In the 1960's and 70's Murray, Graves, and Gardner found a wide audience in the United States, especially in the growing feminist community. Feminist writers ran with the idea of a pre-Christian matriarchal society and declared the witch trials a "women's holocaust." In 1968 an organization called WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell) penned a manifesto that stated nine million liberated women and witches had been put to death by the Church for practicing the ancient
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Goddess religion. (WITCH disbanded in less than a year)
Meanwhile, in 1963 a Gardnerian named Raymond Buckland officially brought Wicca to the U.S., which spread like wildfire. Ten years later Buckland created his own tradition, Seax-Wicca, based on the Saxon practices of his homeland.
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