Secret History

Photograph of English cunning man George Pickingill, taken at the turn of the 20th century, in either the 1890s or early 1900s.

Witchcraft Before Wicca: The Cunning Men and Wise-Women of Old

Today the popular image of witchcraft in the mass media and in books and magazines is largely defined by ‘Wicca’, a form of neo-pagan witchcraft created by a retired English civil servant called Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884–1964) in the 1940s. […]