Category Archives: Opinion

Christian Wicca

To my knowledge,  there is a single book and website written by a Christian Wiccan. That website has changed multiple times, rendering my original footnotes useless.  As of May 25, 2014, the website’s domain is expired, leaving nothing at all to be referenced.  This is why most quotes here have no source notations. There is […]

Why Calling Out Bad History Matters

I’m not just interested in teaching history; I am also interested in debunking bad history. It’s something I’ve been conscious of for a long time.. and not because I’m simply petty or confrontational or a know-it-all; it’s because bad history matters. History is powerful. It’s one of those things on which people base their outlooks, […]

Healing the Spiritual Rift: Wicca and Satanism

  Wicca and Satanism have an awkward association with one another.  Both have drawn from some of the same sources, particularly 19th century magical rituals and beliefs.  This visual similarity, exaggerated by Hollywood and and the religious right, has led some to accuse Wiccans of actually being Satanists. In response, Wiccans often not only object […]

The Validity of Eclecticism and Non-Initiation

  When Wicca began, everyone was a Traditionalist: they were members of covens that trained them in the ways of the coven and put them through an initiation ceremony.  How then does one justify describing non-initiates and eclectics as Wiccans? First, it is very common for Traditional covens to describe all members as Wiccans, including […]