I’ve seen the question come up more and more often lately: “I’m interested in becoming a Wiccan. How do I start?” Here are some articles and suggestions for books to read that will give you a solid beginning.
First, you need to get a better idea of if you want to become a Wiccan, a Witch, or a Pagan. What’s the difference, you ask? This article explains it: Wiccan, Witch, Pagan – What’s the Difference?
It is mandatory to swear Oaths of Secrecy to become a Wiccan? Oaths and Secrets in Wicca explains the history and purpose of oaths and secrecy in Wicca today.
Wiccans aren’t required to dress any particular way — but what about individuals who do dress in openly witchy ways? Are they helping or hindering the community? The topic is discussed in The Historical Role of the Publicly Stereotypical Witch.
“Eight words the Wiccan Rede fulfill: An it harm none, do what you will.” What’s that all about? Some Truths About the Wiccan Rede and The Wiccan Rede and the Law of Threefold Return give it some context.
What about gods and goddesses — do we have to stick to just one cultural set when deciding Who to worship and work with? Do we have to stick to our own birth culture, and what if we’re of mixed ethnicity? Mixing Pantheons in Modern Pagan Practice explains the history and current common practice.
When you’re ready to get down to some serious studying and trying things out start with the books recommended in Pagan Booklist: Wicca for Beginners.