Wicca is a fast-growing, neopagan religious tradition popular with both men and women in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. Many feminists are drawn to the goddess traditions within Wicca, as it honors the female deities as well as, or instead of, the male deities. Practitioners of Wicca may refer to themselves as Wiccans, Witches, or use the more general term of Neopagan. There are no firm figures about participation in the religion because church membership is not required. In addition, because this religion is scorned by practitioners of most established Western religions, Wiccans are less likely to identify themselves on surveys.

Typical Wiccan items utilized in the Autumn Equinox Mabon Ritual are a wooden pentacle, burning incense, fall leaves, and a ...

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