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  • Title: The Meaning of Witchcraft
  • Author: Gerald B. Gardner
  • ISBN: 1578633095
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Paperback

  • Thought to be the father of modern witchcraft, Gerald Gardner published The Meaning of Witchcraft in 1959, not long after laws punishing witches were repealed It was the first sympathetic book written from the point of view of a practicing witch The meaning of witchcraft is to be found, not in strange religious theories about God and Satan, but in the deepest levels of tThought to be the father of modern witchcraft, Gerald Gardner published The Meaning of Witchcraft in 1959, not long after laws punishing witches were repealed It was the first sympathetic book written from the point of view of a practicing witch The meaning of witchcraft is to be found, not in strange religious theories about God and Satan, but in the deepest levels of the human mind, the collective unconscious, and the earliest developments of human society It is the deepness of the roots that has preserved the tree.
    Gerald B. Gardner
    Gerald Brousseau Gardner was an influential English Wiccan, as well as an amateur anthropologist and archaeologist, writer, weaponry expert and occultist He was instrumental in bringing the Neopagan religion of Wicca to public attention in Britain and wrote some of its definitive religious texts He himself typically referred to the faith as witchcraft or the witch cult , its adherents the Wica , and he claimed that it was the survival of a pre Christian pagan Witch cult that he had been initiated into by a New Forest coven in 1939.Gardner spent much of his life abroad in southern and south eastern Asia, where he developed an interest in many of the native peoples, and wrote about some of their magical practices It was after his retirement and return to England that he was initiated into Wicca by the New Forest coven Subsequently fearing that this religion, which he apparently believed to be a genuine continuance of ancient beliefs, would die out, he set about propagating it through initiating others, mainly through the Bricket Wood coven, and introduced a string of notable High Priestesses into Wicca, including Doreen Valiente, Lois Bourne, Patricia Crowther and Eleanor Bone He also published two books on the subject of Wicca, Witchcraft Today 1954 and The Meaning of Witchcraft 1959 , along with a couple of novels, and ran the Museum of Magic and Witchcraft on the Isle of Man, which was devoted to the subject For this, he has left an enduring legacy on the modern Wiccan and Neopagan movement, and is frequently referred to as the Father of Wicca.


    Commentaires:

    Tasha Raymond
    I'm very glad that I finally had the chance to read through this book in its entirety. While I had heard a lot about Gerald Gardner from other witches, I had avoided his works as I hate to be a "band wagon" person. Needless t say, not having a coven to call my own, I've finally gone without hearing "Gardner this" or "Gardner that" long enough to feel like I'm not following the crowd reading it. He makes some very solid arguments against the false ideas of what witchcraft is and is not. He's also [...]

    Sable
    Every witch should read this to understand the roots of modern witchcraft and Wicca, but it's not a well-written book. I first groaned at the whole "Black Mass" material in it, but I did learn a few things as a result of that which I didn't know. Goes to show you the discrediting has been going on forever, too. Add it to your list as a bathroom or doctor's office reader because you really should read it, but it's probably not going to be quick.

    Katie
    Didn't make it through all of it, but it did help me write my final paper for school!

    Cypress Butane
    Apparently a groundbreaking work, published in the 1950's and pioneering a pro-Wicca agenda, this book does a lot to advance knowledge of the history of witchcraft, based on the evidence available. The author is a member of a British coven that is said to have ties to generations of practitioners, but linking modern witchcraft to the traditions of the ancients is a more complicated story. The author does a good job, in a wide ranging style, and even though it seemed like he wandered a lot, I did [...]

    Celeste
    Gardner wasn't called the "Grand Old Man of Witchcraft" for nothing. I was long overdue for reading any of his work. His writing style is very readable. Tons of history - he DID do his research. Skimmed over the chapters on "Some Allegations Examined". Gardner looks at some sensationalist newspaper stories and tears them apart. I've read too much of the similar (and some of the same stories) in other early witchcraft books.

    Rosa Laguna
    He did a great job at the time making Wicca public, but the book (all his books in fact) is not specially brilliant. He repeats the same facts over and over and makes up information with the excuse of "just because there is no evidence doesn't mean it didn't happen".

    Rosa Ramôa
    "Faça o que desejar, sem a ninguém prejudicar"(Gerald Gardner)mea--venus/2015/02

    Padhopper
    Didn't finish. This is a great reference book.

    St. Bartholomew Noir II
    The Inquisition is not over.

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