References to Wicca and Wiccans in
books, media, etc. during the '80s & '90s
About this collection of quotations:
They are mainly of historical value.
Most date from the 1980s and 1990s, when misconceptions about Wicca abounded. At
||Many people, if they had heard of Wicca, believed that Satanism and Wicca/Witchcraft were related,
The belief that Satanists -- and perhaps Wiccans -- engaged in
Satanic Ritual Abuse of children was widely held
starting in 1980 and only started to
fade after fifteen years of a "Satanic Panic.".
||Most Wiccans still stayed in the closet and did not go public with their
beliefs and practices because of threats of violence or retaliatiation.
||There were numerous reports of violence against Wiccans.
Times have really changed. Many Wiccans are now freely discussing their
religion. Any people making statements like the following would be simply
We feel that it is worthwhile placing this material on the Internet to show
how far Wiccans have come in a decade and a half.
Topics covered in this section:
This material was partly based on information provided by C.M. Kern, Ontario
Coordinator, Wiccan Information Network. Used by permission.
Latest update: 2004-SEP-05
Formatting changed: 2009-DEC-28