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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About Leo Ruickbie's Books:

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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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.

Certificate Courses in Witchcraft

Want to be a witch? But don't want to be the worst witch? Then you need to know what witchcraft is really all about.

The Diploma in Witchcraft Studies

Study and understand witchcraft from its earliest beginnings through persecution and Inquisition to its modern re-incarnation as the religion of Wicca, one of the fastest growing and most radical spiritualities of the 21st Century.

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Student Feedback
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found the content to be both exceptionally well researched and a thought provoking new look at some of the stereotypes and belief involved in witchcraft. I have recommended it to several friends with similar interests." —Lucy, Diploma Course Graduate, 4 June 2007.

  • "Dear Leo: Thank you so much for your communication and the excellent materials that you have provided thus far. I read the introductory lesson on the evening it was received and look forward to future lessons throughout the year." —Christine, Diploma Course Student, 4 January 2005.
  • "I am extremely impressed with the feedback and the presentation of your course." Barbie, Diploma Course Student, 3 July 2003.
  • I am impressed with the quality of writing & also the aesthetics of the pages. I am looking forward very much to learning more of the history of the old ways." —Cerridwen, Diploma Course Student, 27 May 2003.
  • "The best things about the course are the information you give is very interesting and you get to the point rather than going on about things that aren't relevant." —Helen, Diploma Course Student, 18 May 2003.
Benefits
  • Take control of your education.
  • No fixed start date, no set finish, no classes to be late for.
  • Study where you want, when you want, for however long you want.
  • Receive a certificate to mark your achievement.

Totalling over 70,000 words on 267 pages with over a hundred illustrations and charts specially designed for the course, the course lectures build into a fully-featured stand-alone e-book and the most informative product of its kind on the market.

  • 70,000+ words.
  • 267 pages.
  • 100+ illustrations and charts.
Student-Centred

Our revolutionary approach to learning brings the university to your desktop. Never be late for classes again, study when you want, where you want, for however long you want. We take the concept of student-centred learning to a new level.

Online Tuition and Support
  • WICA Campus for students only.
  • Online Tutor to answer all of your questions and test your knowledge.
  • Free Library stocked with essential course texts.
  • Study guides, hints and tips.
  • Over 100 pages online to tutor and support you.
Examinations and Awards

We are here to help, not hinder. Take the exams when it's convenient for you and when you feel ready. And to mark your achievement we will award you with a Diploma Certificate.

Course Structure
  1. Each month you receive a lecture by e-mail.
    • Monthly e-mails build into a complete ebook.
    • Free introductory gift.
  2. Online assessment of each lecture.
  3. Final written exam.
  4. Diploma certificate for successful students.
    • Prove your unique educational attainment and the depth of your knowledge about Witchcraft.

Ordering Information

Diploma in Witchcraft Studies Course

  1. Course Material
    • 12 monthly instalments
    • plus introductory gift
  2. Online Tuition
    • 12 months Support and Tuition
    • including Examination Fees
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