Documentaries? (Pagan, Wicca, New Age, Witchcraft, Crystals, etc)

Any recommendations on documentaries over (Pagan, Wicca, New Age, Wicca, Crystals, etc type topics) Either on You Tube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime.

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I have found that there aren’t very many and, when I do find some, they usually aren’t very good. I know there are a few on YouTube, but I don’t think there are any on Netflix. There might be some on Hulu, but I don’t have a Hulu subscription.

Here are a few I was able to find that are all available on YouTube. Please keep in mind that I have not watched all of these, so I cannot comment on their authenticity or accuracy.

  • A Very British Witchcraft - “Britain’s Wicca Man tells the extraordinary story of Britain’s fastest growing religious group – Wicca – and of its creator, an eccentric Englishman called Gerald Gardner.”

  • Witchcraft in America - Published by Doc Spot on YouTube

  • Real Witches Documentary - “A fantastic look into witchcraft and the occult from across the world. Dive into traditional witchcraft from Mexico, Africa, Europe and much much more. This documentary shows what it is like.”

  • Witchcraft and Magic - “Many theorists believe that witchcraft is a survival of the cult of Diana, goddess of hunting. English archaeologist Margaret Murray put forward a similar theory in 1921, arguing that the craft traces its roots back to pagan fertility cults.”

  • National Geographic’s Witchcraft Myths and Legends - Part One - "A fantastic look into witchcraft and the occult from across the world. Dive into traditional witchcraft from Mexico, Africa, Europe and much much more. This documentary shows what it is like to live in a world of magick and mystery. "

  • National Geographic’s Witchcraft Myths and Legends - Part Two - "A fantastic look into witchcraft and the occult from across the world. Dive into traditional witchcraft from Mexico, Africa, Europe and much much more. This documentary shows what it is like to live in a world of magick and mystery. "

  • Herb Magic - Scott Cunningham - A Llewelyn Publication

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Adding a few more suggestions to Megan’s list:

  • The Burning Times by Donna Read - 1990 (56 minutes). Documentary about historic paganism and witchcraft and how they’re being rediscovered in modern times.

  • Wicca: The Occult Experience - 1985 (46 minutes). This documentary features actual rituals of Gardnerian Wicca, a handfasting ceremony and an initiation rite.

  • BBC Interview with Janet and Stewart Farrar on Witchcraft - Early 80s (33 minutes).

  • The Power of the Witch - 1979 (49 minutes). This BBC documentary features interviews with prominent witches Doreen Valiente, Alex Sanders and others.

  • Alexander Sander’s Legend of the Witches - 1969 (1 hour 12 minutes). A visual exploration into the origins of witchcraft in the UK and in particular the demystification of symbolism still embedded today within many modern religious artefacts and rituals.

  • Witchcraft in Wales - 1964 (36 minutes). This clip is from “Wales Today”, originally broadcast 23 June 1964

  • Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages - 1920 (1 hour 16 minutes). A study of how superstition and the misunderstanding of diseases and mental illness could lead to the hysteria of the witch-hunts.

  • Myths, Shamans and Seers: Phil Borges Ted Talk - 2014 (13 minutes). Accompanied by his stunning photographs, Phil Borges tells the story of visiting and meeting traditional seers in many parts of the world. For over thirty years Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face.

  • Real Witches - 2017 (53 minutes). A fantastic look into witchcraft and the occult from across the world. Dive into traditional witchcraft from Mexico, Africa, Europe and more.

And I think that’s enough for a week-long Wiccan Watch party!

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I’d like recommend this one to you, its available for rent or purchase on amazon video here is a trailer for the documentary

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thanks for all the suggestions there are quiet a few I havent watched!

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francisco, thank you as well for the suggestions there is more that I can think of right off

Witchcraft Yesterday and Today by Raymond Buckland

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Thanks for the recommendations, @Trey! I really liked that video with Raymond Buckland. He gives a very good introduction to Wicca and Neopaganism :+1:

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There are so many good ones on youtube!

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I’ll have to add these to my watch list! Thank you for sharing :slight_smile:

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Thanks! Ill have to check this out :slight_smile:

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Just saw this documentary on “The Temple of Witchcraft” and Christopher Penczak. Worth watching if you have the time and haven’t seen it, it’s a well made movie on the organization.

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It’s really neat to see their faces and hear their stories about how they found the Craft - documentaries like this are so friendly and welcoming :blush:. I’m always happy to see media like this that shows witchcraft and the practice in a very gentle and relatable light.

I’ll have to save and watch the full documentary later - thank you for sharing, @peter3! :sparkles:

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