February's Full Moon: Read About it.

See February's Specials in Our Shop

Free Spellcasting Consultations: Contact Us

By Witchipedia, Magical Religions and Spiritual Paths

Exploring Seax Wica, Also Known As Saxon Witchcraft

Updated on:

/

Written by: Dawn Black (Witchipedia)

/

Reviewed by: Tina Caro

Seax-Wica (also known as Saxon Witchcraft) is a tradition of modern Pagan Witchcraft which is largely inspired by the iconography of historical Anglo-Saxon Paganism.

The tradition also draws inspiration from Anglo-Saxon Witchcraft in England between the 5th and 11th centuries CE, during the Early Middle Ages. However, unlike Asatru or Theodism, Saxon Witchcraft is not a reconstruction of the early medieval religion itself.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Seax Wica is a modern pagan witchcraft tradition that was founded in the 1970s by Raymond Buckland, inspired by the Saxon folk magic and traditions of England.

Seax Wica rituals often incorporate tools such as the seax knife, runes, and traditional Saxon symbolism, fostering a connection to the Saxon roots of the craft.

It embraces a diverse range of deities and spirits, drawing from both Saxon and general pagan pantheons, allowing practitioners to connect with a variety of energies.

Seax Wica’s focus on practical magic, divination, and herbology makes it a dynamic and adaptable tradition for those seeking a blend of spirituality and spellwork in their witchcraft practice.

The Foundation

The tradition was founded in 1973 by Raymond Buckland, an English-born High Priest of Gardnerian Wicca who moved to the United States in the 1970s. Buckland had been dissatisfied with the corruption, abusive behavior, and ego trips he saw in some covens and developed Seax-Wica to answer those concerns. His book, “The Tree”, was one of the first books to explore modern Pagan Witchcraft from a solitary perspective.

He offered serious seekers both an introductory text on Saxon Witchcraft, a tradition of modern Witchcraft that could be practiced alone, as well as with a coven.

The tradition primarily honours Germanic deities such as Woden and Freya, the typical 8 Sabbats of modern Pagan Witchcraft, and uses a minimal set of the usual ceremonial tools and a spear. Runes are significant and regularly discussed.

Also on the Web

Further Reading

Buckland's Book of Saxon Witchcraft
  • Buckland, Raymond (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

If you click Buy on Amazon and make a purchase, we'll earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

About Morningbird (Witchipedia's Founder)

I am a homesteading hearth witch who grew up along the shores of the Hudson River and has lived among the Great Lakes for the past 20 years. Together with my musical husband and youngest child, I steward a one-acre mini homestead with herb, vegetable and flower gardens, chickens, ducks, geese and rabbits, and areas reserved for native plants and wildlife. 

I have three children; two are grown, and I have been practicing magick alone and with family and friends for over 30 years.

Leave a Comment

What Is Missing In Your Life Today That You Deeply Desire?

Is it finding new love or making the existing one healthier than ever? Is it maybe some positivity that would make your life flourish as you've never thought it could? Or is it something unique that your life is missing?

Spellcasting is an art that must NOT be taken carelessly. If you are trying to solve a problem you're facing, you should consider hiring a professional witch that cast spells safely for everyone involved. This way, you know it's being done by someone experienced and knowledgeable, and I'm also always here to answer questions about your casting and provide follow-up at no additional charge.

I've been casting spells for more than a decade and have worked privately with clients from all over the world.

You can expect private sessions, customized spells that I'll create just for you, and free consultations before and after spell casting. You can also read hundreds of different testimonials that you can find at each spell.

Below you'll find spells you can order and what it is this month's special spell casting!