A form of Paganism, also known as witchcraft but distinct from the practice of malevolent magic or sorcery. Following its creation as a popularized blend of esotericism with ecstatic practices, a number of Pagan witches have increased the shamanic content of their tradition. Victor Anderson was influential on a number of American traditions of witchcraft (especially “the Feri Faith” or “Faerie Tradition,” but also the development of Huna as a neo-shamanic form of Hawaiian shamanism). In Great Britain, Gordon MacLellan is one of several Wiccans who blend shamanism with environmental education and activism.

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  • Wicca — ► NOUN ▪ the religious cult of modern witchcraft. DERIVATIVES Wiccan adjective & noun. ORIGIN Old English, «witch» …   English terms dictionary

  • Wicca — [wik′ə] n. [OE, sorcerer (fem. wicce): see WITCH] a form of witchcraft practiced in the 20th cent. esp. in English speaking countries, characterized by pagan nature worship and white magic: sometimes with the Wiccan [wik′ən] adj …   English World dictionary

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  • wicca — /wik euh/, n. (sometimes cap.) witchcraft, esp. benevolent, nature oriented practices derived from pre Christian religions. [1970 75; < OE wicca (male) sorcerer (ME wicche, mod. dial. witch); see WITCH] * * * Modern Western witchcraft movement.… …   Universalium

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