GoddsSmack asked this question on 5/13/2000:
It has come to a certain point in my magickal life that I have this feeling (a need maybe?) to tell my rents and friends about my decision to become Wiccan...I know that Wicca is very secretive but I think that they already know and are just waitig for me to say something. I have this innate fear that they will reject me or shp me off on a mission for "God". Please help!! Any advice on how to keep them close while following my faith would be wonderful!
amethystrose gave this response on 5/13/2000:
I faced something similar when I wanted to tell my family. I finally decided to first explain to them the basics of the religion (ie. earth oriented, gods & goddesses, the rede, etc) and they wound up finding out about the magick part on their own. They didn't like it, but after talking to their pastor, they decided that it was my choice and although they didn't like it, they have to respect it. When I described the similarities between Wicca and Christianity and showed them that their own religion tells them not to judge, then they were a little bit more ok. I let them know that I was following my heart and that I had taken a lot of time to study the religion and therefore made my own choice.
The decision to tell anyone about your choice is a difficult and delicate situation. I suggest you think carefully what you will tell them and how you will tell them. That's the best you can do. No one can tell you to or not to. The choice on who, what, when, and how is up to you.
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