Tag archieven: history

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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Review: Ameth – The Life and Times of Doreen Valiente

A sizeable picture of this remarkable lady, full of interesting details of Doreen’s life and ideas and with some interesting images. Lees verder

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Review: Witchcraft in Early Modern Poland 1500-1800

This historical study of witchcraft trials and demonology in early modern Poland goes behind the trials to discover narratives of the accused people (women). Lees verder

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The Silver Circle Moon Calendar by Merlin

Research on this calendar started in 1982, and in the Autumn of 1984 this resulted in the creation of the artwork that is by now known all over the world as ‘The Silver Circle Moon Calendar’. Notes about how it came to be. Lees verder

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Tales of Anatolia: From Hekatesia to Aphrodisias, Part 2 – July 2012

The journey in Anatolia goes on to Didyma and the Temple of Apollo and to Aphrodisias. Lees verder

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The Apollo Temple of Didyma

This is an article about the magnificent Temple of Apollo at Didim / Didyma, Turkey. It is part of a series of articles to complement From Hekatesia to Aphrodisias and the journey Morgana made in Turkey in June 2012. Lees verder

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Review: Madeline Montalban, the Magus of St. Giles

In this slim volume Julia Phillips reveals some of the mysteries surrounding this enigmatic, capricious lady: Madeline Montalban, the Magus of St. Giles. Lees verder

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Interview: Philip Heselton

An interview with Philip Heselton, English Wiccan researcher and author of several books on Wicca and it’s founding father Gerald Gardner,
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Review: Witchfather: A Life of Gerald Gardner, Volume 1 and 2

Although this is not the first biography of Gerald Gardner it is definitely the most complete. And Philip Heselton has included a number of (previously unpublished) photographs. Lees verder

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