:) hello~! whats the difference between witchcraft and neo-wicca? (sorry i dont know much on the matter and nothing helpful is coming up on google)
From an older ask:
(Neo-)Wicca is a religion because it has set holidays, theism, customs, etc. Sabbats, esbats, the Wheel of the Year. Duotheism with the (N)W God and Goddess, soft polytheism with deities (from open cultures) acting as facets thereof, hard polytheism with or without patron deities acting in the former’s stead. Classical elements, casting circles, communion with nature is common in most (N)W traditions. The Wiccan Rede, though totally optional, is a (N)W creed, as well as the Threefold Law even though its origins are fictional. Some (Neo-)Wiccans believe in reincarnation, or some afterlife in some vague place called the Summerland. I’m pretty sure this all falls under the dictionary definition of a “religion”.
Witchcraft, on the other hand, is a practice of magic. There are no set holidays. No set theism. No set customs. There’s also no guarantee that any two given witches have the same religious beliefs; one may be atheist, another is simply god-bothered. Witches can be pagan, Christian, Christopagan, Satanist, Luciferian, (Neo-)Wiccan, heathen, Kemetic, Hellenic, etc. Any of them may practice witchcraft alongside their religion, or apart from it (secularly). One could even use witchcraft as a religion, but there’s more speculation on that then actual information at the moment. And, if witchcraft can be practiced without doing spells, take in just how diverse witchcraft really is as a magical practice, genres aside. Even other magical practices can fall under it, or be utilized with it, like chaos magic or pop culture magic. It’s why there’s a lot of “do what you feel like” as answers to witchy questions rather than uniform responses.