Wicca and Pagan are two religions which have many similarities as well as many differences within each area Wicca is a sect of Pagan in which each has their own variations on the religion A good way to put it all Wiccans are Pagan but not all Pagans are Wiccan Witch is a term used for any practitioner of Wicca The Websters II Dictionary defines witch as 1 A woman who practices sorcery or is believed to have dealings with the devil 2 An ugly vicious old woman hag Wicca is described by the American Heritage Dictionary as the cult of witchcraft Pagan is the religion under which many different religions are practiced Websters II Dictionary defines pagan as one who does not acknowledge the god of Christianity Islam or Judaism heathen Most parts of these definitions are wrong Wicca is a sect of Paganism in which different practices are learned worshipped and taught One form of Wicca is Solitary Practitioners the other is Coven Practitioners The forms of Wicca that are practiced vary in most uses Solitary Practitioners usually pray read meditate and cast magik and spells alone Whereas Covenants practice these familiar things amongst a group of anywhere from two people up to thirteen people In Pagan practices these things are practiced normally within a group setting of anywhere from two people to hundreds of people Both practices use a magik circle which is either drawn imaginary or with the use of a broom or sea salt This is to keep out any negative energy from entering the circle while any type of practice is being done This keeps the practitioners from any harm or wrongdoing Both of these religions are nature-based and usually have one of three belief systems in common polytheism pantheism and animism Both of these religions use many objects in their practices or studies Both Wiccans and Pagans will use what is called Magikal tools
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