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The Objectives of The Children of Artemis
Children of Artemis is a UK Wicca & Witchcraft volunteer based non-profit organisation. We organise events throughout the year such as Artemis Gathering and Witchfest International. We also produce a magazine twice a year called Witchcraft&Wicca. These are our aims:
- To promote an ethical approach to Wicca, in accordance with the wiccan rede “An it harm none, do what you will”
- To present a truthful and accurate view of Wicca/Witchcraft to the outside world.
- To promote understanding of the beliefs of Wicca & Witchcraft, which are:
- We attempt to live by the Wiccan rede, not harming anyone or anything by our actions (or lack of them).
- We take personal responsibility for our actions.
- We always attempt to respect and live in harmony with nature.
- We view divinity as both male and female, in the form of the Goddess and God. We extend this view of equality to our everyday lives.
- We view magic as an intrinsic part of this world, a completely natural and neutral force.
- We never seek to convert others, only providing information and assistance if they actively seek it.
- We view Wicca or Witchcraft as one spiritual path chosen by some, other religions are equally valid for those that choose them. Hence we always attempt to practice tolerance to others beliefs.
Benefits of Membership of the Children of Artemis
- A copy of the Children of Artemis Wicca/Witchcraft information pack.
- Members will receive our Witchcraft & Wicca magazine giving information on Wicca/Witchcraft, forthcoming events and news on relevant subjects twice a year (issued at Beltane and Samhain).
- Members will receive our Witchcraft Times newsletter giving information on Wicca/Witchcraft, forthcoming events and news on relevant subjects around once a month in email format.
- Access to our information service, answering your questions on Witchcraft and Wicca in the UK. We regret that due to limited resources we have to limit this service to four letters a year.
- Discount prices on occasional Children of Artemis events and workshops
- All personal details you provide will be kept strictly confidential, unless you specifically authorise their release
By joining CoA you will be supporting our events, our magazine and our online communities, and all the projects we get involved in to better our community. We have helped film crews to create documentaries that shows Wicca and Witchcraft in the proper light, we have sponsored events all over the country and abroad. There is still plenty to achieve and a lot more work to do, and we hope that you can help us carry on. For more details on different types of membership just click here.
If you wish to make a donation to the organisation you can do so by clicking the Donate button.
We always get so many books and CDs to be reviewed that we never have enough space in the magazine to review them all, so we will start posting the reviews here. We hope that you find it informative and helpful.
Publisher: CoA Publishing
Pagan fiction is a niche that has yet to become mainstream in any real way. Harry Potter, and many fantasy books that are very close to pagan concepts, but they are explicitly not real. What of fiction that is based in the real pagan community of today? We all know there is plenty of scope, dramas, feuds, inspirational stories, but no-one has attempted to capture that reality until now.Read Full Review
This is the first pagan coloring book I have ever reviewed, I expected the usual patterns and images to colour in, I didn’t expect the information that is included. The book includes resources for the beginner, illustrated and easy to understand. These range from the usual correspondences for Moon Phases, Colours, Planets, the Zodiac and more. Many of the illustrations have meanings embedded within them,Read Full Review
Publisher Dark Moon Press
Children will love this book of short stories, poems and activities on folklore, fairies and myths. This book is an easy way to teach children some of the concepts within paganism in the entertaining form of stories. While this book is ideal for any pagan child, especially those who are beginning to ask questions, that is not it’s only audience. In this multi-cultural world children from any background would enjoy the stories,Read Full Review
“The First Branch” is possibly the first part of the most important retelling of the Mabinogi since it was translated into English. While it is true to the original, it is completely spellbinding to listen to. Those fortunate enough to have heard Damh speak will know he is an great story teller, and this is superbly presented. I would recommend you to listen to both CDs in a single sitting, not much of a hardship when they are as addictive as this.Read Full Review
Perkelt are Pagan Speed Folk, this album demonstrates exactly what that is. They can do slow and atmospheric, as in start of Black Wedding, but their energy and passion is clear even here as it progresses. This captures the breath-taking pace of their live performances. Even the traditional folk song Greensleeves takes on a new life with the Perkelt treatment, you will have never heard a rendition with so much life,Read Full Review
Publisher Moon Books
Pagan calendars are beautiful and full of useful knowledge, but after a year they are obsolete. Every Day Magic is an ideal replacement, an eternal book of inspiration for every day of the year. There is a summary for each month giving moon names, astrological information, practical advice and associations. The daily entries contain a wide variety of content including spells, rituals, ancient pagan festival days, meditations,Read Full Review
Publisher Windgather Publishing
This is a unique book, it is not just another Wiccan or Druid book, it is written directly from the authors personal experiences and their resulting research. It is unusually readable for a book that is written in a quite academic way. It is also refreshing to find authors that freely admit the ideas in the book are just theories, as proof in this area is hard to find.Read Full Review
This album opens with a majestic first track in “Lost Realms”, it starts as if it is going to be a ballad Taloch’s vocals carrying the song, then half way through it takes off with guitar and drums into a Dolmen anthem. “The Gaffa” is is a Celtic-Folk track acoustic throughout with a good bass drum beat, again the song soars into a acoustic stormer. The third track “Devil’s a Cheapster” reminds me of early Bowie rock, perfect.Read Full Review
Publisher: Solarus Publishing
The incredible artwork on these cards is the first thing that attracts people to them. Each card is a work of art in it’s own right, any one of them would look good framed on a wall. Then the subject comes into play, it is rare that cards are so Witchcraft/Pagan themed, there are a handful of Tarot decks, but Oracles tend to avoid the subject. The message behind each card is clear, I have many favourites, naturally all the sabbats are there,Read Full Review
Barrow Wake is very much written around a Witchcraft theme, with the note on the cover “Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder” making that very clear. The music as always is very good, this album showcasing Candia’s vocal ability extremely well. The music varies quite dramatically between the tracks from the classic Inkubus guitar driven rock sound of “Lily Bolane” to the much more thoughtful “Lost to the Sea”.Read Full Review
Publisher: Moon Books
Because of its association with fire, and the fascination many of us have for the flickering candle flame, candle magic is probably the most popular form of magic used by Witches and Pagans today. Candle magic is almost always one of the first magical skills learned by a new Witch, and is often overlooked later for this reason. A skill half learned is never a good thing which is where this book comes into it’s own.Read Full Review
Publisher Wolfenhowle Press
For those who are drawn to Anglo-Saxon heathenry and want to know more about their magical heritage, this booklet is an excellent place to start.This booklet priced at only £2.50 plus 63p postage may only have 40 pages but it is packed with good information with absolutely no unnecessary padding. It gives you a good background on what sources of information are left for a period when almost nothing was written down,Read Full Review
Publisher: Blue Angel Publishing
These cards and their accompanying book have been produced to the highest standard I have seen, with a quality feel as soon as you open the box. These are not just another oracle, these cards really tell the story of divination through the ages to the present day. A unique mix of information and divination tool that really works as the subject you are learning the history of is divination itself.Read Full Review
Publisher: Hereford Press
Reviewer: Tam Campbell
This small book of poetry and prose insights is a juxtaposed interaction with a rather individual imagined character, Caliban and a form of reality as perceived through the lens of a romantic form of ancient magic.
The prose, in a style which, to my eyes, comes over with a hint of personal intimacy reflected in the poetic muse This, in itself, has in its essence, an indirect link with the spirit of Paganism,
Mother Moon is their 19th album I have been a fan of their music for years and still look forward to new releases to see what new directions they are exploring. This album starts with the title track in typical Inkubus goth rock style, lots of guitar and a great bass line with Candia’a vocals setting the mood of the whole track. It would have been simple for them to continue that theme for the entire album, but they didn’t.Read Full Review
Publisher: Wolfenhowle Press
The Anglo-Saxon and Norse periods of British history has always fascinated me since my introduction at junior school, I was disappointed that earlier periods were never covered later in school. The problems facing any scholar of Anglo Saxon history in this country are the lack of archeology, with the exception of a small number of spectacular finds, and the only people who could read and write during that period were Christian priests.Read Full Review
Publisher: Wolfenhowle Press
I have never read a Mrs Darley’s book before although I’ve heard good reports from people that have. So I had high expectations for this book before I even started. It is a hard book to classify, partly a story, and partly a practical reference, although that sounds an unlikely mixture I am glad to report that it works really well. The country cottage environment gives the book a suitably old witchy feel, and the information it gives is excellent too.Read Full Review
Publisher Centre: for Pagan Studies
Philip Hesleton has continued his series of books on major historical figures in paganism with this excellent biography on Doreen Valiente. The book covers her entire life and concludes with the impact of her legacy. I am fortunate enough to have met Doreen myself on two occasions, and talked to her several times on the phone, and I can confirm the impression of her given in the book is accurate.Read Full Review
Publishers: Wolfenhowle Press
This is by far the most complete book on knot magic I have seen, and includes absolutely everything you could need to know. This ancient form of magic is not used as often as other more visual alternatives such as candle magic, but it is every bit as versatile and powerful as you will find out in this book.Read Full Review
Publisher: Moon Books
Jane Meredith is an experienced ritualist, and expert in mythology, so I expected great things from this book, I am pleased to report I was not disappointed.Read Full Review
Damh the Bard is one of the top Pagan musicians in Europe, and this CD proves that beyond doubt. From the start you know this is something special, the vocals, lyrics, and music are perfect, but this time there is even more.Read Full Review
Publishers: Moon Books
Many people today think of fairies as the tiny sparkling creatures created during Victorian times and popularised in the 20th century by Disney and others. Flavia Kate Peters shows us their true and sometimes darker origins in ancient myth as magical elemental creatures of the Earth.Read Full Review
Publishers: Wolfenhowle Press
One of the most common occult techniques used is divination, and it comes in an amazing variety of forms. The difficulty many have when starting to learn to divine is how to start, what of the many systems on offer to use, and how to interpret the results you get.Read Full Review
The Sacred Sires Oracle cards are truly beautifully illustrated by the spiritual artist Yuri Leitch, with each card showing a different sacred site from around the world.Read Full Review
Publishers: Palatine Books
The story of the Pendle Witch trails is justifiably famous. While the names of many of the accused are instantly familiar, the actual details of their involvement and the crimes they were accused of are frequently not.Read Full Review
Publishers: Hale Books
This is an unusually detailed history of Witchcraft, spanning the period from the Ancient Greece to the present day. The book starts with the history of magic and Witchcraft in ancient Greece, where the author claims all European Witchcraft stems from.Read Full Review
Global Wicca is a new tradition founded by Swati Prakash. Global Wicca has a specific focus of using magick and Witchcraft to help heal our world.Read Full Review
Spriggan Mist have grown into one of the premier Pagan bands in the UK, I can honestly say that every performance and every CD has been better than the one before. This constant improvement means that this new CD should be amazing.Read Full Review
Yvonne Aburrow’s book is aimed at coven Wiccans, but it will also appeal to other readers, especially those interested in gender or sexuality issues. It includes discussions on Wiccan theology, ideal for established Wiccans who want to move on to the next step.Read Full Review
Green candle/wooden skewer/Ginger essential oil.
Anoint your candle with ginger oil,
Perform the spell a week before the Full Moon.
engrave into it using the skewer the amount of money
you realistically require , but remember it must be need not greed???
Visualise that the spell has already worked
Chant the rhyme.
Money, Money come to me!
From limitation set me free!
Desire is the Money Key
That opens treasure troves to me.
Spirits good and Spirits bold
lead me to a horde of gold!
Enrich my bank account and my purse;
Break the bonds of a poor man’s curse.
Rise O’ Spirit, enrich and bless
My life with Good and Happiness!
Extinguish the candle.
Burn the candle each night to be completed by the time of the Full Moon.
Why do we use Visualisation in our spells?
Visualisation is the ability to see in your mind pictures and images. It is vital for spell working that you have a clear vision of your desired result.
Why cast a circle?
When you are attempting any ritual it is important that you cast a circle. This is to create sacred space, which will give you protection from unwanted outside influences, and keep the power that you raise within it for you to use.
Make sure that you will not be disturbed.
Take the phone of the hook, and if possible turn the door bell off. Allow yourself plenty of time where you will not be disturbed, interruptions will ruin your concentration.
What is a Spell & how do they work
A spell is a ritual performed to achieve a desired goal. It works by the art of transforming, and influencing an undesired situation and changing it in your favour. It is accomplished by the use of willpower, visualisation and raised energy. Combine those with the forces of nature, the elements, the phases of the moon, and the Goddess and God. If you believe in yourself and have a positive outlook on life, you can perform a spell. Magic should be used for the good of all, always make sure in your mind that you are doing them for the right reasons.
Is there any payback?
The law of three fold return means very simply that what you do will come back to you three fold, whether for good or ill. This simple truth means that you should never perform any spell to harm or control as it will ultimately not only harm your intended victim but also yourself. In Wicca we have to accept responsibility for what we do. Magic and Spells do work and they always take the easiest and quickest route. Always make sure that you have tried your best on the material plane to resolve the situation before you even consider performing a spell.
When should you perform your spells?
Depending on your spell, you should aim to work them with the cycles of the moon to receive the most effective results. The three aspects of the moon are the Waxing (or New), Full and Waning.
- The New Moon
The Moon is waxing and growing. This should be a time to plan spells that introduce new beginnings and projects. A new career, house move, job, relationship, any new venture in life.
- Full Moon
This is a time when the Moon is at its most powerful, and the magic most potent. Performing any positive spell at this time will achieve good results. This is the ideal time for healing, guidance, and completion spells
- Waning Moon
The casting out of the old ways, banishing old habits, smoking, eating habits, the removal of troubles and worries.
Always take a bath or shower before any ritual. It will help you to unwind, remove unwanted stresses and worries, and allow purification of the body and mind. It should leave you feeling focused and refreshed for a circle.
Learn from Experts at Witchfest
There will be several workshops at each of the Witchfest events focusing on how to develop and successfully cast your own spells. Some of the biggest names in the Craft will be there to guide you, on techniques, ethics and spell formulation.. Click Here for more details on Witchfest.
Wicca Introduced 2019 – Midlands
The Children of Artemis will be holding a weekend introductory Wiccan course in Rugeley, Staffordshire running from 9am until 5pm each day on the 23rd and 24th of March.
With an option to socialise with new friends at a pub afterwards, the course will include a complete overview of this enthralling subject, expertly taught by experienced tutors from CoA Central.
Wicca Introduced 2019 – Glastonbury
The Children of Artemis will be holding a weekend introductory Wiccan course in Glastonbury running from 9am until 5pm each day on the 6th and 7th of April.
With an option to socialise with new friends at a pub afterwards, the course will include a complete overview of this enthralling subject, expertly taught by experienced tutors from CoA Central.
Witchfest Midlands 2019
After a blazing success on its first year, 2019s Witchfest Midlands will be bigger and will have a new home at the Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent.
Featuring talks, workshops, esoteric market, live music and entertainment there will be something for everyone to enjoy!
The Artemis Gathering 2019 –
In honour of our patron goddess, the Children of Artemis are holding a wonderful outdoor event in a friendly family atmosphere camped in 70 beautiful acres of the Staffordshire countryside from Friday the 23rd until Monday the 26th of August.
The event has catering & bar facilities for vegetarians, & omnivores. Talks and workshops will be held in buildings and marquees on site, or in the open depending on the weather. Dogs are welcome, you need to pre-book at £2.50 per dog. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times and all mess must cleaned.
Please allow plenty of time for the journey as we are anticipating heavy traffic on some main routes to the site at this time of year.
Please remember to bring your own tent and camping equipment.
(The event opens Friday 4pm, and closes Monday 2pm)
Pagan Pride South
Pagan Pride Souths Summer Festival returns for its fourth year in the summer of 2019
A FREE event for all the family.
There will be a bright colourful parade which will arrive in the park around 11am which is FREE for all to join in.
In the park you will find the bandstand, this will host a variety of musicians.
There will also be a talks and workshop marquee for you all to enjoy with speakers.
Then there will be the market stalls full of pagan goodies from mead to candles, clothing to jewellery and much much more along with a number of info tents from various different pagan organisation including Children of Artemis and the Pagan Federation.
Witchfest International 9th Nov 2019 ( More details to come very soon)
The largest Witchcraft festival held in the World within recorded history, is to be held on the 9th Nov 2019.
There are more talks and workshops than ever before given by the most famous Witchcraft/Wiccan authors and experts in the world. An amazing traders market will be waiting for you selling all kinds of different bits for your witchy needs. Some great entertainment, bands and late night rock disco also available for a full on experience.
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There is a lot of confusion between the terms Wicca and Witchcraft, many people, including famous authors, use them interchangeably, so is there a difference, if so what is it?
Classical Definition of Witchcraft
Is the practice of natural magic, and does not have to have any religious component. Natural magic is the simple magic connected with the world around us as opposed to the complex ritual or high magic practised by magicians. Both can be equally effective although natural magic is more commonly is used to solve everyday problems, whereas high magic often has more otherworldly goals. Someone of any religion can also be a Witch, however many faiths such as Christianity and Islam specifically ban the use of magic of any form, especially Witchcraft.
Classical Definition of Wicca
Is a religion with definable beliefs, which always includes the practice of Witchcraft. It is unique as a living western religion that explicitly embraces the female principal.
Wiccans believe in and worship a god and goddess,
the deities can vary according to the tradition, and group. This principle is extended to the everyday world, Wiccans believe duality, and equally value both males and females.
Wicca is connected to nature and the cycle of the seasons.
The 8 sabbats are essentially seasonal celebrations and allow Wiccans to have a real relationship with the Earth.
Magic is an essential part of Wicca, making every Wiccan a Witch.
Confusion with the meaning of “Wicca” from the USA
American author Scott Cunningham used the term Wicca, that was previously only applied to initiated coven Wiccans for his book for solitaries. His book was the best selling Witchcraft book of all time and its influence was massive, first in the US, then later in Europe too. It is likely there are now more solitary Wiccans than traditional coven based Wiccans. The arguments about who is a Wiccan still rage today with strong opinions on both sides. To reverse this trend is equivalent to King Canute attempting to turn the tide.
A Witch may be a Wiccan
Wicca is a both a magical system and a religion that includes Witchcraft in it’s core principles, however a Witch does not necessarily have Wiccan religious views. So a Wiccan is always a Witch, but a Witch is not always a Wiccan.
Unique amongst western religions
With its inclusion of female spirituality, magic, and affinity with nature, Wicca is unique among western religions. It truly is old ideas for the new world as its principles answer so many important modern issues
Magic is an inseparable part of Wicca
Unlike other western religions Wicca always includes the practice of magic in the form of spells. The caster carries the entire responsibility for the results of a spell they cast, so while similar in concept to a prayer a spell is a far more personal force. See Wiccan Rede for restrictions on use of spells.
The Rede an essential limit on the use of spells
An it harm none, do what ye will . Is a deceptively simple positive morality, easy to understand, but hard to live up to. In a simple phrase it gives a moral blueprint for all of life’s decisions
Wicca balances reverence of both male and female
Wicca includes both a Goddess and a God, and gives equal status to females and males. This is both an important principle of Wicca, and one of its strongest attractions.
We are helping our members setup local gatherings in a Pub, Bar or Cafe to discuss Wicca, Witchcraft, Paganism, socialise, and generally have a good time. These are very friendly get togethers so if you are close enough to one of the Gatherings, then come along for an enjoyable evening.
The first gathering was established in Croydon South London. Other Gatherings are being established now, and will be added to this page as we receive details. Please email us, or phone 0203 303 3290 if you would like to organise a gathering in your area.
The Witches Of London CoA Gathering
This Friendly social evening is open to all Pagan Paths as well as those who wish to seek a coven plus those covens that wish to recruit will be welcome. Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at the Front bar of the Cittie of Yorke at 22 High Holborn, London. WC1V 6BS Starting for 7.30 onwards. For more email us at email@example.com or like our Official Facebook Page.
West Wiltshire Gathering
Local Gathering in West Wiltshire. We will meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Swan Hotel, 1 Church Street, Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LN at around 7PM
Everyone is welcome to come along we have the little room at the from of the pub reserved for us so feel free to join us.
For more details you can like the Official Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rochester Gathering – So Moot it Bee
The Moot is held on the last Tuesday of the month at the Good Intent Pub 3 John Street, Rochester, ME1 1YL
The moot will gather at 7.30 for an 8.00 start so there will be plenty of time to mix and meet, talk and greet with your friends.
Threefold Pagans Okehampton Gathering
We meet at The Highwaymans Inn, Sourton, Devon. EX20 8HN every 3rd thursday evening of the month at 7.30.
All paths welcome to a interesting and varied, relaxed and informal meeting.
For more information you can email Leslea on email@example.com or the Official Facebook Page
Pub Moot held on the last Wednesday of the month at 8pm.
Find us in the upstairs room of The White Horse pub, 33 Castle street, Hertford, SG14 1HH.
Food served and a good selection of drinks.
10-15min walk from Hertford East and North station. Main bus station is also close by.
We are a friendly bunch that welcome newcomers and don’t expect you to have any particular experience or knowledge.
All we ask is that you are a Pagan or interested in learning more about Paganism and are tolerant of others beliefs.
For more information contact Kate at HertfordMoot@gmail.com
The Bishops Stortford Gathering
Held at the Castle public house , Castle Street, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire on the 3rd Monday of every month from 8pm.
Please come along and join in. We have a different fascinating subject every month, previous ones including, past lives, familiars, crystals, local ghost stories and legends.
For more info you can use the Official Facebook Page
The Hobbit Social Gathering – Southampton
Every fourth Friday of the month, meeting at around 7.30pm at The Hobbit Pub, 134 Bevois Valley Road, SO14 0JZ Southampton.
The Chi Monthly Gathering – Portsmouth
Every third Thursday of the month, meeting at around 7.30pm at Chi coffee. 146 London Rd. Portsmouth. PO2 9DJ.
A good old get-together hosted by Southampton Witches with a different topic every month, everyone welcome to join in. For more details just have a look at Facebook Group or Facebook Page.
CoA Rugby Gathering
Friendly and welcoming pagan Gathering meeting every 2nd Wednesday of the Month from 7PM at the Seven Stars Pub, 40 Albert Square, Rugby CV21 2SH. For more information you can check the official Facebook Page or join the Facebook Group
CoA Divine Moon Moot
Meeting on a Saturday from 12 noon at the family room at The Towers Walsall Rd, Great Barr B42 1EY, dates and location can vary dependent on the activity we have arranged for the meeting, so please do check our Facebook Page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the exact date and more details.
Stoke Central CoA Moot
Meeting on the second Wednesday of the month, starting at 6:00pm at the upstairs room at The White Star in Stoke. Everyone is welcome to join us!!! For more information you can like our Facebook Page or join our Facebook Group .
CoA Mid Sussex Pagans
Social meeting in around Mid Sussex, meeting on the first Thursday of the month .Venues are changeable so please do contact us if you wish to attend to make sure you go the right place! You can either message this page or email us at email@example.com.From us you can expect a nice and informal meeting and everyone is welcome to join us.Once we are up and running we will start thinking about rituals forSabbats/Esbats so like our Facebook Page to be up to date with all the news.
Worthing Pagan Moot
Friendly and welcoming meeting on every second Wednesday of the month, 8pm at The Downview Pub, Worthing. Join their Facebook Group to keep up to dates with all the news.
Central Lincoln CoA Gathering
Friendly and welcoming pagan Gathering meeting every 1st Tuesday of the Month from 7.30PM at the Dog & Bone, John Street, Lincoln, LN2 5BH. For more information you can check the official Facebook Page.
Banbury Wheatsheaf CoA Gathering
We meet every month on the second Monday at the Wheatsheaf in Banbury. You will be able to find us in the back room of the pub for a friendly social evening. Everyone is welcome to join in regardless of your path, and good conversation about pagan topics and the craft is guaranteed. If you are in the area do not be shy and join us! See you there! To stay up to date with all the new just like our Facebook Page.
Sunderland CoA Pagan Moot
We meet every 1st Thursday of the month from 7.30pm in the downstairs room at the Ship Isis on no 26 Silksworth Row. Everyone is welcome to join in! We mainly host a social evening where you can spend time with likeminded individuals but also have the occasional workshop. Feel free to contact us on our email address: PaganMoot.Sunderland@gmail.com or find our Facebook Group: or Facebook Page.
Student societies are a great way to find like-minded people at your University. And because of that, we feel that we should do something to support Student Pagan Societies so they can thrive and reach as many pagan students as they can so no-one feels left out or alone. So we decided to create a membership plan for your society. Student Society Gold Membership is a different type of membership altogether, as it is not tied to a single person, but to the society itself. If you are interested you can email our Student Society Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or join us in our Facebook Group and he can provide you with the details and information you will need to provide to sign up your Society to this great new deal.
For £45 a year, the Student Society Gold Membership will give you, 4 copies of our Information pack when joining, 4 copies of each issue of the Witchcraft & Wicca Magazine, Witchcraft Times Newsletter on the registered email address, 10 2 for1 deals on tickets for CoA events, where you always pay members prices even when the special deals are all used up, early entry to CoA events, Gold Wristband at Witchfest which gives you access to the members bar where you can relax away from the crowd and with great deals on drinks.
Below is the list of Societies Registered with CoA:
Many people assume that witchcraft disappeared after the witch-hunts of the middle ages. Witchcraft was driven underground by the persecution but it was not eliminated. The surviving Witches had to be more careful, but carry on they did. As late as the early twentieth century the traditional figure of the old wise witch was still in existence (E.g. Mother Redcap from Cambridge born in the mid-nineteenth century died 1926).
Witchcraft & witches have often been prominent in various isolated and third world countries around the world. They occasionally are reported in European papers, recent cases that found their way into the UK press include Witches in the Ivory Coast, Mexico and South Africa. These witches can trace their tradition back through the centuries as they have been largely accepted by their cultures and have not had to operate covertly. These witches of the third world while some of their practices and beliefs are very similar owe little to the heritage of the Witches who were persecuted during the European and American medieval witch trials.
While the persecution of witches and publicity the authorities and the church gave to it thankfully disappeared in the middle ages, witchcraft has persisted in Europe up to the present day. As there is little documentary evidence regarding the craft in the intervening centuries this is a very difficult statement to verify. This may be partly due to the secrecy needed before the repeal of the Witchcraft Act in England in 1951, and because Witchcraft in early Europe was largely a verbal tradition.
Whatever the truth of its origin Wicca and Witchcraft have now become a fast growing minority religion since the revival in the 1940s. It possibly now has as many followers in some western countries as other more officially acceptable alternative religions such as the Sikhs. Wicca is now even recognised by some government bodies such as the American military, which recognises it as an official religion. Even in Britain, the UK Home Office has authorised Wiccan prison visiting priests and priestesses.