Here is my first article about
Charles Clark, a little-known, early High Priest of the Wica who made it his
mission to spread the Craft in Scotland.
Here you can find a full transcription of
the letter from Doreen Valiente to Charles, referred
to in the above article.
Charles speaking about Gerald Gardner's death. (MP3)
Charles speaking about Gardner and the Old Religion. (MP3)
Charles speaking about the
difference he perceived between 'Wica' and 'Wiccan.' (MP3)
Charles speaking about Monique and Scotty
With thanks to Lady Susanna who taped an interview with Charles in the
early 1990's and from which these extracts have been taken.
Charles was given
most of his magical working tools by Gerald Gardner. Here are some images of
a few of
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Charles' Bracelet, reputedly one of six that
were made for High Priests of the Wica to wear.
Charles' Scourge with Key of
Solomon markings on it.
A Wand that appear to be made of
Ivory and is in two parts which screw together.
Another Wand, this one opens
up and has a secret compartment in the middle.
The two sides of a hand-inscribed
copper Pentacle about 5" x 5" in size.
"...I cannot for the life
of me, let any part of the
Craft out of me or tone down, for it is my life, my
reason for living."
Clark (26th April 1930-17th August 2002)