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Wiccan Roots: Gerald Gardner and the Modern Witchcraft Revival

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"...dispels many of the myths associated with Gerald Gardner and the development of modern Wicca. Heselton's research is excellent and his findings are well presented. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in, or practising, Wicca today." Graham King, The Museum of Witchcraft This book reveals a remarkable picture of the revival of witchcraft in England duri ...more
Paperback, 340 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Capall Bann Publishing (first published November 2000)
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Michael
Jan 25, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing
Wiccan Roots is the first part of Philip Hestleton's two part exploration of the beginnings of Wicca. In particular he tries to find evidence of a New Forest Coven of which all of modern Gardenerian and Alexandrian Wicca is a descendant. If you are a Wiccan or like me just interested in Witchcraft this putative ancestry is a very important matter. Hestleton is both thorough and ingenious in trying to find facts which support his thesis. His account of the Rosicrucian Group to which the New Fores ...more
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Wonderful work looking more deeply into Gardner and the origins of Gardnerian Wicca. It's the one to read after Hutton's "Triumph of the Moon" as it goes further than Hutton was able to.
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Mar 11, 2008 Shannon rated it it was amazing
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excellent book and research about Gardner—great to glean a perspective on who Gardner was and perhaps why he did what he did—but without being slanted
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