(Thanks to Tof)
(Thanks to Francis)
This is a website about the people behind the resurgence of interest in
modern day Witchcraft. Gerald Gardner (left), who is often considered to be
the Father of Modern Day Witchcraft, would refer to its early members
as being of 'The Wica' - hence the name of this site.
Here you can find brief bios, old documents, newspaper clippings, photos,
pictures and the odd mp3 which all help to fill in the pieces of the
historical jigsaw of what is probably the only religion that Britain has given to the world -
Witchcraft you will find links to information which can
tell you a bit more about this branch of modern day Witchcraft.
What is Gardnerian
Witchcraft and how is it different to other forms of Witchcraft?
Why I think the spelling 'Wica' is preferable to 'Wicca'.
Read a newspaper article featuring Margaret Murray, folklorist and
influential friend of Gardner's.
Cardell who published Gardner's 'Book of Shadows' in 1964.
Download copies of the Witchcraft Research Association's 1964
'Pentagram' magazine which was
probably the first Witchcraft magazine in the world.
Information on initiatory lineages including my attempt
to create an early
'Gardnerian' family tree.
In Gerald Gardner you
will find information and articles about this 'Father of modern-day
Witchcraft' and an image of his final resting place in Tunis. There
is also information about Gardner's Museum of Magic and Witchcraft and links
to pictures of items that were part of its collection.
newspaper articles from the 1950s & 60s, about Gardner and
some books, including Gardner's seminal work
and Margaret Murray's
The Witch Cult in
View some of the
items that were once in Gardner's Museum collection.
In Elders of the Wica you will find some brief
information about some of the other, early Elders of the Wica. You will find
more old newspaper articles, brief bibliographies and bio's, and a link to an online video featuring Alex
In Charles Clark you will
learn about this Craft Elder who organised and led the early Scottish Wica.
article I wrote about this Craft Elder.
Listen to audio
MP3's of Charles talking about his experiences with the Wica.
Look at Images of Charles' working tools, many of which he
received from Gardner.
a transcript of a letter
sent to Charles when the Wica were trying to pull
together in the face of Cardell's hostilities,
In The Scottish Wica you can find
information about the Crafts early members in Scotland.
Find out more about the two most well-known Scottish members -
Monique and Campbell Wilson.
happened to the contents of the
Isle of Man Witchcraft Museum
which Monique inherited from Gardner.
In The Wica and the USA you will find some
information about the Crafts export to the USA, where it proved to be a key
influence in the resurgence of interest in modern Witchcraft.
Read a 1960s
American article about the Craft's arrival in the U.S.A.
Find out about Raymond Buckland who was pivotal in this process.
Ruth Wynn Owen
Gardner outside the Isle of Man Museum of Magic and