Witchology, the history of Wicca & Witchcraft

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Wicca, Paganism, Magic and the Occult

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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 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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Faustus: The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician"Dr Ruickbie has re-evaluated the Faust tradition from a position of authority. A work of meticulous scholarship that can be read as a gripping page-turner." More

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Writing Projects

Project Ideas
  • Interviews
    • Talk to someone about their ideas, beliefs and practice of Witchcraft, Wicca or Magic (Magick). You can submit this as a voice recording and/or combine it with a photo project.
  • Opinion Pieces
    • Everyone has an opinion. What is yours? Choose a subject - religious discrimination, witchcraft ethics, hallowe'en (halloween) - and write down your opinion of it.
  • Historical Research
    • Investigate an historical aspect of Witchcraft, Wicca or Magic (Magick). Pick a theme - witch-hunting, exorcism, magic circles, local legends - and write an article about it.
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
    • Find out what other people think, believe and do. Write down a list of questions you think are interesting and ask a pre-determined group and number of people. Never ask a leading question (that is, do not try to influence the answer) and always get the demographics (name, age, sex, location, occupation).
  • Reviews
    • Book reviews: if you've read a book recently, then you've got an opinion on it. Tell us what it is, but be fair and give a balanced review.
    • Website reviews: you're online and you're surfing, what websites have you visited and what did you think of them?
    Review Tips
    • List the pros and cons, what you liked and what you did not like. Consider how the item under review has changed or added to its target audience or subject.
    • Add links to the reviewed item: Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk links for books; and internet addresses for websites.
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Project Ideas
  • Rituals
    • Attend group rituals organised by others. Photograph the setting up of the ritual as well as the ritual itself. Try and capture the human experience and magic of the event. Note that you may need to get consent beforehand.
    • Set up and photograph your own rituals. Make it as simple or as elaborate as you want. Use candles and incense to add energy and movement.
  • Seasons
    • Photograph things representative of each season. For this project Nature will give you all of the ideas! Think of spring flowers, summer sunsets, autumn leaves, falling snow.
Project Guidelines
  • Use the highest quality setting you can when taking pictures.
  • Submit your photographs as tiff or jpg (jpeg) files.
  • Give full details concerning the time and location of the photographs, and a full description of the activity or event.
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