Is there a set rule to how the religion of Wicca perceives Deity?
Cunningham and few others I've read insist that there is first The One, then
that is split into two aspects - Goddess and Her Consort, and that every other
God and Goddess are simply aspects of these two aspects. This is also evident in
But doesn't this seem a bit Christianized? Or worse yet, is it harkening back
Margaret Murray's now debunked idea of a lost Goddess worship culture in Europe
that never actually existed?
In many of the old religions on which we base our faiths - Greek, Celtic,
Egyptian, et al - They were very distinct, separate individuals. If you were
making an offering to Bast, it was to Bast not the Bast aspect of a many-headed
Goddess form. Thinking hard back to other religions I've studied, I can't think
of any, other than Christianity, in which other god forms are considered to be
just aspects of a singular god form.
So which is right? The old religion polytheistic "every God is an individual"
view, or the new religion "My Gods have multiple personalities" view?
What are your thoughts on this?