Crowley and Wicca

Ronald Hutton

in Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199863075
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979974 | DOI:
Crowley and Wicca

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This chapter explores Crowley's influence on Wicca, which is also known as modern pagan witchcraft. It examines the role that Crowley played in the origins of Wicca, as well as the relationship he shared with the founder of modern witchcraft, Gerald Gardner. It also discusses the early history of the Wicca movement. This chapter reveals that while Gardner drew heavily on Crowley's work during the early stages of the Wicca movement, this gradually lessened as the years went by.

Keywords: modern pagan witchcraft; Wicca; Gerald Gardner; Wicca movement; early stages

Chapter.  10749 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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