Eclectic Wicca

by Matt Slick

Eclectic Wicca is the practice of adopting whatever works for an individual from any of the Wiccan traditions.  The word "eclectic" means to select from a variety of sources.  A person who holds to Eclectic Wicca can adopt rituals and ideas out of Dianic, Gardnerian, Druidic, or Alexandrian forms, combine them, and then use them to accomplish whatever is desired.  Furthermore, this means that they can adopt any deity or any religious system whether it be Jesus, Zeus, Athena, Horus, Quetzalcoatl, Stirculius, Hermes, Brahman, Krishna, The Lord and/or Lady, Elementals, Ishtar, Thor, Apollo, etc.

"The Path of some identified as Eclectic-Celtic Wicca, which has taken what its practitioners believe to be the best from several Paths (Irish, Welsh, and Scott, and maybe even some Anglo-Roman influences), is exactly that and is perfectly acceptable."1

"Eclectic Wicca is that form where an individual adopts a mix of various Wiccan principles that he or she thinks are valid for his/her path.2

Eclectic Wiccans affirm personal responsibility, communion with nature, and are generally not into structured Wiccan traditions. They want to know what works and how they can use it for their benefit.




  • 1. Cantrell, Gary, Wiccan Beliefs and Practices, St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Publications, 2004, p. 15.
  • 2. Ibid., p. 35.

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.