Allen Greenfield - A True History Of Witchcraft
To arrive at some perspective on what the modern mythos called,
variously, "Wicca", the "Old Religion", "Witchcraft" and
"Neopaganism" is, we must firstly make a firm distinction;
"witchcraft" in the popular informally defined sense may have
little to do with the modern religion that goes by the same
name. It has been argued by defenders of and formal apologists
for modern Wicca that it is a direct lineal descendent of an ancient, indeed, prehistoric worldwide folk religion.
Some proponents hedge their claims, calling Wicca a "revival"
rather than a continuation of an ancient cult. Oddly enough,
there may never have been any such cult!