Gerald Gardner

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Gerald Gardner AKA Gerald Brosseau Gardner AKA Scire

England 1884 – 1964

Teachers; Margaret Murray; Charles Leland AKA C.G. Leland; Ted Surgeneson; George Alexander Sullivan of the Rosicrucian Theater; Rosicrucian Order Crotona Fellowship members Edith Woodford-Grimes AKA "Dafo" (1887–1975), Susie Mason, her brother Ernie Mason, sister Rosetta Fudge; Old Dorothy" Clutterbuck; George Watson MacGregor Reid of the Ancient Druid Order;


Students: Doreen Valiente; Lois Bourne; Patricia Crowther; Eleanor Bone AKA Ray Bone ; Cecil Williamson; Aidan Kelly; Ronald Hutton; Philip Heselton; Jack Bracelin; Florence Marryat; Ross Nichols (1902–1975), founder Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids; JSM Ward AKA John Sebastian Marlowe Ward; Judy Harrow: Starhawk; BoneBlossom AKA Beth Saunders; Chuck Furnace; Fred Lamond; Adrian Bott; Raymond Buckland; Monique Wilson; Robert Cochrane AKA Roy Bowers, created Cochrane's Craft; Ruth Wynn Owen; Joe Wilson; Shani Oates; Ann and Dave Finnin; Carol Stuart Jones; Alex Sanders and Maxine Sanders, creators of Alexandrian Wicca; Stewart Farrar, Janet Farrar, Gavin Bone; Scott Cunningham; Raven Grimassi; Leo Martello; Lady Sheba AKA Jessie Wicker Bell; Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, publisher; Vivianne Crowley; Mary Nesnick; Margo Adler; Madge & Arthur Worthington; Charles Cardell (1892–1977); Mary Cardell; Raymond Howard; Oberon Otter Zell-Ravenheart AKA Tim; and his partner Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart AKA Diana Moore;

Friends / Enemies /Partners: Gareth Knight; W. E. Butler; Israel Regardie; William G. Gray;; Aleister Crowley; Charles Henry Allan Bennett; wife Dorothea (Donna) Frances Rosedale; Sir Flinders Petrie, archeologist; Arnold Crowther; Gerald Yorke; Karl Germer; Lady Frieda Harris ; Frederic Mellinger; Idries Shah; Robert Graves; Peter Caddy, FINDHORN; Montague Summers; Mona Mackenzie; Michael Houghton, owner of Atlantis Bookshop, London at the time; Olive Green, co-owner;

Organizations: Freemasonry; Rosicrucian Order Crotona Fellowship; New Forest coven, 1939; Bricket Wood coven ; Museum of Magic and Witchcraft on the Isle of Man; "First Rosicrucian Theatre in England."; Folk-Lore Society; Historical Association; Ancient British Church; Ancient Druid Order (ADO); OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis;

Author: High Magic's Aid, 1949; A Goddess Arrive, 1939 ; Witchcraft Today, 1954; The Meaning of Witchcraft, 1959; see his Gardnerian Book Of Shadows at http://www.sacred-texts.com/pag/gbos/index.htm


Comments: the Father of Gardnerian Wicca and modern Witchcraft; Freemason; Pagan; spiritualism; nudist;

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Gardner_%28Wiccan%29; biography Gerald Gardner: Witch, by Idries Shah