So I just found out a good friend of mine is a budding Wiccan. I have been asking her questions about it because different faiths fascinate me but she is still learning about much of it herself. She has some books she would lend me but I'm not sure my husband would be very comfortable with them in the house due to the subject matter (he's a pretty laid back guy in general so I will respect his wishes in this). I know there are a few wiccans/pagans on here so I thought I'd shoot you guys a few questions. Are there different sects or types of wiccans? Do you have to be part of a group (coven?) or can you do it on your own? Is there some kind of conversion process you go through? What exactly are the deities involved?