THE A-Z OF WITCHCRAFT
Pagan: Paganism is described as “a spiritual way of life” which includes Wicca and other forms of Pagan witchcraft, Druidry, Heathenry, Celtic Paganism, Shamanism and Goddess worship. It has its roots in the ancient nature religions of the world.
Wiccan: a Pagan witchcraft tradition, Wicca combines both high magic and spellcraft within a religious framework that has a very strong emphasis on goddess-worship.
Coven: a small, very closelyknit, group of witches who worship and work magic together. Sometimes these can be hierarchical with the high priestesses and high priests firmly in control. Others operate in a more informal basis.
Hedge witch: Solitary witches, who may or may not be Wiccan, hedge witches often have wide range of beliefs and might traditionally have been described as a “local wise woman”. They are often interested in the power of plants, healing and midwifery.