Pre-Christen Wiccan As We Were

 

have embraced the old pre-Christian Wiccan believes since 1956. I have not relied on the word of others but have studied history on my own. I have a degree and have taught History. I am now a retired Teacher.  Below is a brief summary results of my independent studies.

 

 The study of word history (Etymology) informs us that Wiccan (verb for male or female Witch) in Old English [449-1066 AD] shows witches as being honored as   the keepers of the flame. ( source: Dictionary of Word Origins  by John Ayto. Wick[OE] wick ‘burning fibre in a candle…Wicked Wicked and witch are closely related . Wicked is an extension, using the suffix-ed….Old English wicca ‘wizard’ whose feminine form is the ancestor of modern witch.)

 

Records kept by The Venerable Bede, (672-735 CE.) a Christian scholar, and The Roman Officer Tacitus, who wrote The Agricola, clearly document that the pagans of old England worshiped the Goddess as well as other aspects of nature.    They also  held women in high regard, certainly higher then the status of women previously know to the Roman Tacitus.

 

 Read any book about Boudica, Who was called both The Warrior Queen and Queen of the Witches.  Read “Hypatia of Alexandria”. Few people know about the life of this important woman. Carl Sagan said that her death marked the end of times for the human race! 

 

 

I believe the original meaning of the word is the best definition of the words Wicca(male), Wicce(female) and Wiccan(verb) because the original definition is not corrupted by the use of psycholinguistic propaganda.

 

I believe that Wiccan were the spiritual leaders of a sacred Religion that rivals anything that has ever come out of the Middle East.

 

If you agree with me that we can learn from each other then please join my circle as I would like to join yours.

Dewduster Dewduster
66-70, M
5 Responses Feb 10, 2009

Women need to take back some of the control of organized religion. As long as men have total control the Mother Earth will not be important to the males in control of our spiritual path…DD

emrldpeeps, I had a good friend who was a Jewish Cabalist and he said that early Jewish believes honored/worshiped the female aspect of our Creator. <br />
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I believe that all male dominated organized religions have suppressed the Goddess aspect of the one Creator. I also believe that Mother Nature has not been respected as a result of all male leadership and all male divineness…DD

I wasn't trying to be offensive, infact I'm open to seeing the the world differently. Maybe I won't find truth- BUT maybe I will. I'd like to be your friend.

I am not looking for "fellowship...' After a life time of knowing only a few others who understand my love for a sacred religion I am hoping for a few who will read my words, see the truth…and be my friend. Maybe thats lol to you.

I accept your beliefs whole heartedly and wish you the best on your futher quest for fellowship... flame on! lol