For the past few months I’ve had the same question regarding the Christian practice of “prayer” to recur over and over in my mind. Care to follow my thought process for a while?
Why does a Christian pray? They think that by the words of the prayer, their hearts condition at the time, and often times the frequency and number of people simultaneously praying that prayer, that God will do what they ask.
Now, let’s examine the intent of a Wiccan spell.
I found a site called ReligiousTolerance.org when I googled, “what is a wiccan spell?” Here are a few quotes from that site:
“Spells are not about turning people into frogs or granting wishes. A spell is a set of actions and prayers that you do and say in order to ask for divine help with some particular aspect of your life.” ~Mnemosyne’s Realm 9
“Christians sometimes pray to their God with the intent of obtaining God’s power to change their life or to heal friends and family. Some light a prayer candle in their home or church. Such rituals have many parallels with Wiccan spells. What some Christians call prayers, Wiccans may call magickal spells.”
Is it me or does a Christian’s prayer and a Wiccan’s spell sound really, really similar…both in practice and intent?
In a recent conversation, a new acquaintance of mine said something to the affect of, “Religion only divides the spiritual, but it is all the same essence.” She meant that whether you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Wiccan, etc, we’re all talking about the same essence.
Personally, I call that essence “God” and believe with every fiber of my being that he is Love.
So what do you think? Is a Wiccan’s spell and a Christian’s prayer really the same thing? Why or why not?
*Disclaimer: I’m NOT trying to pick a fight with anyone here; nor am I trying to make a “point” of any kind. I’m just curious as to various opinions on such a question…please try to have an open mind as you respond.*