Pagan/Wiccan Religion/Beginners

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Hi, my friend has converted to witchcraft and I was interested in learning more about it. I know it is not like in the movies. Do witches believe in God? Do they believe in heaven/hell? Are witches vegan? What is a day in the life of a witch?

Thank you so much!

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Hi Katie!
Thanks for caring enough about your friend to research and ask questions. :)   Witches believe in multiple Gods and Goddesses. It's okay to ask your friend if she is researching a particular Deity or Pantheon. She may just honor the Lord and Lady as aspects of the divine rather than gods of a particular pantheon.  Many witches believe in the Summerland,, a heaven-like place where people go when they die.  Hell is a Christian concept, so it doesn't apply to Witches.   Some Wotces are vegan, that's a personal choice, some relate that house to their faith, but it is not a mandate of faith.  Witches are just like everyone else. A normal day is just like that of anyone else, we work, go to school, see our friends and family and share meals together.  

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Rev. Amy Blackthorn Ph.D, DD. HPS, RM

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I teach Wicca 101, 202 and more specific advanced subjects. I can answer questions on several Traditions. I have experience in subjects including, Astrology, Wicca, Folk Magic, and indigenous Religions, including Voudou, Greek and Celtic Reconstruction, Native Herbal uses, Hoodoo and Green Witch Craft. I am a Usui Reiki Master, as well as a trained in several other forms of healing.

Experience

I have 17+ years experience in the above topics, including the Initiatory traditions of Gardnerian Wicca and Green Witchcraft.

Organizations
Maryland Delaware Wiccan Pagan Alliance, Alternative Religions Education Network, Lady Liberty League, Pagan Clergy Association

Publications
My first publication was in "The Seeker Journal" at the age of 16. This was an 18 page in depth look at the similarities between Wiccan holy days and Christian ones.

Education/Credentials
Numerous degrees including one in Horticulture and initiation into different Religious orders, including Susun Weed's and other Pagan Authors, Scholars and Elders.

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