The Occult Experience & Pagan Documentaries

I was somewhat shocked to discover that the 1985 Australian documentary about Pagan and occult religions, "The Occult Experience," had been posted to Vimeo (Last year!) by one of the co-producers. Up till now, if you wanted a copy, you either had to track down the out-of-print VHS, watch it in low-quality VHS-ripped pirate copy excerpts on Youtube, or obtain it (illegally) through torrent sites. But now, here it is, a very nice (legal) digital rip from a VHS copy of the master print. [iframe … [Read more...]

Gerald Gardner: “Britain’s Wicca Man” and “Witchfather”

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I have two Gerald Gardner-related news items for you today. First, "Britain's Wicca Man," the first documentary to focus exclusively on this foundational figure within Wicca, now has a trailer out. "Britain's Wicca Man tells the extraordinary story of Britain's fastest growing religious group - Wicca - and of its creator, an eccentric Englishman called Gerald Gardner. Historian and leading expert in Pagan studies, Professor Ronald Hutton, explores the unlikely origins of modern pagan … [Read more...]

Gerald Gardner Documentary Slated for 2012

Publicity still from "Britain's Wicca Man".

Perhaps no figure looms as large on the history of modern religious Witchcraft (and in turn modern Paganism) than Gerald Gardner, who, depending on whom you ask, introduced the heretofore underground religion of Wicca to the wider world, or simply created it from a variety of esoteric and folkloric sources. Whatever one's stance is on the providence of Wicca, all agree that Gardner played an essential role in developing what would become a world religion practiced everywhere from India to … [Read more...]


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