As with any religions or ways of life it has evolved after a while and will trace it's roots back as much as 40,000 years. The witchcraft practiced today would not be anywhere close to the identical to it was previously but some from the core beliefs would remain.
Along the way of evolution many religions split and Trad witchcraft is not any exception. There are numerous differences between covens that are close to one another and incredibly few actually practice in exactly exactly the same way. Both beliefs and rituals alter from coven to coven.
Trad witches do not necessarily follow religious books or worship a god or goddess. Newer forms of witchcraft differ greatly normally made available. Traditional witches revere and respect nature most importantly and so they do recognize the existence of spirits. Their capability arises from within but they may summon a spirit to assist them with magic.
Many Traditional witches are fatalists and trust reincarnation. Their new year begins at Samhain, also known as Halloween, which is in the event the agricultural year ends. Seasons and moons are followed closely by Traditional witches.
Many modern-day variations of Traditional witchcraft do not all practice magic. All Traditional witches do. The special moment involved is much more traditional folk magic which is basically quite simple. No requirement for special ingredients or long winded spell casting and sometimes practiced using just a candle for concentration. Traditional witchcraft efforts to keep things simple and easy down to earth.