We also celebrate 4 days mid-way between the above dates. These are known as “Imbolc” – 2/2, “Beltane” – 5/1, “Lughnasadh” – 8/1, and “Samhain” – 10/31. On these days, we observe & celebrate the changing of the seasons and seek to attain balance within ourselves and to become attuned to the rhythms of Life.
Please check our Schedule Calendar of the Year for the listed events
Do Witches cast spells?
YES!!! Witches do use or cast spells – A spell is a thought, a projection, or a prayer. Other religions use prayer, meditation, projection and ritual to produce an intended result. The word “spell” does not imply doing evil or harm.
What is Skyclad and why do some Witches practice Skyclad?
The word Skyclad means going naked in circle, coven, ritual etc. Some traditions do believe in doing so, others do not. The Wiccan Family Temple does not follow this tradition in public, but may adapt it privately at home. Whether you are naked or not is quite irrelevant to how powerful your ritual is. At least that is our opinion and practice. Others groups and traditions do have strong feelings about this topic and that is perfectly okay. We do believe that you should practice your Craft in a way that is best for you.
Do Witches use a wand?
Witches do use magic wands – Often you see the use of magic wands in children’s cartoons and movies making the idea seem frivolous. In actuality the magic wand is used in ritual for directing energy.
We at the NYC Wiccan Family Temple as Witches do use Witchcraft as a science, Art and a Religion.
Witches use their knowledge and magick in harmony with the Universe and Nature around them.
What is your belief regarding the Earth and nature?
Witches do concern themselves with ecology: We believe and will never forget this basic fact: the World is not our enemy. Neither is it inert matter. The Earth and all living things share the same life-force. They are composed of patterns of intelligence, of knowledge, and of divinity. All life is a web. We are woven into it as sisters and brothers of all. Witches need to be grounded in both worlds and awake to their responsibilities for both worlds.
It is only being responsible human beings that we can be responsible Witches.