what are the difference in beliefs between a pagan and a wiccan?

I know all wiccans are pagans but not all pagans are wiccans…
I’m a pagan but i recently was just doing some research on wicca and I was just wondered what the difference of beliefs was..?

7 thoughts on “what are the difference in beliefs between a pagan and a wiccan?

  1. wicca is like one of the branches on the “tree of paganism”. you could compare it to the baptists, catholics, etc. all fall under the term christian. from what i was taught wicca incorporates spell working while paganism does not. correct me if i’m wrong

  2. Paganism is a group that includes many paths other than Wicca, such as shamanism, heathenism, non-Wiccan Witches, pantheists, etc. Wicca is generally considered a religion in which the Goddess and the God are honored, multiple goddesses and gods are called upon as archetypes of behavior and sources of strength and healing, teaching and guidance. Wiccans celebrate the Sabbats and other observances having to do with the seasons of the earth and the phases of the moon.

    http://www.wicca.org/

    There is a lot of good information about Wicca and their beliefs in this web site.

    Bright Blessings,
    Lady Morgana
    non-Wiccan Witch and pantheist pagan

  3. Oh Dear.

    Not all Witches are Wiccan, not all Witches even Identify with the Pagan label. BUT Wiccans are considered ONE of MANY Pagan faiths.

    Not all Pagan Faiths pay attention to the Wiccan’s Creed of “Harm None” as they have their own spiritually inspired code of ethics. The easiest way to offend a non-Wiccan Pagan is to harp about the Wiccan Creed and (as a Wiccan) I really can’t blame them for being offended

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  4. Wicca is a part of paganism. There are many other pagan religions such as taoism, tantra, shamanism, buddhism. Each of these religions have different beliefs.

  5. Pagan is not really a religion in itself. It is a type of religion.

    Many different religions, both modern and ancient, can be classified as Pagan.

    These religions share some similarities, the two main similarities being that they are non-Abrahamic (they don’t believe in the Bible or worship the God of Jews, Christians and Musims) and that they are earth-centered spiritual paths.

    Wicca happens to be just one religion that falls in the Pagan category.

  6. Like Pagans, Wicca has many paths. Some can be really close depending on which path you follow.

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