DOREEN VALIENTE WITCH, by Philip Heselton
"Doreen Valiente is the mother of the modern Witchcraft movement. . . . What a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the woman responsible for shaping so much of our Craft." —Christopher Penczak, bestselling author of The Inner Temple of Witchcraft
The complete and definitive biography of one of modern witchcraft’s most influential witches, written with the full support and approval of the Centre for Pagan Studies and the Doreen Valiente Foundation. Revealing previously unknown details of Valiente's life, her involvement in the earliest days of Wicca, and her incredible contributions to the revival of witchcraft and paganism, this book is drawn from first-hand testimony and the vast collection of papers Valiente left behind for future generations to explore.
Doreen Valiente's influential work, creative talents, and warm personality endeared her to millions of followers of modern witchcraft and pagan paths around the globe. DOREEN VALIENTE WITCH paints a fascinating portrait of this remarkable woman, from her earliest encounters with the craft, to her work with Gerald Gardner, the establishment of her own coven, and the writing of her many beloved books.
"Doreen Valiente is a shining star, a heroine, and role model for the witchcraft community."
—Judika Illes, author of Encyclopedia of Witchcraft
"An amazing story of a strong and powerful-minded woman who truly took her own spirituality by the reigns. . . . The best way to describe this book is that it is not just a biography, but it is a public service and a true gift to the Craft community."—The Wild Hunt