Carlton Gebbia opened up to the Daily Beast about her questionable practice of witchcraft. The new cast member of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” season 4 will be a controversial, unconventional individual who brings a new kind of drama not yet seen in reality television. She’ll definitely help Bravo break new ground in the “Real Housewives” franchise!
Carlton said in her interview that the Wicca she practices shouldn’t be lumped into Paganism. A lot of people mistake witchcraft as one way or the other, but she insists the form she lives by isn’t Paganism.
The new “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star said this:
“Yeah. Well, there’s a lot of debate about what I supposedly practice, because Wicca and other religions are covered under the umbrella of Paganism. I’m Celtic, which is my ancestry. And I practice witchcraft. My grandmother was a Pagan. There are so many branches of Paganism and there are also different ways to practice these faiths. There’s no one defined answer.
“Because I’m a sole practitioner, it’s more of what works for me personally and spiritually, and something that has been in my family since the day I was born. It’s not something I fell into, although it’s a fantastic faith. It’s incredibly positive. We believe that the spirit lies in everything around us and I believe that spiritual growth is related to the cycles of the earth. I believe in the moon phases as well.”
When Carlton was asked whether or not her children practice Wicca, she said they share some practicing methods.
“The one thing that I have decided is because they are young, they believe in the power of prayer—which I believe in as well—, the healing of crystals, and prayer candles. Those are kind of the three things they understand and are comfortable with. If this is something they want to explore further, I’ll teach them.
“Again, I’ve said it before, any religion they decide to follow I’ll be supportive of it. I’ve never, until I had to really explain what I believe in—which happened when I was in school—I just don’t define people by their religious beliefs. I don’t stand in judgment of anybody’s religion. It’s now been a repetitive cycle for me. From school to now, it [has been] judged, unfortunately negatively. But if people who have a genuine interest do the research, they’ll see that it is very, very positive.”
What do you think of Carlton Gebbia’s beliefs on Wicca?
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” season 4 premieres Nov. 4 on Bravo.