Modern Wicca: A History from Gerald Gardner to the Present [NOOK Book]

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The evolution of Wicca is as dynamic and colorful as the Witches who helped shape it,. One of the most enigmatic and progressive practitioners of his time, Gerald Gardner was arguably the most instrumental Witch in spreading the Craft around the world.

Drawing on his decades of personal involvement with Wicca, Michael Howard offers an intimate portrait of Gerald Gardner's life and traces the history and development of modern neo-pagan Witchcraft. Howard reveals little-known ...

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Modern Wicca: A History from Gerald Gardner to the Present

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Overview

The evolution of Wicca is as dynamic and colorful as the Witches who helped shape it,. One of the most enigmatic and progressive practitioners of his time, Gerald Gardner was arguably the most instrumental Witch in spreading the Craft around the world.

Drawing on his decades of personal involvement with Wicca, Michael Howard offers an intimate portrait of Gerald Gardner's life and traces the history and development of modern neo-pagan Witchcraft. Howard reveals little-known facts and stories surrounding the men and women who shaped Wicca over the past sixty years, including Aleister Crowley, Alex Sanders, and influential initiates such as Doreen Valiente.

From the Museum of Magic and Witchcraft on the Isle of Man to the origins of the Book of Shadows, Modern Wicca tracks the expansion of Wicca as it spread from the United Kingdom to the United States and beyond—and takes you inside the political controversies, behind-the-scenes rivalries, and once-guarded secrets of the Craft of the Wise.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738722887
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 730,500
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Howard (United Kingdom) is the editor of The Cauldron magazine. He has published more than thirty books on a variety of occult subjects, such as Witchcraft and magic, Celtic history, and Paganism.

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  • Posted March 17, 2010

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    Going in-depth with Traditional Wicca

    Its about time there were more books like this. This book goes pretty deep into the roots of Traditional Wicca through what happened after Gardner died. A very amazing book for anyone looking into British Traditional Wicca.

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