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A True History of Witchcraft (Wicca)

A True History of Witchcraft Wicca Some proponents hedge their claims calling Wicca a revival rather than a continuation of an ancient cult Oddly enough there may never have been any such cult The first time I met someone who thought

  • Title: A True History of Witchcraft (Wicca)
  • Author: Allan Greenfield
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  • Page: 254
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Some proponents hedge their claims, calling Wicca a revival rather than a continuation of an ancient cult Oddly enough, there may never have been any such cult The first time I met someone who thought she was a witch, she started going on about being a blue of the cloak I should ve been warned right then and there In fact, as time has passed and the religion hasSome proponents hedge their claims, calling Wicca a revival rather than a continuation of an ancient cult Oddly enough, there may never have been any such cult The first time I met someone who thought she was a witch, she started going on about being a blue of the cloak I should ve been warned right then and there In fact, as time has passed and the religion has spread, the claims of lineal continuity have tended to be hedged and Thus, we find Dr Gardner himself, in 1954, stating unambiguously that some witches are descendants of a line of priests and priestesses of an old and probably Stone Age religion, who have been initiated in a certain way received into the circle and become the recipients of certain ancient learning Gardner, WITCHCRAFT TODAY, pp 33 34 Stated in its most extreme form, Wicca may be defined as an ancient pagan religious system of beliefs and practices, with a form of apostolic succession that is, with knowledge and ordination handed on lineally from generation to generation , a or less consistent set of rites and myths, and even a secret holy book of considerable antiquity The Book of Shadows More recent writers, as we have noted, have hedged a good deal on these claims, particularly the latter Thus we find Stewart Farrar in 1971 musing on the purported ancient text thusly Whether, therefore, the whole of the Book of Shadows is post1897 is anyone s guess Mine is that, like the Bible, it is a patchwork of periods and sources, and that since it is copied and re copied by hand, it includes amendments, additions, and stylistic alterations according to the taste of a succession of copiersParts of it I sense to be genuinely old other parts suggest modern interpolation Farrar, WHAT WITCHES DO, pp 34 35 As we shall discover presently, there appear to be no genuinely old copies of the Book of Shadows Still, as to the mythos, Farrar informs us that the two personifications of witchcraft are the Horned God and the Mother Goddess ibid, p 29 and that the Horned God is not the Devil, and never has been If today Satanist covens do exist, they are not witches but a sick fringe, delayed reaction victims of a centuries old Church propaganda in which even intelligent Christians no longer believe ibid, p 32.

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