Paganism vs Wicca vs Witchcraft

The Common Grackle

One of the most frequently asked question is “What’s the difference between Paganism, Wicca, and witchcraft?”.

Let me start by saying they are all different terms with different meanings. You can be one, two, or all three of them. All Wiccans are Pagans, but most Pagans aren’t Wiccans. Some Pagans are witches, some aren’t. Most Wiccans are witches, some aren’t. Most witches are Pagan or Wiccan, some aren’t. A bit confusing, but let me go into more detail::

Paganism Graph

Paganism is a spiritual way of life that’s rooted in nature, the changing of the seasons, and astrological markers. It is often referred to as “The Olde Religion” since it predates Christianity. Paganism is an umbrella term for all religions that are not of Abrahamic origins. Therefore, anyone who is not a Christian, Jew, or Muslim, is considered a Pagan. There are many religions that can be considered as Pagan, such as Hinduism…

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