Aidan Kelly

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Aidan Kelly

Panama / America 1940 - present

Comments: Wicca; Neopaganism; (NROOGD)was a joking name for the Wiccan coven, and had no relation to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, was not a ceremonial group, nor practiced GD Rituals; Initiate of Gardnarian, Feri and TuBal Cain traditions in creating his own;

Teachers: Gerald Gardner; Victor Anderson; Cora Anderson; Robert Cochrane; Joseph Wilson;

Students: Melinda Taylor-Kelly; Justine Glass; BoneBlossom; Sally Eaton; Laura Wildman Hanlon; Terence McKenna;

Friends:Starhawk; Judy Harrow; Phyllis Curott; M. Macha NightMare; Margot Adler; Selena Fox; Jim Alan;

Enemies: Donald H. Frew

Organizations: founded New Reformed Orthodox Order of the Golden Dawn (NROOGD) in the 1960s; Covenant of the Goddess (COG); American Academy of Religion's Group on New Religious Movements

Author: Crafting the Art of Magic, 1991; republished as Inventing Witchcraft