Brief Descriptions on Wicca Traditions: Seax-Wica


Seax-Wicca is a tradition of wicca which is similar to Gardnerian wicca but has an Anglo-Saxon flavour.  It was created in 1973 by Raymond Buckland in the US and a book was published in 1974 as a guide to the tradition called “The Tree”.  Much information available on this tradition suggests practitioners entering this tradition need to have previous experience with the “craft” as it allows self initiation. 

The main divinity focus of the tradition is the Horned God and Mother Goddess in the form of  Germanic dieties –  Woden and Freya.  There are no oath bound vows in this tradition and the consecrated tools used include a few ceremonial ones, a spear and runes.

 The way a coven runs is by electing/re-electing/removing coven members every 13 months with titles, these titles include High Priest and Priestess, Thegn who acts like a guard/watcher of the space and a Scribe/Secretary who keeps the covens files and records.

Books written by Buckland:
A Pocket Guide to the Supernatural
Practical Candleburning Rituals
Witchcraft Ancient and Modern
Witchcraft From the Inside: Origins of the Fastest Growing Religious Movement in America
Amazing Secrets of the Psychic World
The Tree: Complete Book of Saxon Witchcraft
Here is the Occult
The Anatomy of the Occult
The Magick of Chant-O-Matics
Practical Color Magick
Color Magick: Unleash Your Inner Powers
Buckland’s Complete Book of Witchcraft
Secrets of Gypsy Fortune Telling
Secrets of Gypsy Love Magick
Secrets of Gypsy Dream Reading
Scottish Witchcraft: The History and Magick of the Picts
 The Book of African Divination
Doors to Other Worlds
The Truth About Spirit Communication
The Committee (novel)
Cardinal’s Sin: Psychic Defenders Uncover Evil in the Vatican (novel)
Ray Buckland’s Magic Cauldron
Advanced Candle Magick: More Spells and Rituals for Every Purpose
Gypsy Witchcraft & Magic
Gypsy Dream Dictionary
Coin Divination
The Buckland Romani Tarot
Wicca for Life
The Witch Book: The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft, Wicca, and Neo-paganism
The Fortune-Telling Book
Signs, Symbols & Omens: An Illustrated Guide to Magical & Spiritual Symbolism
Cards of Alchemy
Wicca for One
Buckland’s Book of Spirit Communications
The Spirit Book: The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit Communication
Mediumship and Spirit Communication
Face to Face with God?
Ouija – “Yes! Yes!”
Death, Where is Thy Sting?
Dragons, Shamans & Spiritualists
Buckland’s Doorway to Candle Magic
the Torque of Kernow (novel)
The Weiser’s Field Guide to Ghosts
Buckland’s Book of Gypsy Magic


One comment on “Brief Descriptions on Wicca Traditions: Seax-Wica

  1. I recall meeting Mr. Buckland in Calif. at a Pagan Pride festival in a town called Hemet. He signed a book I had purchased. Really nice guy, I often wondered if he was still about.

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