• Book Review: King of the Witches by June Johns

    “King of the Witches” is a hugely entertaining, if pretty fantastical, biography of one of the leading figures of modern pagan witchcraft, Alex Sanders. Published in 1969 by June Johns, an author described as having “made a living from writing…

  • Witchcraft Today: Chapter 5 & 6

    Notes made while reading “Witchcraft Today” by G.B.G Fairies GBG sees “little people” as pygmies, conflating European legend with current African & South-East Asian races pre-Celtic races, small and strong, good friends but dangerous enemies witches often intermarried with them;…

  • Witchcraft Today: Chapter 4

    Notes made while reading “Witchcraft Today” by G.B.G Would-be witches, or those who attended heathen sabbats intelligent classes, inc. craftsmen, soldiers, merchants, doctors, sailors, farmers and clerks people seeking adventure the ‘bright young things’ of the time those looking for…

  • Witchcraft Today: Chapter 3

    Notes made while reading “Witchcraft Today” by G.B.G Reincarnation and the God Horned God as god of death and resurrection, reincarnation, the next world, comforter & consoler Next world, god’s realm, follows life and acts as a place of rest…

  • Reading – What Witches Do: Introduction

    What Witches Do by Stewart Farrar was first published in 1971, after the author, a journalist, was sent to interview Alex Sanders, the founder of Alexandrian Wicca. Farrar was charmed by Sanders and his witch cult, and set about writing…

  • Witchcraft Today: Chapter 2

    Notes made while reading “Witchcraft Today” by G.B.G. What is a witch? Men and women with knowledge of spells (via charms, potions etc) for healing, love, harming Can affect the weather Communicated with spirits, the dead, small gods Power or…

  • Witchcraft Today: Chapter 1

    Notes made while reading “Witchcraft Today” by G.B.G. Skyclad – “only in that way can we obtain power” If clothing impedes the release of power, perhaps you’re not raising it right! GBG sees aura only on bare flesh, but projection…

  • Differences Between Witches and Non-Witches

    Notes made while reading “A Deed Without a Name” by Lee Morgan. Shamanic, ecstatic practice blurs the lines between physical, “in the body”, experiences and spiritual, “in spirit”, experiences. Extension of the senses leading to Other ways of being. Thus…

  • Shamanic, Ecstatic

    Notes made while reading “A Deed Without a Name” by Lee Morgan. An ‘ecstatic’ is a type of mystic who  leaves or transcends the flesh in powerful visions and has congress with another world. But a ‘shaman’ is one who…

  • How to become a witch

    Notes made while reading “A Deed Without a Name” by Lee Morgan. Born that way -> approached by spirits or the Devil and informed of vocation/gifted with power. Initiated by other person -> share food/drink with fey/shifter, agree 3 times…