Wednesday 19 March 2008

The History of Wicca

So Many True Priestesses ... is the title of a talk at Secret Chiefs tonight.

Gerald Gardner, the father of modern witchcraft, initiated many women into the craft. Some, such as Doreen Valiente, Lois Bourne and Patricia Crowther, have written about their experiences, but others are comparatively unknown.

Historian and biographer Philip Heselton, author of Wiccan Roots and Gerald Gardner and the Cauldron of Inspiration will present the results of his research into these forgotten mothers of the craft. He will accompany the talk with a display of unpublished photographs.

The talk is on Wednesday 19 March and starts at 8.30pm, upstairs at the Devereux pub, 20 Devereux Court, off Essex St, London WC2. The doors open at 7.30pm. Ticket price £2. The talk is organised by Secret Chiefs, London’s longest-running pagan talks forum.


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