Thursday, 19 May 2016

In different ways

‘Do you not know that at the dawn of manifestation the gods wove the web of creation between the poles of the pairs of opposites, active and passive, positive and negative, and that all things are these two things in different ways and upon different levels, even priests and priestesses . . . . .’
The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortunepage 172
(quoted in Jason Mankey's excellent article, A Witch's Guide to Dion Fortune)

That's right: all things have polarity - not just male and female, but many other pairs of opposites too.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

What is inclusive Wicca?

  • inclusive Wicca includes all participants regardless of sexual orientation, disability, age, ethnicity, or other differences, not by erasing or ignoring the distinctions, but by working with them creatively within initiatory Craft.
  • Tracing the development of Pagan and Wiccan ideas about gender and sexuality, authority and tradition, we can see that the Craft has evolved since the 1950s, and will continue to develop in the future.

  • inclusive Wicca is not a separate tradition from Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca. It is a tendency within Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca, just like progressive Wicca.

  • an inclusive approach to Wicca encompasses eco-spirituality, science, attitudes to truth, the sacred, sexuality, consent culture, group dynamics, coven leadership, ritual, ethics, and Wiccan theology and practice, tradition, and magic, and how these concepts can be explored as part of a liberal religious approach to Wicca. 

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Introduction

I was resisting the idea of creating an inclusive Wicca website, because I don't want people to think of inclusive Wicca as a separate tradition from Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca. It is a tendency within Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca, just like progressive Wicca.

But there are now so many great articles and ideas about inclusive Wicca, and many covens practising inclusive Wicca, that it seemed like a good idea to have a place to share resources.

We already have an excellent Facebook group, the Inclusive Wicca Discussion Group, but a resource website seemed like the logical next step.

Inclusive Wicca (design by Yvonne Aburrow)
Inclusive Wicca symbol (design by Yvonne Aburrow)