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This is just a list to help seekers look into the different Traditions. It's up to you to research them. If you find any others in your search please add them to the discussion. I have put the Traditions that are considered the main ones in bold print but all of them have merit. Also what one person says is the main Traditions might not be what someone else thinks are the main ones. I only did this so you would have somewhere to start as there are so many. You have to find your own path, no one else can do that for you. Good luck and Bright Blessings.

 

Alexandrian

American Celtic Wicca

Australian Wicca

Blue Moon Wicca

British Tradition

Celtic Wicca

Church of Y Tylwyth Teg

Church of the Cresent Moon

Circle Wicca

Coven of the Gorest, Far and Forever

Covenant of the Goddess

Deboran Witchdom

Dianic

Discordianism

Eclectic

Faery Wicca

Frosts' Wicca

Gardnerian

Georgian

Green Witchcraft

Hedgewitchery

Kitchen Witchcraft

Maidenhill Wicca

Northern Way

Nova Wicca

Order of the Golden Dawn

Picti-Wita

Sacred Wheel

Seax-Wica

Slavic Witchcraft

Solitary

Stregheria

Teutonic

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Oh wow,,,, that gonnna take some time. I did not imagine there were so many.
btw thank you fordoign that
blessed be
There are probably some others I don't know about or have forgotten but that should sure give you some food for thought. LOL And you are welcome. I'm glad to be of help. BB

Franki Griffith said:
Oh wow,,,, that gonnna take some time. I did not imagine there were so many.
Thank you so much again,Catt,for this post....Ive copied/pasted these into a document and when I have more time this weekend I will definitely look into these....Blessed Be
And what about Slavic tradition of Witchcraft and paganisam?
See, I told you I probably forgot some. Thank you Dusan Radin. I'll add it to the list.

Dušan Radin said:
And what about Slavic tradition of Witchcraft and paganisam?
Blue Star is a 30+ year old Wiccan Tradition that offers clergy credentials through Covenant of the Goddess (which isn't a Trad in my opinion...rather it is a fraternal organization...I could be wrong).  We are international and have many covens throughout the United States, plus Canada and the UK.  I think we even have some folks in Norway.  Those who wish to know more can search engine us or come to Free Spirit Gathering over Summer Solstice in Darlington, Maryland.  We are so many there that we have a "wing" of the camp site.
Thank you for sharing that information Kristin.

Kristin Barton said:
Blue Star is a 30+ year old Wiccan Tradition that offers clergy credentials through Covenant of the Goddess (which isn't a Trad in my opinion...rather it is a fraternal organization...I could be wrong).  We are international and have many covens throughout the United States, plus Canada and the UK.  I think we even have some folks in Norway.  Those who wish to know more can search engine us or come to Free Spirit Gathering over Summer Solstice in Darlington, Maryland.  We are so many there that we have a "wing" of the camp site.

It's necessary to point out that the majority of the practices listed are not Wiccan, rather they're more correctly Witchcraft. And at least one (Order of the Golden Dawn) is neither Wicca or witchcraft. While "solitary" is often heard in reference to a practitioner of solitary Wicca, it's not always the case. Anyone with an individual style of pagan and/or witchcraft practice is a solitary.

 

"Witchcraft" is an umbrella term, much like "pagan" is, that a variety of Craft practices fall under - Wicca merely being one of those practices. "Wiccans are witches, but not all witches are Wiccans."

This seems to be a personal oppinion. If you type Wiccan Tradtions into google all the ones I have listed will come up. I believe if these Tradidtions consider themselves to be Wiccan then they are Wiccan. Some of the British Traditionalist woud like to keep the word all to themselves but I believe we must all be accepting of each others differences and work together under the umbrella of Wicca. Pagan covers a much larger group including everything not of Christian, Muslin or Jewish. There may be one or two of the above listed Traditions that are not technically Wicca but I will leave it to the Seeker to find their answers and choose their paths.

Callisto said:

It's necessary to point out that the majority of the practices listed are not Wiccan, rather they're more correctly Witchcraft. And at least one (Order of the Golden Dawn) is neither Wicca or witchcraft. While "solitary" is often heard in reference to a practitioner of solitary Wicca, it's not always the case. Anyone with an individual style of pagan and/or witchcraft practice is a solitary.

 

"Witchcraft" is an umbrella term, much like "pagan" is, that a variety of Craft practices fall under - Wicca merely being one of those practices. "Wiccans are witches, but not all witches are Wiccans."

I wasn't solely stating my personal opinion (and I usually remember to state that something is merely my opinon when it is). There are far more than "one or two" that are not Wiccan. E.g., Golden Dawn is not, never was and never will be, nor consider itself to be, Wiccan. Is it a tradition? Yes. But it's neither a Wiccan or a witchcraft tradition. Seax-Wica is not Wicca (and Buckland specifically stated when founding it that he spelled it with one 'c' to distinguish it from Wicca). Discordianism is not Wicca, neither is Hedgewitchery, or Stregheria and quite a few more.

 

But to be clear, that's not to say they are not traditions in their own right. Slavic witchcraft is not Wicca (which is British); but not being Wicca does not mean it's not a tradition itself or equally valid.  While there are individuals who have taken non-Wiccan practices and incorporated them with Wiccan elements to make a type of hybrid, that doesn't change the fact that the source itself is not Wiccan.

 

There is a wealth of misinformation on the net constantly repeated, but repetition doesn't make it true. It just means that too many webpage masters copy & paste info from other sites without bothering to know if the information is correct, resulting in Seekers being misinformed.

 

And it appears you're basing your assumptions about me because I'm BTW and the stereotype that we're mean old xenophobes unwilling to embrace others. Neither is the case. BTW is simply the Wiccan standard. It is the form founded by Gardner and is the form that established what Wicca consists of - i.e., it is the source for why Wiccans have a Rede, and the Law of Return, cast circles, celebrate esbats etc. etc. 

 

As for my personal opinion:  it's as much a disservice to other practices to call them "Wiccan" as it is to Wiccan practices to lump other practices in with it. I'm all for accepting other paths - which means being forthright about what we all are, It's ok to be Wiccan; it's ok NOT to be Wiccan. Stating what something is or is not does not imply hostility or bias or snobbery. It makes no more sense to claim another neo-pagan path is Wicca when it isn't, than it does to claim Christianity or Native American practices or Hinduism are Wicca, which they are not - even though one can find individuals who have borrowed from them and melded them with elements of Wicca and label their pratice "Wicca". Doing so doesn't mean that Christianity or NA or Hinduism should now also be classified as Wicca.


Pyewacket said:
This seems to be a personal oppinion. If you type Wiccan Tradtions into google all the ones I have listed will come up. I believe if these Tradidtions consider themselves to be Wiccan then they are Wiccan. Some of the British Traditionalist woud like to keep the word all to themselves but I believe we must all be accepting of each others differences and work together under the umbrella of Wicca. Pagan covers a much larger group including everything not of Christian, Muslin or Jewish. There may be one or two of the above listed Traditions that are not technically Wicca but I will leave it to the Seeker to find their answers and choose their paths.

Callisto said:

It's necessary to point out that the majority of the practices listed are not Wiccan, rather they're more correctly Witchcraft. And at least one (Order of the Golden Dawn) is neither Wicca or witchcraft. While "solitary" is often heard in reference to a practitioner of solitary Wicca, it's not always the case. Anyone with an individual style of pagan and/or witchcraft practice is a solitary.

 

"Witchcraft" is an umbrella term, much like "pagan" is, that a variety of Craft practices fall under - Wicca merely being one of those practices. "Wiccans are witches, but not all witches are Wiccans."

Alright, just to be entirely correct I have changed the title of this discussion.

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