Happy posthumous birthday to Stewart Farrar (28 June 1916 – 7 February 2000) He was born as Frank Stewart Farrar in Highams Park, Essex, England, but always went by the name of Stewart Farrar.
Stewart was a journalist and screenwriter for television. He wrote scripts for a radio show, which won him a Writer’s Guild Award. He authored books across several genres such as romance, crime, and fantasy before delving into Wicca.
In 1970, he was initiated by Alex and Maxine Sanders into the Alexandrian tradition of Wicca. After his initiation, he wrote his first Wiccan book, “What Witches Do.” Quickly after his initiation, he made his way up to High Priest and started his own coven with Janet Farrar.
In 1976, Stewart and Janet moved to Ireland and founded several new covens and initiated more and more people into Wicca.
Together, Stewart and Janet wrote many books about Wicca, the first of which was Eight Sabbats for Witches (1981) and then The Witches Way (1984).
Historian Ronald Hutton compared him to Gerald Gardner and Alex Sanders as "the third and last of the great male figures who have formed Wicca.”
Stewart passed away after a brief illness on February 7, 2000 after dedicating his life to the education of others. He was one of the most substantial writers on Wicca and Witchcraft, thereby making it accessible to everyone.
Inner Circle Sanctuary uses the Witches' Bible as a textbook for the first year and day class. It is comprehensive and provides a solid foundation for their Wicca studies.
Photo from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Farrar
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Inner Circle Sanctuary is a school for traditional style Wicca and holds eight sabbat festivals every year.