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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 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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The Supernatural"The Supernatural is the perfect introduction to the world of all things eerie, inexplicable and otherworldly." - Jason Karl, Most Haunted
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Witchcraft out of the Shadows: A Complete History"Witchcraft out of the Shadows: A Complete History is an engaging book which deserves to be the benchmark for all future analyses of the Craft." More

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


Open Source WiccaHistories of the Barbarians: Vandals, Goths and FranksBeowulf in Anglo-Saxon and English Translation


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Harry Potter and WitchcraftHarry Potter and Witchcraft

JK Rowling's Harry Potter series, analysis, interpretation and religious reactions: do the books teach children how to become witches, do they lead the young into the occult, and just how do you make a Horcrux?

Witchcraft Out of the Shadows A Complete History

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.

Faustus - The Life and Times of a Renaissance Magician

Secrets of a Real Magician

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".

Open Source Wicca

Open Source Wicca

Released under a Creative Commons licence, Open Source Wicca is a revolutionary approach to one of the fastest growing religions today. Based on the Open Source software movement, Open Source Wicca aims to make the 'source code' of Wicca accessible to everyone to further research, development and understanding.

Witchcraft Events this Month on Witchology.com


JulyJuly

Find out about the Neptunalia, Lady Godiva Day and Lammas Eve - the Wiccan Lammas Sabbat - this month's seasonal witchcraft Sabbat celebrated by modern Wiccans and pagans. Also explore other anniversaries and events for this month.

History of Witchcraft and Wicca


Wiccan BeliefsWiccan Beliefs

Even today, long after the horrors of the witch trials, people still think they worship the Devil despite their protestations to the contrary, but the question is: what do today's Witches worship? What are their beliefs? What are the experiences that shape those beliefs? You will find their answers frank and revealing.

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Witchcraft CoursesStudy Witchcraft

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.

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What are the top stories and issues affecting witchcraft today. WICA will inform you about Witchcraft, Wicca, Magic (Magick) and the Occult with our free newsletter and free international news service online.

Witchcraft ResearchWitchcraft Research

WICA will reveal Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Magic (Magick) and the Occult for you with expert research services. We undertake both in-house research as well as commissions. We also provide the opportunity for you to submit your own research or join a research project.

Witchcraft ArchiveWitchcraft Archive

This is our archived collection of documents relating to the history and practice of witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, magic (magick) and the occult.

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