Witchfather: : A Life of Gerald Gardner, Volume 1--Into the Witch Cult
From the author of the highly acclaimed Wiccan Roots, this is the first full-length biography of Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884-1964) a very personal tale of the man who single-handedly brought about the revival of witchcraft in England in the mid 20th Century. From his birth into an old family of wealthy Liverpool merchants, through an unconventional upbringing by his flam...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published June 1st 2012 by Thoth Publications
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This is one of the most annoyingly formatted e-books I've ever read--and I pushed onward and read both volumes nonetheless. Heselton has written a biography of the founder/reviver of modern witchcraft that will not be surpassed for some time. He presents a well-rounded picture of the man from childhood through his working life, his post-retirement involvement with the Craft, his published books, and his death. Gardner is a fascinating figure, and anyone with an interest in contemporary witchcraf...more
I waited a long time for Philip to finish writing GBG's biography and get it published. I had no doubt that Philip was the one to do an amazing job of it what I didn't fully comprehend was the absolute incredible amount of information he gleaned. What a fantastic biography. I couldn't put it down. Now I'm on to read part two.