Amber and Jet was created and designed specifically for exploring British Traditional Wicca paths and traditions. The list is a forum for both sincere seekers to Traditional Wicca and initiates of British Wicca traditions. Amber and Jet is an intermediate-level list -- participants should already have a working knowledge of the basics of Paganism and Witchcraft. Do not expect the revealing of oathbound material here, but rather the sharing of ideas on Wicca from a Traditional point of view, honest and mindful answers to questions, and most importantly, community and fellowship with those of like mind from around the World.
All who are sincerely interested in the essence and workings of British Traditional Wicca and its discussion are welcome to join. We would like this list to be an open, intelligent, and topical forum for initiates, elders, and sincere seekers of modern British Traditional Wicca. We also hope to foster inter-traditional dialogue within the BTW community -- while Gardnerian and Alexandrian traditions are often the first traditions to come to mind to seekers, this list also extends to those interested in American/Mohsian, Central Valley Wicca, Georgian, Protean, 1734 and more.
PLEASE NOTE: The definition of "British Traditional Wicca" can vary widely depending on who is asked, and A&J does not attempt to provide a complete inclusive/restrictive list of BTW groups.
We hope to learn from and appreciate our diversity, and find common ground in the many facets of Traditional Wicca that extend beyond Initiate-only information and practice.
For the purposes of the Amber and Jet list, the term "Wicca" refers specifically to the lineaged, initiatory mystery religion with roots in the New Forest region of Great Britain, manifested today through various "traditions" all linked with a common ancestry back to the New Forest area. "Wiccans" or "The Wica" are the properly lineaged, properly initiated members of those Traditions.