Witchology, the history of Wicca & Witchcraft
by Dr Leo Ruickbie
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That's what this website is here to find out. Witchology.com is the website of WICA - the Witchcraft Information Centre and Archive - founded in 1999 by Dr Leo Ruickbie as a research and education provider specialising in the areas of Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Magic (Magick) and the Occult. We have been online continuously since 2000.
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August: Lammas and Hungry Ghosts
August is named after Augustus Caesar.
Pagan Festivals and Holy Days in August
August was originally called Sextilis, or the sixth month (after March), but re-named in honour of the greatly revered Emperor Augustus Caesar.
The Anglo-Saxon name is Weodmonath, 'vegetation Month'. This is a time of fruitfulness and divination, symbolically believed by some to impart creative power and energy. The modern Asatru name for August is the month of harvest.
The trials continue with further death sentences pronounced and executed, but testimony against some of those hung is recanted, too late.
Witchcraft Out of the Shadows by Leo Ruickbie
If you knew that there was one book that would change the history of witchcraft would you want to read it? Contains new analyses, fresh insights and previously unpublished material from the author's PhD research.
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