Just as in other religion, the Wiccan religion has many different traditions or paths. Each
path has its own distinct rituals and practices, and many are bound by sacred oath so
that their practices are held in secret, not allowing members of other traditions to know
their ways. The Wiccan Web Weavers follow the Gardnerian Wicca tradition that includes
the Great Rite of Hieros Gamos, here are
Founded and based upon the teachings of Alex Sanders, in England. Ceremonial Magick
andthe Kabbalah have been included with the rituals of Gardnerian Wicca. Skyclad is a
common practice in Alexandrian Ritual. As with other Wiccan religions, the duality of
Goddess and God is recognised and the Sabbats and Esbats celebrated.
Asatru is a Norse word meaning 'Belief in the Gods'. This tradition is very ancient with its
roots in the historical agricultural Vanir and warrior Aesir tribes of Scandinavia and Northern
Germany. The main deities are the Goddess Freya, Frigg and the Norns, The Gods are Odin,
Thor and Frey.
Influenced heavily by Gardnerian Wicca and Celtic traditions, Covens are co-ed and members
train through a degree process. Janet and Steward Farrar are British Traditionalist Witches.
Based upon old Celtic/Druidic practices and ritual Gardnerian design. The emphasis is placed
heavily upon Celtic Deities, the Elements, nature and the magic of trees.
A tradition that worships the Goddess Diana as the central deity. Female leadership is
encouraged, though male members are allowed in covens. Rituals are either skyclad or robed.
There are also some covens which are which are female exclusive and follow a Dianic Feminist Wicca.
A loosely based tradition in which the followers use any practices of other paths and incorporates
them into their own path. They use what works best for them regardless of the source. Eclectic Wicca is
a common and popular form of Wicca.
A philosophy which believes that the Universe is uncertain and that natural laws are not everywhere
and constant. Eris is the Goddess of chaos. Discordia was rediscovered in the 1960s by Kerry Thornley
and Gregory Hill, who published a book called Principa Discordia.
One of the first traditions in Witchcraft to emerge into the public eye during the 1950s. The teachings are
based upon the works of Dr. Gerald Gardner, who researched the history of the Craft and added much of
it to his famous Book of Shadows. Many traditions use his Book of Shadows in a modified form,
as a bases for Ritual practice.