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The occult was for many of the women portrayed a way to make money or gain influence. For others it was their chance for rebellion and causing changes. Lees verder
Prof. Ronald Hutton looks closely at four main figures: Mother Earth, the Fairy Queen, the Mistress of the Night, and the Old Woman of Gaelic tradition. He makes the compelling case that these goddess figures did not descend from the pre-Christian ancient world yet have nothing Christian about them. Lees verder
A hundred years after the publication of The Witch Cult in Western Europe, A Study in Anthropology increasing amounts of scholars are taking notice of Murray, and reappraising her. Lees verder
Philip Heselton portrays several people who may have been members of the coven Gerald Gardner was initiated into in 1939. Their stories come to life. Lees verder
Twenty years ago Merlin looked back at the first twenty years of Wiccan Rede, his ideal of helping people ‘finding the spark’, openness and how a myriad of activities effects the life of the editor. Lees verder
When Wiccan Rede magazine celebrated it’s 20 year jubilee, Frederic Lamond mused on the history of Wicca, what openness means to the religion, and whether in the Internet age there still is a place for magazines. Lees verder
Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britain. A Feeling for Magic &
Cultures of Witchcraft in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present. Essays in honour of Willem de Blécourt. Lees verder
Professor Ronald Hutton explores pre-Christian ritualistic behaviour by the oldest inhabitants of the archipelago. Lees verder
There is something very special about the Gardnerian Tradition. One of those things, to me, is that we still have people within our community who lived, and worked with, and knew Gerald Gardner. It makes it all more real to me somehow. … Lees verder
One of the very early priestesses in Gardnerian Wicca – Dayonis – had, apparently, left the Craft when she got married and emigrated. But in 2015 Morgana met her, and spoke with her at length in February 2016. Lees verder