Inventing Witchcraft

Inventing Witchcraft

Dr. Aidan Kelly has thoroughly investigated the history, rituals and documents behind the evolution of modern Witchcraft in this work which conservative Gardnerian Witches attempted to suppress when first published.

Author: Aidan A. Kelly

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ISBN: 1870450582

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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When the first edition of this book was released, conservative Gardnerian Witches attempted to suppress it, claiming that it discredited their religion. Dr. Aidan A. Kelly has thoroughly investigated the history, rituals, and documents behind the evolution of modern Witchcraft, and has concluded that Gerald Gardner invented Wicca as a new religion. Although Wicca claims to be a persecuted pagan religion dating from before the rise of Christianity, it draws upon controversial historical sources, modern occult practices, including those of Alistair Crowley and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, 19th century translations of medieval grimoires, and the poetry of Gardner's priestess, Doreen Valiente.This extensively revised edition contains new research which was unavailable at the time, as well as detailed textual comparisons of Gerald Gardner's own manuscripts, magical books, and rituals that could not be included in the earlier edition.
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Witchcraft Today

Witchcraft Today

The text of the Craft Laws was first published as an appendix to this book. Kelly,
Aidan A. Crafting the Art of Magic, Book I: A History of Modern Witchcraft, 1939–
1964. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1991. ———. Inventing Witchcraft: A Case Study in
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Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576071342

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 377

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A clear, concise overview of the origins and history of the Wiccan and Neopagan movements, with A–Z coverage of concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners. * Thorough introduction explains the origin and history of contemporary Wiccan and Neopagan beliefs * Provides A–Z coverage of Neopagan concepts, rituals, practices, and practitioners ranging from African Religions and Celtic Tradition to Numerology and Theosophy * A documents section reprints texts important to the central belief system of Wiccans and Neopagans, including the text of Charge of the Goddess * Thorough chronology detailing the development of these modern religions
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Old Magic New Witchcraft

Old Magic  New Witchcraft

Aidan Kelly, in his book 'Inventing Witchcraft", goes one step further and opines
that the Gardnerian First Degree Initiation is based on Masonry (including Co-
Masonry), the Neophyte 0–0 ritual of the Golden Dawn (itself derived from the ...

Author: Melissa Seims

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304574435

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Seeker s Guide to Learning Wicca

Seeker s Guide to Learning Wicca

Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers and Other
Pagans in America. New York: ... Covencraft: Witchcraft for Three or More. Saint
Paul ... Inventing Witchcraft: A Case Study in the Creation of a New Religion.
London: ...

Author: Amethyst Treleven

Publisher: Oak and Mistletoe

ISBN: 9780980581812

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The Seeker's Guide to Learning Wicca is a comprehensive training program designed especially for solitary Wiccans and Witches in the southern hemisphere. This amazing book helps students learn by introducing interactive tasks that help them understand how to DO Wicca and Witchcraft and not just know about it. It's a complete training program for those who want to work toward their First Degree in Inclusive Wicca and who can't work with a coven for whatever reason. The book is also fully supported by an interactive web site and online community so students experience a deep connection with a real life, working coven.
Categories: Religion

Witchcraft The Basics

Witchcraft  The Basics

For example, the Kentish gentleman-farmer Reginald Scot (author of The
Discoverie of Witchcraft, 1584) blamed Catholics for inventing witches where
there were none, or very few. The Cambridge puritan William Perkins (A
Discourse of the ...

Author: Marion Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317537861

Category: History

Page: 182

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Witchcraft: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the scholarly study of witchcraft, exploring the phenomenon of witchcraft from its earliest definitions in the Middle Ages through to its resonances in the modern world. Through the use of two case studies, this book delves into the emergence of the witch as a harmful figure within western thought and traces the representation of witchcraft throughout history, analysing the roles of culture, religion, politics, gender and more in the evolution and enduring role of witchcraft. Key topics discussed within the book include: The role of language in creating and shaping the concept of witchcraft The laws and treatises written against witchcraft The representation of witchcraft in early modern literature The representation of witchcraft in recent literature, TV and film Scholarly approaches to witchcraft through time The relationship between witchcraft and paganism With an extensive further reading list, summaries and questions to consider at the end of each chapter, Witchcraft: The Basics is an ideal introduction for anyone wishing to learn more about this controversial issue in human culture, which is still very much alive today.
Categories: History

Perspectives on the New Age

Perspectives on the New Age

The Invention of Witchcraft : Uses of Documentary and Oral - Historical Materials
in reconstructing the History of the Gardnerian Movement . " Zetetic Scholar no .
10 ( Fall 1982 ) . Originally given to the Religion and Social Science Section of ...

Author: James R. Lewis

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: UOM:39076001373682

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 369

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Inaugurates a scholarly assessment of the New Age movement. This collection of 19 essays begins with a delineation of the shape of this many-tentacled subject and then proceeds through considerations of the historical roots of the New Age phenomenon, perspectives of the movement from inside and outside, comparisons to other major alternative spiritualities, to a survey of the New Age's international impact. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Introduction to Pagan Studies

Introduction to Pagan Studies

... the history of Gardnerian Witchcraft , which has since been through many
revisions and is now titled “ Inventing Witchcraft . ” He presents some of his
findings in Crafting the Art of Magic : A History of Modern Witchcraft , 1939 – 1964
.

Author: Barbara Jane Davy

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128305252

Category: Religion

Page: 245

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Pagan Studies is maturing and moving beyond the context of new religious movements to situate itself in within of the study of world religions. Introduction to Pagan Studies is the first and only text designed to introduce the study of contemporary Paganism as a world religion. It examines the intellectual, religious, and social spheres of Paganism through common categories in the study of religion, which includes beliefs, practices, theology, ritual, history, and role of texts and scriptures. The text is accessible to readers of all backgrounds and religions and assumes no prior knowledge of Paganism. This text will also serve as a general introduction to Pagan Studies for non-specialist scholars of religion, as well as be of interest to scholars in the related disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology and Cultural Studies, and to students taking courses in Religious Studies, Pagan Studies, Nature Religion, New Religious Movements, and Religion in America. The book will also be useful to non-academic practitioners of Paganism interested in current scholarship.
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Inventing the American Woman

Inventing the American Woman

Here , women who questioned religious and other authorities or acted in ways
beyond accepted bounds were branded witches . Throughout the witchcraft trials
of the 1650s and 1660s , Salem tribunals ordered women whipped , chained to ...

Author: Glenda Riley

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ISBN: 0882959220

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A Tapestry of Witches

A Tapestry of Witches

A Tapestry of Witches is the first detailed history of the Wiccan religion in America based on primary sources; this first volume covers the history down to the mid-1970s.

Author: Aidan A. Kelly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1499192649

Category: Wicca

Page: 212

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A Tapestry of Witches is the first detailed history of the Wiccan religion in America based on primary sources; this first volume covers the history down to the mid-1970s. The author has been an actice participant in the movement since 1967, in addition to being an editor, writer, and college teacher. He is the author Crafting the Art of Magic and of Inventing Witchcraft: A Case Study in the Creation of a New Religion.
Categories: Wicca

Religion and the Social Order

Religion and the Social Order

The Witches Bible Complete . New York , NY : Magickal Childe Publishing .
Farrar , S . 1983 . What Witches Do . Rev . ed . Custer , WA : Phoenix Press . Fine
, G . A . , and ... Inventing Witchcraft . ” Unpublished manuscript in the collection of
the ...

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ISBN: PSU:000023134799

Category: Religion

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Between Sacred and Secular

Between Sacred and Secular

The Witches Bible Complete. New York, NY: Magickal Childe Publishing. Farrar,
S. 1983. What Witches Do. Rev. ed. Custer, WA: Phoenix Press. Fine, G.A., and S
. ... "Inventing Witchcraft." Unpublished manuscript in the collection of the ...

Author: Arthur L. Greil

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004146190

Category: Cults

Page: 321

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Categories: Cults

Witchcraft Out of the Shadows

Witchcraft Out of the Shadows

The only conclusion that can be drawn from this is that Kelly is engaged upon his
own project of inventing Gardner . The Derivations of Modern Gardnerian
Witchcraft Practices Practice Antecedents Sources 3 Degrees of Freemasonry
Gardner ...

Author: Leo Ruickbie

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: UVA:X004896125

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 271

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This complete history of witchcraft from Ancient Greece to the present day charts the rise and development of witchcraft and the modern witchcraft religion of Wicca. This in-depth investigation discovers how the ideas we have about witchcraft took shape thousands of years ago in the myths and religions of the ancient world. It looks at why these ideas were expressed so violently during the era of the witch trials, and reveals how witchcraft has been transformed into one of the most radical and fastest growing religions of our age—a religion of equality and compassion that still has the power to unsettle even the bravest amongst us. With fresh insights and previously unpublished material drawn from the author's doctoral research into the mysticism, magic, and social meaning of Wicca, this is the first book to bring witchcraft fully out of the shadows.
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All the Year Round

All the Year Round

This is the last execution for witchcraft in bound , with gratified attention to stories
of Scotland ; and in June , 1736 , the ... untras pot only to Matthew Hopkins that
witch - macadamised road in Russia , from the shores of finding and inventing ...

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ISBN: UCSC:32106014328469

Category: English literature

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Categories: English literature

Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion L Y Index

Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion  L Y  Index

Author: Serinity Young

Publisher: MacMillan Reference Library

ISBN: 0028648609

Category: Religions

Page: 1152

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provided on Sikhism, African religions, Santeria, and Native American religions and many others. An added feature is the synoptic outline, which provides conceptual themes to the reader. This valuable resource is accessible to the high school and college student, to the researcher and the general reader".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Categories: Religions

Putnam s Monthly

Putnam s Monthly

CURIOSITIES OF PURITAN HISTORY . WITCHCRAFT . * Credo equidem cum
pietate pugnare , si Diabolo tribuatur ... jealousies may have had in inventing or
magnifying charges against supposed witches , there still remain well attested
facts ...

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ISBN: OXFORD:590819274

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Putnam s Magazine

Putnam s Magazine

CURIOSITIES OF PURITAN HISTORY . WITCHCRAFT . “ Credo equidem cum
pietate pugnare , si Diabolo tribuatur ... jealousies may have had in inventing or
magnifying charges against supposed witches , there still remain well attested
facts ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005631200

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The Witch as Muse

The Witch as Muse

110 With the capriccio , artists ' early efforts to invent their own subject matter
became , paradoxically , a freedom from any subject matter at all , the creation of
subject matter from the artist ' s inner self , or even that inner self as subject matter
.

Author: Linda C. Hults

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: UOM:39015061437029

Category: Art

Page: 345

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The Witch as Muse is an interdisciplinary study of varied contexts and discourses that intersect in early modern artists' representations of witchcraft.
Categories: Art

Northern Scotland

Northern Scotland

witches , but they took a long time to come round to the view that witchcraft itself
was nonsense and thus could ... Indeed , Dr Larner demonstrates how the
lawyers themselves contributed to the whole mythology of witchcraft , by
inventing the ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3497410

Category: Scotland

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Categories: Scotland

In Pursuit of Satan

In Pursuit of Satan

In the witchcraft trials , tests evolved out of folk wisdom , rumor , and anachronistic
science , or were invented out of sheer desperation for finding methods to prove
beyond a reasonable doubt the truth of the accusation . But devising abstract ...

Author: Robert D. Hicks

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ISBN: UOM:39015021492064

Category: True Crime

Page: 420

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Synopsis: Mutilated animals. Defaced tombstones. Sexual abuse in daycare centers. Is America threatened by a satanic conspiracy? In this book, Robert D. Hicks exposes law enforcement's obsessive preoccupation with Satanism as a model for criminal behavior. While satanic belief has played a part in crimes ranging from petty vandalism to serial murders, Hicks avows that there is no substantial evidence for the existence of a nationwide satanic crime continuum. Hicks points out that the satanic criminal model is expedient largely due to its simplicity and economy, reducing to simple formulas such complex problems as drug abuse, teen suicide, and sexual molestation. His research utilizes a unique blend of law-enforcement methodology, anthropology, folklore, history, sociology, psychology and psychiatry. He attributes the cult conspiracy theory to beliefs fueled by Christian fundamentalist sects and to the ungovernable mechanisms of rumor-panics, subversive mythology, and urban legend. In Pursuit of Satan documents examples of rumor-panics in which the police have fomented fear by attributing crimes to Satanists, indulging in sheer speculation and promulgating misinformation through the sensationalist news media. Hicks examines the construction of the satanic ideology among law enforcement officials, focusing on the exploitation of Satanism as a new scapegoat for public fears and addressing the phenomenon of credulity among police forces and allied professionals in social work, psychiatry, and psychology.
Categories: True Crime

Drawing Down the Moon

Drawing Down the Moon

Witches, Druids, Goddess-worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Margot
Adler ... when men , exiled from the matriarchies , formed into bands and
overthrew the matriarchies , inventing rape and other 190 ) Drawing Down the
Moon.

Author: Margot Adler

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: IND:30000109946842

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 646

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Explores the current Neo-Pagan movement in the United States through discussions with various groups whose rituals, festivals, beliefs, religious experiences, and lifestyles are inspired by ancient dieties, visions from science fiction, Wicca, or witchcraft. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit