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Trinitarian Wicca

Trinitarian Wicca is a polytheistic reconstructionalist mesopagan Wiccan tradition; Gnostic/Kabballistic Goddess-reclaimingAncient Trinity, influenced by the Alexandrian & Dianic Traditions.

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Trinitarian Wicca is not fundamental!

Christian Wicca: the Trinitarian Tradition is the name of the controversial self-published book by Nancy Chandler (Pittman) released in 2003. This is the first book that brought the practice of Christian Wicca out of the Christian broom closet, into print, and into the public’s eye. Unfortunately, it also brought anger, bias, and skepticism from both sides, but primarily a lack of acceptance from the Pagan Community. Since the onset of the ChristoPagan movement in the late 1990′s, the use of term Christian Wicca continues to be received with mixed emotion because the public seem to miss the actual name of the tradition, Trinitarian Wicca.

The project started in October of 1999 and Christian Wicca was the term used in Yahoo-Groups to gather like-minded individuals. Author Nancy Chandler developed the tradition of Trinitarian Wicca from her coven training in both the Alexandrian and Dianic traditions of Wicca. After being introduced to the Hebrew Goddesses (Dianic) and a Ceremonial Magick approach to the male aspect of God (Alexandrian), she found the juxtapositions to be obvious. A non-fundamental view of Christian Deity was easily inserted into Wicca rituals and theory. Most NeoPagan books make a point to illustrate the similarities to Christianity in a negative way, i.e. Christmas is really Yule, Easter is really Ostara, Halloween is really Samhain, and Mary is really the Goddess of Christendom, etc.  So, reverse engineering this concept was not difficult. By 2002, this Wiccan tradition had developed its name,Trinitarian Wicca, based on the original Trinity of Ancient Christianity: the Father, the Mother, and the Solar Son Jesus.

Regretfully, while the term Christian Wicca was more descriptive, it was inaccurate and became a serious albatross around the neck of the project for years in the making. Oddly enough, the intended name of the tradition has always been in the subtitle of the book, Christian Wicca: the Trinitarian Tradition, yet continues to be overlooked: The termChristian, was originally was intended to identify the pantheon of choice by Trinitarian Wiccans.  When asked, the author explains, "Christian Wicca is used in the same manner as Celtic Wicca, referring to the Celtic deities called upon by the Wiccan practitioners.  It is that simple.  We have the same theology as other, set in Wiccan ritual structure, and honoring the same belief system as most other forms of Wicca."

Trinitarian Wicca is not only the correct name of the path, but it is also far less controversial. However, by the time the book came out, the working title Christian Wicca had become popular in the magickal Christian community. The publisher suggested using a title/sub-title name for the book in take full promotional advantage of this trending topic. From a marketing viewpoint, this was an understandable choice, as it was impossible to explain the concept of Trinitarian Wicca without using the term Christian in the definition.

A decade later, Christian Wicca has now become the umbrella term for practitioners of eclectic Wicca mixing varying degrees of Neopaganism and Christianity; however, not all of them are truly Wiccan, nor are they associated with Trinitarian Wiccans. By 2012, many sects of magickal Christianity began to spring up, mostly solitaries who have opted for the term Christian Witch, reflecting a New Age approach to Jesus-magick that doesn't focus on reclaiming the Goddess, finding cosmic balance of Deity, the emphasis of the Wheel of the Year, and the Lunar Mysteries.

Trinitarian Wiccans are polytheistic and work exclusively with a multi-Goddess inclusive Holy Trinity. Do not let the term Trinitarian confuse you with the Orthodox Christian definition.  The Triple Goddess and the Triple God are static concepts in Neo-Paganism; this approach promotes the reclaiming the Goddess to Her rightful place in the Trinity of Pre-Nicean Christianity. Trinitarian Wiccans view the Holy Trinity as a Social Trinity which embraces Tritheism.  This is the belief that the Trinity consists of three separate deities, each with individual wills, powers, personalities, and energy signatures.  This Trinity is immanent, not transcendent, and is capable of a personal relationship with humanity. This tradition is not eclectic, nor is it ChristoPagan; however, Trinitarian Wiccans are polytheistic MesoPagans. Trinitarian Wiccans are reconstructionists devoted exclusively to Deities of pre-Nicaean Christianity. Due to patriarchal Christianity’s focus on eliminating the Feminine Divine from cultures worldwide, the Trinitarian Pantheon includes deities from the Kabballah, Gnosticism, and significant Pagan Deities absorbed into the saints of Catholicism.

Trinitarian Wiccans celebrate the Wiccan Wheel of the Year, observing the 8 Sabbats, the 13 Esbats, and upholding the Wiccan Rede. For Trinitarian Wiccans, there aren’t any trappings of patriarchal Christianity. The Christian Bible poses no conflicts for Trinitarians, because they work directly with the Gods and Goddesses, free of the dogma of organized religion. Concepts such as the original sin, salvation, baptism, heaven, hell, and satan are not sources of conflict for Trinitarians; these are fundamental Christian concepts not Wiccan concepts.

There is nothing fundamental about Trinitarian Wicca.

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Comment by Daniel Riffle on February 3, 2016 at 7:01pm
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Comment by MoonKatt on September 7, 2014 at 12:01am

hello!

Comment by Gypsy Valentine on December 28, 2013 at 4:34pm

I hope everyone made it through the holidays without tossing you into completely addiction to some substance... even if it's eggnog or chocolate covered cherries.  I know that just by being a member of this list or https://www.facebook.com/groups/Wicca.TrinitarianTradition, that you are a spiritual individual trapped somewhere between two worlds that even other traditions of Wicca usually do not appreciate, so how in Christian Hell do you expect your mundane family to not be all Jesus-y - Church-y weird at secular Christmas?  

If you are like me, your holidays were filled with magick on Winter Solstice / Yule and the family that understands you is either your local coven or your online group. Now you sit feeling some degree of anxiety or discomfort on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with your family. Just waiting for someone to make a "witch joke," you may find yourself hiding your pentacle or pentacle cross, your triquetra, your septagram, or your ankh... at some point in the last 25 years, I came to the realization that only a few members of my family understand me and as for the rest?  Some are totally irreligious and the rest are so Southern Baptist that I want to punch them in the face. As horrible as it may sound, finally all the Church of Christs have died off on my father's side of the family.  

It's a terrible way to live your life either in silence, in the broom closet, or at odds with your family to the degree that you are just waiting for them to die so you can follow your path in the open. 

2013 was a great year for me to figure out what I wanted. Who I really was, what was really important to me and what was just filler material. I will search for my usual New Years Eve post and ritual cleansing before December 30th, so all you have to do is the calendar ritual!  

Blessed Be to all my fellow Wiccans and true great thoughts to all for a successful 2014 - that's a #7 year in Numerology!!  

Comment by Gypsy Valentine on August 5, 2013 at 3:38am

August's First Harvest Moon brings Trinitarian Wiccan's focus to Guadalupe, Goddess of the America's, the Lady of Roses, She who can make anything flower and bloom at any time of year. She is not limited to Mexican Catholic influenced Wiccans, if you allow Her, She has magnificent energy and greets all kindly, Mother to all, yet a childless Crone.  Blessed Be Guadalupe this First Harvest Moon!  

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Comment by Gypsy Valentine on April 4, 2013 at 4:23pm

I'm sorry that I get pulled away for months at a time... I am reviving Delinquent Records, USA and it is far more time consuming than I remembered.  Also, I am working with my mostly all-female band Vampette.  I think everyone is mostly Pagan, Christo-Witchy, Satanic, or irreligious - which is awesome. Because while I am the author of Trinitarian Wicca and I believe what I write, I just don't do the "playing gee-tar for Jeezzus thang" at all.  I don't know, it's like two separate worlds to me. I do compartmentalize very well.  

Comment by Gypsy Valentine on January 19, 2013 at 8:39am

The January Moon is the Wolf Moon, and Trinitarians observe tis moon by honoring the Sumerian daughter of the Moon, Inanna: affiliated with the Canaanites, and part of the metamorphosis from Inanna to Ishtar to Astarte, to Asherah... if you lay out the similarities betweein these godddesses, it's easy to understand how they traveled the whole scope of the Middle Eastern Goddess Concepts.

Comment by Gypsy Valentine on January 19, 2013 at 8:33am

I really don't understand Wiccans who can't understand Judeo-Christo-Wiccans, Pagan Jews, Jewitches, Jewish Christianity, Christian Judaism, etc.  Actually the most strange to many people are Jewish Christianity and Christian Judaism - you can WiKi that one if you don't believe that it was a huge part of the pre-Nicean Trinity. 

Comment by Gypsy Valentine on January 19, 2013 at 8:27am

By the way, the Kindle version of the 2003 book is now out, complete with an index that links to the chapters (woo-hoo) and correction of spelling and grammar.  That was all I was allowed to do without changing the name and the ISBN number.  Check it out if you have time:  http://www.amazon.com/Christian-Wicca-Trinitarian-Tradition-ebook/d...

Comment by Gypsy Valentine on January 19, 2013 at 8:21am

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