Kitchen Witch
 

This type  of Witch is one who practices by hearth and home.

Dealing with the practical side of religion, magick, the earth and the elements.

There are some who groan loudly at this type of terminology, viewing it as degrading or simply inappropriate.

Just remember that the Old Religion started somewhere.

And most likely the kitchen or cook fire was the hub of many charms, spells, healings, and celebrations. 

Ceremonial Witchcraft
 

Followers of this tradition use a great deal of ceremonial magick in their practices.

Detailed rituals with a flavor of Egyptian magick are sometimes a favorite, or they may use  Qabbalistic magick.

                        Dianic                        
 
First pinpointed by Margaret Murray in 1921 in "The Witch-Cult in Western 
 
Europe," this term appears to include a mixture of various traditions.

However, their prime focus in recent years is on the Goddess.

And has been pegged as the "feminist" movement of the Craft.

Satanic Witch
 
This doesn't exist. Why? Witches don't believe in Satan remember. 

Celtic Wicca 

The use of a Celtic/Druidic pantheon mixed with a little ritual Gardnerian.
 
  And heavily stressing the elements,nature and the Ancient Ones.
 
They had a vast knowledge of and respect for the healing and magickal qualities of plants and stones.
 
Flowers, trees, elemental spirits,
 
The little people, gnomes and fairies.

Eclectic Witch
 
Basically, it indicates that the individual does not follow any particular tradition.
 
 Denomination, sect, or magickal practice.

They learn and study from many magickal systems and supply to themselves what appears to work best.
 
British Traditional Witch
 
A mix of Celtic and Gardenarian beliefs.
 
Most famous organization at this time is the International Red Garters.
 
British Traditionals move mostly from within the Farrar studies the famous Witch husband and wife from England.
 
They too are fairly structured in their beliefs, and train through the degree process.

Alexandrian Tradition
 
Founded in England during the 1960s,  founder, Alex Sanders referred to himself as the "King" of his Witches.

The rituals are said to be modified Gardenarian.

Gardenarian Tradition 
 
Follow a structured root in ceremony and practice.
 
They aren't as much vocal as others and have a fairly foundational set of customs. 
 
Organized by Gerald Gardner in England in the 1950s.

Just why is this fellow so  important?

Gerald was one of the few people so determined that the Old Religion should not die .
 
He took the risk of publicizing it through the media.
 
Dianic Tradition
 
First pinpointed by Margaret Murray in 1921 in "The Witch-Cult in Western Europe.
 
This term appears to include a mixture of various traditions.
 
However, their prime focus in recent years is on the Goddess.
 
And has been pegged as the "feminist" movement of the Craft.

Pictish Witchcraft
 
Scottish Witchcraft that attunes itself to all aspects of nature; animal, vegetable, and mineral.
 
It is a solitary form of the Craft and mainly magickal in nature with little religion.

Hereditary Witch
 
A Witch who can trace the Craft through their family tree.
 
Who has been taught the Old Religion by a relative who was living at the same time. 
 
  Family Trades (another name for Hereditary Witches) occasionally adopt individuals into their dynasty.
 
This decision is never a light one.
 
And usually stems from the lack of offspring to carry on the line.
 
        Or the high regard they hold for the person in question.
 
The ceremony is intricate and important. 
 
It is much like the marriage of an individual into a family.

Caledonii Tradition
 
Formally known as the Hecatine Tradition.
 
This denomination of the Craft is Scottish in origin, and still preserves the unique festivals of the Scots.
 
Pow-Wow 
 
Comes from South Central Pennsylvania and is a system based on a 400 year old Elite German magick.
 
 They concentrate on simple faith healing. 
 
Solitary Witch
 
One who practices alone, regardless of tradition, denomination, or sect.
 
Solitaries come in various forms.
 
Some were at one time initiated into a coven and eventually chose to extricate themselves from that environment
 
And continue practicing a particular tradition or sect by themselves.
 
A solitary can also be an individual who has no desire to practice with or learn from a coven structure.
 
But still may adhere to a specific tradition or sect through the teachings of another.
 
And finally, a solitary Witch can be a person who has decided to tough it out on their own.
 
Learning from books, networking, and fellow Witches of different traditions.
 
  More and more individuals are selecting the solitary path rather than that of group interaction.

Strega Witches 

Follows a tradition seated in Italy that began around 1353 with a woman called Aradia.
 
Of all the traditional Witches, this group appears to be the smallest in number in the U.S..
 
However, their teachings are beautiful and should not be missed.
 
Teutonic
 
From ancient time the Teutons have been recognized as a group of people.
 
Who speak the Germanic group of languages.
 
Culturally, this included the Dutch, Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish peoples.
 
This is also known as the Nordic Tradition.
 
 
 Seax-Wicca
 
Founded by Raymond Buckland in 1973.

Although of Saxon basis, it was authored by Raymond himself without breaking his original Gardnerian oath.

Raymond Buckland's contribution to the Craft is a significant one.

Not only did he develop a tradition that is more than acceptable to many individuals.

He also has written a large volume of textbooks on different magickal aspects and practices of the Craft.

Thereby enhancing many lives in a positive direction.

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