Pagan/Wiccan Religion/Candles

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Blessed be. I am a 11 year old girl and I am a strong believer in Wicca although my parents are not. My mom is fine with me preforming richuals but she doesn't want me using candles. Is there an alternate???

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There are plug in candles and even battery powered candles. The flame of a real candle is merely a representation of what that element stands for so even using something alternative is also fine as it is still being representative.  Instead of burning something during a spell or ritual you can use the alternative of burying it, or if it is a windy day you can tear it into small pieces and throw it to the wind. If you have a lake or pond tear it into small pieces and throw it there (though I would advise using eco friendly and biodegradable paper for any burying of paper or tearing up paper).

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I can answer questions on just about anything pertaining to Wicca and witchcraft and I can also answer a variety of questions on Paganism in general.

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I have practiced Paganism for 11 years, mainly Wicca, but also some things from other Pagan belief systems tied in. I have, and currently am, studying other Pagan religions other than Wicca. I especially know what it is like to be a teen trying to practice Paganism and trying to explain it to family, been there, done that. Your questions don't just have to pertain to anything spiritual or religious, I have a wide knowledge of Pagan things like divination techniques, different practices, recipes, how to make your own tools, what to substitute other things for tools, how to make your own spells/rituals/sigils and more, and tons of other stuff.

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I have no educational credentials that apply directly to answering questions about Paganism as there are not really any accredited universities of Paganism or anything. I am not, nor ever have been in a coven as I am a solitary practicioner, but on occasion I have practiced with others. But I am a licensed pharmacy technician and a student of psychology.

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None that apply to Paganism.

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