How to Be a Wiccan Priest

Becoming a Wiccan priest involves learning magical spells.
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Wicca is a pagan religion, based on the practice of witchcraft, the worship of the Divine God and Goddess and a veneration for the environment and nature. Wiccans follow a code of practice that is set out in the Wiccan Rede. Becoming a Wiccan priest or priestess is a challenging path to follow, and the accepted first step is to join a coven, to become initiated into the Wiccan faith. It is also possible to follow your Wicca beliefs on a solo basis by practicing the Seax-Wica traditions. As you proceed on your Wiccan journey, you will discover that Wicca has no central authority, and each coven and practitioner will follow his beliefs in a different manner.

Different Wiccan covens have separate traditions.
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Contact a local Wiccan coven and apply to join. You will need to demonstrate interest and knowledge in the religion of Wicca and will undergo a period of training that traditionally lasts for one year and a day, prior to your initiation ceremony or acquisition of First Degree status. You will discover that training and initiation differs between covens, so select the group with which you feel most comfortable.

Practice all magical techniques and attend all major festivals and celebrations to qualify for Second Degree status in Wicca. Some of the techniques you will learn include working with crystals and gemstones, divination, healing, herbal magic, charms, astral projection and visualization. After at least a year and a day, you may qualify as a Second Degree Wicca practitioner in your coven.

Work and practice your specializations as much as possible for the following year and a day in order to qualify for Third Degree Wicca status and be ordained as a high priest or priestess. Specializations include teacher, healer, spell weaver or counselor. Study Wicca in depth to acquire deep-rooted foundations of knowledge and lore and work with other Wiccans to expand your abilities as a spiritual leader.

Based in the UK, Dawn Denmar began writing online in 2009. Her writing has been published in her college's student newspaper, "Demon," as well as on various websites. Denmar has a BA (Hons) in history and journalism awarded by De Montfort University, Leicester in September 2013.