When most hear the words Christian and Wicca in a sentence, they automatically assume a con position. The two are not compatible. When Wicca was created by Gardner, he created a system of beliefs that allowed the worship of pagan deities through ritualistic practices. Just as any deity is presented in history, a mythos was created by a sect that they held in high regards as creator of the universe and everything that exists within the construct of space. Christianity is a religion based off of what is considered a mythos. Mythology is a study of various cultures circumventing the world and their body of stories which they tell to explain nature, history, and customs. Christianity is another myth that has been passed down and then transcribed into books.
When you peel back the dogma, you can see the similarities between the people of the Bible and Wicca. Various women have been venerated in the Bible such as Virgin Mary as the mother of the son of God, creating the perfect trifecta of a triple Gods and Goddess circle. Along with the Christian concepts, the path which primarily titled Trinitarian Wicca by Nancy Chandler, incorporates Gnostic and Jewish Mysticism teachings as well. The term asserted to these reflective blendings was Mesopagan, expressed by the late Isaac Bonewitz.
Introduction to Trinitarian Wicca by Nancy Chandler
The book that started it all
The main focus of Trinitarian Wicca is Jesus as the solar god, which is depicted with his birth, growth, death, and rebirth just as the Solar God is depicted in the 8 Sabbats of the Year, 4 of which Trinitarians term kyriats and directly focus on Jesus.
What sets Trinitarian Wicca apart from all of the different sects that have branched out forming their own beliefs around the essence of the belief? Trinitarian Wicca places the Goddess as an equal to the God. Unlike the misogynistic attempts of the leaders of Christianity who tried to eradicate the Goddess form the texts of the Bible, this tradition completely embraces Her as the consort and others as the daughters of the High God worshipped in the religion.
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Discrimination has hit this sect of Wicca hard. Both Wiccans and Christians alike have made comments to the “oxymoronic” idea of blending the Christian concepts to Wicca. However, they do not look to how well they blend. Many of the holidays Christians celebrate was adapted from the Pagan Wheel of the Year. This group strives every day in marketing and in eBooks to get their name out into the public. There are multitudes of people who consider themselves a Christian Wiccan or Trinitarian Wiccan.
The full blown movement was put into motion when Nancy Chandler published her book “Christian Wicca: A Trinitarian Tradition” sparking the fire and awakening most Christians from their Goddessless lives and bringing them into the light. The book spread nationwide and also went international with sales. There are Trinitarian Wiccans all across the globe sharing the same experience and tribulations as the author. Many thank Nancy Chandler for writing the book and giving them something to fill the empty space they felt while attending church.
What some fail to realize is that with Christian Wicca, there is no salvation, there is no sin, and there is no devil? Just as Wiccans believe, they too do not look upon or believe in the existence of hell or demonic influences causing strife in personal spiritualism. These were all concepts created by the church to scare people into the faith. They too live by the Wiccan Rede and the codes that all Wiccans abide too.
With the eradication of the Goddess from secular beliefs, it placed a hole in everyone and suppressed their id, or shadow self, from blossoming. When applying psychology to Wicca, we see the God as the dominant personality, the ego, always in the light shining. The Goddess is the shadow self, condemned to darkness and showing her face in the night sky in the light of the moon. One cannot function without the other, just as day cannot function without night. It’s the duality of the two that keeps them in sync. The reintroduction of the Goddess into Trinitarian pantheons and practitioner’s minds allows that duality to flow free without malice or scorn. Wicca is a spiritual path and attunement to nature. Nature includes both male and female roles. So, why shouldn’t there be a dualistic role played in the cosmos of creation?
In Genesis, it states “Let us create man in our image. In our image, let us create man.” Many argue this is God talking to the angels or the Holy Spirit (which is also believed to have been male by Christians.) In secular Judaism, however, the Holy Spirit is considered feminine and beautifully named Shekinah. Shekinah is the one who breathed the breath of life into Adam and Eve in Genesis, helping to finish what her consort had created. In Judaism, a day begins at night, which is the witching hour and time of worship for Wiccans celebrating full moon rituals. They honor the new moon.
So, as you see, a clear picture has been painted by the leader of the movement of Trinitarian Wicca. The interlocking of different concepts from different secular movements has changed the lives of many Christians and Wiccans alike. Some couldn’t live without the Goddess, some couldn’t live without Jesus. They were met in the middle.
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Author of "Christian Wicca: Trinitarian Tradition" - it's approach to the Goddess and the God , respectively came from my Dianic and Alexandrian Training. I went to a private Protestant School and my...