Gerald Gardner: Legacy of the 'father of witchcraft'
A blue plaque is being unveiled in Dorset at the former home of Gerald Brosseau Gardner. He is regarded by many as the "father of modern witchcraft", but who was he and what was his legacy?
Gardner's theories were drawn from numerous sources, including Freemasonry, magical orders such as the Golden Dawn and fellow occultists, including Aleister Crowley.
"Southridge" - very nice house. Bit more 'upmarket' than the Abbey of Thelema, it has to be said. :'(
I personally like Alex Saunders interpretation of Wicca better than Gardner's. Saunders never got the recognition that he deserved.
I like his Book of Shadows:-
I wonder what significance the O's have? Perhaps he was drinking something at the time, and placed the glass onto the book...
It's 'Sanders', not 'Saunders'. Or, to be even more accurate, 'Orrell Alexander Carter'.
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