In order to understand why the first phase is called, FIRST PHILOSOPHY, you have to understand what a philosophy is;
The science that deals with the essence, characteristics, causes and effects of things.
A perfect word to use for your first class, because it is exactly the essence of Wicca on an external level, its essence lies purely on your individual practice and experience, you will understand when you further you knowledge.
- Wicca is a religion, it is a way of life, it is a way of thought, it is many things, and everything to others.
- Any body from any social class, sex, age, ethnic group, size, etc; can be wiccan.
MY DEFINITION OF WICCA
Wicca is a neo- pagan religion, it includes in its belief the practice of magick, the honour and exaltation of nature, its energies, all living things and deities.
THE SACREDNESS OF LIFE
One of the most basic beliefs of Wicca and Paganism, is that life IS sacred. Thus we must and Do respect everything that exists.
-Plants, Water, Winds
-Everything form the skies to the planets (just to name a few)
To begin your training you must learn and understand the natural cycles of the land, and the magick that lies within them. Because all is in itself a magickal manifestation, and this is something you must truly breathe in and believe as a wiccan.
Though this class might not be what you expected, time is the important nurture of learning. If you were expecting to be casting from day one, then probably you should rethink your position as a learner wiccae, are you really into wicca or spellcrafting?
-Make a summary of this section in your magick hoard (notebook), include anything that caught your attention, even if you already knew it, copy.
-For this week you will go outside, preferably to a nature spot, but if this is not possible, a backyard maybe? You are entering a new stage in your life, you are gaining new knowledge.
Respectfully enter the natural surroundings, stop and look around, become aware of everything, admire. The green life of the trees, the breathing of the soil on your feet, the birds, everything. Feel the energy, feel different, feel the power, and magick around you.
1-Write on your hoard what you felt when you first entered the Earth with this new perspective in mind.
Each day you will introduce yourself to the Natural World, as a seeker of the ancient knowledge of Wicca.
You can say something like this;
Nature, trees, wind, and skies. Woodlin creatures that roam nearby. Ancient powers I recognize your existence, I--------- am here with you asking for your blessing in natures way. Fill me with your energies , fill me with willingness to learn. Beautiful earth, help me be one and understand you.
(On your own, in google books, or pagan sites, you will write the found definitionsof the words below.