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Beaufort House Index of English Traditional Witchcraft

WTC 100-1-0; revised 15 January 1999

This is a genealogical 'site index' of the English Craft Traditions (including  Gardnerian,  Alexandrian and the like) and their offshoots. Coven leaders are the intended audience for this index (and, indeed, for the entire Beaufort House site); the information here given is, nevertheless, of a  non-initiatory and  non-Oathed nature, as we have no ultimate control over the way in which this index is accessed (barring our judicious selection of cross-links to Traditional Wiccan rather than Pagan or 'Wicca/Pagan'  websites)

Highlighted links  lead to brief discussions (suitable for pre-initiate seekers) of the theology, practice and history of the various Traditions, along with contact information where such is available. Follow the  links through to find additional  resources. Links which are shown in [italics] lead off-site; you will have to use your browser's 'back' button to return here.

Please also read our explanatory notes, which discuss our rationale, methods and membership.

Herewith, the index itself:

  • 1920s Earlier forms of Witchcraft, about which we know very little.
  • 1951 Gerald Gardner's original coven. At this stage the Tradition had not yet been named.
  • 1963 Alexandrian Witchcraft (in Britain)[website]
    • 1967? Alexandrian Witchcraft (in Germany)
      • 1971? Medeazotharian Witchcraft (tentative placement)
        • 1995 Church of the Wiccan Way [website]
          • 1995 Ancient Mystic Order of Wicca 
    • 1970 Alexandrian Witchcraft (in America) [contacts][The Guardian]
    • 1972 Alexandrian Witchcraft (in Canada)
    • 1974 Algard Witchcraft (in America)
      • 1976? Algard Witchcraft (in Canada)
        • 1984 Communitarian Witchcraft / Wicca Communitas
        • 1990? Star Sapphiran Tradition
          • 1997? Knight Phases Tradition
    • 1982? Alexandrian Witchcraft (in Eire)
      • 1991 Neo-Alexandrian Witchcraft (in Western Canada)
    • 1990s? Alexandrian Witchcraft (in Sweden) 
  • 1965? 'Sara Cunningham's Family'
  • 1970 Sicilian Witchcraft (in America)
  • 1973 Druidic Craft of the Wise (placement tentative)
    • 1986 Sacred Grove Tradition
  • 1982? Gardnerian Witchcraft (in the Netherlands)[website]
  • 1988 Gardnerian Witchcraft (in Germany) [intro][contacts]
  • 1990 Gardnerian Witchcraft (in Norway) [intro][contacts] [history]
  • 1994 Gardnerian Witchcraft (in Austria) 
  • 1954? Rhean Tradition
    • 1980s Unicorn Tradition (in America)[website]
      • 1988? Unicorn Tradition (in Germany)
  • 1957 'Brighton Coven Craft' (see also Cochrane groups, below)
    • 1977? Brighton Traditional Craft (in Canada) 
  • 1953 Traditionalist (Cochrane) Witchcraft
    • 1955? Boread Tradition (tentative placement)
    • 1964 1734 Tradition [intro] [contacts] [history]
    • 1966 The Regency
      • 1968 Order of the Silver Crescent (distinct from the like-named American group)
        • 1970 American Celtic (Sheban) Tradition
          • 1970 Sisterhood and Brotherhood of Wicca[website]
          • 1971 American Brotherhood of the Order of Wicca
          • 1980? Minnesota Church of Wicca
          • 1990 Crystal Moon Tradition
          • 1997? Elemental Spirit Tradition [website]
      • 1976 The Roebuck / Ancient Keltic Church [intro] [contacts] [history] [questions] 
  • 1968 Church and School of Wicca[website]
    • 1978 Celtic Wicca (Our Lady of Enchantment)
  • 1971 Georgian Tradition (in America) [intro] [contacts] [history]
    • 1977 Church of Wicca of Bakersfield
    • 1988 Georgian Tradition (in Canada)[website]
      • 1989 Amergin Tradition (tentative placement)


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