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Gerald Brousseau Gardner (June 13, 1884 - February 12, 1964), who sometimes used the craft name Scire, was an influential English Wiccan, as well as an amateur anthropologist and archaeologist, writer, weaponry expert and occultist. He was instrumental in bringing the Neopagan religion of Wicca to public attention in Britain and wrote some of its definitive religious texts. He himself typically referred to the faith as "witchcraft" or "the witch-cult", its adherents "the Wica", and he claimed that it was the survival of a pre-Christian pagan Witch cult that he had been initiated into by a New Forest coven in 1939.

Gardner spent much of his life abroad in southern and south-eastern Asia, where he developed an interest in many of the native peoples, and wrote about some of their magical practices. It was after his retirement and return to England that he was initiated into Wicca by the New Forest coven. Subsequently fearing that this religion, which he apparently believed to be a genuine continuance of ancient beliefs, would die out, he set about propagating it through initiating others, mainly through the Bricket Wood coven, and introduced a string of notable High Priestesses into Wicca, including Doreen Valiente, Lois Bourne, Patricia Crowther and Eleanor Bone. He would go on to develop his own variant of the Craft that has come to be named after him, Gardnerian Wicca, which combined the teachings that he had received from the New Forest coven with additional ideas taken from a number of disparate sources, including Freemasonry, ceremonial magic, mediaeval grimoires and the writings of the occultist Aleister Crowley, a man whom Gardner knew personally.

He also published two books on the subject of Wicca, Witchcraft Today (1954) and The Meaning of Witchcraft (1959), along with a couple of novels, and ran the Museum of Magic and Witchcraft on the Isle of Man, which was devoted to the subject. For this, he has left an enduring legacy on the modern Wiccan and Neopagan movement, and is frequently referred to as "the Father of Wicca".

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Total Books: 25
The Gardnerian Book of Shadows
2011 - The Gardnerian Book of Shadows (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781770830301
ISBN-10: 1770830308
Genre: Religion & Spirituality

2007 - 80 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781402208409
ISBN-10: 1402208405
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment

The Meaning of Witchcraft
2004 - The Meaning of Witchcraft (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781578633098
ISBN-10: 1578633095
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

None Of The Above  An Irreverent Look At The Candidates
A Goddess Arrives
1997 - A Goddess Arrives (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781889537023
ISBN-10: 1889537020
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Pictorial History of Gone with the Wind
1996 - Pictorial History of Gone with the Wind (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517413708
ISBN-10: 0517413701
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

High Magic's Aid
1996 - High Magic's Aid (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780963065780
ISBN-10: 0963065785
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Nonfiction

The Godfather Movies  A Pictorial History
1993 - The Godfather Movies a Pictorial History (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517073728
ISBN-10: 0517073722
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Who's in Charge Here
1992 - Who's in Charge Here (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780517082409
ISBN-10: 0517082403
Genres: Business & Money, History, Humor & Entertainment

Who's in Charge/1988
1988 - Who's in Charge/1988 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780553345223
ISBN-10: 0553345222
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

I Hate Hollywd Joke Bk
1982 - I Hate Hollywd Joke Bk (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345296306
ISBN-10: 0345296303

Tara Treasury
1982 - Tara Treasury (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780517548196
ISBN-10: 0517548194

New York New York Who's In Charge Here
1981 - New York New York Who's in Charge Here (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780425052433
ISBN-10: 0425052435

The Actor A Photographic Interview with Ronald Reagan
The Tara Treasury A Pictorial History of Gone with the Wind
1980 - The Tara Treasury a Pictorial History of Gone with the Wind (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780870004827
ISBN-10: 0870004824
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Who's in Charge Here  1980
1979 - Who's in Charge Here 1980 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780553012538
ISBN-10: 0553012533