Interesting article on a Pagan blog about how old Wicca is as a religion. It sums up my feeling about the topic quite well. Those who insist it is an ancient religion are wishing something that just isn't so. No coherent Pagan religion survived centuries of Christian domination. What did survive were folktales and folk customs, some mythologies, but nothing cohesive enough to be a religion. But when we draw on those folk ways, when we celebrate the cycles of nature and connect to Mother Earth under the Moon and stars, we do connect to something ancient, and an awareness of our environment and the interconnection of all things which is sorely needed today in humanity's rush to ecological disaster.