Explanation-of-Wiccan-Terms

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Alchemy: n.a medieval chemical art whose principal objectives were to find the panacea, and to transmute base metals into gold./ The power to transform something base into something precious.Alchemy: The forerunner of chemistry, originating in Alexandria during the 1st century CE, when Egyptian metallurgy was fused with Greek philosophy and middle easter mystiasm. Stated goals were the transmutation of base metals into a gold and the discovery of the Pholosopher's Stone. These are regarded as metaphors for personal enlightenment.
Amulet: n. an ornament or gem worn on the body as a protection against evil spirits.Amulet: An object charged with power for protection, health, etc. They are usually found and are natural objects or gifts.
Angel: n. a messenger of God. a memberAngel: The cabbalistic archangels that guard
of the lowest order in the celestialand watch over the four quarters./ divine
hierarchy, classified by Dionysius themessenger.
Areopagite as: seraphim, cherubim,
thrones, dominions, virtues, powers,
principalities, archangles, angles./ a
person of exceptional goodness or
loveliness./ (theater pop) the financial
backer of a theatrical production./ radar
echo from an invisible target./ an English
gold coin, stamped with a figure of St.
Michael and worth varving sums.
Astrology: n. the art of predicting or determing the influence of the planets and stars on human affairs.Astrology: Divination through the correlation of Earthly event with celestial patterns
Athame: not in dictionaryAthame: A consecrated ceremonial knife used by witches and magicians; usually black-hilted. It is never used for drawing blood. It is used to focus and direct energies.
Aura: n. the atmosphere of aAura: The 'biomagnetic field that encompass' all
thing, "an aura of romance."/living things which can be seen by sensitive
(opiritualism) a vauge luminous glowpeople and on film.
surrounding a figure or object./ (med.) a
warning of an impending epileptic fit. It
may take the form of a sound, sight,
smell or feeling not perceptible to
others. AU-RAL adj.
Besome: n. a stiff sweeping broom made of twigs.Besome: a broom made of nature materials that symbolize the balance of masculine and feminine./ used to sweep unwanted/ negative energies from the circle./ used by the High Priestess or Handmaiden./ can be used to cast the Circle with the phallic end.
Black Magic: magic used in the service of evil.Black Magic: literally negromancy /magic used that goes against 'An it harm none do what you will./ the type of magic attributed to Satanism./
magic that forces anothers will.
Book of Shadows: not in dictionary.Book of Shadows: a book in which spells, rituals, evocations invocations etc. are written down traditionally by hand./ a book of ritual experiences.
Cartomancy: not in dictionaryCartomancy: divination using tarot cards, playing card etc. or any other card system.
Cauldron: n. a large deep cooking pot ofCauldron: usually a cast iron pot on 3 legs, a
iron used over an open fire.feminine tool used to contain water or fire in ritual./ can be used in place of the chalice in a wind blessing.
Ceremony: pl. ceremonies n. rites or ritual an occasion observed with ritual./ any formalities observed on a special occasion. / punctilious, formal behavior to stand on ceremony to insist on formal politeness or rigid regard for convention without ceremony casualty./ brusquelyCeremony: the actions of ritual that take place within the Circle./ the festivities and ritual of a special occasion eg. Sabbats.
Chakras: not in dictionaryChakras: the seven energy centers in the body (crown, third eye, throat, heart, stomach, solar, plexus, base/root./ correspond to the Kabbalah./originated in Eastern mysticism./ correspond to different colours to the different energy centers.
Chalice: n. the cup used at theChalice: the cup used to represent the feminine
celebration of the Mass (Eucharist)forces of creation in the wine blessing./usually made from materials from the earth: ceramic, porcelin, glasses, pewter, etc./ correspond to water in the west and its attrib.
Cingulum: pl. cingula n. the part of aCingulum: the rope that holds the ritual robe
plant between the root and stem./ theup/together./ usually braided./ can indicate, by
ridge around the base of the crown of acolour rank, tradition, coven etc./ can be used in
tooth./ the clitellum of worms.knot magic, the withe ladder./ a rope that radially marks out the magic circle.
Circle: 1. n. (geom) a plane figure with aCircle: the area in which a sacred space is
bounding edge (circumference) allcreated by energy./ where the rituals of Wicca
points which are equidistant from a fixedare performed./ an area set apart from the
point./ (pop.) the circumference./ theordinary world in which the new realities may be
area of intersection of a sphere by atouched upon./ can be an area of protection./
plane./ a group of objects on thecan be an area where energies are contained to
circumference of a circle. / a group ofbe released in the magical workings./ can be
persons with a common interest or andrawn with magical symbols.
exclusive group within society, "court
circles" to argue in a circle to base a
conclusion upon a premise which is
itself derived from the conclusion to
come full circle. (esp. of ideas) to return
to the point of departure by a circuitous
path to run around in circles to achieve
nothing because one one is in a dither.
Conjure: pres. part. con-juring. past and past part. conjured. v.t. to summon up ( a spirit) by invocation./ to produce by sleight of hand "to conjure a rabbit out of a hat"/ (rhet) to urge with pleading, "he conjured them to keep it secret"./ v.i. to practice sleight of hand to conjure up to bring vividly before the imagination as though by magic.Conjure: the act of raising energy for a specific purpose, most commonly seen as spellcraft, erecting the circle etc. to bring forth.
Coven: not in dictionaryCoven: a group of 3 or more witches who practice wicca./ witchcraft on sabbats and Esbats. / traditional number of witches are 13, one of them being the High-Priestess and the other 12 consisting of an equal number of men and women.
Cowan: not in dictionaryCowan: a person uninvolved in Wicca/Witchcraft./ in a church or temple setting those who have not been dedicated // neophyted/ initiated into that group./ some one who attends rituals (ie as a guest) and is not involved regularly.
Craft: n. a trade or occupation thatCraft: a name referring to the Art of Witchcraft or
requires skill in the use of the mind andWicca (the Craft).
hands, "the craft of fiction"/ the
members of a trade collectively, a guild. /
cunning, deceit, guile./ (pl craft) a boat,
or vessel, or aircraft.
Dedicant: DEDICATE: pres. part. DEDI-Dedicant: a peron who has gone through an
CAT-ING past and past part. DEDICATEDinitiatory experience to become a practioner and
v.t. to devote to sacred purpose./ tostudent of Wicca./ someone new to Witchcraft
devote to any serious purpose, inscribewho is studying to be a priest/ess of Wicca. A
(a book etc.) in someone's honour. DED-person who wishes to DEDICATE his/her life to
I-CAT-EE n. the person to who a thing isthe Gods.
dedicated.
Degree: n. a step or stage in ascendingDegree: a heirarchical system of 3 or more
or descending series or process, "toinitiations indicating levels of education in
improve by degrees"./ a step in line ofWicca and/or spiritual develop ments and
descent," degrees of kinship./ a relativeadvances.
amount, "he must accept some degree
of responsibility"./ a measure of
intensity or gravity. "a second degree
?)./ (stret) social rank, "men of low
degree"./ (law) a gradation of criminality,
"murder in the first degree."/ a grade or
title conferred by universities (and most
U.S. colleges) to mark academic
achievement./ masonic rank/ (gram) on
of 3 grades (positive comparative,
superlative) in the comparison of
adjectives and adverbs. (phys. symbol) a
division of a scale of measurement, eg. a
unit of temperature on any thermometric scale./ (math symbol) 1/360 of the angle that the radius of a circle describes in a full revolution./ (algebra) the power to which a term is raised (90graden xn is x to the ninth degree)./ (geog. symbol) 1/360 of the circumference of the earth, measured for latitude from the equator, for longitude from the meridian. One degree latitude or longitude is about 69 miles.
Demon: n. an evil spirit or devil./ a wicked, destructive crature./ a person relentless insome specified respect, "a demon for work"./ an indwelling compulsive force, "driven by a demon of ?"Demon: a Christian concept of a physically manifesting entity that is against thr Christian God, therefore it has no validity in Witchcraft.
Deosil: not in dictionaryDeosil: the motion of the sun from East to West that is mimiced in Wiccan circles as the motion in a clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere.
Dichotomy: pl. DI-CHOT-O-MIES n. a division into two opposing parts./ (astron) the phase of the moon, or of the inferior planets, when half the disk is seen from the earth to be illuminated./ (biol) a repeated forking into two.Dichotomy: the duality of nature of polar opposites seen mainly as the feminine/masculine aspects of nature, most commonly seen as the Godness and the God.
Divination: n. a divining of foretelling ofDivination: the act through many different
the future or the future or the unknownmediums of foretelling the past, present and
by supernatural means./ guessing byfuture events.
intuition.
Ecletic: 1 adj. taking from differentEcletic: the collecting from other traditions and
sources what seems most suitable forspriritual background to create a new system of
one's purpose (esp. in the philosophy ofritual and spiritual practices that is "right" for
those who, like the Neoplatenists,that individual.
combined the essentials of other
schools of thought, or, in the arts, of
those who combine different styles)./ not
confined to one source or to one point of
view, an eclectic editorial plicy. a. n. an
eclectic philosopher, thinken writer,
scientist, etc. EC-LEC-TI-CAL-LY adj.
EC-LEC-TI-CISM.
Element: n. one of the simplest parts into which something can be divided, or a component of a composite whole./ something which is present in small quantity in a larger whole, "there is an element of truth in what he said"./ (pl) the simplest and most basic of parts of a branch of knowledge, "the elements of mathematics"./ (pl.)(?) atmospheric forces, "to brave the elements" (to froceElement: the four basic assembly blocks of creation of air, fire, water and earth and are assigned specific attributes, anglels, spirits, directions, colours, etc.
oneself to go out into the storm)./ (pl.) earth, air, fire, and water, formerly regarded as the basic constituents of the material universe./ (?) the natural habitat of an organizm (water, dry land etc.)./ (chem.) any of more than 100 substances that never have been separated into simpler substances by ordinary chemical means (cf. compound). / any distinct part of a composite device, eg. each of the individual lenses of an objective./ (eccles.) the matter of a sacrament (ie. the material thing or action, eg. the water in baptism or the imposition of hands in holy orders, which take on a Sacramental significance). esp (pl.) the bread and wine of the Eucharist./ (elec) the resistance coil, wire, of an electric heater, kiln, etc. "to be in (out of) one's element" to feel utterly at ease (lost, constrained), "he is in his element playing with children".
Elemental: 1. adj. pertaining to the primitive forces of nature./ (hist.) of one of the four elements (earth, air, fire, water)./ elemetary a.n. a spirit identified with one of the primative forces of nature.Elemental: the spiritual beings that reside in the 4 basic assembly blocks of creation which are assigned specific attributes and directions. (Air:East:Sylph; Fire:South:Salamander; Water: West:Undine; Earth:North:Gnome).
Esbat: not in dictionaryEsbat: a time when witches gather together to celebrate the Goddess (and the God) at her lunar phases, mostly on (or about) the full moon, by performing rituals within the Circle.
Esoteric: adj. (of religious, mystical orEsoteric: knowledge that is secret and
philosophical teaching of practice) withmysterious in which those properly prepared are
a meaning that is understood only byalloud to learn and experience.
those who have received the necessary
instruction or training./ trained to
understand such teaching or practices./
difficult ot understand./ with a private or
secret meaning or pruposed, the
essteric language of a school. ES-O
TER-I-CAL-LY
Evoke: pres. part. Evoking past and pastEvoke: to draw down a distinct energy form into
part. E-VOKED v.t. to cause to bea properly prepared person or thing so that
expressed or made manifest inperson becomes that being./ voluntary
responce, his words evoked a strecim ofpossession.
associated ideas./ to summon (a spirit)
by the use of magic.
Evokation: n. a calling forth, evoking.Evokation: the act of drawing down an energy form into a purpose or thing./ the act of invitation to voluntary possession.
Fairly: 1. pl. FAIR-IES (foklore) a smallFairly: the supernatural beings that have been
supernatural beings, capable ofknown to reside in hollow hills, bogs, forests,
interventing in human affairs, usually inthe mists etc./ elves, gnomes, leprechauns, etc./
order to help. 2. adj. of or relating tothe sidhe in Celtic mythology./ nature spirites
fairies.that can sometimes be seen and heard./ spirits that can manifest on the physical plane to help or hinder humans.
Familiar: 1. adj. knowing intimately, familiar with every detail./ accustomed, well known by frequently repeated experience, a familiar routine./ much seen, a familiar figure at concerts./ (of personal relations) close and pleasently free from formality./ presumptuous, impudent. 2. n. a familiar spirit./ (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a pope's or bishop's household rendering certain domestic services, though not menial ones.Familiar: an animal pet (ie. cat dog, snake, bind, etc.) in which there is a psychic bond between pet and owner which share psychic experiences.
Fortune telling: n. a person who claims to foretell the future and makes money out of the claimFortune telling: see Divination.
Geomancy: n. divination by random figures or lines on the ground, or on paperGeomancy: divination using geometric patterns on the earth.
Ghost: 1. n. the specter of a person appearing afteer their death, an apparition./ a slight trace, a glimmer, "not the ghost of a chance"./ a ghostwriter./ (phys) a false line in a line spectrum due to the defective ruling of the diffration grating./ (optics) a secondary image or bright spot caused by a defect in the lens of an instrument to give up the ghost to die. 2. v.t. to act as ghost-writer of (a book)./ GHOST (meteor. ?) for global horizontal sounding techniques for collecting information about the atmosphere through balloons.Ghost: a person or animal that has left their physical body at death and has not passed on to the Summerland and manifests on the physical realm through sight, sound, and touch.
Gnome: n. a member of a race of smallGnome: the elemental supernatural being that
misshapen imaginary beings, origionallylives in the earth and is attributed to be the
guardians of the earths subterraneanspririts of the North and is the representitive of
treasures./ a goblin or dwarf. / a pithythe element Earth. / a species of sidhe that live
saying, aphorism.in caves and under the earth.
God: n. (in polytheistic religion) a beingGod: a male deity who is cocreator of the multi-
to whom worship is ascribed./ an imageuniverse.
of such a deity./ an idolized person or
thing, "money is his God". GOD (in
monotheistic religions) the spreme
being, seen as the omnipotent creator
and ruler of the universe. THE GODS pl.
n. the theater audience up in the gallery./
the gallery itself.
Godness: n. a female deity.Godness: a female deity who is co-creator of the multi-universe.
Handmaiden: n. a handmaid.Handmaiden: assistant High Priestess./ the keeper and protector of the book of rituals./ the stage manager of Wiccan rituals.
Herbal: 1. n. (hist) a book dealing with plants, esp herbs. 2. adj. relating to, or made of herbs.Herbal: a medicinal remedy or magical concotion made out of plants and roots.
Herbology: not in dictionary.Herbology: the knowledge and practice of using herbs for magical and/or medicinal purposes.
Initiate: 1. vt. pres. part. IN-I-TI-AT-ING. past and past part. IN-I-TI-AT-ED to cause to begin, "to initiate an investigation"./ to instruct in the fundamentals of a subject. / to introduce ceremonially into a society, etc. 2. adj. having been initiated. 3. n. someone who has been initiatedInitiate: a person who has been inducted into Wicca as a first, second or third degree./ a person initiated into the Craft of the Wise.
Invocate: invoke pres part IN-VOK-ING past and past part. IN-VOKED v.t. to appeal to (God, a deity etc.) in prayer etc./ to ask for in supplication./ to refer to for support etc. "he invoked his special powers to justify the action".Invocate: a petition./ a prayer. to ask the gods /goddesses/ elementals/ spirits etc. to join one in a ritual.
Invocation: n. the act of invoking God, the Muses, etc. for aid, inspiration etc./ prayer, incantation etc. used in invoking.Invocation: the act of a prayer./ petitioning./ the act of asking the deities/spirits/elemtials/etc to join one in a ritua.
Kapnomancy: not in dictionary.Kapnomancy: the use of a mirror in scrying divination.
Karma: n. (Buddhism and Hinduism) the power, resultingfrom an individul's volitional acts, which determines his cycle of reincarnations begore he attains release from this world./ (Buddhism and Hinduism) the sum total of the acts done in one stage of a person's exhistence, which determine his destiny in the next stage./ (Jainism) a form of matter which can contaminate a soul and postpone its attaining Nirvana.Karma: ation/ the natural blancing of the thoughts and actions of any individual from lifetime to lifetime./ what actions/thoughts one manifests will be returned at a later time or life.
Legend: n. a story, handed down from the past, which lacks accurate, historical evidence but has been, and may still be, popularly accepted as true./ a body of such stories./ (hist.) a story of the life of a saint./ (hist.) a collection of such stories./ an inscription, esp. on a coin or medal./ an explanation or comment beneath a photograph or cartoon eg. in a newspaper. / a key to a map.Legend: a story from the past that may have a basis in fact but remains speculative.
Lithomancy: not in dictionary.Lithomancy: use of an opaque serface for
divination by scrying.
Magic: n. the art which claims to controlMagic: the act of manipulating reality through
and manipulate the secret forces ofwill, sometimes by the use of spells./ the energy
nature by occult and ritualistic methods./of amulets.
the practice of this art./ any mysterious
power or phenomenon which defies
analysis or explanation./ the art or
practice of producing illusion etc sleight
of hand.
Magician: n. a person who pratices magic.Magician: a person who pracices a certain form of magic, usually the type of slight of hand or Ceremonial Magic.
Mysticism: n. the doctrine or belief thatMysticism: an esoteric search for a higher level
direct spiritual apprehension of truth orof being.
union with God may be obtained through
contemplation or insight in ways
inaccessible to the senses or reason./
the experience of such direct
apprehension of truth or union with God.
Myth: n. an old traditional story orMyth: the stories of specific cultures that tell
legend, esp. one concerning fabulous orabout gods/goddesses/spirits and other
supernatural beings, giving expressionsupernatural beings who helped to create
to the earthy beliefs, aspirations andculture in taht area./ the stories that represent
percetions of a people and often servingcultural traditions and values.
to explain natural phenomena or the
origins of a people etc./ such stories
collectively./ (loosely) any fictitous story
or account or unfounded belief "the
myth of his superiority". / (loosely) a
person or thing with no real existence
"his rich uncle is a myth".
Necromancy: n. the art of foretelling the future or magically achieving some purpose by communication with the spirits of the dead.Necromancy: divination by communicating with the dead./ the act of raising the dead to talk to them about the past, present and future events.
Neophyte: n. a beginner, novice./ a newNeophyte: someone who has completed certain
convert to a religion esp. an earlyrequirements to continue to study for
Christian./ (Roman Catholicism) apriesthood in wicca.
recently ordained priest or new member
of a convent.
Numerology: not in dictionaryNumerology: the use of numbers for divination purposes.
Occult: 1. adj. beyond the range ofOccult: that which is hidden and secret./ that
normal perception./ secret, mysteriouswhich uses magic in esoteric practices./ the
esoteric./ dealing with magic, alchemy,supernatural.
astrology, etc. "the occult sciences". 2.
n. (with "the") that which is occult, the
supernatural v.t. (astron) to obstruct the
view of (a heaveanly body) by passing
between it and the observer on the
earth./ v.i. (astron) to become hidden
from sight.
Pagan: 1. n. a heathen, esp. one who worshipped the gods of ancient Greece and Rome. 2. adj. pertaining to or characteristic of a pagan.Pagan: one who holds to the valua of the earth being sacred./ a heathen./ someone who worships th gods and goddesses.
Paganism: n. the state of being pagan./ pagan beliefs and practicesPaganism: a ritually oriented group or solitary practice by pagans./ the state of being pagan
Pantheon: n. all the gods of a people,Pantheon: a group of gods and goddesses in a
"the Hindu panthion"./ a building wherespecific culture.
the famous dead of a nation are buried
or memorialized./ a temple dedicated to
all the gods.
Patron: n. a person or institustion thatPatron: a male deity who acts as a persons
gives practical (eg financial) support to aSpiritual father.
cause, individual or group regarded as
deserving it./ a person who lends his
name to a deserving institution or cause
as an indication of his approval and
support./ a patron saint of a specified
person, place, group, etc. "St.
Christopher is the patron of travellers"./
a customer, esp. a regular one, in a
shop, restaurant etc./ (Church of
England) a person who has the right of
presentation to a benefice.
Patroness: n. a femal patron.Patroness: a female deity who act as a persons spiritual mother.
Pentagram: n. a pentacle.Pentagram: a five pointed star in a circle./ the religious symbol o the Wiccan religion.
Priest: n. (Christian churches) anPriest: a man who has been initia ted into Wicca
ordained person trained and authorizedand who has comple ted many requirements of
by a bishop to be an intermediaryknowledg and spiritual advances./ a man wh
between the people and God byleads ritual.
conducting sacred rites, administering
the the sacraments, making
intercession, pronouncing absolution
and safequarding sacred buildings and
treasures./ any member of the dergy./ a
minister of a non-Christian religion.
Priestess: n. a woman priest.Priestess: a woman who has been initiated in Wicca and who has completed many requirements of knowledge and spiritual advances./ a woman who leads ritual.
Psychic: 1. asy. nonphysical, "physic forces"./ of or pertaining to the mind or spirit. / apparently able to respond to nonphysical influences, "a psychic medium". 2. n a person seemingly sesitive to nonphysical influences./ a person able to act as a medium.Psychic: the ability of empathy, telepathy, the Sight, clarivoyance, etc. innerant in every human being.
Pyromancy: not in dictionaryPyromancy: divination by scrying into a fire.
Religion: n. man's expression of hisReligion: a system of beliefs and values that
acknowledgement of the divine./ apertain to the ideology of a sacred divinity./
system of beliefs and practices relatinghuman beings attempt to understand the
to the sacred and uniting its adherentsuniverse.
in a community, eg. Judaism,
Christianity. adherence to such a
system, "a man without religion"./
something which has a powerful hold on
a person's way of thinking, interests, etc.
"football is his religion"./ monastic life,
"his name in religion was Damian".
Reincarnation: n. a reincarnating orReincarnation: the proces of being reborn after
being reincarnated pres. part RE-INdeath.
CAR-NAT-ING past and past part RE-IN
CAR- NAT-ED v.t to cause to be reborn
in a new body or a new form adj. born
again in a new form.
Ritual: 1. adj. of or relating to or practiced as a rite or rites 2. n. a strictly ordered traditional method of conducting and performing an act of worship or other solemn ceremony / a book setting out this method/ (loosely) any method of doing something in which the details are always faithfully repeated "to make a ritual of welcoming ones guest".Ritual: a series of actions with or within the circle that help to connect one with the god/ goddess/spirits and to work magic.
Sabbat: Witches' sabbat: a midnightSabbat: the festivals where witches celebrate
assembly of witches, at wich the powersthe solar phases of the year / eight important
of evil are supposed to be present, whentimes of the year when witches gather to
black rites are celebrated and orgiescelebrate the turning of seasons and the fertility
held.times in the year.
Sabbath: n. the seveth day of the Jewish week (from sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday), set apart by Moses (Exodus xx,8-9) as a holy day of rest and worship sommemorating the completion of the creation(Genesis II, 13) / Sunday, the first day of the Christian week, set apart for worship in memory of Christ's resurrection/ a day of the week set apart regurlarly for worship in any of certain other religions, eg Friday in the Moslem week.Sabbath: the Jewish word that was taken to pertain to the witches' sabbat.
Sacrifice: 1. n. an offering of eg an animal life, food or incence, made to a deity etc. as propitiation, thanksgiving etc./ the act or practice of making such an offering. /(theol) Christs offering of himself in the crusifiction/ the act of depriving oneself of something for the sake of attaining some goal or for the sake of someone else, "he made many sacrifices for his son's education"/ theSacrifice: the act of giving up of oneself in service of the gods/ a libation of food and/or drink/ the killing of an animal for religious purposes/ as a giving back to the gods.
thing given up in this way/ (baseball) a sacrifice bunt or fly which does not count as an official time at bat
Salamander: n. a mythical creatureSalamander: the elemental supernatural being
believed to live in fire and delight in it/ athat lives in the fires and is attributed to be the
member of Caudata, an order ofspirits of the South and is the representative of
amphibians superficially like lizzards butthe element of fire / a reptile
with a soft, moist, brightly cobured skin
and no scales/ a hot iron plate for
browning the tops of puddings, pastries
etc.
Satanist: satanism; n. worship of Satan, using rites which travesty Christian ritesSatanist: a person who worships the Christian anti-god Satan and who practices black magic.
Sciomancy: not in dictionarySciomancy: divination by scrying into water in a cup or bowl.
Scry: not in dictionaryScry: the act of looking into/at something to devine the past, present and future/ a deep meditative state while gazing at something which allows for images and/or thoughts pertaining to past, present or future events.
Shrine: n. a box of stone, metal or wood used to to hold sacred relics/ a tomb, chapel or other place held sacred because of the presence of such relics/ a place which is hallowed because it has special associations.Shrine: a box or table designated to embody a god, goddess or spirit with the use of imogry
Sylph: not in dictionarySylph: the elemental supernatural being that lives in the air and is attributed to be the spirits of the East and is the representative of the element air
Spell: n. an incantation, words whichSpell: the poetry, prose, actions etc. to focus the
properly chanted or uttered arewill in magical workings.
supposed to have magical effect/ the
power to charm or fascinate, "the spell
of Ireland"/ a state of
enchantment, "putting on the light broke
the spell".
Spellcasting: not in dictionary.Spellcasting: the act of doing the spell.
Spirit: n. the intelligent or immaterialSpirit: a ghost/ a fairy folk/ an elemental/ the
part of man as distinguised from theenergy essence embodied in all life that is
body/ the animating or vital principle inusually invisible.
living things/ the moral nature of a man/
a disembodied soul/ a supernatural
being, usually regarded as invisible but
as having the power to become visible at
will/ a specified mental or emotional
attitude charactenzing words, acts
opinions etc. "she said it in forgiving
spirits"/ a person animated by a
specified quality "he was one of the
braver spirits"/ the emotional attitude or
frame of mind characteristic of a group of people "team spirit", or of people at a particular time ,"the spirits of the age"/ the essential character of something, "He considered the spirit of the law as more important than the letter of the law"/ cheerful or assertive livelyness "full of Talisman: n. an object esp. a figure carved or cut at a time regarded as astrologically favorable, supposed to have magical protective qualities.
Summoner: Not in dictionarySummoner: the protector of the high priestess and the circle/a man of a coven who is chosen to contact other covens/assistant high priest
Talisman: n. an object esp. a figure carved or cut at a time regarded as astrologically favorable, supposed to have magical protective qualities.Talisman: a man made object that is embodied with certain magical qualities.
Tarot: n. one of a set of playing cards first used in Italy in the 14thc. the figured cards are used in fortune telling and as trumps in the game played with the entire set/ the game played.Tarot: a system of 78 cards divided into major and minor Arcana pictures and symbols which can be used for devination and meditation
Tradition: n. in cultural continuityTradition: a subgroup in Wicca who has a
transmitted in the form of socialdistinct way of working rituals, magic etc. and
attitudes, beliefs, principles andwho follow a way of thinking that is different
conventions of behaviour etc. derivingfrom another group ie. Alexandrians, Oddysians,
from past experience and helping toDianic etc.
shape the present/ a convention
established by constant practise/ a
belief, legend etc. based on oral re port,
usually exepted as historically true
though not verifiable/ the transmitting of
cultural continuity, beliefs, legends etc./
a religious law or teaching, or a body of
these, held to have been received
originally by oral transmission.
Undine: n. a female water sprite who,Undine: the elemental supernatural being that
according to some legends couldlives in the water and is attributed to be the
acquire a soul if she married a mortalspirits of the West and is the representative of
and had a child.the element water.
Virtue: n. a quality held to be of great moral value/ moral exellence, goodness/ female chastity/ of a remedy / power to do good/ (pt) an order of angels.Virtue: the quality to uphold ones given word/ promise/ oath/ to be an upstanding individual.
Warlock: n. a man who practices witchcraft sorcery etc. / traitor, enemy, devil.Warlock: a man or a woman witch who has forsaken his/her oaths in Wicca/witchcraft.
White magic: magic used in the service of good.White magic: magic in the bounds of 'An it harm none do what you will/magic that doesn't try to
override a person will/ magic to produce positive result.
Wicca: not in dictionaryWicca: (pronounced witch-ah) the pagan religion that follows a certain and basic form of ritual/ a religion that believes in a god and goddess and to live in harmony with nature/ the pracrise of witchcraft.
Widdershins: adv. in a counter clockwise direction, esp. thus regarded as unlucky, "to walk widdershins around a billiard table".Widdershins: the opposite motion of the sun, West to East, that mimiced in wicca as an anticlockwise direction.
Witch: a woman practicing sorcery usually with the aid, or through the medium, of an evil spirit/ (pop) an ugly old woman a.v.t. (rhet) to cast a spell on/ to bewitch.Witch: a person who is a practioner of Wicca and who has given oneself up to the service of the lord and the lady.
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DICTIONARYWICCA

Bibliography

1) Farrar, Janet and Steward, A Witches' bible complete magikcal child publishing, inc. NY. 1981 2) Russel, Jeffrey B., A history of witchcraft 3) Starhawk, Spiral Dance 4) Valiente, Doreen, An ABC of witchcraft , Phoenix Publishing inc. 1988 5) Valiente, Doreen, Witchcraft for tomorrow ,Phoenix Publishing inc. 6) The new lexicon Websters Dictionary of the English language, Lexicon publications inc.

NY 1987

First compilation by Ayesha Blue, recompiled, edited, revised and computerized by GardenStone Corrections are welcome. No copyright