by Matt Slick
Georgian Wicca was founded by George Patterson in 1970, in Bakersfield, California. It was chartered by the Universal Life Church in 1972 as the Church of Wicca of Bakersfield and later, in the 1980s, it was rechartered as the Georgian church. The church has since disappeared but the tradition is growing in the United States, Europe, and Australia. It is a mixture of Gardnerian, Alexandrian, and British traditions. It is somewhat eclectic in that members are encouraged to develop their own rituals. Circles are sometimes performed skyclad (in the nude). They celebrate the eight Sabbats.