Alexandrian / criticism / Gardnerian / question / religion / truth / wicca / witchcraft

Can some wiccans not handle the criticism?

Atheists and scientists do not kill each other over their beliefs. The adherents of superstring theory have never killed opposing theorists. They may disagree but refrain from violently attacking each other’s followers.  Like them Arius and Athanasius disagreed over a theory in the 4th century, although in their case it wasn’t physics, but about the … Continue reading

folklore / nursery rhyme / Pendle Hill / witchcraft

The Daughter of Bel-Trabol:A Theory about a Curious Nursery Rhyme, and its Relationship to Historical Witchcraft in Lancashire

    Copyright 2006 by Susan Treadway, M.A. Used with permission     * * *   “Ugly Lull Grinlee Came of a witch’s belly A lame gal born of sin   Ugly Lull Grinlee Smil’d all crookedly Quite a simpleton   Ugly Lull Grinlee Always quite lonely Never had a friend   Ugly Lull … Continue reading

Alexandrian / Gardnerian / wicca / witchcraft

The difference between Alexandrian and Gardnerian traditions.

As much as being widely agreed that there are only few differences between Gardnerian and Alexandrian traditions, personal observation has led me to the conclusion that while differences appear to be only subtle on an external level, they are much more profoundly demarcated on the inner. An example that immediately comes to mind concerns how … Continue reading