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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Thanks to Leo Ruickbie and his staff for a wonderful learning experience. (Blogcritics.com, 2004)
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I've done A LOT of research on Wicca mainly through the internet but I also read quite a few books. I've never seen anything like it... (Emilia, 28 January 2005)
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Hallowe'en / Halloween / Samhain
Find out about the history and meaning of Hallowe'en (Halloween) and Samhain. Based on a Press Association interview with Dr Leo Ruickbie in 2008. [Download (format: pdf, 540kb)]
Hallowe'en / Halloween Spells
Hallowe'en is traditionally a time of spells and magic. Learn more about these old seasonal charms and modern Wiccan spellcraft for Samhain.
Yule: The Real Meaning of Christmas
What is the real meaning of Christmas? Find out the pagan secret behind the most popular of holy days.
Imbolc: Festival of the Goddess Brigid
Valentines vs Lupercalia
Valentine's Day has got nothing to do with a Christian saint, but everything to do with kinky Pagan sex rituals. Get the free history download: Valentine's Day origins in Lupercalia.
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