Witchology, the history of Wicca & Witchcraft
by Dr Leo Ruickbie
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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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May: Beltane to Frigg's Day
May begins with a day sacred to Maia, the goddess who gave her name to this month. In ancient Rome it was the month of the Lemuria and Rosalia festicals, amongst others. Around the world, Isis, Frigg and Tefnut were honoured.
Pagan Festivals and Holy Days in May
May is named after the goddess Maia, the wife of Mars. May is a month of purification and religious ceremony in honor of the dead, and is considered an inauspicious time for marriage.
The Anglo-Saxon name for May is Thrimilcmonath, 'thrice-milk month' because cows give milk three times a day during the month of May. The runes for this month are Lagu, which signifies vigorous, energetic growth, and Ing, representing fertility and procreation. This month is dedicated to the Thunder God Thor and Freya. The modern Asatru name for May is Merrymoon, representing delight in the forthcoming summer season.
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 Contains new analyses, fresh insights and previously unpublished material from the author's PhD research.
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