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Welcome to the Home of The Wica

This is a website about the people behind modern Gardnerian Witchcraft. Gerald Gardner (right), is often considered to be the 'Father' of this spiritual path and would refer to its early members as being of 'The Wica' - hence this site's name.

 

I think it is important that you should look at things in their historical context. To aid in this, on here you can find brief bio's, old documents, newspaper clippings, photos, pictures, videos 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!

This is a large website with lots of information

Please read below for an overview

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Gerald Gardner 

You will find information and articles about this 'Father of modern-day Witchcraft'. See an image of his final resting place in Tunis. Get a glimpse into Gardner's Museum of Magic and Witchcraft and links to pictures of items that were once part of its collection. Who was this charming, mischievous, white-haired man with a vision?

  • Read several newspaper articles from the 1950s & 60s, about Gardner and The Wica. 

  • Download some books, including Gardner's seminal work Witchcraft Today and Margaret Murray's The Witch Cult in Western Europe.

  • View some of the items that were once in Gardner's Museum collection.

Gardnerian Witchcraft 

You will find information, newspaper clippings and other resources that tell you more about this branch of modern day Witchcraft and its subsequent evolution and proliferation. 

Charles Clark 

Here you can discover this Craft Elder and friend of Gardner's. Charles Clark organised and led the early Scottish Wica and some of them subsequenlty became responsible for its export from these shores.

 

  • Read the first 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.

  • Read a transcript of a letter Doreen Valiente sent to Charles when the Wica were trying to pull together in the face of Cardell's perceived hostilities, in 1964.

  • See some images of the Charles Clark memorial at Holmfirth Crematorium at Dreghorn, Ayrshire.

The Scottish Wica 

You can find information about the Crafts early members in Scotland and how the lineage spread to the USA.

 

  • Find out more about the two most well-known Scottish members - Monique and Campbell Wilson.

  • Discover what happened to the contents of the Isle of Man Witchcraft Museum which Monique inherited from Gardner.

The Wica and the USA

In this section, you will find 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 and Rosemary Buckland who were pivotal in this process.

  • Find out about Donna Cole who also provided an important Atlantic bridge for the Craft.

Elders of the Wica 

Read brief bios about some of the other, early Elders of the Wica. There are old newspaper articles, writings, audio and video links. 

 

Other 1950s Witches 

You will find information about other Witches from the 1950s and early 60s such as Sybil Leek, Charles Cardell and Rosaleen Norton.

 

Historical Documents 

This page is more specifically about 'collections' of documents and stories of correspondence between individuals. They include: 

My Articles

From plowing vulvas to strange antics in the woods. I have written several articles on Craft history, the Golden Dawn and Magic.  You can find them and a little bit more about me here.

Contact

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