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There is a lot of confusion about the simple pentacle - what it is, what it means, and how it is used in Wicca. We explore the differences and uses of pentagrams and pentacles in this article starting with what is a pentacle.
An altar is really just a working space set with objects that reflect
you, the purpose of the altar, or the ritual or season you are
celebrating at it. Here are some things to think about when setting up your first altar.
When you are considering something to empower (or enchant if you want to
use a more magical sounding term), consider what you want it to do..and
look at the design to see what it says to you. Then learn how to charge or empower it for that purpose.
With the rise of eclectic, do-it-yourself Wicca, traditional varieties quickly took a backseat. In many books, the old lines are discussed in the past tense. And with the emphasis on secrecy, it's no surprise that many traditional Wiccans never reveal themselves in any public way. A lot of people think we just aren't around anymore! But, in fact, our numbers are rising.
Traditional Wiccans usually aren't very vocal but don't make the mistake of assuming we aren't there.