Gardnerian Witchcraft

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Gardnerian Witches are proud to trace their lineage of teaching back to Gerald Gardner, who popularized what is commonly referred to as British Traditional Witchcraft. The Wiccan Rede came from this illustrious path of magic and many Gardnerian Witches base much of their practice on the rede, which states, “An it harm none, do as thou wilt.”

The Gardnerian Witch honors the concept of placing thought before action in their magic, and this is the essence of having a focused intention before any ritual work is performed. If you’re someone who would enjoy a non-dogmatic approach to Witchcraft, Gardnerian Wicca is a great place to start. 

What is Gardnerian Witchcraft

Gardnerian Wicca was founded by Gerald Gardner around 1954 and was formed under the Bricket Wood Coven under Gardner’s guidance.  Gerald Gardner is largely the reason Wicca was popularized, as at the time being an open Wiccan was seen as radical. There were even laws against this kind of religious radicalism. 

Gardnerian Witchcraft is all about raising energy with the body and allowing that energy to be focused into intention through the use of spellwork, and it’s a very structured and initiatory approach to Witchcraft.

Ways to Practice Gardnerian Witchcraft


If you’d like to get started with Gardnerian Wicca concepts, find out more about the rule of three and how it might work in your current practice.


The Wiccan Rede is a concept that all Gardnerian Wiccans subject themselves to in varying degrees. Find out more by doing some research to find out if this form of Witchcraft is for you.


The best way to find out about this tradition of Witchcraft is simply to get involved in your local community. Do a search and speak to someone to find out more about what that process is like. Stay humble, listen to what the leadership has to say, and keep an open mind!

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