Nothing in Wiccan believes about any particular version of life after death. We hold a few concepts only about what happens after we die. There is a lot of variety there left for your interpretations. Wicca does not pretend to have the answers to this particular enigma. We have no manuscript, no widely-accepted prophecies, nor beliefs about what the afterlife might be if one exists at all. Wiccans agree that death is a natural part of the life cycle, and there is no need to fear at all.Wiccan beliefs on what happens after we die are varied & often intensely personal. But all agree death is a gateway to something else waiting beyond. Click To Tweet
Wicca is a religion that is not intensely focused on what will come after life. Humans are curious and have theories, but our faith concerns how we live our lives, not what happens after we die. Making the most of our lives and embracing it here and now is what the Wicca is about.
Let’s explore some of these opinions usually found among Wiccans.
Wiccan Beliefs in the free spirits
Some Wiccans assume that our souls are eternal and free from our bodies when we die.
Once released from our physical body, the soul is unfettered to explore the vast expanses of time and space, like permanent astral travel. You can watch your children throughout generations or ‘go to sleep’ and never wake up unless you want to.
Wiccan Beliefs in the spirit world (The Summerlands)
The spirit world is another reality behind ‘the veil,’ where souls go to rest and reunite after death. Some believe that this is a beautiful rest stop where everybody, the good and the bad, goes before moving on to a new incarnation.Is death a symbol of rebirth, or the end of life? Wiccans believe what happens after we die is a powerful mystery that symbolizes hope & transformation. Click To Tweet
Wiccan Beliefs in Reincarnation
The notion that we will ultimately be born again into a new life is what reincarnation is about.
Wiccans also see nature as cyclical, with planets orbiting around the sun, the phases of the moon and the changing of the seasons. Life appears to come full circle before moving on. In this thought, reincarnation spiritually fits, and this is the most broadly believed concept.
Wiccan Beliefs in Earth-bound Spirits
Some souls become ‘trapped’ on Earth because they have an incomplete business, don’t know they’re dead, have experienced shock or trauma, or are trapped by their negativity. Some souls don’t move on to the spirit world or become reincarnated until they can be freed from their Earthly prison. These are ghosts and existences that people believe haunt some places, poltergeists, or others.
Wiccan Beliefs at The end of the Line
Some Wiccans didn’t believe that there was immortality or ghosts; for them, death was the end. When leaves fall from the tree, the ones in the spring are not the same leaves.
When humans fall, the universe re-consumes life energy, and the Earth consumes the body. Life after death is regarded as nothing more than wishful thinking or a fear of mortality. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. As far as any mindfulness goes, its lights are permanently out for us.
What happens after we die?
“The beauty of Witchcraft is the inherent poetry, the repeating patterns that echo truth throughout time, space and consciousness. I may not be a farmer, herder or a hunter, but I still must wrestle with my own mortality, just like everyone else. At this Greater Sabbat when we celebrate the peak of the tides of autumn and the Earth’s decline, I acknowledge both the final reaping of whatever Great Work of my personal evolution I’ve been cultivating since Imbolc, and the “killing off” of anything within myself that no longer serves the highest good of the new and improved me that I’ve become.”
Being Re-Absorbed By The Divine Source
There’s a popular Wiccan chant shows that we are naturally reabsorbed into the Divine Source:
We all come from the Goddess;
and to Her we shall return
Like a drop of rain flowing to the ocean.
At some point, when we’re ready for rest,
we return to the Divine Source of all things
and become part of it forever.
Wicca’s faith is mainly focused on how we live our lives. We are curious about what happens after we die while embracing this life. The mission of the Wicca religion is about living your life here and now and making the most of it.
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