There are some wonderful traditions and fantastic covens out there but for the newcomer to Wicca, finding one that suits their needs first time up isn't always easy. As a result, Oak and Mistletoe was formed initially as a teaching coven so that people who wanted to learn a flexible, personalised approach to Wicca could do so in a safe and caring, shared environment. Oak and Mistletoe quickly developed into more than just a face to face teaching coven and eventually became the founding coven of CCIWI and the tradition of Inclusive Wicca. CCIWI is still growing and it's become known as a community that supports students and practitioners with members from all around the world. But what does the tradition that grew out of that hold as its foundation principles?
- We explore the verifiable evidence of Wicca's history so that newcomers understand it's relatively short history. We do not hold to the romantic view of Wicca as a revived pre-Christian religion,
- Everyone has the right to develop their own relationship with the Divine,
- Inclusive Wicca is a religion, philosophy, practice and a way of life. It is [i]not [/i]a dogma,
- All tradition members deserve to be honoured, respected and cared for,
- The real religion of Wicca is more important than the fluffy bunny stuff around it,
- The Wiccan Rede and Law of Return are our prescriptions for appropriate behaviour and consequences,
- Wicca can be eclectic and flexible and still be Wicca.
To learn more about the Inclusive Wiccan tradition, please visit the teaching coven, Oak and Mistletoe.