I've been studying various philosophies and religion in general for some time now, and I've discovered a lot of my personal beliefs parallel Wiccan beliefs. I share the Wiccan's reverence for nature and the cyclic properties of time. I believe in a Universal Entity which is the essence of all, and is fundementally beyond our understanding. I agree with the concept of polarity manifested in us and around us, as vehicles of this Entity. However, I have difficulty accepting the need for gods and godesses to symbolize this. These qualities are already in us, and around us. In my (humble) opinion they don't need to be invoked or worshiped any more than the Divine Entity does. The rituals we perform to honor the Divine are merely efforts to reinforce our beliefs and achieve balance, thus a deeper connection with the Entity. My question is, is there a branch of Wicca that does not necesssarily require these symbolic dieties, or opts to communicate directly with the Divine without the use of other forces and spirits?