Tradition and Wicca
Tradition is much big a word than normal people understand. If you consult the dictionary, you will come across the meaning the tradition is going on for a long time and hasn’t changed much. The meaning of the word gets changed depending on the situation and also on the context. In different contexts, the significance of the meaning gets changed. For instance, the meaning of tradition in a regular context and in a religious context is not the same. Though the meaning is almost the same from the surface, the difference is there in impact and significance of the meaning.
So, when the word tradition is being used in the context of Wicca, it has got a completely new significance and influence. Initially, the word used to mean the passing of a lineage to the people getting into the first degree or initiation of the craft. Afterward, the same word is used to stand for cultural denomination within the same context. So, in short, tradition is something that is going on for a long time. It can be a ritual or can be a special food or dress or a way of talking. When something goes on year after year, it somehow becomes some sort of a rule.
Differences between the crafts and cults
Like any other sect, Wiccans also has their own set of traditions, but as there are many differences between the crafts and cults of Wicca and the case of solitary practitioners of the cult, it is a bit tough to decide upon a certain set of tradition. People from different sects will have different traditions, and they will have their own opinion about the traditions. In short, it will be a completely chaotic situation. People who will become members of the sect will feel completely confused about the whole thing. So, sorting things out is the requirement of the time.
The main aim of the various traditions observed and celebrated by the various sects is to trace their origins to different figures of people and Gods. Each sect has its own belief, and according to those beliefs, each of the sects is the correct one. Now, the problem is not everyone cannot be the best. Some sects refer themselves to the witches, proving themselves to be different and distinguishable from each other. So, tradition has a completely different significance in the Wiccan context. Understanding it is not easy, but the tradition is really quite a few centuries old.