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Hi! 🙂

I just had a GREAT talk with a good friend of mine (she is a Pagan btw) and I just got inspired to write this. It might help you…

Have you ever been in a situation where your faith got mocked and you had no idea what to respond?

Here’s some of the most common “questions” and some help for how to respond.

Witches are Evil!

Witches, Wiccans and Pagans are NOT evil!

We don’t believe in using dark or negative magic. In fact, we have ethical guidelines that prevents us from doing bad things (The Threefold Law).

Most of our jewelry and symbols is empowering, loving and non-threatening! 

Wicca isn’t a real religion

I love this one. It’s so easy to answer 🙂

Wicca is recognized by the U.S. government as an official religion and we even have holidays in most states.

In New Jersey you can get the day off from work or school on all of the eight Wiccan holidays 

Wiccans worship the devil

Okay, so in order to worship the devil, you actually have to believe in him and that means you have to believe there is a Hell as well…

Wiccans don’t believe in hell. That’s a Christian concept. So is the almighty god. We believe that there is more than one god.

Wiccans have a “dark Bible”

Some people tends to think that all religious books that doesn’t start with “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” are evil.

We create our “bibles” ourselves. We use beautiful long-lasting books and write our thoughts, spells, rituals and everything else down.

I hope you found this somewhat entertaining and maybe even useful.

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  • Sutekh Vasmant

    The issue I find with most wiccans is they say “we” a lot, wicca is a bunch of different paths and beliefs, there’s no ‘we” unless you’re in some type of group/coven. Wiccans as individuals are free to believe in “the devil” and hell all they like, most wiccans try and force their belief onto others and it’s not right.

  • Shawn

    There is no light without dark there is no good without evil. There is always a blend that has to be worked with. Denying its existence is not being true to self and not all pagans believe in the rule of three.

    • It’s kinda like black friday, but for Wiccans and Pagans…

      Hi …

      Today is Earth day. It’s a day to give thanks to and honor our home. The Earth. It’s a day to appreciate the dirt we walk on and to celebrate the life we’ve been given.

      In short… Today is a day of celebration 🙂

      So, to help you celebrate, I have gone a little crazy and discounted ALL of our shirts, hoodies, pillows, mugs, tote bags and leggings.

      Check ’em out here: http://themoonlightshop.com/collections/earthday-sale

      Some product are discounted with more than 50% for the weekend.

      It’s kinda like black friday, but for Wiccans and Pagans. Pretty sweet right?
      But hurry up. When the timer hits 00:00:00 the sale is over and the prices goes back up!

      Here’s just some of the items that’s one sale this weekend:
      “Taunt The Witch They Said” Women’s T-shirt

      “As Above So Below” Men’s t-shirt

      “I Am A Keeper Of The Earth” Mug

      “The Dragon Is My Guardian” Pillow

      “Taunt The Witch They Said” Hoodie
      “The Dragon Is My Guardian” Men’s T-Shirt

      “As Above So Below” Woman’s T-shirt
      “As Above So Below” Hoodie
      “Taunt the Witch They Said” Mug
      Have an awesome day and Blessed Be!

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

      P.S. You should really go and checkout the new Moon Goddess Shirt. It’s soo awesome… and this weekend it can be yours for just $20.21…
      Get it here:

      http://themoonlightshop.com/products/the-moon-goddess-unisex-t-shirt

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    • A quick preview of what this email contains.

      , I am sooo excited that are on our mailing list… I have sooo much awesomeness to share with you 🙂

      For example, did you know that one of the most common questions we get here at The Moonlight Shop
      is:

      “Which Pentacle would be best for me” or “Please help me choose the best Pentacle for my (insert family member here)”.

      And I totally get why it can be hard to choose. Afterall, a  good Pentacle will be around for more or less the rest of your life… and maybe even longer.
      So to help you out, here’s some things to consider, to help you choose the right Pentacle for YOU:

      Design:

      You can get everything from VERY plain pentacles, like The Pentacle of Ancestors to one with more symbolism like The Pentacle of the Moon or The Spell Casters Pendant .

      As a general rule, find a design that speaks to you and help express who YOU are a person.

      Afterall, you’ll be wearing your new Pentacle a lot, so you might as well get one you like to look at.

      Personally, I LOVE symbolism, so The Brooms of Elder is one of my all time favorites.

      Crystals:

      Crystals can really help enhance the powers of the Pentacle. It also keep the Pentacle fashionable and awesome too look at.

      You can get pentacles with very few birth crystals and others with many more. For example The Pentacle of the Witch (which have 5 crystals).

      It’s a common misconception that you can only wear Jewelry with your own birthstones.

      That’s not true!

      It’s correct that you’ll often get the most benefit from wearing your own birth-crystals, but that doesn’t mean you won’t reap the benefits of wearing other crystals as well.

      If you have trouble keeping calm, you would benefit from wearing a Pentacle with Amethyst crystals (even if you are not born in February).

      The thing to remember when it comes to birth-crystal pentacles is that they are best to help you with specific struggles. Take the Pentacle of the Black Onyx for example… it’s a really nice and powerful Pentacle, but it’s true powers lie in how it helps shield you from negative energy.

      Animals (and other protectors):

      Some pentacles are tied closely together with specific symbols and the entire design revolves around achieving a specific outcome or connecting to a specific type of protectors.

      Usually, these are not “all-round” pentacles, but more meant to be used for specific purposes..

      For example, ” The New Beginnings Necklace ” is designed specifically to help you when you are starting on a new path in life. But it also has the Pentacle, to offer you protection (you are often vulnerable when starting something new).

      The Draconian Pentacle on the other hand, is made especially for helping you connect with your Dragon Guardian.

      These kinds of Pentacles are the best of two worlds. A compromise if you will. They usually won’t work as good when doing magick and rituals that’s not related to the specific outcome it’s designed for.

      My personal recommendations:

      There are so many different Pentacles to choose from that it can be a little overwhelming.
      Take your time. Read about the different Pentacles and take your time. Don’t rush it, but listen to your gut feeling.

      Remember that even though buying a Pentacle can be a big decision, you cannot really go wrong.

      Each Pentacle has its own strengths and chances are that you will end up owning more than one (if you don’t already).

      With time, you will know exactly what each of your Pentacles are good for.
      Here’s some Pentacles you should check out :
      Pentacle of the Black Onyx

      Pentacle of the Moon
      New Beginnings Necklace
      The Pentacle of Power
      Pentacle of the Witch
      Brooms Of Elder Pentacle Necklace

      Brooms of Elder with Birthstones

      Runes of Divination Necklace
      The Draconian Pentacle
      I hope you find something you like 🙂

      Blessed Be my friend!

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

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    • A quick preview of what this email contains.

      You know , sometimes you just cannot wear a pentacle.

      Maybe you are going some place where lots uninformed people hang out and you just know that wearing a pentacle would cause a trouble…

      …or maybe you are just not “in the mood” to explain that “no, I don’t worship Satan and NO I don’t eat children for breakfast” for the 117th time.

      What to do?

      Luckily, you don’t have to go out “naked” and without a pendant.

      You could wear something with a “hidden” pentacle. For example, the Brooms of Elder pendant . It’s still a Pentacle, but most people won’t even realize that.

      Another option is to wear something completely different. The Solstice solar cross is a good example.

      It’ll empower you and if you get it with the Black Onyx Crystal, it will also offer protection from negative emotions (like from those sorry people who think being Wiccan is all about eating frog eyes and burning down churches).
      You could also go for something like The triple moon of the goddess pendant , which is very  fashionable, while still offering protection from the Goddess.

      Expect to get a lot of comments though. It is a really nice pendant.

      Here’s some other options from our shop.

      For the untrained eye, these pendants doesn’t bear any resemble with witchcraft, paganism or Wicca.
      Dragon Guardian Necklace

      Faerie in Crescent Moon Necklace

      Waxing Moon of Change Pendant
      The Faery of Attraction
      The Key of Life Necklace

      Mjolnir: Thors Hammer Pendant
      Celtic Triquetra Cross

      Triquetra Triple Goddess Necklace
      The Solar Cross of Essence
      The Phoenix of Change
      Moonlight Zodiac Necklace
      The “Fire Dragon” pendant
      Just click the images to red more about them.

      Blessed Be !

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

      No longer want to receive these emails? You can unsubscribe here . The Moonlight Shop 8369 NW 66 ST #4467 Miami, Florida 33166

    • …this is especially important when doing spell casting, as you are usually in an extra vulnerable state and open for all kinds of bad stuff…

      You know a Pentacle is not just for wearing, right ?

      For example, you can…

      …use your Pentacle when doing spells and rituals.
      …use it to open and close your circle.
      …use it to repel negative and dangerous energies

      These 3 Pentacles are perfect for that:
      Pentacle of the Black Onyx

      Pentacle of the Moon
      New Beginnings Necklace
      But, more importantly…

      …did you know that a Pentacle is extremely quick to absorb energies?
      And not all energies are positive and good for you.

      So, it’s really, REALLY; important that the VERY first thing you do with your a new Pentacle…

      …is to cleanse it!

      The thing is that when you get a new Pentacle, it has already been in contact with a lot of people’s energies. The mailman, the packer, family members and who knows who else.

      And if some of those people had a rough day…

      …their negative energies has been absorbed by the Pentacle.

      So the very first thing you should always do with a new Pentacle is to cleanse it.

      There are many ways to do so, but probably the easiest and simplest one is to lay it in the window overnight and let the moonlight cleanse it.

      You can also get more advanced and use a cleansing sage. It’s 100% up to you.
      When you wear your pentacle around your neck or just have it on you, it will protect you from bad and negative energies.

      This is especially important when doing spell casting, as you are usually in an extra vulnerable state and open for all kinds of bad stuff.

      So the pentacle is the single most protective amulet you can wear when using magick and performing rituals.

      Whether it’s for you or for your loved one, the pentacle will not disappoint. Just make sure to cleanse and consecrate it before using since it easily absorbs energy from wherever it comes from and whomever handles it.

      Over at The Moonlight Shop we have a wide range of pentacles and also one that will fit you.

      Here’s some of our own favorites:
      Brooms Of Elder Pentacle Necklace
      Pentacle of the Witch

      Brooms of Elder with Birthstones

      Runes of Divination Necklace
      The Draconian Pentacle

      Serpent of Protection Necklace
      The “Spell Caster’s” pendant
      The Pentacle of Ancestors
      The Simple Pentacle
      See something you like ?

      Let me know if you have questions and have a blessed day!

      James Raven
      The Moonlight Shop

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    • not everyone likes to wear jewelry. That’s why we are working hard on creating unique

      Here at The Moonlight Shop
      we’re all about helping you express yourself and your spirituality…

      …in any way that fits your life and your style.

      We do have a lot of pendants, but we also realize that not everyone likes to wear jewelry.

      That’s why we are working hard on creating unique, meaningful and fashionable Wicca apparel.

      So if you don’t like to wear a Pentacle or if you just like the idea of having a T-shirt or a Hoodie that actually means something…

      …then you should check out our collection of Wicca apparel:

      http://themoonlightshop.com/collections/t-shirts

      I have taken the liberty to handpick a few that I think you will really like:

      “As Above So Below” Men’s t-shirt
      “Taunt The Witch They Said” Women’s T-shirt
      “As Above So Below” Hoodie
      I Worship Nature Mens T-Shirt
      “The Dragon Is My Guardian” Women’s T-Shirt

      “I Belong To The Moon” Women’s T-Shirt

      “Your Spirit Animal – The Wolf” Men’s T-shirt <http://the-buddhist-gift-shop.myshopify.com/products/nature-is-my-church-t-shirt

    • An added benefit is that if you have long hair, you can choose exactly how visible they should be.

      Wearing symbolic earrings is a great way to express yourself and your spirituality…

      …especially when you want to wear your favorite symbols and be fashionable at the same time.

      An added benefit is that if you have long hair, you can choose exactly how visible they should be.

      We keep  adding new and exciting earrings to The Moonlight Shop , to help you express yourself in a fashionable way, with or without other jewelry.

      Here’s some of our most popular earrings at the moment : <http://the-buddhist-gift-shop.myshopify.com/products/midnight-messenger-earrings

  • Lori

    I live outside a very small town that believes if you’re not Christian, you will go to hell. I have let only a few friends know I am Wiccan. My husband says I belong to a cult, he accepts it, but sometimes makes fun of me. I am a solitary Wiccan and proud of it. It hurts when he makes fun of me, but I try not to let it get to me. I will not change to be accepted by Christians who go to church on Sunday, to make themselves feel better after sinning all week. I am who I am and accepted or not, I am Wiccan, but I am still just me…Lori.