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Wicca is a modern pagan, witchcraft religion, drawing upon a diverse set of ancient pagan beliefs. Wicca is typically duotheistic, worshipping a God and Goddess. These two Deities are often viewed as facets of a greater pantheistic Godhead.

The Goddess is usually portrayed as a triple Goddess, comprising a Maiden Goddess, a Mother Goddess, and a Crone Goddess, each representing virginity, fertility and wisdom.

Many Wiccans accept the concept of polytheism: the gods and goddesses of all cultures are, respectively, aspects of one supreme God and Goddess. Many Wiccans believe that the supreme God and Goddess are merely two aspects of the same Godhead (like Krishna and Radha in Vaishnavaite Hinduism).

Belief in the afterlife varies among Wiccans, although reincarnation is a traditional Wiccan teaching, as many Wiccans believe in the transmigration of the soul through different species.

Wiccans believe in the Law of Threefold Return: whatever actions a person performs will return to that person with triple force -- similar to the eastern idea of karma.

Some Wiccans are pro-life! In the '90s, Rose Evans, editor and publisher of Harmony: Voices for a Just Future (a "consistent-ethic" periodical on the religious left) put me in touch with Wiccans For Life, based in Oregon.

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