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.
WICA Recommended by:
Recommended as the "useful link" at the end of an atricle on women and prejudice featuring an interview with a Witch. (All About Eve, BBC Magazines, 2002)
From Witchology.com Visitors:
Leo, congratulations on the new site, it looks good, informs well and works just fine for me. I know how much hard work and frustration it will have cost you. (Peter, 10 June 2005)
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History of Witchcraft Rewritten
If you knew that there was one book that would change the history of witchcraft would you want to read it? Rated Five Stars on Amazon. Recommended by author Alan Richardson and Marty Dodge of Blogcritics.com.
Witchcraft from Hecate to Gardner
Today witchcraft is on everyone's lips, on television, film and in literature, but few know, or even guess at, its shadowy history. My in-depth investigation spans the centuries to survey the dark-side of the human psyche, and discovers it to be more often directed against, than evident in, what we call witchcraft.
From a reader:
Discover how the ideas we have about witchcraft took shape thousands of years ago in the myths and religions of the ancient world, why they were expressed so violently during the era of the witch trials and how today they have become completely transformed into one of the most radical and fastest growing religions of our agea religion of equality and compassion that still has the power to unsettle even the bravest amongst us.
This complete history of witchcraft from Ancient Greece to the present day charts the rise and development of witchcraft and the modern witchcraft religion of Wicca. With new analyses, fresh insights and previously unpublished material drawn from my doctoral research into the mysticism, magic and social meaning of Wicca, this is the first book to fully bring witchcraft out of the shadows.
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Get Witchcraft Out of the Shadows
Hardback 2004 1st Edition (sold out)
Paperback 2011 2nd Edition
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