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Pagan, Wiccan what's the Difference?

There are many differences between paganism and wicca.  Paganism is a general term that encompases many different religions.  All tribal cultures all fall under the heading of pagan religions, as does wicca, ceremonial magicianship, shamanism, alchemy, and many others.   One can be pagan and not be wiccan.  Many wiccans insist that to be pagan one must work under the Witches' Rede and believe in the Goddess and God.  I find this not to be true, and many non-wiccan pagans resent this assumption.

Wicca is the Worship of the God and Goddess, nature, the universe, and all of the energy and beings in it.  People who are wiccan try to attune themselves with nature and the cycles held  therein, and live by the Wiccan Rede "an it harm none do what thou whilt."   They practice magick, do spells and rituals to exact changes in their lives.  This is a large branch of paganism, and the fastest growing religion in the world today.

Pagans come as varied as one could think, and follow more credos and worship more deities than one could ever think of.  You have to be pagan to be wiccan.  You do not have to be wiccan to be pagan.