Re: A possible endgame - the Wicca Model Pickingill is most definitely nonsense, but touted because people are desperate to prove there is some hereditary link between an ancient pre Christian pagan religion and what folks are doing today. There is a woman in Michigan getting Llewellyn to publish a book she wrote claiming just that. She's convinced Dorothy Clutterbuck was secretly a member of the cunning folk in England, something Dorothy Clutterbuck seemed to have no knowledge of herself. For some reason there are people who want to bring Wicca into the mainstream. I have no idea why because as a member of the old guard myself I prefer to keep it private. the 90's and 00's have done nothing but harm The Craft in my opinion. People being exposed to Wicca for the first time think it's about damaging spectacles like PPD and covens scrounging up the fees to get their 501c3 status, then having no idea what to do with that tax exempt status once they have it. They think they need it to be a real church. Another trend with Wiccan groups is buying land. Several organizations around the country have purchased land which with their 501c3 status makes it tax exempt. Some groups have a clear plan for the land, other groups just want to buy land because they think it's something they have to do as a Wiccan church. The one thing about Wicca that will keep it from turning into the Co$ is that at any time if someone decides "hey, I don't want to be Wiccan anymore, I want to go to Tibet and live with Buddhist monks and find the meaning of life that way" The typical Wiccan response to that will be "Have fun, send us a post card."