Who wrote the original Book of Shadows?
What religion was founded by Gerald Gardner? GERALD GARDNER
Gardner, considered the founder of Wicca, was born in 1884, north of Liverpool in England. A world traveler with an interest in the occult, Gardner first heard the word “Wica” used in the 1930s when he became involved with a coven in Highcliffe, England. He was initiated into the group in 1939.
Where is Gerald Gardner buried? Gardner died of a heart attack in 1964 on board a merchant ship – The Scottish Prince – on his way home from Lebanon. He was buried in Tunis, the ship’s next port of call, and the only attendee at his funeral was the ship’s captain. His legacy is a worldwide following of Gardnerian Wicca.
When was Wicca invented? Wicca originated in the early twentieth century, when it developed amongst secretive covens in England who were basing their religious beliefs and practices upon what they read of the historical Witch-Cult in the works of such writers as Margaret Murray.