[PDF] Download ↠ Witchcraft Today | by ↠ Gerald B. Gardner
Commemorating its 50th anniversary is an expanded edition of the first Wicca book, by the father of the Pagan renaissance.
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.
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