Have you ever wondered why someone would call themselves a "witch"? Or what's the difference between a "Wiccan" and a witch? Or whether Wiccans believe in God, or a god, or many deities? Or if some form of magic is real? Or whether there are spiritual people who share your love of nature and the outdoors?

Come find out! The Coven of Our Lady of the Woods will be presenting a six-week series on Wiccan beliefs and practices at 7 PM on Wednesdays, August 23, 2017 - September 27, 2017 at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (1738 N. Sage Street).

Topics covered in the classes include an Introduction to Wicca, its history, world view and theology; the holidays it celebrates throughout the year; basic beliefs and ethics of the Craft; use of magick; the role of ritual and various rites of passage; and what it means to live as a pagan in the modern world.

Read more: Wicca 101 Classes August 23 - September 27, 2017


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Our Lady of the Woods
P.O. Box 1107
Los Alamos, NM 87544-1107


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Our Lady of the Woods is a coven and congregation of the Wiccan religion, which is one of the nature-oriented spiritual traditions of ancient Europe. We are based in the Los Alamos/Santa Fe area, and incorporated as a church in the State of New Mexico.

The Coven is

Read more: About Our Lady of the Woods

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by Amber K

Not every Wiccan will subscribe to all of these points, but generally they are representative.

1. The divine Spirit is present in all creatures and things: people, animals, plants, stones...

2. The ultimate creative force manifests in both feminine and masculine modes; therefore it is often symbolized as the Goddess and The God.

3. In some covens, both are celebrated equally. In others, The Goddess is given precedence or
even celebrated without reference to the God.

Read more: Beliefs & Customs of Wicca

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