So here is a fun topic for the first post of the newly created forum on Wicca: What is Wicca and what is not Wicca? I ask because I have no clue anymore and I have written books on the subject. You see, before I joined the Army the word was reserved for Gardenarians, Alexandrians, and more formal traditions. Everyone else was just pagan.
After I came back, Scott Cunningham’s book Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, had become so popular that it seemed everyone was Wiccan. With that came the sense that everything was Wiccan. Ah, but attack the word to your own tradition, structure or ideology and folk line up to say that it is not Wicca. So you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
So there you have it: What is Wicca and what is not Wicca?