Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884-1964)

Gerald B. Gardner

Introduction is an online resource for information on Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884-1964) and his influence on modern Wicca.

Looking for more information on Gerald Gardner? Read Witchfather: A Life of Gerald Gardner, an exhaustivly-researched biography by Philip Heselton. You can buy a copy from Thoth Publications (or get volume 2) or many other online bookstores.

Learn more about Wicca's history from The Triumph of the Moon by Dr. Ronald Hutton.

Learn about how to participate in Gardnerian Wicca in the United States from Traditional Wicca: A Seeker's Guide by Thorn Mooney.

Since I started my research in 1997 and opened this site in 2001, historians and practitioners have explored Gerald Gardner's life in depth. Also, former publishers of Gardner's two nonfiction books have brought them back into print several times. I feel that, with the help of researchers and advocates like Philip Heselton and Dr. Ronald Hutton, awareness of the historical influence of Britain's earliest Gardnerian covens and their significance to the entirety of Wicca has been increased.

The mission of this site is to provide biographical information and resources on Gerald Gardner and to continue to serve to raise awareness of Wicca's modern history in general and Gardner's historical influence in specific.