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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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Want to learn more about Witchcraft and Wicca? WICA will teach you about Witchcraft from ancient times to the modern day, including the history and development of Wicca. Learn Witchcraft from the experts with our online study programme.

The Diploma in Witchcraft Studies Course

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Ch1. Birthplace of All Sorceries Lecture 1: Witchcraft in Ancient Greece

Ch2. East of Midgard Lecture 2: Witchcraft in Northern Europe

Ch3. South of Heaven Lecture 3: Witchcraft in the Middle Ages

Ch4. Celtic Twilight & Golden Dawn Lecture 4: The Magical Revival

Ch5. The Craft of Invention Lecture 5: The Invention of Wicca

Ch6. Out of the Cauldron, Into the Fire Lecture 6: The Development of Wicca

Ch7. The Society of Witches Lecture 7: Who are Today's Witches?

Ch8. Calling Down the Moon Lecture 8: Belief and Experience in Modern Witchcraft

Ch9. Drawing the Magic Circle Lecture 9: Magic in Modern Witchcraft

Ch10. Old Ways, New Directions Lecture 10: Evaluating Modern Witchcraft

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