Hi, I'm Phyllis Curott and I'm a Wiccan Priestess and I'm here to talk to you about what Wiccans believe. Wiccans don't believe. Okay, but seriously, Wiccans don't believe. It's not a belief system. I think honestly if it had been I probably would have run for the hills. I'm a lawyer and a skeptic. Wicca is not about believing, it's about experiencing.
It's not about believing in a God or a Goddess, it's not believing that divinity exists, it's about experiencing. You don't believe in water, you don't believe in air; you drink it, you inhale, you know that it exists. It's still mysterious, which is why science is wonderful because it peels off layers and so we get to learn more and more about the world that we're living in. Wicca is about discovery.
It's about knowing. It's about learning. It's a spiritual practice that enables you to experience for yourself the sacredness of the world that you're living in and to learn from that. It's a constant source of engagement. You're expected, unlike most religions, to ask questions because the questions sort of open up the next path for you. You're not asked to believe, you're asked to learn, to challenge yourself, to challenge the world, to challenge teachers and to make use of the techniques so that you learn for yourself.
In the end, what you believe is what you've come to know, what you've come to experience first hand. It's through experiencing first hand that you have confidence in what you know. It's a path of personal revelation and it works. It's a system of practices and it's not rooted in suspending your disbelief, it's about using your disbelief. You challenge yourself, you challenge the world you live in, you challenge your teachers and you challenge the universe. You challenge it to reveal itself to you and it does.