Doreen Valiente

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Doreen Valiente (1922-1999) was an influential English Wiccan who was involved in a number of different early traditions, including Gardnerianism, Cochrane’s Craft and the Coven of Atho. Responsible for writing much of the early Gardnerian religious liturgy, in later years she also helped to play a big part in bringing Wicca to wider public attention. Her published work includes Where Witchcraft Lives (1964), Witchcraft for Tomorrow (1978) and the posthumous collection of poems Charge of the Goddess (2000).