Recommended Reading

General Resources

The Wild Hunt – Modern Pagan News & Commentary

People of Wicca

The Well-Read WitchCarl McColman

From Healers to Criminals

The Witch’s Hammer, full translation

Papal Bull of Pope Innocent VIII

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers, Barbara Ehrenreich

Witches & Pagans: Women in European Folk Religion, 700-1100  (Secret History of Witches), Max Dashu

Power in the Name: The Origin and Meaning of the Word “Witch”

Witches of Modern History

 Bone, Eleanor

Brief biography

Buckland, Raymond

Brief biography

2016 Interview with The Wild Hunt

Buckland’s Youtube Channel

Clutterbuck, Dorothy

Brief biography

Crowley, Aleister

Wickedest Man in the World, free BBC documentary

Ordo Templi Orientis US Grand Lodge

Breakdown of Crowley’s developed religion Thelema 


Crowther, Patricia

Brief biography

Article featured in Sheffield Star (30th October 1965)

Article regarding the The Eyes of the Witch Goddess, Prediction (June 1966)

Recording of Crowther singing Lord of the Dance

Gardner, Gerald

Wiccan Roots: Gerald Gardner and the Modern Witchcraft Revival, Philip Heselton

Gerald Gardner and The Cauldron of Inspiration, Philip Heselton

Online Compilation Resource for Gerald Gardner

Opinion blog piece *warning, writer is not a fan of the man

Leek, Sybil

BBC brief biography (includes names of other prominent witches)

Part 1 of three part interview, parts 2 & 3 in auto-playlist

Leland, Charles

Brief Biography

Aradia, or the Gospel of Witches, Charles Leland

Weaving Ourselves into the Land: Charles Godfrey Leland, “Indians” and the Study of Native American Religions, Parkhill Thomas (1997)

Sanders, Alex & Maxine

Brief Biography

Alexandrian Wicca

Article with Alex Sanders with The Men Only

Fire Child: The Life & Magic of Maxine Sanders ‘Witch Queen’, Maxine Sanders

Valiente, Doreen

Brief biography, with links to her published works

Interviews with EarthSpirit, 1991

Doreen Valiente Youtube Channel (operated by the Doreen Valiente Foundation)

Wilson, Monique

Brief biography

Monique Wilson and the Gardner Estate, Morgan Davis

Woodford-Grimes, Edith

Brief biography