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Term: Gardner, Gerald

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1.  Gardner, Gerald Brosseau (1884-1964) is perhaps the best-known figure in modern Witchcraft. Gardner was the founder of Gardnerian Wicca, one of the leading Traditions in the Wicca movement that began in the early 1960s.
SOURCE:  Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft, by Raven Grimassi
2.  His book in 1954 entitled Witchcraft Today was the first about Witchcraft by a self-proclaimed Witch. He is considered the father of modern Wicca.
SOURCE:  Modern Magick, by Donald Michael Kraig
See also:  Gerald Brousseau Gardner
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