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Other Craft History Resources

'A generation which ignores history has no past - and no future...'  The notebook's of Lazarus Long.

  • My Articles which deal with some aspect of Craft History, including the development of its rites and the history of the Scottish Wica.

  • An Annotated Chronology and Bibliography of the Early Gardnerian Craft by Roger Dearnaley.  This used to be online but the website is now dead so I have uploaded it here.


*Since some of the above articles and essays were written, new information has come to light so there are inaccuracies.*


Notable Craft History Books
  • Read all of Philip Heselton's Craft books - Philip has done many years of exhaustive research and has produced some highly informative books about Gerald Gardner. Philips passion is evident throughout and his books are a must-have for anyone with an interest in this area.

  • The Rebirth of Witchcraft by Doreen Valiente - This book has a couple of chapters about Doreen's experiences in the Craft's early years.

  • Fifty Years of Wicca by Fred Lamond - This book has a few chapters about Fred's experiences in the Craft.

  • Wiccan Roots by Philip Heselton - This book deals with Gardner's early life, the people he knew and the places he went.

  • Gerald Gardner and the Cauldron of Inspiration by Philip Heselton - This is Philip's second book about Gardner and includes even more research and information on his life.

  • Witchfather 1 & Witchfather 2 by Phillip Heselton - revised and updated versions of Philips earlier two book Wiccan Roots and Gerald Gardner and the Cauldron of Inspiration

  • Inventing Witchcraft by Aidan Kelly -  An analysis of the 'Gardnerian' Book of Shadows as well as some insight into Craft history. This book is an updated and revised version of Crafting The Art Of Magic

  • The Witches Bible by Janet and Stewart Farrar - Another classic text which also delves into modern Witchcraft's history.

  • Triumph of the Moon by Ronald Hutton - An academic investigation into the history of modern Witchcraft.

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