Doreen Valiente’s Official Biographer, Philip Heselton and his wife Hilary. The day arrived, 21st February 2016, and we were all assembled in the basement of Treadwells Book Shop in London, for the book launch. The room was packed, and there was a great atmosphere. The proceedings were opened by Ashley Mortimer who has without a […]
http://www.wherewitchcraftlives.org/witchfest2016.php The Doreen Valiente Foundation will be back in Brighton for Witchfest 2016. Witchfest is on 25th/26th/27th November which is also the final weekend for the display of Doreen’s artefacts at Preston Manor. We’ll have a stall out with the other community and charity organisations during some of the day where you can buy books, […]
As we are in the time of the Roman – or possibly pre-Roman festival of Lupercalia, Feb 13 – 15th, I thought I would find out if it had any links to the Christian St Valentines day 14 February. My research confirmed my suspicions, that Pope Gelasius I, had super-imposed St Valentines day onto the […]
RICHARD LEVY BIO: I began my pagan path at a young age but and magic is something I feel was always a part of my life. But with time I learned how to nourish this part of myself. I feel today we are encouraged to ignore these parts of who we are and it is […]
From Ashley Mortimer – Very pleased to be able to say that CFPS / DVF took part in a symposium of Pagan organisations hosted by Mike Stygal, Pagan Federation President. The theme was a discussion about some unity in the Pagan community and some more collaboration and, those who know their history will be aware […]
Sir Terry Pratchett has done several great services to the pagan community and the true Craft of the Wica: He helped the wider community see us as more include-able and accepted by poking good-spirited, perceptive, knowledgeable and downright genuine fun at us through his hilarious characters – you know you are widely recognised when the […]
This interview was conducted by Richard Levy for the Centre For Pagan Studies in February 2018 1 – Could you tell us a little about how you got started in Wicca and why you were drawn to it? I grew up in a haunted house with family members who were both aware of, and interested […]
Could you tell us a little about how you got started in Wicca and why you were drawn to it?