Witchology, the history of Wicca & Witchcraft
by Dr Leo Ruickbie
Study and learn the history of Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Magic and the Occult with our courses and resources
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What is Witchcraft?
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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Do you have to sell your soul to the Devil to master the magic arts? Find out in this true-life account of the secrets of a real Renaissance magician. Set in a time of witchcraft trials and magical adventure, "a work of meticulous scholarship" and "a gripping page-turner".
Reinventing the Renaissance Occult
Reinventing the Renaissance Occult in Modern and Postmodern Culture, Saturday 14 November 2009, Helmore 201, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Jennifer Mckimm, ‘“Sounding Alchyme:” The Politics and Aesthetics of Milton’s Alchemical Verse in Paradise Lost’ [Cancelled]
That Miracles are Ceased
Diana Barsham, ‘"That Miracles are Ceased": Reginald Scot and the Rediscovery of Witchcraft’ [Cancelled]
Sarah Annes Brown, 'Shaping Fantasies'. Originally published in Shakespeare, Volume 5, Issue 2, June 2009 , pp 162 - 176.
Ewan Fernie, ‘The Possessed’.
The Book of Enoch
Gyorgy E. Szonyi, ‘Three "New Age" Interpretations of the Book of Enoch'.
Art and the Esoteric
Urszula Szulakowska, 'Art and the Esoteric Tradition in Australia'.
The Conquest of Time
Sophia Wellbeloved, 'The Conquest of Time in the Writings of GI Gurdjieff'.
Dealing with the Devil
Leo Ruickbie, 'Dealing with the Devil: The Faustian Pact in Magical Culture'.
Magicians and Scientists
Monika Smialkowska, 'Magicians and Scientists: David Calcutt's Prospero's Island and Elizabeth Nunez' Prospero's Daughter'.
Occultism and Continental Philosophy
Patricia MacCormack, 'Occultism and Continental Philosophy: From Solomon through Spare to Serres'.
Occult Film Studies
Mark Goodall, 'L'Occhio Selvaggio: Towards an Occult Film Studies'.
Science, Religion and Magic
Rowlie Wymer, 'Science, Religion and Magic in James Blish's "After Such Knowledge" Sequence'.
Marina Warner, reading from Phantasmagoria.
Further information available from Dr Leo Ruickbie's Blog.
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