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Witchfather: From Witch Cult to Wicca

Volume 2: A Life of Gerald Gardner, by Philip Heselton

Reviewed by Scott

By the end of the first volume of this biography of Gerald Gardner, he had been initiated into a coven in Highciffe and that coven had performed a ritual intended to prevent the Germans from invading England. World War II lasted . . . → Read More: Witchfather: From Witch Cult to Wicca

Effective Communication for Tree-Hugging Dirt-Worshippers

By Alison Leigh Lilly

Environmentalists spend a lot of time telling everyone how close we are to destroying the planet, or at least disrupting the delicate balance that allows the human species to survive on it. But they spend almost as much time complaining about how it seems like all that their fellow environmentalists ever . . . → Read More: Effective Communication for Tree-Hugging Dirt-Worshippers

Night of the Witches, by Linda Raedisch

Reviewed by Mike Gleason

This is a book which is dedicated to one specific observance (May Eve). It is not intended for the active practitioner or even for the individual striving to learn about Witchcraft, rather it is aimed at the individual who has no background in folklore. It is set against a backdrop of . . . → Read More: Night of the Witches, by Linda Raedisch

Beltane Countdown: Make a May Day Cone Basket

By Patti Wigington

In some rural societies, May Day flower baskets were a perfect way to send a message to someone you cared for. In the Victorian era, it became popular to send people messages told in the language of flowers. There was a fairly standard list, so if you received a bouquet of lemon . . . → Read More: Beltane Countdown: Make a May Day Cone Basket