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Wiccan • nature • positive
love-fests • archbishop
  1. Whoever built this house didn't really consider the forces of .
  2. Is that a symbol?
  3. Do you know who the is now?
  4. Most of the band's performances are like hippie .
  5. Everyone is sending you energy and hoping you will recover soon.
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681 The Nature Wedding
Rachel talks about a wedding that is different than most weddings.

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I have never in my life been to a Wiccan wedding.

'Wicca' is a form of witchcraft that uses practices having to do with nature to make good things happen. Notice the following:

  1. They actually practice Wicca.
  2. She is a member of the local Wiccan community.

forces of nature

In a Wiccan wedding, the couple just kind of bring in the forces of nature.

'Forces of nature' include earth, wind, fire and water. These are the natural powers that exist in nature. Notice the following:

  1. Ancient people had a lot of respect for the forces of nature.
  2. Their attraction to each other was a like a force of nature.

positive energy

The bridesmaids and the groomsmen stand around the couple to send positive energy.

'Positive energy' is like optimistic thoughts or good wishes. When you send someone positive energy, you are thinking of him and wanting him to succeed. Notice the following:

  1. This stone is supposed to give you positive energy.
  2. I am sending your lots of positive energy for your interview today.


The Wiccan wedding is a very hippie kind of love-fest wedding.

A 'love-fest' would be like a party where everyone loves each other and is happy, smiling and having a good time. Notice the following:

  1. Most of the time those hippie love-fests involve music, dancing and drugs.
  2. The music festival was like a big love-fest.


But it also has like an archbishop for Wiccan people who come in a cloak.

An 'archbishop' is a bishop, who is an important figure in a church, that has the highest power within that particular church. Notice the following:

  1. The archbishop traveled to my city today, and I was able to meet him.
  2. The archbishop makes many important decisions for the Catholic Church.