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how many types of witchcraft and pagans?

no reason in particular but i just wanna know the different types of witchcraft and paganism i wanna add some to my list so far i have
anyone got anything


  1. I know Pagans go down certain paths. There is a Celtic Path in which they worship the Celtic Dietes, there’s a Greek Path, Native American Path, and the list goes on.

  2. voodou, astrau, druid, wiccan, shaman, kemet, Norse, Egyptian, Greek, A mixture of Norse, Egypt and Greek, Pantheistic, polytheistic, neopagan, taoist, candomble, Celtic, Satanist, Set worship, Reiki, roma…… The Traditions of Witchcraft
    All traditions of Witchcraft are based on the ancient craft traditions in one form or another. Often they have been influenced by regional customs and existing spiritual beliefs. As the human existence evolves, so does the human belief and understanding of their place in the Universe. Remaining the same with the exact same beliefs and practices will do a disservice over time.
    This is one of the greatest characteristics of Witchcraft. As humans evolve and grow, so does our religion. We do not ignore the advances of sciences, we examine new understandings and contemplate how they add to, confirm or provide alternative views of current beliefs. Traditions are therefore the result of a successful melding of ancient Pagan traditions, Cultural histories and legends, Metaphysical concepts and experiences and modern advancements and understandings.
    There are three major categories of Witchcraft traditions.
    Classical Witchcraft
    Early Nordic which included the Germanic languages, Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish peoples.
    Gothic Witchcraft
    Celtic, Anglo-Saxon which includes Druid, Irish, Scottish, and English, as well as, many of the French, and Italian cultures.
    Neo-Pagan Witchcraft
    Modern sects which have primarily been influenced by the melding of all previous traditions through evolution and expansion of those historical denominations.
    The following is a small sampling of many different traditions. This by no means is a complete list.
    Classical Craft
    Encompasses many traditional rituals with a basis of Egyptian magik and often follow the ceremonies outlined in the ancient Cabalistic writings.
    A tradition begun in Italy around 1353. Often associated with it’s founder, a woman called Aradia.
    The Teutons have been recognized as one of the earliest and formal practioners of the craft. Their ways of practicing the Craft are also known as Nordic.
    Many people add Romani (which is a Germanic Gypsy practice) to this list. Others argue this gypsy traditions is based more in the tradition of Gypsy con artists than spirituality. It’s an argument that is not easily discussed or resolved.
    Gothic Craft
    Of Scottish traditions, this sect is also known as Hecatine. It continues to encompass many of the festivals and celebrations of the Scots.
    A mix of Celtic/Druidic pantheon energy. This sect focuses heavily on the elements, nature and the Ancient Ones. With a great knowledge of healing and the magikal qualities of nature, including plants, animals and stones, this tradition is most commonly linked to in the Neo-Pagan sects. Aided by the little people, gnomes and fairies, Celtic magik is full of fun, mirth and mythology.
    A combination of Celtic and Native American traditions, specifically Cherokee. Focused primarily on Celtic origins. Formed in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Carolinas and southwestern Virginia, it’s a tradition born from intercultural exchanges and marriages between these two cultures.
    Deborean Wicca
    An American eclectic tradition which attempts to reconstruct Wicca as it was before ‘The Burning Times’ or the European witch craze.
    A very famous husband and wife team from England, Janet and Stewart Farrar compiled and researched many of the ancient and modern sects to pull the best parts of all into one. Many of today’s modern sects are in one way or another based on these studies and compiled materials.
    Based on family traditions passed on generation to generation, (does not included Channeling). Also called “Family Trades”, it is up for debate how far back on the family tree one must go to meet the conditions of this sect. The traditions can be passed on to blood relatives or adopted offspring which have been raised within the family ceremonies and rituals. The beliefs are typically Celtic in nature, but include a smattering of many of the current and ancient structures, as well as, many home spun ones.
    Also of Scottish tradition, this sect focuses heavily on all aspects of nature. It is a solitary form of Craft.
    Neo-Pagan Craft
    Founded in the 1960s by Alex Sanders in England, this sect is loosely based on the Gardenarian beliefs. Sanders built his sect in England and called himself “King” of the Coven.
    British Traditional
    A mix of Celtic and Gardenarian rituals it is the most famous organization in the International Red Garters society. This sect is based on the Farrar studies of Wicca and is exceptionally structured in belief and ritual. A witch becomes part of the Coven through a training, education and degree process.
    Also called “the Feminist” movement of the craft, this sect focuses on the Goddess aspect of Witchcraft. It was first brought to major attention in 1921 by Margaret Murray and includes aspects of many Classical and Gothic traditions.
    This is a label for the “everything else” in Witchcraft. It does not follow any particular tradition, ritual or ceremonial practices. Rather practioners focus on what “feels” best and most comfortable to them. Study and practice is than based on information gathered from books, or other practicing witches.
    Faeri/ Faery Wicca
    This tradition places an emphasis on the Fae (gnomes, elves, faeries, sprites, etc.), their lore, and their relation to the natural world. Many associate this tradition with an ancient fairy race called the Tuatha De Danaan, the mythological precursors to the Celtic people. It is often, but not always, associated with the Faery tradition founded by author Kisma Stepanich.
    Feri Wicca
    Not to be confused with Faeri Wicca. Feri Wicca is based on Victor Anderson’s (1917-2001) was developed in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s. It is an ecstatic, rather than a fertility, tradition stemming from the teachings of Cora and Victor Anderson . Strong emphasis is placed on sensual experience and awareness, including sexual mysticism, which is not limited to heterosexual expression
    Gardnerian Wicca / Wicca
    Named after it’s founder Gerald Gardner in England during the 1950s. Gardner wanted to ensure that the Old Religion not become extinct by all the new found knowledge and inter-mixing of beliefs. He took his cause to the media at great personal risk to bring his cause and information to a new younger audience in order to bring growth and life to the ancient traditions.
    Based on the Saxon beliefs, this sect is very closely related to the Gardnerian traditions. Without breaking his oath, founder Raymond Buckland wanted to pull the ancient rituals into modern language and acceptable ceremonies. In 1973 his dream became a reality with the organization of Seax-Wicca, bringing Witchcraft into the public as a very positive force.

  3. Neopaganism
    New Age
    Christian mysticism
    Esoteric Christianity
    Hindu mysticism
    Vaastu Shastra
    Meher Baba
    Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis
    Ancient Order of the Rosicrucians
    Rosicrucian Fellowship
    Occult and magical (or magickal)
    Ceremonial magic
    Enochian magic
    Goetic magic
    Chaos magick
    Hoodoo (Rootwork)
    New Orleans Voodoo
    Kulam – Filipino witchcraft
    National Socialism and Occultism
    Sei̡r РNorse sorcery
    Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path
    Church of Satan

  4. thelema, hoodoo, eclecticism, mysticism, hellenismo, monotheism, pantheism…
    Wait, this isn’t a list of types of pagan religions and witchcrafts, it’s just a random list of religious ideas and practices that pagans might have.
    Type of witchcraft and pagan religions are nearly infinite. You’ll be building that list forever.

  5. Paganism is any non-judeo-christian religion. Polytheism is one type of paganism. neopaganism is a branch of paganism. Your list includes various subgroups. A straight list ends up confusing the issue more than clarifying. For example, Wicca is pagan, neopagan, and polytheistic.
    Seriously, if you want to list pagan religions, your list would include every religion not related to Judaism, Christianity or Islam. that list will include thousands of religions.

  6. You should cross Neopaganism and Witchcraft off your list. Neopaganism isn’t a religion per say; it’s the renewing and updating of old Pagan practices and adapting them to the modern world, in comparison to reconstructionism, that adapts the modern life of people around the old Paganism.
    Say one man is a reconstructionist-Heathen and one woman is a Neopagan-Heathen: they both believe in the same Gods and practices, but they just perform them in a different way.
    As for Witchcraft, it’s not a religion either. Witchcraft is a method of communing with spirits, nature, the Gods, the self and the list goes on. You can say that you believe Witchcraft is real or works, but you’ll usually find that like Shamanism it is a, perhaps very large, piece of a very big puzzle that forms a religion.
    Already I’m announcing myself as a Heathen-Troll, but Polytheism is simply a term that refers to the belief in many Gods. In itself Polytheism is not a religion. But if you want to continue the list as it is, I can suggest Heathenism, Egyptian- and Greecian-Paganism, Oriental Shinto and Ancestry-Worship.

  7. How about –
    Reclaiming witchcraft (started by Starhawk and others feminine group)
    Kitchen witch
    Green witch
    Hedge witch
    Higher Magick
    Hermetic magick
    Eclectic witchcraft
    Dianic magic (they only worship a Goddess)
    Traditional witchcraft (families who claim their families have been witches since time began almost!)
    Egyptian magick
    Greek magick
    Fairy magic (the latest and very upcoming)
    Vampyre magic (gothics – interest started with the TV series)
    Chaos magick
    Green magic (Eco pagans and animal rights groups)
    There are also gay magical groups for men and women


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