“A Solitary Practitioner of the ‘craft,’ is alone and independent of any other practitioner, coven or tradition of the ‘old religion.’ As such, a ‘Solitary’ is not bound or tied down to any one set of rules. The Solitary is free to practice the craft in the way that they feel moved to do so. Alone, the Solitary is not made answerable to no other tradition,” citation taken from Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft.
The Urban Dictionary: a ‘Solitary’ Practitioner is a female or male Wicca who practices the cult and Rites of the Wicca religion – alone. Alone, in the sense that the Solitary Practitioner, practices with no one else. He or she is not bound to any set fashion, nor to any one specific tradition in particular. He or she is not an initiate’ of any one, or of any particular ‘Wicca group or coven.’
In other words, the Solitary Practitioner practices the ‘Craft,’ alone and independently from other practitioners of the ‘Old Religion.’ The Solitary Wicca is a “Witch,” a practitioner of the Craft; of the old religion’.
Most Wicca Solitary Practitioners include ‘magick’ in their studies of Wicca. Since to include Magic means to Craft, these ‘Crafters’ are sometimes called: Wiccan Witches; or healers or shamans among other names and in other traditions. They are peaceful persons who do no harm.
While rendering cult, devotion, and Rites to the gods, most Wiccans perform ‘white magic’; because it comes back to the ‘Crafter’ by the ‘threefold law.’ Basically, the threefold law is the old religion’s equivalent of “what goes around comes around.” In Wicca, it is “An Ye Harm None, Do What Thou Wilt.” This said, other Wiccans also perform ‘dark magick’ in addition to white magick. Doing so permits them to themselves as well as others. These Practitioners of Wicca believe that both light and dark’ go hand in hand because they have acquired the knowledge and the wisdom to harm none.
Disclaimer: Taken and adapted from ‘The Urban Dictionary.’ With Love and with all due respect, this is not meant to duplicate, nor imitate any other author’s writings. Any resemblance thereof is nonintentional. Wicca is what Wicca is…