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Weird Ways of Witchcraft
Dr. Leo Louis Martello, Foreward by Rev. Lori Bruno
ISBN: 9781578635160
Weiser Books
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
192 pages
October 1, 2011


Weird Ways of Witchcraft is the story of the radical Leo Louis Martello, founder of the Witches’ Anti Defamation League. A pioneer in the Witches’ Liberation Movement of the 1960’s, Martello was one of the most controversial members of the pagan community.

Martello was an outspoken witch who raged against the Catholic Church with his infamous Witch Manifesto. He made history organizing the first Witch-In in Central Park. In his own distinct voice, Martello enlightens, entices, and enchants readers with spells, incantations, and folklore, along with the historic events in contemporary Witch history.

Weird Ways of Witchcraft provides a snapshot in time, when the seeds of the Neopagan movement and the teachings of witchcraft began to spread and become popular with the generation that variously called itself hippies, flower children, and the counterculture. These were heady days of women’s liberation, gay liberation—a revolt against church, state, and the way things were.

Dr. Leo Louis Martello was a Sicilian Stregone and High Priest, author, lecturer, gay rights activist, and an early voice in the American Neopagan movement. He founded the Witches Anti-Defamation League as well as the Witches Liberation Movement.
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Reverend Lori Bruno is a Hereditary Strega priestess, a Medium, Clairvoyant, and Psychic. She is the founder of Our Lord and Lady of the Trinacrian Rose Church and the Sacred Paths Alliance Network (SPAN), a charitable organization. She lives in Salem, MA.
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