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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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Sympathy from the Devil

Does magic work and if so how? Dr Leo Ruickbie examines the evidence for magic and the theories on how it is supposed to work. Read it in Paranormal magazine, July 2010, pp. 56-59.

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When Wookey Hole Caves advertised for a witch they were inundated with 3,000 applications for the £50,000 job. In scenes reminiscent of a Witches’ Sabbat, some 300 finalists with broomsticks and pointed hats queued for hours to take part in what one newspaper called the Hex Factor.

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Thelema Coast to Coast
Thelema Coast to Coast: The podcast dedicated to the exploration of Thelema, Aleister Crowley, the New Aeon, ceremonial magick, and the occult.

TCTC #44, 12-31-07
Thelema Coast to Coast show #44; Announcement: Thelema Coast to Coast if going off the air until further notice; Discussion with Keith418; Closing Music: Clarmaggeddon by Thelema Trio.
TCTC #43, 10-6-07
Thelema Coast to Coast show #43; Opening Remarks; Interview Niki Hughes about the Gnosis Festival; Discussion with Keith418 looking at Thelema, is it a religion?; Interview with David Rankine about the new Golden Hoard book, The Goetia of Dr Rudd; Closing Music: Hymn of Pan by Coph Nia.
TCTC #42, 6-27-07
Thelema Coast to Coast show #42; Opening Remarks; Listener feedback; Interview with William Kiesel of Ouroboros Press; Discussion with Keith418 about Hegelian concept on the master and slave relationship and its application to Thelema; Interview with David Jones about the Enochian system and in particular the four elemental table; Closing remarks; Closing music: The Four Horsemen performed by Aphrodites Child.
TCTC #41, 5-29-07
Thelema Coast to Coast show #41; Opening Remarks; Listener feedback; Discussion with Jon Sewell about his production of the Rite of Venus; Discussion with Keith418 about the leadership in the OTO and the Thelemic community; Interview with Frater W.I.T. about his book, Enochian Initiation; Closing remarks; Closing music: Adorations performed by The Rite of Venus cast.
TCTC #40, 3-31-07
Thelema Coast to Coast show #40; Opening Remarks; Listener feedback; Discussion with Monica Rocha regarding her English translation of Marcelo Mottas Astral Attack and Defense; Discussion with Keith418 about the current state of Crowley publishing in the Thelemic community; Interview with Alfred Vitale about using media as ritual technology; Closing remarks; Closing music: IO Pan performed by The Russian OTO
TCTC #39, 2-13-07
Thelema Coast to Coast show #39; Opening Remarks; New Thelemic Announcement Mailing List: HRILIU; Listener feedback; Discussion with Gerry Cornelius about his new publication, Cornelia; Discussion with Keith418 about Freudian Psychology and the Father Figure; Interview with Lon DuQuette about his new books, Accidental Christ and The Key to Solomons Key; Closing remarks; Closing music: I Love to Get Drunk in the Car by Lon DuQuette
TCTC #38, 1-21-07
Thelema Coast to Coast show #38; Opening Remarks; Listener feedback with the assistance of David Shoemaker; Discussion with Nicole Klagsbrun about her gallerys exhibit of Marjorie Cameron Parson Kimmels artwor; Discussion with Keith418 about the family and its place in magical path and the thelemic community; Follow-up Interview with Jason Augustus Newcomb about his New Hermetics and his associated program; Closing remarks; Closing music: Liturgia Gnostica by Phosphoros
TCTC #37, 12-10-06
Thelema Coast to Coast show #37; Opening Remarks; Listener feedback - all Voicemail!; Discussion with Keith418 about Magick and religion and other aspects; Interview Roger Williamson regarding his books, business, paintings, and creation ones own magical system; Closing remarks; Closing music: Trust by Scholar
TCTC #36, 11-14-06
Thelema Coast to Coast show #36; Opening Remarks; Listener feedback; Interview with David Shoemaker of the Temple of Thelema/College of Thelema; Discussion with Keith418 about Magick and its relation to the real world; Interview with Christopher Knowles, author of Symphony for the Devil, an essay about the creation of the Lucifer Rising soundtrack; Closing remarks; Closing music: Drug Money by Trole
TCTC #35, 10-27-06
Thelema Coast to Coast show #35; Opening Remarks; Listener feedback about the OTO as a cult, publishing Crowley, and Thelema and Lonelygirl15; Interview with the founders of Ordo Magni Operis; Discussion with Keith418 about equality, desire, and transgression in Thelema; Interview with Stephen Skinner about his new book, The Complete Magicians Tables; Closing remarks; Closing music: Wolves by Inner Surge
TCTC #34, 9-24-06
Thelema Coast to Coast show #34; Opening Remarks; Interview with Christian Fitzharris a.k.a. Scholar; Discussion with Keith418 about cults and seeming cultic; Interview with Gordan Djurdjevic about Indian tantra and its influence on Western occultism; Closing Music: Nepotastic True by Scholar
TCTC #33, 9-10-06
Thelema Coast to Coast show #33; Opening Remarks; Lecture by John L. Crow: The Nature of Becoming: An Examination of Aleister Crowleys Ontology and Map of Consciousness; Closing Music: Decade of Therion by Behemoth
TCTC #32, 8-27-06
Thelema Coast to Coast show #32; Opening Remarks; Listener Feedback; Lecture by Keith418: Strategic Planning for Magicians; Closing Remarks; My new blog: www.thelema.nu; Closing Music: Approach to the New by Sobek
TCTC #31, 8-12-06
Thelema Coast to Coast show #31; Opening Remarks; Listener Feedback; My new blog: www.thelema.nu; Discussion with Keith418 regarding dissent in the thelemic community; Interview with Christopher Penczak; Closing Remarks; Closing Music: A Real Prince by Cakes of Light
TCTC #30, 7-30-06
Thelema Coast to Coast show #30; Opening Remarks; Listener Feedback; Interview with David Shoemaker about OTOs, the Psychology Guild, and The Pastoral Counseling program; Discussion with Keith418 regarding confrontation in the thelemic community; Interview with Steven Ashe, author of The Qabalah of the 50 Gates; Closing Remarks; Closing Music: Sweet Babalon by Lon Milo DuQuette on the White Album

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