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Wicca is perhaps the best known strand of Neo-Paganism. There are a variety of Wicca and Witchcraft traditions, such Gardnarian Wicca, Alexandrian Wicca, Faery Wicca, Dianic Witchcraft, Strega, mystery traditions, familial traditions, and solitary practice (to name a few). While all practitioners of Wicca are Witches and most practice some form of Witchcraft, not all Witches (or practitioners of Witchcraft) identify as Wiccan.
Recommended Introductory Books
Call Number: BF1584.I8 L4 1998
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
The "Gospel of the Witches," containing a story of revelation from the goddess Aradia central to the development of Wicca, but referenced and used by other traditions.
The Meaning of Witchcraft by
Call Number: BF1566 .G3 2004
Publication Date: 2004-03-01
One of many books written by Gerald Gardner, a major historical figure of Wicca.
Modern Wicca by
Call Number: BP605.W53 H69 2010
Publication Date: 2010-01-08
A history of modern Wicca starting with Gerald Gardner.
Call Number: Call Number Availability BF1566 .C86 1988
Publication Date: 2002-09-08
A classic introduction to solitary Wicca about how to live life magically, spiritually, and attuned with nature. The Wicca shared in this book is more often associated with American Wicca which is sometimes distinguished from British Wicca.
Wicca/Witchcraft: Recommended Introductory Articles
History of Wicca and Modern Witchcraft
Drawing down the Moon by
Publication Date: 2006-10-03
The classic history of 20th-century Paganism and Witchcraft to the 1980s. Adler was a journalist and a practicing Witch.
The Triumph of the Moon by
Publication Date: 2000-03-16
Hutton's history complements and continues Adler's from a historian's standpoint, with more information about early developments in Great Britain.
Witchcraft: A Very Short Introduction by
Publication Date: 2010-05-20
The title is pretty self-explanatory. Gaskill's book focuses more on early Modern sources for European witchcraft, but also addresses 20th- and 21st-century practices.
Covenant of the Goddess
CoG is an umbrella organization with members who identify with many varieties of Wicca and Witchcraft. CoG engages in outreach, education, and advocacy, and confers legal ordination.
Children of Artemis
A British organization that promotes Wicca, Witchcraft, and Paganism. They publish a magazine and organize events.
Wicca/Witchcraft: Subject Headings for Further Research