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Rosicrucian Theatre and Wiccan Ritual

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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Abstract

This chapter concerns the theatrical aspects of two related occult movements that were established in England near the middle of the twentieth century: Alex Mathews’s (1890–1942) Rosicrucian Order Crotona Fellowship (ROCF) and Gardnerian Wicca, which is a modern witchcraft religion that Gerald Brousseau Gardner (1884–1964) revealed to the public in 1951. Gardner became one of the most influential occultists of the current era, and it could be argued that Wicca is one of the most successful esoteric religions in the history of Western culture.

Keywords

Past Life Magical Power Initiation Ritual Lonely Existence Spiritual Science 
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