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Weinstein, Marion

Marion Weinstein is an American Witch, author, entertainer and media spokesperson. Marion Weinstein is especially known for her teachings on the positive applications and ethics of magic—she is called the “Ethics Witch.”

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Walton, Charles

Charles Walton (1871–1945) was a man with second sight who was renowned as a witch in his village of Lower Quinton, England. Charles Walton was brutally murdered in 1945 in what was labeled a ritual witch killing, despite the lack of evidence that witches or occultists were responsible. The murder was never solved, despite the efforts of Scotland Yard. The …

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Morales Witches

Morales Witches (19th century) Three Pueblo women of San Rafael, New Mexico, famous as witches. The women—two sisters, Antonia and PlacidaMorales, and Placida’s 17-year-old daughter, Villa—were so feared that they were never punished for any of their alleged witchcraft deeds. Placida was said to have transformed a young man Francisco Ansures of Cerros Cuates into a woman by giving him …

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Valiente, Doreen

Doreen Valiente (1922–1999) was an English high priestess and one of the most influential Witches in the Witchcraft revival and emergence of WICCA. An early initiate of Gerald B. Gardner, DoreenValiente wrote and coauthored with Gardner the basic Rituals and other materials that shaped the evolution of Witchcraft/Wicca as both craft and religion. Gardner gets the credit for launching the …

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Grimassi, Raven

Raven Grimassi (1951– ) is an American witch with a heritage and expertise in Italian Witchcraft. raven Grimassi is the author of several books on the Craft, including the Encyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft. Grimassi’s mother came to the United States in 1946. Grimassi says one of his ancestors is a Neapolitan witch, Calenda Tavani, and that Italian Witchcraft absorbed …

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Mother Shipton

Mother Shipton (1488–?) was a15th-century English witch and seer who supposedly prophesied scientific inventions, new technology, wars and politics through several centuries, all written in crude rhymes. The books of her “prophecies” are likely the invention of later writers, among them Richard Head, who published a book of her predictions in 1667; an anonymous writer who published the Strange and …

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Murrell, James

Murrell, James (1780–1860) One of England’s greatest CunnIng men, widely sought for his magical powers for healing, divining lost objects and the future, and casting spells and counter-spells. James Murrell, also known as Cunning Murrell, lived in the Rochford Hundred, an area of southeast Essex widely reputed to be “The Witch Country” because of its numerous and famous men and …

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Norton, Rosaleen

Norton, Rosaleen (1917–1979) New Zealand pantheist and artist of the supernatural, whose eerie works of magical consciousness earned her the title of “the Witch of kings Cross.” Rosaleen Norton’s surrealistic Pagan work was greatly misunderstood by the public during her life and was subject to censorship. Norton was born in 1917 in Dunedin, New Zealand, to a family with conventional …

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Paxson, Diana L.

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. Paxson …

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Penczak, Christopher

Penczak, Christopher (1973– ) Witch and popular author of books on Witchcraft and Magic. Christopher Penczak was born on may 10 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was raised a Catholic and spent 12 years in Catholic school. Some early paranormal experiences helped to set the stage for his later conversion to Witchcraft. Penczak was in the fourth grade when he had …

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