Definitions and History
Trinitarian Wiccans are polytheistic mesopagan reconstructionists.
Trinitarian Wiccans are Polytheistic. Polytheism is defined in most widely acknowledged dictionaries, including Merriam-Webster as "the worship of or belief in more than one god." This belief is so obvious, there is no "mystery of the ages," merely the denial of truth. Catholicism was considered polytheistic and "too-pagan," thus the Protestant Reformation.
Trinitarian Wiccans are Tritheistic. We view the Blessed Trinity as Three Individual Beings who world in unity, but each with distinct personalities and agendas. According to Merriam - Webster, Tritheism is "the doctrine that the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three distinct Gods." This practice is considered to be heresy among Orthodox Christians.
Trinitarian Wicca is a Reconstructionist Tradition. Our recovery of the Goddess is considered fictional by uneducated Pagans, blasphemy by most Christians, and heresy by the Vatican. The Who's Who of Goddesses in Trinitarian Wicca is based on the historical writings of Jewish Mysticism, the Gnostic Gospels, and the various sects spanning 445 B.C.E. til roughly 300 C.E. Our efforts are to reconstruct the original Goddess-inclusive Christ-centric Trinity and recover the vastly populated pantheon based on the view of Deity prior to the birth of Christ, during His earthly life, and after His Death. Because the Catholic Church began to offer Sainthood to beloved Pagan Deities, in exchange for loyalty to the Vatican, cultural Goddesses who become saintes are also included. While the information about our Lost Goddesses come from different cultures, we are not eclectic; Jesus Christ must be the link between our God and Goddess.
Trinitarian Wiccans are Mesopagans. The term MesoPagan was introduced by Isaac Bonewits in an attempt to categorize modern paganism. According to Bonewits, "MesoPagan religions are those that developed from Paleo Pagan or native Pagan religions that were influenced by Monotheist, Dualistic or Non-theistic philosophies. These include all syncretic religions including ChristoPaganism, many Afro-Diasporic faiths, such as Vodou, Santeria (Lukumi or Osha de Regla), Candomble, and Sikhism as well as many occult traditions including Thelema, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Theosophy, and Spiritualism, as well as many modern Witchcraft traditions, including many Wiccan denominations." Of course, it needs to be pointed out that Mr. Bonewits also created a run-on sentence with this description.
Trinitarian Wiccans, and our relationship with the term "Christianity," may be best expressed with the term Neo-Christian. While the definition of the term has not been completely agreed upon completely, it's origin dates 1855-1860, and refers to any interpretation of Christianity based on the prevalent philosophy of a given time period. Neo-Christian would first be assigned to the Anglican Church of England, and later be assigned to all who followed the Protestant Reformation. Starting in the late '90s, a movement of Christ-followers began to pull away from the dogma of Orthodox Christianity; ironically, it is blamed to everything from New Age Christianity to Christian Rock Groups. Like Wicca, Neo-Christianity does not embrace the concepts of the original sin, thus there is no need for salvation. Satan is not considered a dark deity, nor is there a place of eternal damnation in a place called "Hell."