Witchology, the history of Wicca & Witchcraft
by Dr Leo Ruickbie
Study and learn the history of Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism, Magic and the Occult with our courses and resources
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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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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)
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It's great to be informed with the latest pagan news and events. Great job! Keep up the good work! (Sven, 29 April 2001)
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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?
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.
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".
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
Find out about Imbolc - also called Candlemas - this month's seasonal witchcraft Sabbat celebrated by modern Wiccans and pagans.
February is the month of love magic and ancient Pagan sex rituals, so why is it named after a Christian saint? Find out more about St Valentine's Day and its origins in the Pagan fertility rituals of Ancient Rome.
History of Witchcraft and Wicca
Almost entirely overlooked, the Northern European mythological heritage has contributed significantly to our ideas (and fears) of witchcraft. Read about the terrifying witch Angerbode and her dark brood of monsters.
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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.
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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.
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