Wednesday, 6 January 2010

On this Day: 6 January

On this day, 6 January 1971, Patricia Crowther's radio show A Spell of Witchcraft was first aired in Britain. Source: Llewellyn's" 2010 Witches' Calendar

Patricia Crowther was initiated as a witch by Gerald Gardner, the founder of modern Wicca, and was a public promoter of Wicca in its early days.

She formed a coven in Sheffield in 1961 with her husband Arnold Crowther and wrote several books on the subject including Witchcraft in Yorkshire, Witch blood!: The diary of a witch high priestess! and Lid Off the Cauldron: Handbook for Witches. Her most recent book came out in 2009 and is called Covensense.

A Spell of Witchcraft was produced for Radio Sheffield. Although some sources say it was actually broadcast on 7 January 1971 - a day later than the date given on the Witches' Calendar - it still claims the honour of being the first radio show in Britain on witchcraft.

Links:
http://www.themystica.com/mystica/articles/c/crowther_patricia_c.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patricia_Crowther_(Wiccan)
Witchcraft in Yorkshire
Witch blood!: The diary of a witch high priestess!
Lid Off the Cauldron: Handbook for Witches
CovensenseLlewellyn's 2010 Witches' Calendar

2 comments:

Antony said...

Hi Badwitch,

Thanks for another informative podt. The Witch blood! The diary of a witch high priestess, is it out of print? I can't find it on Amazon.

Hugs,

A x

badwitch said...

The book might be out of print, but second hand copies could come up on Amazon marketplace.