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Friday, February 24 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
From The Wica to Wicca: The Rise and Development of Modern Witchcraft

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When Gerald Gardner went public as one of England’s first Modern Witches in 1951 he spoke of being a part of an initiate only “Witch­cult” and called the Witches who initiated him “The Wica.”  By the end of the 1960’s Gardner’s Witchcraft was known by many as Wicca, and by the end of the 1970’s Wicca was no longer limited to just initiates. How did this all happen and what are the origins of Gardner’s Craft? Just where do Traditional Witches fit into all of this and what sort of impact have they had on Witchcraft traditions today? From Valiente to Cochrane to Ravenwolf it’s an in­depth look on where Modern Witchcraft has been and how it got to now.

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Jason Mankey

Jason Mankey is a Wiccan­Witch, writer, and wanna­be rock and roller.  He has been a part of the greater Pagan community for over twenty years and has spent nearly half that time teaching and speaking at Pagan conventions across the United States and Canada.  His first book for Llewellyn came out in 2016 and his latest book (“The Witch’s Book of Shadows”) has just recently been released.  He lives in... Read More →

Friday February 24, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm

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