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Friday, March 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
From the Wica to Wicca: The Rise and Development of Modern Witchcraft

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When Gerald Gardner went public as one of England’s first Modern Witches in 1951 he spoke of being a part of an initiate only “Witch­cult” and called the Witches who initiated him “The Wica.” By the end of the 1960’s Gardner’s Witchcraft was known by many as Wicca, and by the end of the 1970’s Wicca was no longer limited to just initiates. How did this all happen and what are the origins of Gardner’s Craft? Just where do Traditional Witches fit into all of this and what sort of impact have they had on Witchcraft traditions today? From Valiente to Cochrane to Ravenwolf it’s an in­depth look on where Modern Witchcraft has been and how it got to now.

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Jason Mankey (He/Him)

Jason Mankey read his first book on Witchcraft in the seventh grade, and dedicated his life to the Craft at age 22. Today, Jason is a third degree Gardnerian High Priest and helps to run two Witchcraft covens in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Ari. Jason is a popular speaker... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Terrace 4 AV