Wicca

Wicca is a pagan/neo-pagan Religion with Connection Practices. In Wiccan ceremonies, individuals use rituals, props, mantras, and so on ("magic," in other words) to elicit Connection. [1]

List of Connection Practices

Connection Practice > Affirmation of Compassion, Affirmation of Self, Bornless Ritual, Cocooning, Detachment, Fasting, Flow Purification, Holotropic Breathwork, Hypnotism, Hypoventilation, Intent, Magic, Meditation, Mysticism of the Historical Event, Power Quest, Receptive Seeking, Relaxation, Spirit Canoe, The Method of the Lamp, Vajra Breath, Vision Quest, Visualization, Wicca, Writing, Yoga, Zazen

Notes

"...'magic' [is] the development of techniques that allow communication with hidden portions of the self, and with hidden portions of all other islands in this 'psychic sea'.[2]

"Chants, spells, dancing around a fire, burning candles, the smoke and smell of incense, are all means to awaken the 'deep mind--to arouse high emotions, enforce concentration, and facilitate entry into an altered state." .[3]

Footnotes

  1. Adler, Margot. Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986.
  2. Adler, Margot. Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. p. 160.
  3. Adler, Margot. Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. p. 157.