Before we begin, though, I'd like to make it clear that this is my own Philosophy; not necessarily shared by anyone else in Wicca. (By the way, in case this page has come lose from the site it was meant to be in, I'm Robin Wood, and this page belongs with Livingtree Grove.)
Wicca is a modern Neo-Pagan religion with it's roots in the ancient mystery religions of the past. It's sometimes called Witchcraft (although I think, given the connotations of that word, that it may be unfortunate that those who were responsible for the modern resurgence chose to make that connection.)
It is, by it's very nature, a disorganized religion, in which everyone decides for themselves what they will believe, and what form their path and their life will take. And that's how we like it. Most of us would not want to be organized, would not want to subscribe to a "church" dogma or hierarchy. If anyone tells you that they represent such, be aware that not for most of us, they don't!
If we find ourselves in a position where we are being expected to subjugate our own thoughts, feelings, intuitions, and judgments to another we tend to "vote with our feet." That is, to simply walk away and never go back.
We are, as a group, individually autonomous and highly opinionated.
And that's about all that can be said of us as a group; and it doesn't hold true for every single one of us.
So, when you read something in this section (or any other, for that matter) you need to understand that I am speaking only for myself.
Like all the rest of us, I am responsible only and completely for myself. My opinions are mine, and are subject to change without notice as I gather more experience and learn more about myself and the world around me.
Much of what I am going to say here I will expect to be controversial. And that's OK. I don't think that I'm the only one who is "right." I don't think that there is one philosophy that is "right." In fact, I feel that much of the problem that we are experiencing now is because of the popular idea that if someone is "right" then everyone who disagrees must be "wrong." And to be "wrong" is a Bad Thing. So we have to convince everyone that they should agree with us, so that we can be "right." And if we can't, we have to eliminate them so that we won't feel that we are "wrong."
I think that's "wrong."
Feel free to agree or to disagree. What's important, from my point of view, is that you think about these things yourself.
And that, in the final telling, is why I am writing this. To show you what I have thought about the topics in this section, and to give you a springboard to start thinking about them yourself.