Neo Paganism recognized as religion

Witches America

By the 1970s numerous covens and spiritual groups were independently reviving rituals and beliefs based on ancient documents or rein-terpretations of myths. Many Neo-Paganists called themselves Wiccans. In 1975 the Covenant of the Goddess CoG was formed to incorporate hundreds of separate Wiccan covens and was officially recognized as a church in the United States. The CoG is the largest Wiccan organization, representing a variety of belief systems and practices. Its acceptance by official...

Timeline of Events in Witchcraft in America

Ancient peoples revere healers, known as witches, who practice magic. 600 a.d. Christian pope Gregory the Great proclaims all the gods of the heathens are demons. 1200s Christianity has replaced traditional religions, which Christians call paganism. 1300s Women are singled out as witches in Europe. 1484 Pope Innocent VIII issues an edict that calls for the eradication of witches and other heathens. The Dominicans, the Order of Preachers, is founded. Gutenberg prints the first Bible....