Tag Archives: Famous Witch

Patricia C. Crowther

Patricia C. Crowther (1927– ) A Witch and high priestess of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, and one of the last surviving high priestesses initiated by Gerald B. Gardner. Patricia Crowther has, since the 1960s, been a leading spokesperson for the Old Religion in books, the media and lecture appearances. Initiated formally into the Craft by Gardner, she is regarded by many ...

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Robert Cochrane

Robert Cochrane (1931–1966) was a controversial hereditary Witch at the forefront of the revival of Witchcraft in Britain in the 1960s. Robert Cochrane, whose real name was Roy Bowers, founded the Clan of Tubal Cain, which became the 1734 Tradition in America. Cochrane’s flamboyant life ended in what may have been a ritual suicide. Doreen Valiente called him “perhaps the ...

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Louise Huebner

Louise Huebner “The Official Witch of Los Angeles.” Louise Huebner made a media splash in the late 1960s and early 1970s with various antics and spells for sexual energy. Huebner, who claimed to be a hereditary witch, wrote two books and made one record, all with a somewhat tongue-in-cheek tone, which portrayed witches as mean, capricious and orgiastic individuals. They ...

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Oberon Zell-Ravenheart

Oberon Zell-Ravenheart (1942– ) American Pagan, visionary and author and the key founder of the Church of All Worlds. Oberon Zell-Ravenheart (formerly Tim Zell, Otter G’Zell and Otter Zell) has played a leading role in Paganism. A self-described modern wizard, Zell has worn many hats in his career: transpersonal psychologist, naturalist, metaphysician, mystic, shaman, theologian, teacher, author, artist, lecturer and ordained ...

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Dr. Leo Louis Martello

Dr. Leo Louis Martello (1931–2000) American witch, hypnotist, graphologist and activist for civil and gay rights. Leo Louis Martello became a prominent figure in the new Witchcraft of the 1960s until his retirement in the 1990s. Martello was a colorful figure, known for his humor. He kept a boa constrictor beneath his bed. Martello, who claimed a Sicilian witch heritage, was ...

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Diana L. Paxson

Diana L. Paxson (1943– ) Pagan, Wiccan and author of fantasy fiction and Pagan nonfiction. Diana L. Paxson has been a leader in Pagan and Wiccan activities. Paxson was born in 1943 and grew up in California. In 1964, she graduated from Mills College, and in 1966 she earned a master’s degree in comparative literature from the University of California. ...

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Old Dorothy Clutterbuck

Old Dorothy Clutterbuck (1880–1951) The alleged high priestess of a coven of hereditary Witches in the New Forest of England, who initiated Gerald B. Gardner into Witchcraft in 1939. Little was known about Clutterbuck for many years, prompting some outside observers to speculate that she had never existed at all but was fabricated by Gardner. In 1980 Doreen Valiente, English high ...

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Scott Cunningham

Scott Cunningham (1956–1993) Prolific Wiccan author and expert on earth and natural magic , best known for his books on magical herbalism, earth power, crystals, gems and metals and “the truth about Witchcraft.”

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Dion Fortune

Dion Fortune (1891–1946) is the magical name of Violet Mary Firth, British occultist and author whose books continue to have an impact on modern witchcraft and Paganism. Considered one of the leading occultists of her time, Dion Fortune was an adept in ceremonial magic and was perhaps one of the first occult writers to approach magic and hermetic concepts from the ...

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Raven Digitalis

Raven Digitalis (1983– ) Pagan priest and empathic healer, noted for his teaching of “Goth Craft,” a merger of Goth subcultures with Witchcraft and Pagan spiritual practices. Raven Digitalis was born Colin Smith on July 29, 1983, in Missoula, Montana. As a youth, he identified with concepts in occultism, magic and Witchcraft. At age 16, he was introduced to the Craft ...

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