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25 wicked Wiccan quotes that will instantly enchant you

25 wicked Wiccan quotes that will instantly enchant you

Often life can drag us down to the point where we feel hopeless. Whenever I get to this point I look to something such as Wiccan quotes for inspiration. While many people will wonder how Wiccan quotes can have an uplifting effect, look no further than this list of inspirational quotes. Each one is from an informative Wiccan author or philosopher

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#1- “We are not on this planet to ask forgiveness of our deities” -- Scott Cunningham

Scott Cunningham was a famed Wiccan author with a ton of knowledge on the movement. His thoughts on asking forgiveness from Gods always serves as a powerful reminder that we are divine and whole and not products of sin.

#2 - “At heart we are all powerful, beautiful, and capable of changing the world with our bare hands.” -- Dianne Sylvan

Another famed author, Dianne Sylvan is a fictional Wiccan author whose quotes remind us that humans have a divine potential for change and inspiration.

#3 - "Therefore, let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.” -- Doreen Valiente

Again, I firmly believe in the Wiccan principle of divinity with every individual, regardless of race or creed. And that power can be tapped into when we find strength in our divine nature, which must be discovered through inner soul searching.

#4 - "If you have time to breathe you have time to meditate." -- Ajahn Amaro

While not strictly a self-practicing Wiccan, Ajahn Amaro was a Buddhist monk whose teachings often align with the Wiccan movement. You can develop a stronger sense of oneness with our inner divinity through daily meditation. This allows us to tap into our own developing gift for the magickal arts.

#5 - "The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do." -- Sequichie Comingdeer

Another non-Wiccan author, Sequichie Comingdeer was of all things a Cherokee Native American. However, while pagan in his teachings, his thoughts on fear and suppression to the surrender of the will to the popular movements reflects my own thoughts on not living a life devoted to our own pursuits. While Wicca is an official religion, it's pursuit of inner divinity and magic comes from a reflection of the strength of the individual.

#6- "No one can give you magickal powers. You have to earn them. There is only one way to do this. Practice, practice, practice!" -- Donald Michael Kraig

Again, I love the idea of using meditation and practice to develop inner strength and wisdom. The idea of devoting time to pursuit the magickal arts provides a deep sense of calm and rhythm when in the midst of life's daily struggles.

#7 - "Magic is not always serious or solemn. It is a joyous celebration and merging with the life-force." -- Scott Cunningha

Going to author Scott Cunningham, the very idea of using the magickal arts to uplift our own troubled spirit is more than just rote rituals and boring religious practices. It's the act of celebration and become one with our divine nature explored through Wicca.

#8 - "Good energy was never meant to be waisted on idiocy." - Silver RavenWolf

Another Wiccan author, Silver RavenWolf reminds us that while life can be full of people who on the surface appear crazy, we all have the energy of divinity and oneness to suppress the natural tendency to waste our potential. There's nothing more uplifting than becoming one with the spirit that enchants us.

#9 - "I have learned a great deal from other Witches, Wiccans, Odinists, Voodoo and Houdoo practitioners, Druids and many others who consider themselves Pagan. The one common thread is that every single person has been nonjudgmental. Isn't this what it's all about, acceptance? Are we not here to design our own spiritual path?" -- Arin Murphy Hiscock

I love this quote from Arin Murphy Hiscock, author of numerous Wiccan fictional books. Part of the joy of practicing Wicca is the act of finding inner strength and in our divine potential. One that is devoid of judgment and opposing opinions.

#10 - "We believe that we can connect with the God and Goddess and hear their voices, receive their inspiration directly and take responsibility for our own actions, without the intermediary of a pope or rabbi." -- Arin Murphy Hiscock

Again, Hiscock's quotes remind me that even in the midst of a society built on hallow lies, we can find strength in our own practice and religion by holding ourselves accountable for how we treat others. One that doesn't rely on religious authorities to tell us how to behave.

#11 - "We should educate people that 'Witch' is not evil but ancient and positive." -- Margot Adler

Part of my spiritual beliefs includes the notion that no one is incorrect in their beliefs per se, but that the error is the indoctrinated enforcement of absolute truth. Part of this is reminding ourselves as Wiccans that we have an inner divine nature that can be used to bring positive force into this world full of chaos.

#12 - “Where once I prayed for forgiveness from a father God who held up huge palms and said “Thou shalt not,” now I find peace with a sister god who takes my open hands in hers and says, “You will.” -- Betsy Cornwell

Betsy Cornwell reminds us that while there is a father in the universe there is also a feminine form of divinity that is just as capable of being tapped into. One that is nurturing and healing and not forcing us to behave a certain way.

#13 - "Magic is natural. It is a harmonious movement of energies to create a needed change." -- Scott Cunningham

I love the idea that as a Wiccan we can create power from our own divine self to enact change in a world hell-bent on destruction and authority. That to me is the greatest power that we all are capable of tapping into.


#14 - "A witch is someone who has dedicated her life to learning about the connections between things. She studies the different cycles and her place in them. She learns how to use the energy in herself and in the world to make changes. And most of all, she tries to make the world a better place for herself and other people.” -- Isobel Bird

Again, when life becomes too depressing there is something deeply satisfying about learning to improve our surroundings without succumbing to the popular theories and movements of the times. One that is built off increasing our own positive energy so that we can help others improve their own lives.

#15 - “Wicca's temples are flowered-splashed meadows, forest, beaches, and deserts.”
-- Scott Cunningham

Another great quote from Scott Cunningham, I love the idea that the very foundation of Wicca is built off serenity and inner strength found in a harmonious reflection of nature. Though we are all capable of caving into the demands of a society devoid of any true meaning, there is strength in knowing that Wicca allows us to tap into our own divine spirit.

#16 - "I put a capital N on nature and call it my church." -- Frank Lloyd Wright

While known primarily for his architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright was known for his own Pagan influenced religious attitudes. And while Wicca is known for its own reliance on inner divinity, there is peace to be found in what we call nature, which is essentially a reflection of our own harmonious relationship with the Earth.

#17 - “There isn't shame in having shadows - we all have them to varying degrees. it's simply a part of being human.” -- Timothy Roderick

Timothy Roderick is a fellow spiritual writer whose own training has included time in practicing Wicca. His thoughts on having our own hidden secrets that he refers to as shadows remind me that we all have our own weaknesses that can be seen as a strength. This often helps me overcome my own bouts with depression in times of crisis.

#18 - "My religion speaks of the old ways. It is the perfume of my night, the sanctity of my day." -- Karla Bardanza

Karla Bardanza is a practicing poet whose thoughts on Wicca include the very notion of our connections to the old and new. While hard to find, her quotes often serve as a reminder of how our own practicing religion can help us find peace and harmony.

#19 - "The magic begins in you. Feel your own energy, and realize similar energy exists within the Earth, stones, plants, water, wind, fire, colors, and animals." -- Scott Cunningham

Another Scott Cunningham quote, this one reminds us that we can become one with the Earth and the divine force present in everything if we can find our own divine selves. Nothing is more relaxing than knowing when all else fails, we have our own divine nature.

#20 - “Consider the holiness of your hands. They are how you do your work on this earth; they are a microcosm of the hands of the Goddess, and can change the world as easily as hers can.” -- Dianne Sylvan

Going back to the aspect of self-divinty, Wicca is the embrace of our own ability to create magic in the world just as the divine spirit can. This includes doing good work on the land and helping the world become a better place.

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#21 - “Magick is the science and art of causing change (in consciousness) to occur in conformity with will, using means not currently understood by traditional Western science . . .” -- Donald Michael Kraig

Again, I find strength in knowing that just because the Western world has the attitude that their science can explain everything, there are still mysteries in the universe that only currently be explained through spiritualism and Wicca. This includes finding inner strength when everyone else sees only negativity.

#22 - “When your heart is broken, it’s easier to follow rules” -- Betsy Cornwell

Betsy Cornwell's quote serves as a reminder that while it's easy to become trapped in a masculine way of seeing only rules and order, there is beauty in chaos and self-will that can be expressed through Wiccan practices. 

#23 - “I am not, as it turns out, incapable of changing myself or my life. I am not, as it turns out, worthless. I am, in fact, one seriously badass Witch who holds in her hands the power to change the world. ” -- Dianne Sylvan

I love the notion that through the magickal arts we can become divine in nature and enact change in a world focused on rigid rules. Sylvan's quote serves to remind us how we can become divine if we find strength in our own selves.

#24 - “Therefore, let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.” -- Doreen Valiente

Which brings us to this quote from Doreen Valiente. While the magickal arts can often be seen as exotic and dangerous, there is strength in knowing we are good people capable of creating a better world.

#25 - “We are disconnected from nature, we are wounded from the Spirit outward, and that has caused the largest majority of the problems that plague the world today.” -- Dianne Sylvan

Again, the relaxation that comes from Wicca rests in our own reliance on finding harmony in nature and the divine spirit of the natural world. This can help us to find peace when everyone else wants destruction.

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So let me ask you, readers, did you enjoy this list? Sound off in the comments below and share your thoughts! While it can be easy to feel distracted and depressed, remember that there are Wiccans out there who have felt just as you have. Find strength in this list of Wiccan quotes and know that you do have the power to improve the world. And your own sanity!

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