Algard Wicca

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Algard Wicca is a tradition, or denomination, in the Neo-Pagan religion of Wicca. It was founded in the United States in 1972 by Mary Nesnick, an initiate of both Gardnerian and Alexandrian Wicca, in an attempt to fuse the two traditions.[1] Because of this fusion, it is categorised under the heading of British Traditional Wicca, with its initiates being able to trace their lineage back to Gerald Gardner, the founder of modern day Wicca.


One of the spiritual seekers who approached Nesnick in the early 1970s was Eddie Buczynski, but she turned him down for initiation because he was homosexual.[2]


  1. Rabinovitch, Shelley; Lewis, James R (2004). The Encyclopedia of Modern Witchcraft and Neo-Paganism. New York: Citadel Press. pp. 5–6. ISBN 0-8065-2407-3. OCLC 59262630.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Lloyd, Michael G. (2012). Bull of Heaven: The Mythic Life of Eddie Buczynski and the Rise of the New York Pagan. Hubbarston, MAS.: Asphodel Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-1938197048.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.