Current knowledge of the true history of modern Wicca has evolved over the decades, from its mythic origins to supposed "debunkings." Now, the founder of Britain's The Cauldron, a Pagan journal that began in 1974, reveals the true history of Wicca and its direct links to pre-Gardnerian Witchcraft, including the Clan of Tubal Cain, the Coven of Atho, and the Pickingill Craft.
This new book focuses on the lives of people who have made Wicca what it is today. Included is an in-depth look at Gerald Gardner's life and how his vision of Wicca developed. You'll also learn about other important figures in the development of the Craft, including Alex Saunders, Aleister Crowley, Ray Buckland, Doreen Valiente, and Starhawk.
Fresh and lively, accessible and intelligent, this is the most complete look at the origin and development of Wicca. It's a must for Pagans, historians, and anyone interested in the world's fastest-growing religion.
Before I met Merlin Stone I was blind. It took her a little time; she gave me a strong dose of love, and from then on I could see—see the world as a feminist, that is. Merlin converted me, so if you haven't yet read her work, be prepared to bring the Goddess into your own life as well.
I'm Lenny Schneir. Shortly after meeting Merlin in 1976,... read this article