The Extraordinary Origins Of Modern Pagan Witchcraft

Apr 4, 2023 | Religion, Videos

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 witchcraft and experiences first hand its growing influence throughout Britain today. Gardner’s story and the story of Wicca itself is a bizarre one.
The film tells of a peculiar man who saw that the world was ready for a new religion based on magic, sex, nature and ritual – and gave it to us.
Wicca is a nature-based, pagan belief system founded in the mid-20th century. They worship nature, often personified as Mother Earth and Father Sky.
Scholars categorize it as a new religious movement and part of the occultist stream of Western esotericism.

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