I am new to the Wiccan culture, but have always been intrigued and it all feels quite natural. There is still so much i want to learn, so i thought i would start with some of my questions i am most curious about.
What exactly is the difference between Wiccan and Pagan?
A Pentagrahm, and a Pentacle?
I know the Pentagrahm is an upside down, and supposedly satanic, but thats all I know about it really.
With regards to the pentacle and pentagram; as Aislynn indicated the answer will vary depending upon whom you ask (however her assumption that her way of looking at it is "most common" I feel is erroneous). Although a traditionally trained Wiccan, my definition is very different from what you might hear from others, is based upon correct language usage and is really quite simple - the pentagram is a two dimensional representation of a 3 dimensional object (i.e. the Pentacle). Think about it for a moment; the suffix "gram" means something that is written or drawn; it has only two dimensions length and width; no depth - a diagram is a drawing of some object; a telegram is a written message. I can wear a pentacle around my neck; I can place it on my altar; it is 3 dimensional having length, width and depth. The pentagram is not the object merely a representation of it. I would totally disagree with the definition of the pentagram being a star and the pentacle being an encircled star.
The upside down pentacle or pentagram is absolutely not Satanic. Some traditions use it as the designation for a person who has reached the 2nd degree. Just because the Satanists have adopted it; that it has been badly misrepresented in media productions and it fits conveniently with fundamentalist Christians choose to believe; does not make it so!!!
I won't go into the difference between Wicca and paganism as Aislynn has covered that very well. Just suffice it to say all Wiccans are pagan but not all pagans are Wiccan. It should further be understood that although Wicca is a form of Witchcraft - all of the Wica are witches, but not all witches are of the Wica.
I would disagree with Aislynn on one thing however. That is not all non-Abrahamic religions are pagan. That is a kind of assumption that is prevalent within the "new age" culture. I know several people who do not follow an Abrahamic (i.e. Christianity, Islam or Judaism) path, but would be insulted if you called them pagans. For instance I have some friends that follow one of the many Native American religions and they would be highly offended if you referred to them as pagans. This is one area in which we should be careful of usage. As pagans, we do not have the right to place our labels on others or to imply that others should accept our viewpoint.
Just my thoughts.