Doreen Valiente Witch by Philip Heselton

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Descriptions of Valiente's books, an extensive bibliography, and references to Valiente's contemporaries and their works indeed provide "foundation stones" for anyone interested in further study of Valiente, her work, and her world.
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A personal biographical account of the life of Doreen Valiente, described by Professor Ronald Hutton as "the greatest single female figure in the modern British history of witchcraft". Author Philip Heselton draws on first hand testimony and Doreen's own personal papers to reveal previously unknown details of her life with fascinating and sometimes startling insights. Adding to the still-emerging story of how an underground cult, described by some as Britain's only living indigenous religion, became a worldwide spiritual movement in the course of a few decades. While Gerald Brosseau Gardner is credited with breathing life into modern witchcraft, it was his High Priestess Doreen Valiente who made it truly accessible to the wider world.

 

About Philip Heselton

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Philip Heselton is one of the world's leading authorities on the roots of Wicca, witchcraft, and neo-paganism. He's the author of the acclaimed two-volume biography of Gerald Gardner, Witchfather, as well as Wiccan Roots and Gerald Gardner and the Cauldron of Inspiration. He lives in the UK.
 
Published February 22, 2016 by Centre For Pagan Studies Ltd. 348 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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on Jun 03 2016

Descriptions of Valiente's books, an extensive bibliography, and references to Valiente's contemporaries and their works indeed provide "foundation stones" for anyone interested in further study of Valiente, her work, and her world.

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