Thought to be the father of modern witchcraft, Gerald Gardner published The Meaning of Witchcraft in 1959, not long after laws punishing witches were repealed. It was the first sympathetic book written from the point of view of a practicing witch.
The meaning of witchcraft is to be found, not in strange religious theories about God and Satan, but in the deepest levels of the human mind, the collective unconscious, and the earliest developments of human society. It is the deepness of the roots that have preserved the tree.
The Meaning of Witchcraft is an invaluable sourcebook for witches today. Chapters include:
Witch's Memories and Beliefs
The Stone Age Origins of Witchcraft
Druidism and the Aryan Celts
Curious Beliefs about Witches
Signs and Symbols
The Black Mass
Some Allegations Examined
The Meaning of Witchcraft is a record of witches' roots and a tribute to a founding pioneer with the courage to set that record straight.