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Reclaiming Our History

Magical and Alternative History from the pages of RQ


As a magazine and now as a website, Reclaiming Quarterly (and WeaveAndSpin) have featured articles on our magical and cultural background. Many are available below as free PDFs - and don't miss our new youtube: A Brief History of Direct Action!

Our Magical Ancestors: Tracing Our Tangled Roots - by Luke Hauser


Our latest - an fast-paced, illustrated survey from ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt through Gardner, Valiente, and the rebirth of Wicca. Also includes an Activist Ancestors essay with still more pictures! 


Click here for free download | Click here for online version

Youtube Video: A Brief History of Direct Action


Just updated and re-released on youtube - Luke Hauser's profusely-illustrated 25-minute journey through our activist background, from the American Revolution, Abolitionists, and Suffragists, to the anti-nuke, Occupy, and climate justice movements of today. 


Click here for youtube | Click here for more info

Featured Articles

Dead on Arrival: Alchemy, Science, and the Death of Nature - a four-part series by David Kubrin

A History of Magic and Witchcraft in Europe - circa 2000 scholarship, review by George Franklin

The New View of the Burning Times by Jenny Gibbons - what exactly happened during the witch hunts?

The Diggers and the English Revolution - radical ancestors reclaim the Earth

Ritual Art of the Ancient Celts

Why Are Witches Called Witches? by Johanna-Hypatia Cybeleia

The Great Goddess Barbie - anthropological research by Link

Reclaiming's History and Tradition - over a dozen articles and features

More History from RQ

Magical Ancestors - a full-length survey - PDF | Online

Life in the Year 1000 - a look back from the year 2000

When the Drummers Were Women - a review of Layne Redmond's book

May Day and International Workers' Day

The Occupation of Vandenberg Air Force Base - a 1983 direct action

Peoples Park - still blooming at age 40

Gardernian Witchcraft - an interview with Deborah Lipp

Mithras and the End of Time

Nicolas Culpepper's Revolutionary Predictions

The Medieval Background of the Healing Arts

The Diggers and the English Revolution - radical ancestors reclaim the Earth

The Sacred World of the Celts - a review of Nigel Pennick's book

Why We Call Ourselves Witches by M. Macha NightMare

Signs Out of Time - a film about archaeologist Marija Gimbutas by Donna Read


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