Tagarchief: history

Review: In search of the New Forest Coven

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

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20 years of ideals…

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

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The Age of Networking and ‘Wiccan Rede’ magazine

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

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Two historical studies in witchcraft and magic

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

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Review: Pagan Britain

Professor Ronald Hutton explores pre-Christian ritualistic behaviour by the oldest inhabitants of the archipelago. Lees verder

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A Witch (Still) Amongst Us:  Remembering Lois Bourne…

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

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Feature: a meeting with Dayonis, Morgana, October 2016

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

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Review: Wicca – History, Belief, and Community in Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Divided into three parts Doyle White briefly covers Wiccan History from the origins to the present day. Notable authors and practitioners are discussed as well as the impact of the social movements; Wiccan theology, ritual practice and Rites of Passage and so on and the Wiccan community and culture. Lees verder

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Persecution: Ancient and Modern

The stereotype of the witch is false and yet how powerful and enduring this stereotype has proven to be. We are discussing persecution in this talk, and how persecution is manifested. For those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Lees verder

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Review: Children of Cain

The abolition of the Witchcraft Act in 1951 not only brought Wicca into the light, but several other traditions of witchcraft surfaced. Michael Howard with this volume presents seven traditions, their history, the tools they use, their ways of using magic, performing rituals and so forth. Lees verder

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