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That's what this website is here to find out. Witchology.com is the website of WICA - the Witchcraft Information Centre and Archive - founded in 1999 as a research and education provider specialising in the areas of Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Magic (Magick) and the Occult. We have been online continuously since 2000.

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The Witchcraft Voices Ethnographic Series is our on-going research project to document the real experiences of the people involved in Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Magic (Magick) and the Occult.

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Witches in Their Own Words

  • Emilia Enchantra, USA
    "How did you go about practicing Wicca? The question has been asked by a multitude of people-lay persons, fellow Wiccans, curious seekers, etc. I then ask myself this: How can I explain it in simple terms? It certainly wasn't simple changing religions when for so many years of my life, Christianity was engrained in my thinking. It was a long, emotional, very personal journey that I undertook during the most turbulent times of my youth-adolesence."
  • Nancy, Argentina.
    "Being a Witch in a country where most of the people are Catholic is not easy at all. Taboos exist in many societies around the world, but in Argentina "Witchcraft" equals "evil, Satan, death." If someone knows that you are a Witch, they will probably discriminate against you, make fun or be afraid of you. Trying to make them understand that Wicca is a religion like any other and that you have the right to practice it is almost impossible."
  • Christine M., Unknown Location.
    "I am new to Wicca, but if it had been up to me I would have been Wiccan five years ago. I could not find information, books on Wicca or any other Pagan religion."
  • Elisa, Peurto Rico
    "I was born in a town in Puerto Rico named Guayama. The town is called 'The Town of the Witches.' Most of the people born in Guayama jokingly call themselves witches because of this. I was not only born in "the town of the witches," but my birth date is Hallowe'en. This makes for an interesting little story I use to introduce myself. For the longest time, to me, it was just a joke."
  • Pagan Deeva, Oregon, USA
    "I've been a Wiccan for almost twenty three years now. Most people have not had much of a problem with it, but of course I have had to be extremely selective with whom I choose to share this information."
  • Brenda Deersham
    "I have always felt something was different about me. As a child, I would say something was about to happen before it did. It use to frighten friends of my mother's."
  • Sally Miller
    "I am a Wiccan (Witch). I have been for the last 13 yrs now. It started when I was young and I knew that the calling was coming from somewhere. At that time I failed to realize it was the Goddess calling then."

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