The followers of Wicca are mostly the housewives who write books about home magic and know how to use onion and parsley to make a love potion. They also know a lot about apple pies, Celtic holidays and the peculiarities of using cats to attract the fortune.
Wicca in the neopaganism that is based upon the worship of nature. The founder of Wicca is Gerald Gardner. In the middle of the twentieth century he published the book “Magic Today” in which he claimed to be initiated to the ancient community of witches, the history of which takes its origin since the Stone Age. This business appeared to have fruitful results. Thousands of women wrote letters to him and finally he had founded his own community called coven where the amateur witches learned how to say spells and enchant their husbands.
All in all Gardner didn’t create a complicated religion. He has just piled up the most wide-spread pagan beliefs and ecclesiastical traditions together. In that way Wicca has adopted Sun gods, Moon goddesses, 8 religious holidays and the idea of reincarnation at once. The adepts of Wicca celebrate summer and winter solstice, spring and autumn equinox. Halloween, Candlemas, Walpurgis Night and Lammas, the Celtic celebration connected with the first harvesting. The moral principles of Wicca are rather vague. The two main of them are the “triple law” which says “As you sow, so shall you reap” and the permission to do whatever they want if nobody is harmed.
The modern housewives liked the peaked hats, beautiful Celtic songs and almond biscuits.
Any Wicca website meets its visitors with soft color scheme, cute pictures and animated cats and brooms. The idealistic picture of the happy home that is supposed to be easily achieved with the help of magic is probably the main factor that converts a large number of women to Wicca.