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Adler, Margot

Adler, Margot

Margot Adler (1946– ) American Pagan, author and journalist, Adler is the first writer to chronicle in detail the emergence ...
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Anderson, Victor

Anderson, Victor

Victor Anderson (1917-2001) was the cofounder of the Feri (formerly Faery) Tradition of Witchcraft. Victor H. Anderson was born on ...
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Arnold, Charles

Arnold, Charles

Arnold, Charles (1947- ) Wiccan priest and author, and a key figure in legal battles for the decriminalization of WiCCA ...
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Berkeley Witch

Berkeley Witch

Berkeley Witch In English folklore, the Berkeley Witch was a wealthy woman who lived during the time of the Norman ...
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Blight, Tamsin

Blight, Tamsin

Blight, Tamsin (1798-1856) Famous witch, healer and pellar of Cornwall, England, known as "the Pellar of Helston." Stories about her ...
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Blymire, John

Blymire, John

Blymire, John (b. 1895) In the secret world of Penn- sylvania Dutch witchcraft, John Blymire became the central figure in ...
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Bone, Eleanor "Ray"

Bone, Eleanor "Ray"

Bone, Eleanor "Ray" (1910-2001 ) was an English Witch, one of the original high priestesses initiated by Gerald B. Gardner ...
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Bone, Gavin

Bone, Gavin

Gavin Bone (1964- ) Wiccan and author and companion/partner with Janet Farrar. In his work with Janet and her late ...
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Bonewits, Isaac

Bonewits, Isaac

Bonewits, P. E. I. (Isaac) (1949- ) American Pagan, author and scholar, and a leader in contemporary Druidry and Paganism ...
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Buckland, Raymond

Buckland, Raymond

Raymond Buckland(1934- ) English Witch called "the Father of American Witchcraft," who introduced Witchcraft to America. After moving to the ...
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Budapest, Z

Budapest, Z

Budapest, Z (1940- ) Founder of the first feminist witches' coven and the main branch of Dianic Wicca. Z Budapest ...
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Cabot, Laurie

Cabot, Laurie

Cabot, Laurie (1933- ) Witch, author, artist, businesswoman, civil rights watchdog and founder of two traditions of contemporary Witchcraft. Known ...
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Carpenter, Dennis

Carpenter, Dennis

Dennis Carpenter(1954- ) Prominent American Pagan scholar and, with his wife, Selena Fox, codirector of Circle Sanctuary in Mt. Horeb, ...
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Cochrane, Robert

Cochrane, Robert

Cochrane, Robert (1931-1966) Controversial heredi- tary Witch at the forefront of the revival of Witchcraft in Britain in the 1960s ...
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Crowley, Aleister

Crowley, Aleister

Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) The most controver- sial and perhaps least understood magician and occultist of his time, Aleister Crowley has ...
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Crowley, Vivianne

Crowley, Vivianne

Crowley, Vivianne Prominent Wiccan, best-selling author, psychologist and university lecturer, whose work has helped to build bridges between WiCCA and ...
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Crowther, Arnold

Crowther, Arnold

Arnold Crowther (1909-1974) English Witch and skilled stage magician, friend of Gerald B. Gardner and husband of Patricia C. Crowther ...
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Crowther, Patricia C.

Crowther, Patricia C.

Crowther, Patricia C. Crowther, Patricia C. (1927- ) A Witch and high priestess of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, and one of ...
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Cunningham, Scott

Cunningham, Scott

Scott Cunningham(1956-1993) Prolific Wiccan author and expert on earth and natural MAGIC, best known for his books on magical herbalism, ...
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Dafo

Dafo

Dafo The pseudonym or magical name of the woman who initiated Gerald B. Gardner into witchcraft around 1939-40. The identity ...
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Digitalis, Raven

Digitalis, Raven

Digitalis, Raven (1983- ) Pagan priest and empathic healer, noted for his teaching of "Goth Craft," a merger of Goth ...
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Farrar, Janet and Stewart

Farrar, Janet and Stewart

arrar, Janet (1950- ) and Stewart (1916-2000) English witches whose "progressive witchcraft" work has had a major influence on the ...
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Fitch, Ed

Fitch, Ed

Ed Fitch is an American Wiccan high priest and key founder of the Pagan Way. Born in Roxboro, North Caro- ...
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Fox, Selena

Fox, Selena

Fox, Selena (1 949- ) American Wiccan high priest- ess, Pagan scholar, ecospiritual minister and ritual artist. Selena Fox is ...
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Foxwood, Orion

Foxwood, Orion

Orion Foxwood is a Wiccan, author and cunning man in the Faery Faith. Orion Foxwood is founder of the Fox- ...
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Frost, Yvonne and Gavin

Frost, Yvonne and Gavin

Frost, Gavin (1930- ) and Yvonne (1931- ) Witches, authors and founders of the Church and School of WiCCA, located ...
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Gardner, Gerald B.

Gardner, Gerald B.

Gardner, Gerald B(rousseau) (1884-1964) was an English Witch and founder of contemporary Witchcraft as a religion. As much myth as ...
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Gowdie, Isobel

Gowdie, Isobel

Gowdie, Isobel (?–ca. 1662) Scottish witch whose stories of wild sexual escapades with the DeVIl titillated and shocked her stern ...
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Grimassi, Raven

Grimassi, Raven

Grimassi, Raven (191– ) American witch with a heritage and expertise in Italian Witchcraft. raven Grimassi is the author of ...
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Hohman, John George

Hohman, John George

Hohman, John George (d. ca. 14) The most famous braucher in the powwowIng tradition of folk Magic, spells, hexes and ...
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Horne, Fiona

Horne, Fiona

Horne, Fiona (1966– ) Australian Wiccan, singer, model and actress. Fiona Horne grew up in a Catholic home, but by ...
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Huebner, Louise

Huebner, Louise

Louise Huebner, “The Official Witch of Los Angeles.” Louise Huebner made a media splash in the late 1960s and early ...
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Judith, Anodea

Judith, Anodea

Judith, Anodea (192– ) American witch, author, artist, songwriter and healer, renowned for her therapeutic work with the chakra system ...
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Lady Sheba

Lady Sheba

Lady Sheba (d. 2002) Self-described “Witch Queen” who rose to prominence in American Witchcraft in the late 1960s and 1970s ...
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Leek, Sybil

Leek, Sybil

Sybil Leek (1923–193) was an English witch and astrologer who moved to America in the 1960s and gained fame by ...
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Lipp, Deborah

Lipp, Deborah

Lipp, Deborah Gardnerian witch, Druid, author and activist. Deborah Lipp was born in Philadelphia and grew up in New Jersey, ...
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Martello, Dr. Leo Louis

Martello, Dr. Leo Louis

Martello, Dr. Leo Louis (1931–2000) American witch, hypnotist, graphologist and activist for civil and gay rights. Leo Louis martello became ...
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Mother Shipton

Mother Shipton

Mother Shipton (14–?) A 15th-century English witch and seer who supposedly prophesied scientific inventions, new technology, wars and politics through ...
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Old Dorothy Clutterbuck

Old Dorothy Clutterbuck

Clutterbuck, Old Dorothy (1880-1951) The alleged high priestess of a coven of hereditary Witches in the New Forest of England, ...
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Pickingill, Old George

Pickingill, Old George

Pickingill, Old George (116–1909) Legendary English CunnIng mAn and a controversial figure to many contemporary Witches. According to the English ...
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Ravenwolf, Silver

Ravenwolf, Silver

Ravenwolf, Silver (196– ) American Witch and author, known especially for her books on the Craft for teenagers. Silver ravenwolf—her ...
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Sanders, Alex

Sanders, Alex

Sanders, Alex (1926–19) Self-proclaimed “king of the Witches” in his native England, Alex Sanders rose to fame in the 1960s, ...
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Sanders, Maxine

Sanders, Maxine

Sanders, Maxine (1946– ) Prominent English Witch once married to the late Alex sAnders. maxine Sanders helped to found the ...
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Skelton, Robin

Skelton, Robin

Skelton, Robin (192–199) Poet, author, professor and prominent Pagan in British Columbia, Canada. robin Skelton also was known for his ...
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Slade, Paddy

Slade, Paddy

Slade, Paddy (1939– ) English village witch or wise woman in the old hereditary tradition. Paddy Slade was born Patricia ...
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Slater, Herman

Slater, Herman

Herman Slater (1938–1992) was an American Wiccan high priest and occult-bookstore proprietor and publisher, whose flamboyant style and out-spokenness earned ...
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Starhawk

Starhawk

Starhawk (191– ) American Witch, feminist, and peace activist whose popular books have influenced thousands of people to discover their ...
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Wytte, Joan

Wytte, Joan

Wytte, Joan (1–113) Cornish woman known as “The Fighting Fairy Woman of Bodmin,” renowned as a witch. Joan Wytte was ...
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Zell-Ravenheart, Morning Glory

Zell-Ravenheart, Morning Glory

Zell-Ravenheart, Morning Glory (194– ) American Pagan and Goddess historian and a principal in the Church oF All Worlds along ...
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Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon

Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon

Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon (1942– ) American Pagan, visionary and author and the key founder of the Church oF All Worlds. Oberon ...
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