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Adherents

1-3 million

Beliefs

Polytheism, centered on the Goddess and God, each in various forms; also a belief in a Supreme Being over all

Practices

Prayer, casting a circle, Drawing Down the Moon, reciting spells, dancing, singing, sharing cakes and wine or beer

Texts

No sacred text; foundational texts include The Witch Cult in Western Europe and The God of the Witches

Wicca is a type of Neopaganism. While Wiccan beliefs can be diverse, most followers of Wicca believe in a single ultimate reality that pervades the universe and is expressed in the Goddess and God. Most Wicca traditions worship the two deities as equals, where none deserves more importance than the other. An attempt is usually made to reflect this balance in the coven, although men tend to be a minority in the Wiccan religion. Wicca also includes the concept of the Triple Goddess and rituals related to the Five Elements and magic.

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