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My mother thinks it's hilarious at family holidays to remind me about "that witch stuff" — a collection of Wicca-lite paraphernalia I kept in a tattered suitcase under my bed when I was She has no shortage of things to pick from, since my middle school years were quite literally an embarrassment of riches: KoRn posters, half-completed cosplay costumes, oversized Hot Topic T-shirts that said things like "I'm Only Wearing Black Because There's Nothing Darker. It goes without saying that Wicca is a religion, not a band or a show or a fashion statement, but it's somehow just as common, intense, and passing as any other phase some girls may go through as they enter adolescence.
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As teenagers yearn for independence, knowledge and understanding about life, many are naturally drawn toward the ancient wisdom of Witchcraft. This is good if they believe that previous societies worked with the powers of Nature to help themselves and others. However, teens should seek occult hidden knowledge only as a well thought out, personal, religious choice.
These segments feature books found on my personal witchy bookshelf Morgan- owner of Inked Goddess Creationsthat personally resonate with me, that I can honestly recommend to those interested in the subjects. I recently told the story of how I found my spiritual path in the post, Finding Myself in the Darkness. I was a teenager in a small, rural Virginia town in the 90s, and turned to a bookstore to gain the answers I needed.
As a young person you probably have a lot of issues in your life that you need to work out; the teen years especially can be pretty confusing. Every step that you take lands on the footprints of those who have gone before, and that places you in an ancient and noble company. So keep the lines of communication open; someday you may all be surprised at how close you really are.
Note: Please keep in mind that this article is primarily aimed at non-Pagan parents whose teen has expressed an interest in Pagan faiths, and who may be trying to educate themselves. If you are a Pagan parent raising kids in your family tradition, obviously many of the aspects of this article will not pertain to you. So your child has started reading books on witchcraft, likes wearing lots of silver jewelry, and has changed her name to Moonfire.
Copyright c Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press www. BP --Magic -- even magic associated with witchcraft -- has become one of the most popular subjects for teen entertainment in America. Lewis or J.
Chloe has been researching magic, spirits, supernatural beings, and supernatural powers for nearly 20 years. I am forever seeing questions from teenagers who want to practice witchcraft or Wicca but don't want their parents to know about it. They usually keep it secret from their parents because of religious differences, or they feel their parents will think it's silly.
Finding Wicca and Paganism as a teenager can be an exciting experience. Because people tend to be more open in their adolescence to subtle energies and their innate psychic abilities, practicing can be rewarding and powerful. Using Magick to help you connect with the universe around you and to support you during this intense time can be a hugely positive experience. The beautiful thing about Wicca and modern Paganism are their great degree of flexibility and choice on how you choose to practice.